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Paula DePriest, Headshot, The Deer Stone Project

Paula DePriest

Deputy Director, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

Paula T. DePriest is the Deputy Director of the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute. She works with Mongolian and international partners to protect archaeological, cultural heritage, and ecological resources across Mongolia.

Bill McShea in Myanmar. Photo Courtesy of Bill McShea.

William McShea (Bill)

Ecologist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Bill McShea is an ecologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) whose work focuses on the conservation of mammals and forests throughout East and Southeast Asia.