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Liz Tunick Cedar. Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution.

Liz Tunick Cedar

Manager of Global Cultural Sustainability Programs, Smithsonian Office of Global Affairs

Liz Tunick Cedar is the Manager of Global Cultural Sustainability Programs in the Office of Global Affairs at the Smithsonian Institution, where she is responsible for leading new partnership development and overseeing the strategic planning and execution of global projects in art and culture.

Lisa Schile in the field. It's dirty work measuring elevation change in wetlands. Photo credit John Callaway.

Lisa Schile

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Smithsonian's Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network (MarineGEO)

Lisa Schile is a coastal ecologist who studies wetland plants, carbon cycling, and biogeochemistry. 


Patrick Megonigal (Pat)

Deputy Director and Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Pat Megonigal is a biogeochemist who studies the soil ecology of tidal wetlands.

Photo credit Nicole Shivers.

Nicole D. Shivers

Former Education Specialist, Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art (NMAfA)

Nicole D. Shivers is an education specialist, author, and cultural producer focusing on the history and performing arts of Africa and its Diaspora. Nicole is a former Education Specialist at Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art (NMAFA), with an expertise in special commission performances.  

Martin Collins

Martin Collins

Curator, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Martin Collins is a curator of civilian application satellites at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where he curates the civil applications satellites collection, which includes weather, remote sensing, and communications satellites and related technology.

Tim Rhue

Timothy Rhue II

Former Explainers Program Manager, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Timothy Rhue II is a former Explainers Program Manager at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s National Mall Building and the Communications Chair for EdCom, the American Alliance of Museums’ Committee on Education.

Helen Frederick.

Helen Frederick

Founder, Pyramid Atlantic

Helen Frederick is an artist, curator, educator, and founder of Pyramid Atlantic, a non-profit contemporary arts center focused on the paper arts.

Anne Evenhaugen.

Anne Evenhaugen

Head Librarian, Smithsonian’s American Art and Portrait Gallery Library,

Anne is the head librarian for the Smithsonian’s American Art and Portrait Gallery Library.