Associated Projects

Kenya, Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea (Republic of), Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Viet Nam

American Spaces Reassessment and Design Project

South Africa, Mozambique

Slave Wrecks Project

Peru, Colombia, Ethiopia, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Mexico

Bird Friendly® Coffee Program


Photo credit Michael R Barnes.

Corine Wegener

Director, Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative

Corine Wegener is Director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (SCRI), an outreach program dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage in crisis situations in the U.S. and abroad. 

Steve Lubkemann, Int’l Coordinator, Slave Wrecks Project, Mozambique Island, Mozambique. Photo courtesy Stephen Lubkemann.

Stephen Lubkemann

Acting Director, GWU Diaspora Research Program

Stephen Lubkemann is a maritime archaeologist and scholar of heritage. In 2008 he co-founded the Southern African Slave Wrecks and Diaspora Heritage Research Project, renamed the Slave Wrecks Project in 2014, and has served as the International Coordinator for the project since its founding.

Dr. Laurie Marker. Photo credit CCF.

Laurie Marker

Founder and Executive Director, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)

Dr. Laurie Marker is a research scientist and conservation biologist recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on cheetahs. As Founder and Executive Director of Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), Dr. Marker has pioneered research, established conservation models and created cooperative alliances on behalf of the cheetah that never before existed.

Paul Gardullo. Photo courtesy of Paul Gardullo.

Paul Gardullo

Museum Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Since 2007, historian and curator Paul Gardullo has worked towards building the collections and exhibits for the Smithsonian’s 19th and newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Photo credit Mehgan Murphy.

Adrienne Crosier

Cheetah Biologist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Adrienne Crosier is a cheetah biologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia. She is responsible for the cheetah breeding program at SCBI and collaborates with zoos and conservation institutions around the world to support cheetah conservation.


Hervé Roland Memiaghe

Doctoral Candidate, University of Oregon at Eugene
Hervé Memiaghe is a Gabonese ecologist with a deep interest in sustainable development and forest conservation.

Hazel Chapman

Founder and Director, Nigerian Montane Forest Project
Hazel Chapman is the Founder and Director of the Nigerian Montane Forest Project, in Taraba State, Nigeria.

Iveren (Ivy) Abiem


Iveren (Ivy) Abiem is a lecturer in botany at the University of Jos and is overseeing the establishment and enumeration of the ForestGEO forest monitoring plot at Ngel Nyaki.