Dr. Suzan Murray, Director of the Global Health Program and Chief Wildlife Veterinary Medical Officer, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, leads a team in worldwide efforts to address health in endangered wildlife and works to combat global infectious diseases. She previously served as the National Zoo's Chief Veterinarian, 2001–2014. #Groundbreaker
Dr. Mercedes López-Morales has been an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics since 2012. She researches the detection and characterization of exoplanet atmospheres and serves as a leader on multiple international projects. #Groundbreaker
Corine Wegener, Director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative has been working to preserve cultural heritage in crisis situations in the U.S. and around the world for the Smithsonian since 2010. A former U.S. Army Reserve officer, she regularly organizes military cultural heritage events at the Smithsonian. #Groundbreaker
Lora Moran-Collins, 3D Studio Supervisor at Smithsonian Exhibits, made dioramas, mannequins, and models of horses, sea lions, dogs and more for displays across the Smithsonian from 1981 to 2017. #Groundbreaker
Gina Pragan, docent at the National Museum of Natural History, 1975-1994, gave tours for the Smithsonian in English, German, and Polish. She continued to volunteer until her death, at age ninety-three. #Groundbreaker
Couldn’t we all use a little more warmth and kindness in the world? For World Kindness Day, we’re highlighting acts of kindness by Smithsonian employees that were featured in the staff newsletter, The Torch.
Dr. Audrey B. Davis, Curator of Medical Sciences, National Museum of American History, 1967-1993, led the Smithsonian Institution Women's Council and authored Medicine and Its Technology among other works. #Groundbreaker
Sure, you’ve heard of famed composer John Philip Sousa. But did you know that Sousa composed a march just for the Smithsonian?
Janet W. Solinger, Director of the Smithsonian Resident Associates Program, 1972-1992, helped expand the Smithsonian's continuing education program membership tenfold. In 1993, she served as Director of Special Projects, assisting with planning for the Smithsonian's 150th anniversary. #Groundbreaker