4 Science & Conservation
Research Scientist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Smithsonian marine biologist, Dr. Mary Hagedorn, is leading a global network of scientists in one of the most unique ocean-conservation programs in the world today, the Reef Recovery Initiative, which focuses on cryopreservation of marine species.
Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Candy Feller is an insect and plant ecologist studying the effects of extra nutrients from fertilizer run-off on mangrove systems over time.
Director, Healthy Reefs for Healthy People program, National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian scientist Melanie McField is the Founder and Director of the Healthy Reefs for Healthy People program at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.