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.
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 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.
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.
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.