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Content Wranglers

Lead Content Wranglers

Ruth Anna Stolk

Ruth Anna Stolk

Founding Executive Director, Smithsonian's Conservation Commons

Nancy Knowlton

Nancy Knowlton

Sant Chair of Marine Science, Smithsonian Emerita

Bathsheba F. Bryant-Tarpeh

Bathsheba F. Bryant-Tarpeh

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, Smithsonian Office of International Relations

Deborah Himmelfarb

Deborah Himmelfarb

Program Curator and Speaker Liaison, Earth Optimism, Nalu Creative

Brian Coyle

Brian Coyle

Behavioral Ecologist and Program Manager, Smithsonian's Conservation Commons

Erin Chapman

Erin Chapman

Operations/Program Manager, Smithsonian's Conservation Commons

Marshall Jones

Marshall Jones

Senior Conservation Advisor to the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and the Friends of the National Zoo

Cat Kutz

Cat Kutz

Communications Lead, Earth Optimism

Kristin Rechberger

Kristin Rechberger

CEO, Dynamic Planet

Andrea Santy

Andrea Santy

Director of Program Development, Smithsonian's Conservation Commons

Rebecca Coons

Rebecca Coons

Executive Producer, President, Nalu Creative

Kevin Coons

Kevin Coons

Creative Director, Earth Optimism Summit, Nalu Creative

Eric Stull

Eric Stull

Digital Content Producer, Nalu Creative

Session and Thematic Organizers

Bathsheba F. Bryant-Tarpeh, Smithsonian Office of International Relations - Environmental Justice and Deep Dive Co-coordinator

Kate Christen, Smithsonian Conservation Commons, Food Systems Lead - Growing Resilience

Brian Coyle, Smithsonian Conservation Commons, Youth and Intergenerational Engagement, Human Health and Ecosystems

Danielle Duran, National Museum of Natural History - Deep Dive Co-coordinator

Anson (Tuck) Hines, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center - Climate and Coastal Cities

Gary Krupnick, National Museum of Natural History - Deep Dive Co-coordinator

Katrina Pagenkopp Lohan, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center - Human Health and Ecosystems

Carol O'Donnell, Smithsonian Science Education Center - Growing Up Green

Melissa Songer, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute - Deep Dive Co-coordinator

Earth Optimism Program Review Committee

Co-Chairs
Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair of Marine Science Emerita
Ruth Anna Stolk, Executive Director, Smithsonian Conservation Commons
Bathsheba F. Bryant-Tarpeh, Summit Content Manager, Smithsonian Office of International Relations

Steve Canty, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Kate Christen, Smithsonian Conservation Commons
Pierre Comizzoli, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
Robert Costello, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Brian Coyle, Smithsonian Conservation Commons
Jessica Deichmann, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
Danielle Duran, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Alise Fisher, Smithsonian Office of Public Affairs
Autumn-Lynn Harrison, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
James Hassell, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
Anson (Tuck) Hines, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Lacey Hughey, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
Marshall Jones, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
Gary Krupnick, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Katie LaJeunesse-Connette, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
Matt Larsen, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Katrina Pagenkopp Lohan, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Matt Lutkenhouse, Smithsonian Office of International Relations
Melanie McField, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Marine Station
Pat Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Steven Monfort, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
Sabrina Lynn Motley, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Carol O'Donnell, Smithsonian Science Education Center
Matthew Ogburn, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Ian Owens, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Sabrina Sholts, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Melissa Songer, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
Jared Stabach, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Earth Optimism Arts & Culture Committee

Co-Chairs
Sabrina Lynn Motley, Director, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Ruth Anna Stolk, Executive Director, Smithsonian Conservation Commons
Bathsheba F. Bryant-Tarpeh, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, Smithsonian Office of International Relations

Melanie Adams, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Kate Christen, Smithsonian Conservation Commons
Martin Collins, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Kelly Gillespie, Smithsonian Women's Committee
Katrina Lashley, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Hayes Lavis, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Stephanie Linehan, Smithsonian Office of Advancement
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Maria Marable-Bunch, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Matilda McQuaid, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Samantha Peterson, Smithsonian Office of International Relations
Jeffrey Stine, Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Abraham Thomas, Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building

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