The Americas



Ranald Woodaman

Exhibitions and Public Programs Director, Smithsonian Latino Center

Ranald Woodaman is the Smithsonian Latino Center’s Exhibitions and Public Programs Director. 


Gwyneira Isaac

Curator of North America, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History
Gwyneira Isaac is the curator for North American Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History. Her research focuses on Native systems of knowledge, knowledge diversity and the dynamics of intersecting cultural systems. 

Amy Homma

Director of Digital Learning, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Amy Homma is the Director of Digital Learning at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.


Christina Gonzalez

PhD student in Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
Christina Gonzalez is a PhD student in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, with concentrations in Native American & Indigenous Studies and Museum Studies. 
Alicia Entem (r) and Guillermina De Gracia (l) at a focus group session in El Giral, Panama. Photo credit Vic Adamowicz.

Alicia Entem

Pre-doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Alicia Entem is an economist and STRI Pre-doctoral Fellow with the Agua Salud project.
Photo credit S. Mattson/STRI.

Sarah Batterman

Faculty, University of Leeds (UK)
Sarah Batterman researches the storage of CO2 in tropical forests and how nutrient levels in the ecosystem can hinder or encourage forest growth.
Catalina in the field. Photo courtesy of Catalina Hernandez.

Catalina Pimiento Hernandez

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Catalina Pimiento Hernandez is a University of Zurich Post-Doctoral Fellow investigating ancient marine predators.

Aldo Rincon

Doctoral Candidate, University of Florida
Aldo Rincon is a geologist and Doctoral Candidate at the University of Florida studying the origins and evolution of New World Tropics terrestrial biodiversity.