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Staff

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

Lonnie Bunch, Secretary
John Davis, Provost

CENTER FOR FOLKLIFE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Michael Mason, Director
Halle Butvin, Director of Special Projects
Robert Leopold, Deputy Director for Research and Collections
Haili Francis, Major Gifts Officer
Erica Daudelin, Advancement Associate

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Maria Rosario Jackson, Chair
John Boochever, Ginnie Cooper, Thomas Downs, Chad Hamill, Gouri Mirpuri, Selina Morales, Frederik Paulsen, George Schell, Jacquie Gales Webb, Council Members
Libby O’Connell, J. Scott Raecker, Honorary
Anthony Seeger, Ex officio

ADMINISTRATION

Marquinta Bell, Administrative Officer
Claudia Telliho, Financial Management Specialist
Ramona Dowdal, Administrative Volunteer

SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

Sabrina Lynn Motley, Festival Director
Sarah Roffman, Production Manager
Eddie Mendoza, Festival Services Manager

OPERATIONS

Jason Morris, Operations Director
Alexander Taggert, Assistant Operations Director
Diane Nutting, Accessibility Coordinator

DESIGN & COMMUNICATIONS

Josué Castilleja, Art Director
Zaki Ghul, Senior Graphic Designer
Paris Hicks, Graphic Design Assistant
Elisa Hough, Editor and Web Content Manager
Toby Dodds, Director of Web and IT
Ginny Maycock, Media Outreach Manager

DOCUMENTATION

Cecilia Peterson, Dave Walker, Documentation Coordinators
Charlie Weber, Video Director
Albert Tong, Video Producer

TECH CREW

Tyler Nelson, Technical Director
Anna Kann, Assistant Technical Director
Shiloh Thaxton, Shop Foreman
Whitney Brown, Carpenter

PROGRAM SUPPORT

Arlene Reiniger, Intern Coordinator
Kathy Phung, Foodways Coordinator
Erin Younger, Material Culture Research Associate
James Deutsch, Meredith Holmgren, Marjorie Hunt, Sojin Kim, Mary S. Linn, Diana N’Diaye, Curator Support Team

BRAZIL

Cristina Díaz-Carrera, Curator
Amalia Córdova, Curatorial Advisor
Beatriz Hutchings, Program Director
Mauricio Pacheco, Pablo Regis de Oliveira, Program Coordinators
Jo Midosi, Production Assistant
Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera, Brazil in D.C. Community Coordinator

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Michele Bambling, Rebecca Fenton, Curators
Pablo Molinero-Martinez, Program Coordinator
Alexa Eason, Nasra Mohamed, Program Interns
Mansour Al Heera, Inka Stever, Krissy Wolff, Alia Yunis, Program Assistants

EARTH OPTIMISM

Betty Belanus, Arlene Reiniger, Coordinators
Aditya Benyamin, Bai-lu Boutelant, Ruchita Lodha, Program Interns

SOLAR DECATHLON

Alexander Taggert, Coordinator


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