Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. He is widely known for his iconic sculptures Rabbit and Balloon Dog as well as the monumental floral sculpture Puppy (1992), shown at Rockefeller Center and permanently installed at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Jeff Koons: A Retrospective was the subject of a major exhibition organized by the […]
Miguel Ordeñana, who joined NHMLAC in April 2013, is an environmental educator and wildlife biologist. As a community science manager, Miguel promotes and creates community science projects, and recruits and trains participants. Miguel utilizes his mammal research background by conducting urban mammal research in L.A. and co-leads NHMLAC’s Southern California Squirrel Survey and Backyard Bat Survey. Miguel continues to work, locally […]
Milena Acosta is a marine biologist and science communicator, with 19 years of experience working in out-of-school learning institutions. Throughout the years, she has worked in live animal care, education outreach, and curriculum development. In 2015, Milena joined the Natural History Museum to support the Museum in helping people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with science […]
Chad Richardson is Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. He initiated and directed the Center for International Studies (1988-1993) and served as Department of Sociology director from 2007 to 2010. His primary specialty is the study of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo border.
Rubén Hernández-León is Professor of Sociology at UCLA and Director of the Center for Mexican Studies. His research focuses on new developments of Mexico-U.S. migration and the role of the migration industry in international migration. He is the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association Immediate Past Chair.
Victor Zuniga is professor of sociology at Tecnológico de Monterrey. He is a tier 3 member of Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Revista TRACE chief editor, and was awarded the 2018 AERA’s Division G Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education.
Eric van der Wal is a senior liaison officer in the ESA Houston Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He covers various programs, including the ISS and the new US Crewed Vehicles, Orion, and Gateway. Eric, who joined ESA in 1990, was born in Grenoble, France, and has lived in various European countries prior […]
Marie Robert is a philosophy teacher and the co-founder of two Montessori schools, in Paris and Marseille. Her passion for pedagogy drives her to constantly question the best learning methods. A best-selling author, her first book, When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Dilemmas, published by Flammarion in 2018, […]
Anne-Gaëlle Saliot is Associate Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University. Her research explores translations and migrations of cultural objects across epochs and across geographical and linguistic frontiers. She is the author of the Drowned Muse (OUP, 2015), and she has published on Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s TeZuka.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is a Belgian-Moroccan dancer, choreographer, and director. He has received several prizes and awards. In 2010 he founded his own company, Eastman. Since 2015, he has served as the artistic director at the Royal Ballet of Flanders. He is also an associate artist at Sadler’s Wells, London.