SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS EXPERTS

One feature that makes our programs uniquely special is our world-class Smithsonian Journeys Experts. Chosen for their charisma, expertise and affability, these men and women are the secret ingredient that turns a fine tour into an unforgettable experience. Other tour companies can take you to the most splendid sites, but in the hands of our experts, your journey will take on new meaning. Our Smithsonian Journeys Experts have dedicated entire careers to pursuing personal and professional passions. Their enthusiasm is contagious; their expert guidance consistently brings depth, excitement and substance to the travelers who join them on our tours — and that is the signature of Smithsonian Journeys. We're proud to introduce you to our stars.

To be considered as a Smithsonian Journeys Expert, submit your resume and cover letter with areas of expertise to smithsonianjourneys@si.edu, attn: Gloria Baxevanis.

SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS EXPERTS

Valerie Hedquist

Valerie Hedquist is an associate professor of art history at the University of Montana.  She earned he...

Kristofer Helgen

Kristofer Helgen is a Research Zoologist and Curator of Mammals at the Smithsonian’'s National Museum o...

Nina Hien

Nina Hien is a cultural anthropologist with expertise in media studies, visual culture, and art of the Unit...

Peter Hillary

Peter is the son of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to summit Mount Everest along with Tenzing Norgay. Pe...

Larry Hobbs

For 30 years, Larry Hobbs has led numerous Smithsonian Journeys to the Baja California region as well as ot...

David Horak

David Horak is the curator of orchids at the Robert W. Wilson Aquatic House at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden ...

Sidney Horenstein

Sidney Horenstein is a geologist and recently retired Coordinator of Environmental Public Programs at the A...

Barbara Horlbeck

Barbara Horlbeck is an adjunct professor of art history, an independent researcher, and writer, with a spec...

Patricia Hostiuck

A popular and respected naturalist, Patty Hostiuck is well-versed in tropical as well as polar ecosystems. ...

Gillian Hovell

Gillian Hovell is both a classical historian and an archaeologist.  After graduating in Latin and Anci...

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