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.

All Smithsonian Experts

Carol Bresnahan

Dr. Carol Bresnahan is an active scholar in the area of late Renaissance Florence, and has author...

Lorella Brocklesby

Lorella Brocklesby is a Londoner who has lived in the United States for many years. She is an Adj...

Glenn Bugh

Glenn R. Bugh is associate professor of Classical Studies and Byzantine History at Virginia Tech....

Scott Burns

Scott Burns is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland...

Michael Bustamante

Michael J. Bustamante is a Ph.D. Candidate in Latin American and Caribbean History at Yale Univer...

Emiliana Caldarelli

A native Italian, Emiliana F. Caldarelli received a Laurea in Political Science from the Universi...

Nguyen Nguyet Cam

Born in Hanoi in 1970, Nguyen Nguyet Cam attended Hanoi National University, earning an undergrad...

Bruna Caruso

Bruna Caruso, a native Venetian and an art historian, provides travelers with an insider’s unders...

Francesca Casertano

Francesca Casertano calls Rome home. It’s a city she’s had years to explore, study, a...

Sandra Cate

Dr. Sandra Cate, anthropologist and folklorist, explores the material and expressive culture of S...

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