National Geographic Staff

Experts and leaders in diverse fields, they will inspire and inform you

Visit the Sacred Valley of the Inca in the company of National Geographic writer and archaeologist Peter Frost. Explore West Africa with author, anthropologist/ethnobotantist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Wade Davis. These are the kind of experiences the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance makes possible. From experts in Asian art to Ph.D.’s in anthropology, these knowledgeable thinkers will give you an additional insight into the region you’re exploring, and aspects of the world in general. Learn about their relationship to the National Geographic Society on walks ashore, or over dinner.

Featured National Geographic Staff

Katy Croff Bell

National Geographic Staff
California Coast, 07 December 2018
National Geographic Fellow Katy Croff Bell uses technology to investigate the depths of the ocean. Katy currently leads the MIT Media Lab Open Ocean Initiative, dedicated to reimagining the future of underwater exploration and storytelling. Since 1999, she has led or participated in more than 25 oceanographic and archaeological projects, using robotic and telepresence technologies to explore the depths of the ocean. At the Ocean Exploration Trust, founded and led by National Geographic Explorer-at-Large Robert Ballard, Katy was Chief Scientist of the Nautilus Exploration Program. She worked with a large, global team of scientists, engineers, and educators to conduct multidisciplinary expeditions aboard E/V Nautilus in the Mediterranean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Nautilus expeditions were shared with the world live, revealing the wonders of the undersea world in real time, in an effort to maximize the scientific output of expeditions and engage and inspire a new generation of young explorers.

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Paula Swart

National Geographic Staff
Vietnam & Cambodia, 14 January 2019
Paula Swart is an expert on Asian culture and history, and has been a museum curator for more than 20 years. She is currently Adjunct Curator (Asia) at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. A popular expert on more than 30 prior National Geographic Expeditions, her travels have taken her to Vietnam and Cambodia numerous times. Paula holds degrees in archaeology, Asian art history, and Chinese history. 

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