Laurel Kendall

In college, Laurel Kendall had so many interests she couldn't decide on a major. Then she took a class in anthropology and realized that she had found a way to study all aspects of human beings. A year studying in Hong Kong inspired her to focus on East Asia. Her specialty is now Korea, where she spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer. At the Museum, Laurel has curated over a dozen exhibitions about cultures around the world.

Image credits: main image, courtesy of AMNH; Laurel Kendall: courtesy of AMNH.