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Barker, Katharine B.

Supervisory Program Manager

Professional Biography

  • Manager of the National Museum of Natural History’s research enterprise, the Global Genome Initiative and its daughter program the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (six direct reports, 160 active projects, 2 million in annual spending, over 100 partners in 35 countries globally). History of improving Smithsonian program operations through analytical and evaluative work, developing and implementing program strategy and policy, organizing and presenting information to stakeholders, and building and maintaining partnerships through diplomacy. Relied on as an advisor to National Museum of Natural History executives, providing operations leadership, oversight, planning and control.