4 Nat Geo Explorers and 5 Reasons Why You Should Love Them
oliviaowens | Jun 13, 2013 | 3:00PM |

Tickets on sale now for Nat Geo After Hours 2015!

In honor of our Nat Geo event this FRIDAY (cough,cough..get your tickets), here’s a little info on the four National Geographic explorers that will be there and why you should love them just as much as we do.


Dr. Andrea Marshall – Marine Biologist, Queen of Mantas

  1. First person in the world to complete a Ph.D. on manta rays…sexy right?
  2. BBC made an award-winning documentary on her life a manta researcher.
  3. She’s been a certified diver since the age of twelve, so you can basically trust her with your life.
  4. Not only is she an amazing diver, but also photographer and scientist. (Triple Threat?!?!?)
  5. She discovered a new giant species of manta ray in 2008 meaning she’s made history. That’s pretty legit.
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Friday 11/10
FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party @ FotoWeek Central
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To celebrate the 10th annual FotoWeekDC festival, FotoDC has partnered with Spain Arts & Culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute as the 2017 FotoWeekCentral Campus. FotoDC & BYT Present: FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party! https://fotoweekopening2017.eventbrite.com/ Join us for an exciting evening of photography exhibitions, open bars, small bites, photobooths, music, and more spread across our two-campus FotoWeekCentral as we launch the 10th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival! The FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party is made possible with support from The Reva & David Logan Foundation Be among the first to view this year's exhibitions at our two-campus FotoWeekCentral: Magnum Photos Present: Magnum 70 at 70 An exhibition of 70 photographic icons celebrating the diversity of the Magnum Photos agency and how its photographers have born witness to major events of the last 70 years. Including seminal works by Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Martin Parr, and Christopher Anderson, the exhibition spans the globe and covers regional events such as Arab Spring, South Africa under apartheid, and the recent migration crisis. SPAIN arts & culture presents: Cislancerus A project by Thenesoya Martín De la Nuez and Aníbal Martel Cislanderus is cultural project that gives a face to the Canarian descendants in the US. The exhibition shows the faces, and also the voices, of the so called “isleños” from Delacroix Island, the descendants from Baton Rouge, Reggio and San Antonio, Texas. The visitor will delve deep into their work as fishermen and hunters, and discover the ways in which they fight on a daily basis to preserve an unprecedented historical and cultural legacy. FotoDC Presents: FotoWeekDC 2017 Contest Winners See all the winners from the FotoWeekDC 2015 photography contest, featuring both single and series winners in the Fine Art, Photojournalism, and Photographer's Choice categories. View the gallery of 2016 winners here. Also featuring the winners of our 2017 FotoDC:STYLE spring photo competition. Featuring hot jamz from: Ayes Cold & and more TBA! Croosh Deets: Friday, November 10th, 2017, 7:30pm-11pm @ FotoWeekCentral Since FotoWeekDC is celebrating our 10th anniversary bigger and better than ever, FotoWeekCentral will be spread across two campuses this year, @ SPAIN arts & culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute! SPAIN arts & culture 2801 16th St NW Washington, DC 20009 Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th St NW Washington DC 20009 Special $45 early bird tickets on sale now! Price goes up soon! This is a 21+ event There is no dress code! Support from SKYY Vodka Stay informed http://www.fotodc.org/ https://www.facebook.com/FotoWeekDC https://twitter.com/FotoWeekDC https://instagram.com/fotoweekdc http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/ https://www.facebook.com/brightestyoungthings https://twitter.com/BYT
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Raghava KK – Artist and Storyteller

  1. He’s a recurring TED Speaker.
  2. He shunned formal education at age 18 to begin writing cartoons. Complete badass.
  3. Collaborated with artists including Paul Simon and Erykah Badu.
  4. Known for painting beautiful water colors with his feet. That’s hot if you have a foot fetish or something, right?
  5. He also created an Ipad app for children to explore history in a more open and exploratory way. (Showing off his sensitive side.)


Jake Porway – The Numbers Game Host

  1. Porway works for The New York Times R&D Lab by day and is a matchmaker by night — a modern day Batman.
  2. His company, DataKind, connects nonprofits, non-governmental organizations and other organizations to data scientists in order to solve “social, environmental, and community problems”…we weren’t kidding when we said Batman. This guy is trying to save the world.
  3. He loves learning new languages, musical instruments and art. His online dating profile must be perfect.
  4. He is the host of a show on the National Geographic channel called The Numbers Game where he reveals the science behind “life’s most daunting topics”.
  5. The bio on his website says he learned a lot about life from living with a very fat cat. All you cat ladies, get in line!


Katy Croff Bell – Chief Scientist, Nautilus Program

  1. She’s traveled all over the world collecting data on deep sea environments. She can be your travel guide!
  2. She is lead scientist for the National Geographic Nautilus Exploration Program.
  3. Her work has been instrumental in locating multiple shipwrecks. Think she’s met any pirates with Johnny Depp’s physical features?
  4. She’s engaged in and led over 25 archaeological and oceanographic expeditions.
  5. Spends much of her time on board research ships working to find the next big breakthrough regarding deep sea technology and knowledge. Well, thats pretty intense.

Now that we have you in love with these OUT OF THIS WORLD, AMAZING explorers, we know you want to buy your ticket.