Laura Donnelly-Smith is a writer and editor in the exhibitions department at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. She’s written exhibit content about ancient amphibians, narwhals, America’s wilderness areas, Iceland, botany, and a really, really bad mass extinction 252 million years ago. Her favorite behind-the-scenes exhibition moment was (carefully!) vacuuming the fennec fox on display in the Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals. Before becoming an exhibition writer, Donnelly-Smith spent a decade writing about education for various publications and organizations.