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Rachel Wimmer

Rachel Wimmer is the Social Media Producer for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs. She previously worked in the media office of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and with Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) and the Ocean Education team at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

Scientists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History traveled the world and made many new discoveries this year--like this Cyrtodactylis payarhtanensis, a new species of bent-toed gecko. (Daniel G. Mulcahy)

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