Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Marjee Chmiel

Marjee is the Director of Evaluation and Editorial Development at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Marjee previous worked at the Smithsonian Science Education Center as the Division Director of Curriculum and Communications. Marjee has an undergraduate degree in chemistry and a master's degree in curriculum design, both from Marquette University. Her Ph.D. is from George Mason University in Educational Research and Evaluation Methods.

Your Best Friends’ Genes

The friendship between humans and dogs began when our ancestors lived as nomadic hunter-gatherers and sheds light onto the reasoning behind why there are so many different breeds of dogs today.