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Air Force Pilot

Meet Nicole. She is a Major in the United States Air Force and she is also the first female Thunderbird pilot.

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Animal Keeper

Juan will show you some of the animals he interacts with everyday and give you a taste of what it means to be an animal keeper.  Entrevista a Juan en español.

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Aquarium Curator & Herpetologist

Watch Jay and CJ describe their careers working with animals, and even see Oleander while he’s feeding!

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Archeologists

Check out Joy Beasley and Kate Birmingham’s jobs with the National Park Service! Explore the Best Farm, a piece of Maryland history, see what archaeologists have uncovered so far, and see what being an archaeologist really entails.

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Architect

Meet Tony Alonso, the Regional Chief Architect for the General Services Administration, National Capital Region. Learn about green buildings and saving energy.

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Army Dentist

Captain Ryan Romero explains what he does as a dentist with the U.S. Army on an average day, how dentistry relates to taking art in school, and what those crazy dentist goggles really do!

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Astronaut

Meet Kay. - She flew as Mission Specialist-2 on STS-90 Neurolab (1998) and logged over 381 hours in space. She was also part of the seven-member crew aboard Space Shuttle Columbia.

Read our interview with her.

Biologist & Chemist

Check out analytical chemist Lauren Curtis and biologist Elizabeth Tall’s jobs as we explore the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. Discover how they’re using science to try and keep everyone safe and healthy.

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Book Conservator

Meet Yasmeen Khan, a Rare Book Conservator at the Library of Congress. She's working on the digitization of the library's collections. Entrevista con Yasmeen en español.

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Contracting Officer

Meet Adam. He obtains a variety of products and services on behalf of GSA and all the other federal agencies.

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FBI Fitness Instructor

Hear what E. J. O’Malley, an FBI fitness instructor, does everyday - and how he trains the next generation of the FBI! 

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Gardener

Meet Beth, a gardener at the U.S. Botanic Garden. She talks about different types of plants and the Children's Garden.

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Human Capital Management Specialist

Meet Celia. She works for the Congressional Research Service as a recruitment coordinator.

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Oceanographer

Learn from Pablo Clemente-Colon, chief scientist at the U.S. National Ice Center, about his experience with oceanography and the use of satellites to examine sea ice and snow cover.

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Peace Corps Volunteers

Meet Laura and Rob Gray, two former volunteers that worked in Zambia! Learn about how they helped as health and education volunteers, and learn how you can help too!

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Physical Therapists

Meet 3 physical therapists and learn how they help patients.

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Program Analyst

Meet Allison. She works for EPA and creates interactive maps which makes the more understandable.

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Prosthetist

Learn how prosthetic limbs are created, even hands that can move based on electrical signals in the body, and what a prosthetist does on an average day.

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Scientist - Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Meet Dr. Karen Swider-Lyons. She works with fuel cells in engines and talks about what it's like to be a scientist.

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Treasurer of the United States

Meet Rosie Rios, the Treasurer of the United States (the 2nd oldest position in the U.S. behind the president!) and learn what she does in her job. Entrevista a Rosie Rios en español.

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White House Chef

Meet Cris Comerford. She's the execute chef at the White House. She takes care of the First Family, both daily meals and social events.

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Youth Engagement Through Science (YES) Program

Meet student interns from the YES Program, part of the Smithsonian Institution. Students get to work in museums and get hands-on experience, working with scientists, educators and researchers.
 
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Zoo Keepers

Meet Kristen and Juan, zoo keepers at the National Zoo. They talk about creating natural habitats, how they train the animals and what you can do to get started.

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Zoo Veterinarian

Meet Carlos. He is involved in the daily clinical care of animals in the Zoo’s collection at the National Zoo in Washington DC.

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