Joe Conrad joined the Smithsonian in 2017 as a 3D scanning and modeling specialist after working for several years in private industry. Joe is well-versed in both the natural sciences and the humanities, having earned a B.S. in Marine Science and a B.A. in History at Eckerd College in 2010. His first exposure to 3D technology applied to questions in the field of Ancient Greek and Roman naval warfare as a graduate student in the Department of History at the University of South Florida where he completed his M.A. in Ancient History in 2013. He is excited to apply knowledge gained in the private sector to collections across the Smithsonian. In his spare time, Joe enjoys Latin dance, independent and foreign film, examining US foreign policy, and weight training.