Drs. Meredith Holmgren is a staff member of the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, where she works with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the Cultural Heritage Policy research division. She currently serves as the principal investigator and project manager of the Smithsonian’s pan-institutional project on intangible cultural heritage. She also serves as education coordinator for Smithsonian Folkways music programs and managing editor of Smithsonian Folkways Magazine. Her professional interests span cultural heritage policy, ethnomusicology, sociocultural research, Asian studies, and education. In previous capacities, she has worked with the International Institute for Asian Studies, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Council for Traditional Music, the World Festival of Sacred Music, and Freemuse: The World Forum on Music and Censorship. She holds an M.Phil. in Asian studies (Leiden), an M.A. in cultural anthropology and development sociology (Leiden), a PGCert. in Asia-Pacific Leadership (East-West Center/University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa), and a B.A. in ethnomusicology (University of California at Los Angeles). Drs. Holmgren currently serves as a member of Smithsonian Music’s executive committee, the Smithsonian’s Institutional Review Board, and is a two-term executive committee member of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Council for Traditional Music and the Society for Ethnomusicology, and has previously served on the board of directors for the East-West Center’s Asia-Pacific Leadership Program Alumni Association.