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Nathaniel Adams was a program coordinator at WFDD from 2013 through August 2016. He has previously worked in the culture unit at UNESCO’s Kathmandu office on the management of cultural heritage sites and documentation and promotion of intangible culture. He joined WFDD in 2010 as a research fellow in Cambodia looking at "spirit forests" and land rights in highland indigenous communities and the development work of engaged Buddhist clergy. From 2013 to 2016 he worked in Bangladesh with BRAC University on a multi-year research project exploring a broad range of issues related to religion and international development. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Virginia Commonwealth University and an M.Sc. in International Development from Lund University. His thesis explored links between spiritual beliefs, cultural practices, and agricultural biodiversity retention in Nepal.