Fabio Esteban Amador directs the National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program and is an associate research professor of anthropology at George Washington University. He is also a research associate at the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. He is an archaeologist specializing in the documentation and visualization of terrestrial and underwater biocultural heritage sites. He has worked in archaeological sites throughout the Americas and is presently conducting research on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Fabio is also developing research projects with Cuban scientists for the study of underwater archaeological sites. He has travelled extensively in Latin America and Cuba. His interest in Taino Indian culture (which spanned the Greater Antilles, including Cuba) is focused on the exploration of submerged cave systems where much ritual activity occurred. Before joining the National Geographic staff, Fabio was a professor of archaeology and a researcher for the Council for Scientific Investigation at the National University of El Salvador.