Albert Lin is a Research Scientist at UC San Diego and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He has dedicated his life to the pursuit of knowledge at the boundary of science, technology, and exploration. He leads an international effort known as the Valley of the Khans Project and heads a group he calls the "Exploration Laboratory . Here he develops new methods to push the boundaries of non-invasive exploration including, unmanned drone technology, advanced geophysics and National Geographic's first citizen science effort: (http://exploration.nationalgeographic.com). Albert is an avid rock climber, surfer, mountaineer, photographer, sailor, and traveler.