Meet Casandra Rauser: Research Development Officer and Biologist

For Casandra Rauser, 2004–05 American Fellow, life is all about the adventure. In 1996, after her second year at a small liberal arts college in Minnesota, she went on a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 14, 2009

Project Profile: TVbyGIRLS

I recently submitted my master’s thesis proposal justifying why I want to conduct a media study with middle school students to the Internal Review Board. In the proposal I talked […] Read more »

Meet Luana Maroja: Evolutionary Biology Specialist

Ever wonder how kids whose moms are biologists pass the time? According to Luana Maroja, 2007–08 American Fellow, hiking in the forest collecting animals is how. Although once an avid […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 17, 2009

Meet Hanna Stevenson: Sculptor and Apprentice Pipefitter

This past winter, for 2007–08 Career Development grantee and sculptor Hanna Stevenson, a typical day began at 5:15 a.m. with a breakfast of ice cream and coffee. To protect her […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   June 29, 2009

Meet Chris Simoniello: Education and Outreach Coordinator

Diving into ocean waters to install and retrieve instruments that provide information about water temperature, salinity, currents, and more is only one part of 1998–99 Career Development Grantee Chris Simoniello’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   May 22, 2009

Project Profile: Community, Empowerment, Leadership, and Self-Awareness (CELA)

KIPP is a San Francisco Bay area public middle school established in 2003 that boasts the highest performance rate of all middle schools in San Francisco. Programs like Community, Empowerment, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   May 15, 2009

Meet Robin Blaetz: Women’s Avant-Garde Cinema Researcher

After graduating with a bachelor of arts in English and French, 2004–05 American Fellow Robin Blaetz traveled to Paris to reflect on her future. Within a month of arriving, Robin […] Read more »

Meet Carol Tang: Paleontologist and Research Associate

Carol Tang, a paleontologist and 1995–96 American Fellow, wants people to realize that although science is critical to understanding and solving many of the issues we face today, most scientists […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   May 01, 2009

Project Profile: GEMS

I hadn’t been in a school setting since saying goodbye to the American School of Campinas and my teaching career last June. That’s one reason I was so excited to […] Read more »

Meet Josan Feathers: Civil Engineer and Political Activist

How often do we hear or voice concerns about the state of the world, seeming or feeling hopeless to make change? Josan Feathers, a 1989–90 American Fellow, has a vision […] Read more »