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SEA Semester Alumni Stories

SEA Semester Alumni Stories

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Zena Cardman

NASA Astronaut Candidate

SEA grad Zena Cardman’s career has ranged from the depths of the ocean to, more recently, the inky void of Outer Space. In 2017, she was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class, and began a two-year training program in August.  

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Jonathan Cedar

Founder and CEO, BioLite

Jonathan Cedar is helping to light up the world – with renewable energy. In 2009, he launched  Bio-Lite, a high-tech start-up that produces clean-burning wood stoves and rechargeable LED lights for off-grid communities around the world, and helps address climate change in the process.

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Pam Clark

Project Manager, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Pam Clark’s job is to make sure the complex ship systems aboard research vessels at sea are well-designed and operating smoothly.

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Kellie Jensen

Sustainability Manager, Apple, Inc.

Kellie Jensen, W-168, is a sustainability program manager at Apple, Inc. in Cupertino, California. At Apple, Kellie is responsible for developing a sustainable materials management program. She is also a member of the Women@Apple Leadership Team, which supports the recruitment and retention of women in technology.

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Rebecca Trinh

Intern, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Working for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Rebecca Trinh uses satellites to track wastewater plumes off the coast of Southern California. A graduate of S-242, Rebecca sailed from Honolulu to San Francisco. She writes: "The month onshore in Woods Hole, MA and the month out at sea were two of the most profound months I have yet to experience.... My time with SEA only strengthened my resolve to pursue oceanography as my career choice and to be an ocean researcher."

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