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SEA Semester Alumni Stories

SEA Semester Alumni Stories

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Francesca Korte

Fulbright Scholar

Francesca Korte recently received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Italy in medical sciences.

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Casey Dannhauser

Special Project Manager, Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

This past year, SEA Semester alumna Casey Dannhauser, C-245, has been working with the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition, the EPA, and The Nature Conservancy to design a bioreactor that was installed this summer in a cranberry bog in Marstons Mills. The research project will generate data that will help Cape Cod towns restore wetlands and improve water quality.

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Alex Prud'homme

Journalist and Author

As a journalist and investigative reporter, Alex has covered business, crime and politics for publications including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Time. As an author, his books focus mainly on culinary topics and the environment. He is best known as co-writer of Julia Child's memoir “My Life in France,” which partly inspired the film, "Julie & Julia."

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Leonard Pace

Science Program Manager, Schmidt Ocean Institute, SEA Overseer

As a graduate student, Leonard Pace’s research took him to South Africa, where he studied Great White Shark ecology, to Antarctica, where he studied Naked Dragonfish respiration. Following graduate school, he completed a John A. Knauss Fellowship and held positions with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Science Foundation. He is now the Science Program Manager for Schmidt Ocean Institute, overseeing oceanographic research projects aboard the R/V Falkor.

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Mike Gil, PhD

Marine Biologist, TED Fellow

SEA Semester graduate Mike Gil is passionate about the ocean, and about sharing that passion with others. As a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California, Davis, Gil studies human impact on marine ecosystems, and how social interactions among fish that eat harmful algae can counteract coral reef degradation.

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