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Amy Bower, PhD

Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Dr. Amy Bower’s groundbreaking research centers of deep ocean currents. Legally blind since her mid-20s, she uses adaptive technology and has become an advocate for the visually impaired.

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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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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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Hans Albee

Engineer, ReVision Energy

A licensed professional engineer at ReVision Energy, a New England solar power company, Hans Albee is responsible for overseeing commercial project management, engineering, and design in the compay's Liberty, Maine branch, where he is part of the Branch Leadership Team.

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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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