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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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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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Caleb McClennen, PhD

Vice President, Global Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society

A former student and teacher at SEA Semester, Dr. Caleb McClennen leads efforts at the Wildlife Conservation Society to address the root causes of environmental decline. His efforts are focused on climate change, economic and food security, and industrial development.  Caleb also plays a leadership role in expanding the reach of the WCS through strategic partnerships with NGOs, corporations, and philanthropic institutions.

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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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