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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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Alana Rask

Attorney

Alana writes: After SEA semester I had a reinvigorated passion for the environment and environmental protection. I graduated from college with a degree in Geography and Environmental Studies, and SEA semester was by far my best experience in college. I then went on to pursue a law degree, with the intent to practice environmental law.

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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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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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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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