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Ariel Waldman
is the founder of, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global director of Science Hack Day, an event that brings together scientists, technologists, designers and people with good ideas to see what they can create in one weekend. She makes "massively multiplayer science," instigating unusual collaborations that spark clever creations for science and space exploration.
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Betsy Langowski
is a Software Lead QA Engineer for iOS at Apple Inc, a yoga teacher and a math geek.
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Dr. Kate Stone
is passionate about print media, and adding interactivity to everyday things. She received a degree in Electronics, and a PhD in Physics at Cambridge University; the founded Novalia to explore the space where traditional print and conventional electronics converge. is passionate about print media, and adding interactivity to everyday things. She received a degree in Electronics, and a PhD in Physics at Cambridge University; the founded Novalia to explore the space where traditional print and conventional electronics converge.
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Hilary Mason
is the founder of Fast Forward Labs, a machine intelligence research company, and the Data Scientist in Residence at Accel. She makes beautiful things with data.
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Jennifer Lopez
is founder and CEO of Wisenn & Co. She is an active philanthropist raising significant capital and awareness around important issues and has over 15+ years of experience spanning from molecular biology to business development to social entrepreneurial enterprises.
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Jerelyn Rodriguez
co-founded The Knowledge House in 2014 to build an education to jobs pipeline in underserved neighborhoods by equipping young people with 21st century skills. Previously, she coordinated a STEM after-school program for at-risk students at Beyond Z and was the Bronx Field Director for a New York City campaign candidate.
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Julia Kim
is a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs and previously led R&D teams at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies. She uses technology and media to help people solve hard problems.
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Julia Vallera
has been working in the arts as an educator, printmaker, public engagement artist, illustrator, consultant and designer for 16 years. She is a technology enthusiast and collaborates with many people to invent new ways to use it for STEAM.
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Lea Shanley
is a Presidential Innovation Fellow working on Crowdsourcing initiatives at NASA. Trained as a geospatial data scientist and policy expert, her research has focused on improving government services and empowering communities through open and participatory innovation, new technologies and social media
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Leah Gilliam
directs the Hive NYC Learning Network for the Mozilla Foundation, part of a growing constellation of communities across the globe championing digital skills and web literacy through connected learning.
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Leslie Birch
is a freelance Maker and Blogger for Adafruit Industries. She fancies herself a tech geisha in Philadelphia and has a mission to get more women hacking.
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Maaike Doyer
has broad experience in consulting national and international companies for more than 16 years on strategy, integration, separation and finance transformation projects. Maaike's specialization is strategy and business modeling, supporting organizations in realizing their vision and achieving sustainable business.
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Maia Hansen
is a Presidential Innovation Fellow working on Data Innovation initiatives at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Maia is an experienced software engineer and architect who enjoys bringing order to chaotic data and enabling effortless human-computer interactions.
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Maria Zaghi
has over 20 years of experience in the implementation of projects and entrepreneur efforts related to ICTs in Latin America. She has been the leader for several innovative projects including the e-Guatemala strategy as a researcher on the National Science Council, Space Apps Guatemala, and contributing to the current Innovation National Agenda.
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Marianne Mader
is the Co-Founder of the non-profit STEAMLabs, which opened the first makerspace for kids in Canada, and is now opening an all-ages community makerspace in downtown Toronto. She is a Planetary Scientist and incoming Managing Director for the Centers for Earth & Space and Fossils & Evolution at the Royal Ontario Museum. She strives to enable curiosity, space exploration, & makery.
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Rachel Gordon
After managing data visualization and analysis for The New York Times, Rachel now serves as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at VA, applying open data and innovation to effectively reach and support America's Veterans.
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Sasha Laundy
is the founding data scientist at Polynumeral and also founded Women Who Code. She loves helping others learn cool things.
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Tiffany Linzan
is a Senior Technical Representative from the greater New York City area.
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Vanessa Hurst
is a computer programmer, lifetime girl scout, and social entrepreneur currently based in New York City. She believes software is about humanity, so founded and serves as CEO of CodeMontage, which empowers coders to improve their impact on the world.