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Bram Govaerts

BRAM GOVAERTS (2019-2025) is the Director of the Integrated Development Program and Regional Representative for the Americas in the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Govaerts specializes in the fields of bioscience engineering and soil sciences. He is a scientist renowned for pioneering, implementing, and inspiring transformational changes for farmers and consumers in meeting … Read More

Tayari Jones

TAYARI JONES  (2019-2025) is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University. She is the best-selling author of An American Marriage, which won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction and was named a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club Selection. Jones’ other novels include Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, and Silver Sparrow. Named one of TIME’s “10 Best Fiction Books … Read More

Carl Wieman

CARL WIEMAN (2019-2025) is DRC Chair in Engineering and Professor of Physics and Graduate School of Education, at Stanford University.  He is known for his work in atomic and optical physics, winning the 2001 Nobel Prize for Physics for the first creation of a Bose-Einstein condensate. This realized a prediction of Einstein in 1924 and … Read More

Jordan Ellenberg

JORDAN ELLENBERG (2019-2025) is both a world-class scholar of mathematics and a world-class communicator. His mathematical expertise focuses primarily on arithmetic algebraic geometry and number theory. Ellenberg has earned numerous awards for his scholarly achievements,. These awards include the Simons Fellowship in Mathematics (2018); a Guggenheim Fellowship (2016); and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship … Read More

Keri Putnam

KERI PUTNAM (2018-2024) is CEO of Sundance Institute, the nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to support, develop and amplify independent artists in film, media, and theater. Putnam oversees the annual Sundance Film Festival as well as the Institute’s extensive array of programs to support and present the work of storytelling artists around the world.  Under … Read More

Stephen Quake

STEPHEN QUAKE (2018-2024) is the Lee Otterson Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics at Stanford University and the co-president of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. Dr Quake is a world-leading bioengineer with an extraordinary track record of accomplishments in biomedical engineering and genomic medicine. Dr. Quake’s current research focuses on developing new approaches to biological measurement … Read More

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