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Bram Govaerts

BRAM GOVAERTS (2019-2025) is global Director of the Integrated Development Program and Regional Representative for the Americas in the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Dr. 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 … Read More

Tayari Jones

TAYARI JONES  (2019-2025) is Professor of English and creative writing at Emory University and best-selling author of four novels, Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage, and a long list finalist for the National Book Award and 2018 selection to Oprah’s Book Club. Named one of TIME’s “10 Best Fiction Books of … 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 probably known most 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 … Read More

Jordan Ellenberg

JORDAN ELLENBERG (2019-2025) is both a world-class scholar of mathematics and world-class communicator. His mathematical expertise focuses primarily on arithmetic algebraic geometry and number theory. Prof. Ellenberg has earned numerous awards for his scholarly achievements—these include the Simons Fellowship in Mathematics (2018), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2016), and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2005). He … Read More

Brinda Somaya

BRINDA SOMAYA (2017-2023)—is an internationally recognized Mumbai-based architect, planner, educator, preservationist, and community activist. Her outstanding reputation and influence on architectural education and practice in emerging countries is well established. She is the principal architect and managing director of Somaya and Kalappa Consultants (SNK), which offers innovative design, expertise and practical solutions, while keeping in … Read More

Margaret Martonosi

Professor Margaret Martonosi ’86 (2016-2022)-is the Hugh Trumbull Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science at Princeton University, and also an affiliated faculty in Electrical Engineering, and an affiliate with Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). From 2005 to 2007, she served as Associate Dean … Read More

Andrew Dobson

Andrew Peter (Andy) Dobson (2016-2022) is Professor of Ecology, Wildlife Disease and Conservation, in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. His research focuses on the ecology of infectious diseases and the conservation of endangered and threatened species. His main areas of interests are the application of theoretical ecology to problems in … Read More