education

Esther Wojcicki: Education Astronaut

Esther Wojcicki: Education Astronaut

Journalism/English teacher, Education Innovator and Author

Esther Wojcicki has been attending high school for more than 31 years and can't imagine not going to school every day. Being with her students is what fuels her, she said. And something must be happening there because one of her biggest challenges is to get the students to leave. 

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Sarah Mummah: Vegetable Nudger

Sarah Mummah: Vegetable Nudger

Founder of DreamCatchers and Ph.D. candidate in behavioral science at University of Cambridge and Stanford University

Caution: being near Sarah Mummah can cause healthy habits to form because she believes that if you can change people's behaviors, you can change the world. A self-described minimalist, she runs, writes and eats vegetables.

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Dr. SV Mahadevan: Global Scaler

Dr. SV Mahadevan: Global Scaler

Director of Stanford Emergency Medicine International

Dr. S.V. Mahadevan was born in Oakland and raised in southern California. He attended UCLA Medical School before heading north to Stanford in 1999. When he isn't managing Stanford's Level 1 Trauma Center/Emergency Department, Dr. Maha, as he is known, is often traveling the world advising developing countries about how they can launch emergency medical services—or improve upon their existing programs.

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Nanci Kauffman: Female Fortifier

Nanci Kauffman: Female Fortifier

Head of Castilleja School

Nanci Kauffman became the head of Castilleja School in the fall of 2010. A resident of Palo Alto since 1997, Kauffman began her career as an educator in 1979 at Marymount School, a girls' school in New York City. She graduated from high school at age 16 before graduating from Vassar College and Teachers College at Columbia University.

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