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Karen Bass has traveled the world to explore and capture footage from every environment across the earth.
She says: "My ultimate filming experience - filming Bonobos for Pygmy Chimp – The Last Great Ape, in the depths of the Congo rainforest. When you look into their eyes you know instinctively that they are our closest living relatives. The real privilege was to get to know them and their individual personalities.
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Regina E. Dugan is the 19th Director of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). She was appointed to that position on July 20, 2009. She is the first female director of DARPA.
She directed a portfolio of DARPA programs including the Dog’s Nose program, which focused on the development of an advanced, field-portable system for detecting the explosive content of land mines.
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Materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez lives for figuring out new ways to control metals and shape them into materials that can be put to practical use — for instance, in the ever-shrinking smart phones.
Her research on shape memory alloys — so-called “smart materials” — and on a solder that can be manipulated into place with a magnetic field has kept her busy during her time in Yale’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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Janelle Monáe (full name Janelle Monáe Robinson) (born December 1, 1985) is an American R&B/soul musician signed to Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records.
She is a musical visionary whose innovative style melds a redefined pop sensibility with an extraordinary mash-up of soul, funk, and rock n’ roll.
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Rebecca Goldstein (born February 23, 1950) is an American novelist and professor of philosophy.
She has written five novels, a number of short stories and essays, and biographical studies of mathematician Kurt Gödel and philosopher Baruch Spinoza. Goldstein, born Rebecca Newberger, grew up in White Plains, New York, and did her undergraduate work at Barnard College.