• Ruth Gates, Ph.D.

    Ruth Gates was one of the world’s most prominent coral scientists before she lost her battle with brain cancer on October 25, 2018.  The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation was proud to have worked with her and supported her research.  Those who knew her remember her positive attitude, infectious laugh, and welcoming personality.  Educational Background: Ruth […]

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  • Chelsea Rochman, Ph.D

    Chelsea is an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and runs the Rochman Lab at the University of Toronto. April 9, 2018 In 2 sentences, explain your work with the HWHF? We aim to develop novel methods to detect small microplastics in wildlife tissues and/or associated chemical ingredients (i.e., monomers, additives). […]

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  • Tena Wilson

    Tena Wilson served as the Executive Director of the Stark County District Library, who had overseen some of the biggest changes among library systems in Ohio.  She has recently been named the new chief operating officer of the Cleveland Public Library In 2 sentences, explain your work with the HWHF? With the support of Herbert W. […]

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  • Joe Ortiz

    Joesph Ortiz is a Professor of Geology at Kent State University.  With training in Aquatic Biology and Oceanography, he works at the interface between sciences unraveling climate mysteries, exploring the relationship between sedimentary strata, and helping to improve water quality using electromagnetic sensing techniques. His primary research interest is in the area of paleoclimate. He […]

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  • Melinda Carmichael

    Melinda Carmichael is the primary administrator, and co-founder along with her husband Paul, of Beech Creek Botanical Garden.  She carries the passion of educating and inspiring people of all ages, especially youth, about horticulture and the environment.  In 2 sentences, explain your work with the HWHF? I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to work […]

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  • Tom Phillips

    Tom Phillips is the Founder and Executive Director of Stark Fresh, a multi-faceted non-profit company focused on increasing people’s consumption of fresh, locally sourced, healthy, and affordable foods through equal food access and educational opportunities for everyone. In 2 sentences, explain your work with the HWHF?  Leading efforts throughout the community on how to combat food […]

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  • Jeff Corney

    Dr. Jeffrey Corney has developed and taught ecology, environmental science and outdoor education programs for K-12, college, and community audiences for the past 24 years.  Dr. Corney is the Executive Director of The Wilderness Center located in Wilmont, Ohio.  He previously served as Managing Director of the University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.  Prior to arriving […]

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  • Joel Daniel Harris

    Joel Daniel Harris is the Founder and Executive Dreamer of TomTod, where they “empower middle school students to launch absurd ideas that enhance the common good.” In 2 sentences, explain your work with the HWHF? Through grants provided by the HWHF, TomTod Ideas provides a variety of programming that empowers middle school students to explore and […]

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  • Jason Courter

    Jason Courter earned his B.S. in Science Education from Taylor University and his M.S. in Biology from Eastern Kentucky University.  He earned his Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from Clemson University.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at Malone University.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids outdoors, birding, traveling, and playing the guitar […]

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  • Amanda Vincent

    Amanda Vincent is a Canadian marine biologist and conservationist, and one of the world’s leading experts on seahorses and their relatives.  She is a professor at the UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia, Canada.  Vincent co-founded and directs Project Seahorse, an interdisciplinary and international organisation committed to conservation and sustainable use of the world’s […]

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