Paul Hertz '72
Paul Hertz '72 is the Director of Astrophysics at NASA and is responsible for the agency's research programs and missions necessary to discover how the universe works, explore how the universe began and developed into its present form, and search for Earth-like planets. He received S.B. degrees in both Physics and Mathematics from MIT, followed by a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Astronomy in 1983. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, the Robert J. Trumpler Award, the Alan Berman Research Publication Award of the Naval Research Laboratory (twice), and multiple NASA Group Achievement Awards.
Lindsay Stradley '99
Lindsay Stradley '99 is the co-founder of Sanergy, a company that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation affordable and accessible throughout Africa's informal settlements. She has also developed operating systems and business training for Bridge International, was a manager at Google in Sales & Operations, co-founded a charter high school in post-Katrina New Orleans, and was a Teach for America Corps Member. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and from MIT, where she was a Seibel Scholar and President of MIT Sloan Net Impact. Lindsay's award was accepted by her father, Lin Stradley.