Department: Science

Program Associate, Science

Claudia Avitia

Claudia Avitia is a program associate for the Science program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017, Claudia provided technical and project coordination support at Esri, an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications. She also previously worked in human resources and finance. Claudia… Continue Reading

Camellia Pham

Camellia Pham is a program officer for the Science program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2014, Camellia was a program manager at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where she managed a portfolio focusing on re-designing and re-engineering health care systems. In addition, she also worked on major initiatives within… Continue Reading

Jochen Marschall

Jochen Marschall is a program officer for Science at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Joining the Foundation in 2015, his prior experience includes 15 years as a senior research scientist in the Molecular Physics Laboratory of SRI International where he conducted research in materials science, aerospace, heat transfer, surface chemistry, chemical physics, and planetary science. He also… Continue Reading

Cyndi Atherton

Cyndi Atherton is the director of the Science program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Cyndi was a science program director at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where she oversaw portfolios that included astronomy, condensed matter physics, seismology, and other physical sciences, as well as large scale commitments to… Continue Reading