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Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, February 2019

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in February 2019.

Person: Monique Stoner

Monique Stoner is the office services coordinator at the Heising-Simons Foundation’s office in Los Altos. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Monique worked in a variety of facilities administration roles for over 15 years. A native of the Bay Area, Monique received her bachelor’s degree from Menlo College in business management, with a focus on marketing.

Post: A New Hunt for Undiscovered Dark Matter Particles at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

The research board at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), which operates the LHC, has approved the Forward Search Experiment, or FASER. Initiated by physicists at the University of California, Irvine, the multiyear FASER project is funded by grants of $1 million each from the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Simons Foundation, with additional support from CERN. The experiment will operate along the beam trajectory of the LHC, which creates new particles by smashing protons together at nearly the speed of light.

Person: Yalda Mohammadi

Yalda Mohammadi is the office services coordinator at the Heising-Simons Foundation’s office in San Francisco. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Yalda worked in a variety of administrative roles for over seven years. Yalda also brings a passion for education, gender equality, and a demonstrated commitment to working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector.… Continue Reading

Person: Monica Takama

Monica Takama is the office assistant at the Heising-Simons Foundation’s office in Los Altos. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Monica served as an affordable housing specialist for a real estate company in San Francisco. She is currently studying psychology and business at San Jose State University.

Person: Andrea Michel

Andrea Michel is a program associate for the Education program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Andrea managed partnerships and community outreach at an education nonprofit that connected high school students from underserved communities to summer enrichment programs. Andrea received her bachelor’s degree in international studies with a focus on… Continue Reading

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, January 2019

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in January 2019.

Page: American Mosaic Journalism Prize

The prize recognizes journalism’s critical ability to foster greater understanding and empathy, and aims to recognize and empower freelance journalists with an unrestricted cash award of $100,000. The prize is intended to call attention to the recipients’ great promise, and to give them the freedom to continue their work. The American Mosaic Journalism Prize is awarded… Continue Reading

Post: American Mosaic Journalism Prize Awarded to Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah and Abe Streep

One year ago, we announced the creation of the American Mosaic Journalism Prize. This unrestricted cash prize of $100,000 per recipient is awarded to freelance journalists for excellence in long-form, narrative, or deep reporting about underrepresented and/or misrepresented groups in the American landscape. We created the prize as part of our work that supports journalism as an essential arm of U.S. democracy—recognizing that we live in a time when journalism seems both vulnerable and deeply needed, with the ability to expose audiences to new perspectives and bring about understanding. Today, we are pleased to announce the newest recipients of this prize: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah and Abe Streep.