Blue Origin engineer Tess Caswell visits Sacred Heart Greenwich

Emily Bailey Berry P'28, Founder and Co-Chair, GGBAILEY, LLC, RACEMARK International

Emily Bailey Berry is Co-Founder & President of GGBAILEY, LLC and Co-Owner and Director of New Business of RACEMARK International, a certified tier-one global OEM supplier of automobile floor mats and interiors. Ms. Bailey manages all OEM Sales and aftermarket activities for GGBAILEY including direct to consumer and B2B sales channels for Amazon, Carmax, Home Depot and Walmart. She is also Founder & CEO of BAILEY BERRY, LLC a children’s brand with distribution online, in department stores, hotels, private clubs, and boutiques. Ms. Bailey serves on the Sacred Heart Greenwich Board of Trustees, as well as on the board of the Double H Ranch, a Paul Newman SeriousFun Camp for seriously ill children. 

Nancy Greco, Co-Chair, IBM

World-renowned Engineer andDirector of Research, Internet of Things. Ms. Greco holds two B.S. degrees in chemistry and in communications, from Cornell and SUNY. A 38 year IBM veteran, Ms. Greco joined the company in 1981, in Research & Development. Ms. Greco is currently focusing on IoT technology for both hardware and software to harvest the data from sensors. In addition, Ms. Greco is working with IBM’s Maximo team to create interactive work orders that become the basis for learning and then sharing the expertise of the engineers, technicians, or anyone who performs the corrective action. She holds 21 patents.

Dan Barstow, International Space Station

Senior Education Manager for the International Space Station.  In this role, he supports large-scale use of the ISS by students, teachers and the public.  He does this work through the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the Space Station Explorers program.  Previously, he was President of the Challenger Learning Center network, Director of the TERC Center for Earth and Space Science Education, Development Director for the Virtual High School, and Principal Investigator for Windows on Earth, an Earth observation experiment on the ISS.  Throughout his career, he has focused on revolutionizing Earth and Space education, through inquiry-based learning, Earth visualizations and student investigations of Earth system science.

Dr. Tess Caswell, Blue Origin

An engineer, planetary scientist, and simulation astronaut. She is motivated by a passion for human space exploration. Dr. Caswell is a New Shepard Capsule Controller at the private aerospace company Blue Origin. Prior to joining Blue, Tess received her Ph.D. in Planetary science from Brown University, served as a NASA simulation astronaut as part of the crew of HERA XI, and worked in Mission Control for the International Space Station.

Drew FitzGerald, JUST, MIT

Drew is one of the co-founders of JUST – formed to drive positive social and environmental impact in everyday items while creating awareness around energy, food and water. Drew was responsible for incubating JUST’s first major project, JUST Water, which was started to reduce the plastic use and emissions in bottled water packaging. JUST Water has also redesigned the way water is acquired by creating the first public/private water model in history assuring that our water is ethically sourced and conserved. Drew is the co-founder of the SDG Engine. A two-sided digital marketplace to connect social entrepreneurs with stakeholders who have needs pertaining to achieving the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals. Drew is one of the founding advisors of The Prime Coalition – a revolutionary, and proactive, Cambridge- based, non-profit that is successfully steering philanthropic capital to direly-needed, early-stage, clean energy technologies. Technologies which, when at scale, are capable of reducing a billion tons of Carbon emissions from the atmosphere annually. At the same time, The Coalition is currently working with The Whitehouse and the U.S. Department of Treasury to clarify the United States Tax Code to legally denote “climate change” as a charitable cause. Drew also serves as a design advisor to change: WATER Labs, a Cambridge-based accelerator developing transformative, clean water access technologies for developing countries. Outside of JUST activities, Drew also serves as the Creative Director for the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, and a creative advisor to the MIT Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Center. He serves as a creative advisor to The Redford Center – an environmental and social impact educational foundation founded by Jamie and Robert Redford. In 1996, Drew founded and still operates Facet Creative in Los Angeles. Facet develops strategic and creative work across several segments for the following clients: General Motors, Universal Music Group, Sony Pictures and Columbia records, and PBS. His work with individual clients includes: Calvin Harris, Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony, Pharrell Williams, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah & Lionel Richie

Prior to Facet and JUST, Drew served as an Art Director and then Creative Director of Urban Music and Soundtracks at MCA Records / Universal Studios. He is a graduate of Syracuse University.

Marion Kieltyka, Sacred Heart Greenwich

Curriculum Coordinator for Science in grades Pre School-8 and Co-Chair of the Sacred Heart Greenwich Science Department. Marion is a passionate, student-centered educator who continually seeks to inspire her students and develop their love of Science.  In addition to her roles in Science, she coordinates the garden program at the school. She is a veteran teacher who prides herself on her ability to break down difficult science concepts for the young learner and present them in fun, engaging ways. Prior to coming to Sacred Heart Greenwich, Marion was an adjunct professor at Iona College in New Rochelle, where she received her Masters in Biology and Education. She received her undergraduate degree at SUNY Geneseo. Marion has also taught Biology and Chemistry at Sacred Heart in Yonkers, NY (unaffiliated school) and worked as a Microbiologist for the Westchester County Department of Labs and Research.

Zachary Lemnios, IBM

An American scientist who leads Physical Sciences and Government Programs, globally for IBM, Mr. Lemnios received his BSEE from the University of Michigan and his MSEE from Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Lemnios formerly held the post of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)) in the United States government during the Obama administration. Mr. Lemnios was confirmed by the United States Senate in June 2009, and later resigned in 2012, leaving the Pentagon to join IBM. Before assuming the position of ASD(R&E), Mr. Lemnios was the Chief Technology Officer of MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Mr. Lemnios has authored over 40 papers, holds 4 patents in advanced Gallium arsenide device and MMIC technology and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Dr. Peggy Whitson, NASA

American biochemistry researcher, retired NASA astronaut, and former NASA Chief Astronaut, Dr. Whitson received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from Iowa Wesleyan College and a Doctorate in Biochemistry from Rice University. Dr. Whitson began her career with NASA in 1989, holding various titles during her 29-year career. In 2002, Dr. Whitson embarked on her first space mission, an extended stay aboard the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 5. In 2016, Dr. Whitson flew on Expedition 50/51 and participated in four spacewalks, bringing her career total to ten. With a total of 665 days in space across all missions, Dr. Whitson holds the U.S. record, placing eighth on the all-time space endurance list.

Molly Van Wagenen, STEAM & women’s leadership advocate

Molly graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Political Science in 1995. While at Stanford, she was a member of four consecutive NCAA Championship Women’s Swimming and Diving teams and was Captain of the Diving team in 1994 and 1995. Additionally, she was a member of two USA Diving World Championship teams. After Stanford, Molly attended the University of Chicago Law School before moving back to the Bay Area, where she worked in consulting for Arthur Andersen, first in San Jose, then in Los Angeles and New York City. Since 2002, Molly has focused her time on her three children and supporting non-profit work in the areas of education and sports. Between 2013 and 2015, Molly spearheaded a campaign to bring the Darien, Connecticut school system into compliance with federal laws regulating the rights of children with disabilities. Her work was featured in the Wall Street Journal and resulted in a complete restructuring of the district’s policies and personnel. Molly’s interest in STEAM comes from her engineering father, step-father, grandfathers, and children. To honor her step-father, Molly conceptualized and assisted in the development of the Neil Armstrong STEM Scholarship, a four-year, $20,000 award for a high school student in the local Telluride Mountain area. In addition to serving on the Sacred Heart STEAM Advisory Panel, Molly serves on the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Board of Trustees, is a member of the Stanford University Athletic Board and is a Trustee of the Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, Connecticut.