Staff

James Jorasch
Founder and President
Chairman of the Board

James is the founder of Science House Foundation the international science education innovation NGO operating in over 25 countries. James likes to keep busy so he is also a trustee of the Math Museum, an organization focused on creating the nation’s first museum exclusively for math and is a co-founder of HandHold Adaptive, a company dedicated to bringing 21st century technologies to the disabled community, and HealthPrize Technologies, a healthcare startup. In addition James is the founder of Science House Capital which makes investments in high tech companies and is a member of New York Angels, the city’s largest angel investment group.

James is a parallel entrepreneur and a named inventor on more than 300 issued patents. James was head of Inventing at Walker Digital where he helped incubate a number of businesses over a 15 year period, including Priceline.com and RetailDNA. A frequent speaker at conferences, James has appeared on CNN and in Forbes magazine. He received a B.S. and MBA degree from Cornell University.

 

Mariana Tóffolo

Science Mobility Program, Brazil

Mariana Machado Tóffolo is from Londrina, Parana, Brazil. She studies Biological Sciences at the Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), a state university in her home city in Brazil where she is currently a Junior. Mariana studied for 2 semesters at Arizona State University, in Tempe, Arizona. Mariana joined Science House Foundation through a Brazilian government program called Ciência sem Fronteiras (Science without Borders), which is known the United States as Brazil’s Scientific Mobility Program. This program seeks to promote the consolidation, expansion and internationalization of science and technology, innovation and competitiveness in Brazil through the exchange and international mobility. Mariana’s career goal is to become a Marine Mammalogist with emphasis in Ecology Education.

You can read more about Science House Foundation’s partnership with UEL here.

Gabi de Wit

On Leave

Gabi is studying a D.Phil in Physical Chemistry at the University of Oxford, where she is building and testing new designs of ion imaging microscopes. While light microscopes use photons to form a magnified image of a sample, ion imaging microscopes use ions (molecules which have lost an electron) generated from the surface of a sample by lasers. Ion imaging provides a chemical map of a sample – e.g. the distribution of proteins or biomarkers within a tissue section – with a spatial resolution of a few micrometers (about the size of a large cell) using current instrument designs.

Before starting her D.Phil, Gabi was on the founding team of MicroGlobalScope and was Foundation Coordinator at Science House Foundation.

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