Jeryl (Jeri) Hilleman poses for a portrait at her home in Palo Alto, California. Ms. Hilleman’s father, Maurice Hilleman, invented the MMR vaccine (for measles, mumps, and rubella) that has been credited with saving millions of lives. When, in March 21, 1963, Jeryl Lynn woke up with Mumps symptoms, Maurice Hilleman set out to create a mumps vaccine and named it later after Jeryl Lynn.
Karen Saginor, CCSF librarian and president of the college’s Academic Senate, poses for a portrait at City College of San Francisco in San Francisco. City College of San Francisco faces an accreditation crisis. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges put the school on “show cause” status in July. The status is the worst position a school can be in short of losing accreditation. American Federation of Teachers 2121 and the student group Save CCSF Coalition are organizing and rallying to maintain the accreditation and to halt class cuts and ensure that San Francisco Proposition A and California Proposition 30 funds are used to save classes.
Sarah Allen, CEO of Blazing Cloud, poses for a portrait at the company’s offices in San Francisco. Sarah Allen was part of the team of programmers who developed Flash video, the dominant technology for streaming video on the Internet.
Photojournalist Paul Watson poses for a portrait during a symposium on auditory hallucinations as part of the 2013 Music and The Brain series at the CCRMA Stage at Stanford University in Stanford, California. Mr. Watson spoke of his photos from Somalia from the 1990s when a US soldier was dragged through the streets of Mogadishu and his auditory hallucinations and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result.
Emergency medicine physician Dr. Garen Wintemute poses for a portrait during his shift in Up Front ER Care at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. Dr. Wintemute is a gun-control advocate of more than 30 years and Director of UC Davis’ Violence Prevention Research Program. Interest in his gun research has increased since the Newtown, Connecticut mass shooting. He says, “I realized by the afternoon of December 14th ‘this is what I have been working for all these years.”
Students Omar Bayramoglu, left, Hammad Khan, center and Madeeha Gohar, hang out in the student lounge before class at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. Zaytuna College is the first Muslim four year liberal arts college in the US. It currently has close to 30 students but is growing and expanding to a new building this summer.