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Community - January 23, 2013

Hewlett foundation names philanthropy director

Fay Twersky is the new director of the Effective Philanthropy Group of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park. Ms. Twersky, a senior fellow at the foundation, has been serving as acting director of the newly formed group since September.

Ms. Twersky served for four years with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Most recently, she worked in Jerusalem as an adviser to Yad Hanadiv of the Rothschild Family Foundation.

She is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a master's degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Intel Science Talent

Search semifinalist

Christopher Sauer, 17, of Portola Valley is one of 300 semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2013. He will receive a $1,000 award for his research in the Computation Discovery and Analysis of Boolean Relationships between Cancer Mutations.

Christopher attends Menlo School, which will also receive a $1,000 award.

From the 300 semifinalists, 40 finalists will be chosen to attend the Intel Science Talent Institute in Washington from March 7 to March 13. Finalists will undergo further judging and share $630,000 in awards.

The son of Karen Peterson and Gerry Sauer, Christopher was also a semifinalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. He will be attending Stanford University in the fall.

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