Posts by Kat Krieger

Kat lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, she bakes sourdough and pickles everything except cucumbers. She enjoys building the JAF community online even though she suffers from TTS (Tired Thumb Syndrome), a result of tireless tweeting. #hashtagqueen

#VoicesofJAF – December 30th – Tom Brokaw

December 30, 2015 by

“The very idea behind the Jefferson Awards is one of the most important big ideas that we need to embrace in the world today. This country was founded in part on Public service.” -Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 29th – Jack Andraka

December 29, 2015 by

“Who would have thought that some 13-year-old kid from the Baltimore suburbs could come up with a new way to detect pancreatic cancer…and Jefferson Awards always injects this new-found hope in me.” – Jack Andraka Jack was just a thirteen year old Maryland high school sophomore when he invented an inexpensive early detection test for […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 28th – Charles Best

December 28, 2015 by

“We never dreamed that a quarter million teachers, that half of all the public schools in America, would use our site to tell the world about the needs of their students and their ideas for bringing learning to life.” -Charles Best Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization which provides a simple way to address […]

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