Boston, MA

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Anton Christen Milford Lab Oral Histories

Anton Christen, originally from Switzerland, resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked at the Union Oyster House, the oldest restaurant in the United States, for seventeen years. Initially employed as a sous chef, Christen transitioned to the role of oyster shucker, a position he has held for fifteen years. Fluent in French, German, and English, Christen's multilingual skills are advantageous in the restaurant's diverse and international setting.

Walter Blogoslawski Boston, MA NEFSC Milford Lab
David Pierce Voices from the Science Centers

David Pierce was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Being from New Bedford, he had an interest in the ocean and the fisheries from a young age. He received his bachelors from SMU (Southeastern Massachusetts University) now University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He also received his Master's in Marine Biology from SMU in 1982. He received his PhD from University of Massachusetts Boston in 1996. He began working for the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries in 1972.

Madeleine Hall-Arber Boston, MA NOAA-NMFS
Pamela Heinselman NOAA Heritage Oral History Project

Dr. Pamela Heinselman was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1970 and moved to Maryland before her first birthday.  She came back to Missouri to study at St. Louis University, earning an undergraduate and master of science degree in meteorology there.  She went on to the University of Illinois to pursue a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences, but left after a semester to work for the University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies.  Her work there focused on the Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler which was being implemented throughout the U.S.

Molly Graham Boston, MA NOAA Heritage Program, National Weather Service
John Ogren NOAA Heritage Oral History Project

John Ogren was born in 1966 in Blue Island, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He was fascinated by the weather from an early age. He grew up listening to his grandfather's stories about the deadly 1967 oak lawn tornado outbreak. In high school, John became really interested in earth science and was "hooked" after a six-week weather unit in science class. Mr. Ogren attended Western Illinois University, where he graduated in 1988 with a degree in geography and a minor in broadcasting and communications.

Molly Graham Boston, MA NOAA Heritage Program, National Weather Service