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Alumni Hall of Fame
Sheila Grinnell '62

Sheila Grinell is an innovator who developed the concept of interactive science museums. Under her leadership, she helped created the New York Hall of Science, the Exploratorium In San Francisco and the Arizona Science Center. As CEO of the Arizona Science Center, she created a museum that now welcomes about 400,000 visitors annually. Towards the end of this accredited career, Grinell found that she needed a break from the methodical thinking of museum-planning. She turned to fiction, a whole new world to her. She felt challenged, writing that every chapter was meant to be better than the last. Grinell published her first novel, Appetite, in 2016. After graduating from Bronx Science in 1962, Grinell attended Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley.



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