Maharishi School Board of Directors

Dr. John Hagelin

John Hagelin, Ph.D., is a world-renowned quantum physicist, educator, public policy expert, and leading proponent of peace.

Dr. Hagelin received his A.B. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and conducted pioneering research at CERN (the European Center for Particle Physics) and SLAC (the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center). His scientific contributions in the fields of electroweak unification, grand unification, super-symmetry and cosmology include some of the most cited references in the physical sciences. He is also responsible for the development of a highly successful Grand Unified Field Theory based on the Superstring. Dr. Hagelin is therefore at the pinnacle of achievement among the elite cadre of physicists who have fulfilled Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything” through their mathematical formulation of the Unified Field—the most advanced scientific knowledge of our time.

But Dr. Hagelin is unique among scientists in being the first to apply this most advanced knowledge for the practical benefit of humankind. He has pioneered the use of Unified Field-based technologies proven to reduce crime, violence, terrorism, and war and to promote peace throughout society—technologies derived from the ancient Vedic science of consciousness. He has published groundbreaking research establishing the existence of long-range “field effects” of consciousness generated through collective meditation, and has shown that large meditating groups can effectively defuse acute societal stress—thereby preventing violence and social conflict, and providing a practical foundation for permanent world peace.

For the last quarter century, Dr. Hagelin has led an international investigation into the nature and origin of consciousness, including higher states of human consciousness. In his seminal book, Manual for a Perfect Government, Dr. Hagelin shows how, through educational programs that develop human consciousness, and through policies and programs that effectively harness the laws of nature, it is possible to solve and to prevent acute social problems, and to profoundly enhance governmental achievements.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Dr. Hagelin was named winner of the prestigious Kilby Award, which recognizes scientists who have made “major contributions to society through their applied research in the fields of science and technology.” The award recognized Dr. Hagelin as “a scientist in the tradition of Einstein, Jeans, Bohr and Eddington.”

Dr. Hagelin is currently Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, a leading science and technology think tank, and International Director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, an organization of leading scientists throughout the world dedicated to ending nuclear proliferation and establishing lasting world peace. Dr. Hagelin also serves as President of the United States Peace Government, a knowledge-based, complementary government composed of hundreds of America’s top scientists, which advocates proven, prevention-oriented solutions to critical social problems; and Minister of Science and Technology of the Global Country of World Peace, an international organization dedicated to prevention-oriented government, world peace, and global administration through natural law.

Heather Hartnett

Heather Hartnett graduated from Maharishi School in 2001 and from Maharishi University of Management in 2005, Magna Cum Laude and Class Salutatorian, with a BA in Business Administration and minors in Government and Digital Media. While there she served as Student Body President, Treasurer and on Student Senate.

After she graduated college she attended TTC to become a certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Program. She then worked in a pilot CBE school program in San Francisco, teaching TM to students who had ADD and ADHD. This program was sponsored by the David Lynch Foundation. In addition to teaching TM in California she worked for a Venture Capital Partner which re-ignited her passion to work in business.

After almost 2 years in California, she moved to Boston to work with DigitalGlobe–a Partner to GoogleEarth, where she was the International Marketing Manager. During that time her sister Grace had the desire to move to Fairfield and attend MSAE, so she made the decision to move to join her so she could finish high school at MSAE. She took a job with the David Lynch Foundation helping with communication outreach and is now the Communications Director for David Lynch Foundation Television, the production wing for the foundation.

Her professional goals are vast and diverse. She describes herself as "forever an entrepreneur at heart. My ultimate professional goal is to better mankind by bringing something new and unique to the world's economic development. In the mean time, my short-term goals are to gain knowledge and experience while creating material wealth and developing myself spiritually in my constant pursuit of inner happiness.... Non-profit work will always be a big part of my life. Working with the David Lynch Foundation and its school programs is very fulfilling work for me. I have also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in San Fransisco and Boston."

Regarding her position on the Board, Heather comments, "I hope to bring a fresh perspective on recruitment activities, ways to bring in revenue and how MSAE can market itself as the progressive, radiant school that it is. I would also love to be involved in connecting Alumni with MSAE and showcase the pride that we all have in coming from such a unique and incredible place."

Noah Siemsen

Noah Siemsen graduated from MSAE in 1995 and from MUM in 1999. He started Kindergarten at Maharishi School when his parents moved to Fairfield in 1982 and remained in the Maharishi education system right through to his BFA degree in Digital Media with minors in SCI and Theatre, making him one of the first to be a "start to finish" graduate of this education system.

Noah's mother, Kathy Siemsen, has been teaching in the Maharishi Lower School since 1983, and his two older sisters and one older brother also graduated from Maharishi School. Celeste Siemsen, his wife, is also a Maharishi School graduate, and their two young boys are currently enrolled, one in preschool and one in 1st grade. To say the least, Maharishi education has been central to his evolving family for over 25 years, and he is, "extremely grateful for the opportunity to give back to this great school that has provided him with such a wealth of knowledge and opportunity."

Professionally, Noah states, "I have been blessed with a wide variety of opportunities. Each one just as important as the next, from lawn mowing, construction, and teaching theatre, to working in graphic arts, product design, product engineering, design & engineering management, information systems management, international business development, sales & marketing, and now as the Executive Director at US Kingking LLC, a USA arm of a Chinese manufacturing corporation."

Noah's central career focus throughout has been product design, development, and delivery of consumer goods. Most goods have been sold to mass market channels like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Warehouse Clubs, etc. and most have been manufactured in China where he has traveled about 40 times in the last 10 years.

However, he says, "the fulfillment I get from teaching is the greatest. While I have many opportunities as a Director in different business settings for teaching, a full time teaching position has been the planned culmination of my career roadmap since I was in college." Joining the Maharishi School Board is an honor that he takes very seriously and plans to assist the administration in increasing technical efficiencies and marketing strategies that will lead the school to keep pace with our ever-changing society and serve as a foundation for growing our enrollment.

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