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Civil Service

Amanda Simpson

A skilled pilot and aeronautics engineer, Amanda Simpson made history in 2010 when she became the first openly transgender presidential appointee, as senior technical advisor to the Bureau of Industry and Security.

Florence Schornstein

As director of New Orleans’s Parks and Parkways Department, Florence Shornstein mobilized the community to replant the lush greenery that helped define the city.

Sandy Levy

Having fought for decades to preserve the architecture of New Orleans, Sandy Levy was uniquely suited to help the city rebuild after the storm.

Sandy Levy on Her Feelings of Security after Hurricane Katrina, 2006

Although she rallied and helped rebuild her community after Hurricane Katrina, the storm shattered Sandy Levy's illusions of security and stability. Sandy was interviewed on October 3, 2006
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Although she rallied and helped rebuild her community after Hurricane Katrina, the storm shattered Sandy Levy's illusions of security and stability. Sandy was interviewed on October 3, 2006

Sandy Levy on Rebuilding a Jewish Community after Hurricane Katrina, 2006

Sandy Levy talks about rebuilding a Jewish community in New Orleans. What will it take to rebuild New Orleans? Sandy Levy was interviewed on October 3, 2006. She hopes there are a lot of Jewish carpenters out there.
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Sandy Levy talks about rebuilding a Jewish community in New Orleans. What will it take to rebuild New Orleans? Sandy Levy was interviewed on October 3, 2006. She hopes there are a lot of Jewish carpenters out there.

Sandy Levy on Organizing Aid after Hurricane Katrina, 2006

After Hurricane Katrina, Sandy Levy and other leaders in the Jewish community immediately mobilized to figure out what needed doing. Sandy was interviewed October 3, 2006.
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After Hurricane Katrina, Sandy Levy and other leaders in the Jewish community immediately mobilized to figure out what needed doing. Sandy was interviewed October 3, 2006.

Sandy Levy on Helping Hands, 2006

Helping to disburse funds to Katrina survivors through Helping Hands, Sandy Levy describes the surprisingly varied needs of the people in her community. Interviewed on October 3, 2006.
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Helping to disburse funds to Katrina survivors through Helping Hands, Sandy Levy describes the surprisingly varied needs of the people in her community. Interviewed on October 3, 2006.

Florence Schornstein Discusses Having a Better Attitude Post-Hurricane Katrina

While Katrina was devastating to New Orleans, Florence Schornstein holds on to the hope that the disaster can galvanize the community to fight for change.

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While Katrina was devastating to New Orleans, Florence Schornstein holds on to the hope that the disaster can galvanize the community to fight for change.

Sandy Levy

Sandy Levy’s lifetime of experience in New Orleans as a fundraiser and a preservationist made her uniquely suited to help survivors of Katrina rebuild their lives and their homes.

Sandy Levy

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Sandy Levy works as an organizational leader in New Orleans and created the Historic District Landmarks Commission in 1975.
Courtesy of Sandy Levy
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Sandy Levy works as an organizational leader in New Orleans and created the Historic District Landmarks Commission in 1975.

Courtesy of Sandy Levy

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