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Secret Life Snap Shot #10

Here’s theoretical physicist, Stephon Alexander, when he was 3 years old in Princess Town, Trinidad. So what was on his mind back then besides String Theory?

“I played a lot with toy cars and trucks as well as my grandmother’s animals, such as goats, cows, and dogs,” says Stephon. “I also enjoyed going to the beach with my grandfather, Stephon ‘Sonny’ Belfon.”

The night sky, the jumbies, the moon…. Stephon is already thinking!

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Joshua Seftel

    Executive Producer Joshua Seftel’s love for science started at a young age. He was a Pre-Medical Sciences major in college, and his first job out of school was as a high school physics teacher. Meanwhile, Josh discovered a passion for filmmaking and made his first documentary, the Emmy-nominated “Lost and Found” (1992), about the plight of Romania’s orphaned and abandoned children. He hasn’t stopped making films since, including “Taking on the Kennedys” (1996) and “War, Inc” (2008) starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, and Ben Kingsley. Josh also directed the first season of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and helped develop the Emmy-nominated PBS children’s show “Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman.” He has long been committed to public broadcasting and is a frequent contributor to “Nova Science Now.”