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Mensa Foundation Honors Boston Doctor

  • Jul 31, 2014

ARLINGTON, TEXAS, July 17th, 2014 — The Mensa Education & Research Foundation has named Dr. Jessica Reyes of Boston, Mass., the recipient of the 2014 Laura Joyner Award.

She was presented the honor at the 2014 American Mensa Annual Gathering in Boston. She received the award for her accomplishments and work in preventing lead poisoning among children. “It is our distinct pleasure to recognize individuals and their talents as they use intelligence to make a difference in our world,” said Dave Remine, President of the Mensa Foundation. “We hope that this award helps to highlight Dr. Reyes and her work, as well as the importance of nurturing intelligence for all the good it can do.”

The Laura Joyner Award was created to honor Ms. Joyner’s generous bequest to the Mensa Foundation and to recognize those with outstanding work, theoretical or applied, in the area of human intelligence. To find out more about the Mensa Foundation Awards, visit

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