Dr. Laurie Leshin, who takes the reins as the president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute on June 1, 2014, discusses the twists and turns of her career path in this video. She has worked as a professor at ASU, an administrator at NASA, and as a dean at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She addresses the roots of her love of research and space science, how she chose her research specialty, what caused her to leave academia to work for NASA for six years, and why she returned to educational leadership.

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