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- Maria Zuber
Maria Zuber is a pioneer in many ways as the first woman to lead a NASA spacecraft mission and the first woman to lead a science department at MIT. She is Vice President of Research and E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Dr. Zuber is the winner of numerous awards and honors. In 2021, Dr. Zuber engaged with MIT community and developed MIT’s second climate action plan titled “Fast Forward: MIT’s Climate Action Plan for the Decade.” In this conversation, we will discuss Dr. Zuber’s journey from the coal mines of Pennsylvania to the pinnacles of academia and a leader in the scientific community.