Episode 7 - Libby Talks Leadership


Episode 7 features Libby Booton, who is a senior student leader, a runner and cheerleader, and an all around physics superwoman at the Colorado School of Mines. I've known Libby for a few years now and since she's graduating soon, I wanted to have her on the podcast before she gets too famous. She has a lot of insight on how to make things work in student organizations, and I know you all will find the interview illuminating and inspiring!
In this episode:

  • Libby finds physics at Mines
  • Internships at Northrop Grumman & Lockheed Martin
  • Moon buggy adventures at NASA!
  • Engineering Physics vs. Pure Physics
  • Libby's vast leadership experience
    • Society of Physics Students
    • Women in Physics (started with CUWiP)
    • Equality Through Awareness
  • The challenges of a multi-branch Women in Physics group
  • "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Rethinking officer structure to accommodate organizational/community needs
  • Organizational focus and how to target students that will benefit
  • Organizational splits, restructuring, and the good things that can come from going in a new direction
  • Good or bad, your leadership experiences at school will help in your professional life!

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