Systems Solutions for Social Challenges

Sylvia Acevedo, Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
With Tina Seelig, Stanford University

Business leader, author and rocket scientist Sylvia Acevedo describes how she transitioned from running a tech startup to solving problems in the education system. Engineers and technologists can make significant contributions to social challenges, she finds, by bringing a systems approach to the table and collaborating with domain experts to build scalable solutions. In her case, her efforts led to a role as a Commissioner of the White House initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics during the Obama administration.