SacTown Talks

#11 - Dr. Linda Katehi

Episode Summary

Dr. Linda Katehi is Chancellor Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis. She was the first woman to hold the post as Chancellor, serving from 2009 - 2016. She resigned from the Chancellor's position in 2016 after a series of well-publicized events. She is also a world-renowned electrical engineer and scholar, holding 19 US patents and over 700 publications. Dr. Katehi's career also includes membership in the National Academy of Engineering, chair of the US Secretary of Commerce's Committee for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and chair of the President's Committee for the National Medal of Science. Dr. Katehi is also a pioneer and leader for women and girls in STEM, being the first woman from her small Greek island of Salamis to go to college.

Episode Notes

Dr. Linda Katehi is Chancellor Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis. She was the first woman to hold the post as Chancellor, serving from 2009 - 2016. She resigned from the Chancellor's position in 2016 after a series of well-publicized events.

She is also a world-renowned electrical engineer and scholar, holding 19 US patents and over 700 publications. Dr. Katehi's career also includes membership in the National Academy of Engineering, chair of the US Secretary of Commerce's Committee for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and chair of the President's Committee for the National Medal of Science.

Dr. Katehi is also a pioneer and leader for women and girls in STEM, being the first woman from her small Greek island of Salamis to go to college.