US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith at 2015 Commencement

June 18, 2015

Megan Smith Commencement

Boston Globe reporter Katherine Landergan writes that during MIT’s 2015 Commencement, U.S. CTO Megan Smith ’86, SM ’88 urged graduates to “be kind, be inclusive, be open.” Smith told MIT graduates that she is often asked why she left Silicon Valley for a job in government. It is important, the MIT alumna said, to “show up where we are more rare,” because that is where the biggest problems live. Smith, who serves as an assistant to President Obama, also told the graduates to work in teams and to respect others in the workplace. Read the full article on the Boston Globe. Photo: Joi Ito (MIT NEWS)

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