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#160: Lifelong Learning

People can have wide-ranging interests and tons of exciting hobbies, but what makes them switch from exploring one educational path or career track to another? How can you support a student making that switch? Todd spoke with Jennifer Widom, Dean of the School of Engineering at Stanford University, about her switch from studying music to studying computer science and how she has cultivated a love of learning throughout her life.

Jennifer Widom is the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering and the Fletcher Jones Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 1982 and her Computer Science Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1987.