With the new year comes a new IEEE MTT-S president—Prof. Rashaunda Henderson, our second female president of the society and the first female of color to take on this challenging role. I had the pleasure of chatting with Rashaunda about her motivations for deciding to run for society president in the first place as well as pivotal points in her career along the way that have helped to shape the person she is and her success in the field of microwaves.
Throughout the interview, Rashaunda shared many wisdoms she has internalized over the years that span her childhood through today. There were several phrases that resonated with me and perhaps will with you as well:
• Not making excuses
• Philosophy of serving others
• Bring ideas to the table
• Push through the fear
I encourage all of you to learn more about this truly inspiring person and her vision and goals for the Society which address educating our youth and young professionals, collaborating with other IEEE societies and mentoring all we meet along the way to ensure continuity of the community and future years of success.
Click here to read my interview of Professor Henderson in the January 2022 issue of IEEE Microwaves Magazine: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=9632505.
WIM Chair 2022