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Laura Smoliar

CEO, Peppertree Engineering Inc., Mountain View, California, USA
Country of birth: USA

Educational background: PhD Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley; AB Chemistry, Columbia University

Heidi ShyuA typical work day
I am always looking for opportunities to solve real problems with the creative use of technology solutions. In a typical day, I spend a lot of time listening to customers.

What I enjoy most
I enjoy connecting with like-minded people and working as a team to solve problems. This often involves travel, which I enjoy, especially to Asia.

Words of wisdom
Relationship building is a skill, and it is as important as acquiring all the technical skills we learn in school. Treasure the relationships you build with high-integrity people.