Maria Zuber, the first woman to lead a science department at MIT and the first to lead a NASA robotic planetary mission, was appointed to Bank of America Corporation's board.
She's been pushing the envelope of discoveries in her career on Earth and beyond thanks to her tenacity, according to a Smithsonian profile about her published in 2016.
"You don't know that something is doable unless you give it a try," she said in the article. "I think if I had one quality to attribute it to, it's that I haven't been afraid to fail. I just think the worst thing would be to not have tried and then always wonder what might have been."
It's her broad skill sets that landed her a spot on Bank of America's board.
Chairman and chief executive officer Brian Moynihan, said Zuber "brings to our board diverse perspectives in several areas, including technology and risk management. We look forward to benefiting from her unique talents and experience."
Zuber is the E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and vice president for research at MIT, where she oversees the MIT Lincoln...