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Leroy Chiao

2018 Keynote Speaker, NYLF Explore STEM

Dr. Leroy Chiao is a former NASA astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander. He has logged over 229 days in space on four space missions, including six spacewalks supporting ISS design and construction. Educated as a chemical engineer, he has held leadership positions in technology companies and startups. He is an expert on leadership and technology, and how to lead your enterprise to the next level.

In addition, Dr. Chiao holds academic appointments at both Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks three languages including Mandarin Chinese and Russian. A father of young twins, Dr. Chiao is also passionate about character-based education. He has been working with students and educators professionally since 2006.