RPI President to appear on an episode of ‘Finding Your Roots’


TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson is known for many accomplishments, but Tuesday night, people will get to know her personally on an episode of “Finding Your Roots.”

The show explores the ancestry of influential people. Tuesday’s episode will feature Dr. Jackson, along with science pioneers Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Harold Varmus.

Dr. Jackson is the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was appointed by President Barack Obama as Co-Chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

The episode will premiere at 8 p.m. Tuesday on PBS.

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