Speaker advises R-MA students to expect life’s detours

Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal announced that Elizabeth Kennick, project manager of Space Frontier Foundation, spoke with Dave Gillis’ aerospace and physics class on April 16 after speaking at the Linden Rotary.

Kennick discussed her current employment and the road leading her there, saying life is a winding road with unexpected detours. She said her success proves that hard work, determination and flexibility contribute to succeeding in goals.

Kennick entered Goucher College majoring in elementary education and minoring in English, eventually gaining a master’s degree in information systems/operations analysis from the University of Maryland. Her diverse career includes working as vice president of Client Technology at Morgan Stanley, engineering at Hughes Aircraft, managing Internal Communications for the European Monetary Union during the transition to the Euro, and managing a bed and breakfast — all before starting at the Space Frontier Foundation.