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Perspective: Leaders at Penn State

In a video series, “Perspective: Leaders at Penn State," Tracy Langkilde, Verne M. Willaman Dean of the Eberly College of Science, reflects on her love for trail running as an opportunity to pursue a passion and reach new heights with others.

The following video shows Langkilde on a hike as well as scenes of Langkilde talking to camera in a studio before the words “Perspective: Leaders at Penn State” appear on screen. Interspersed is footage of old family photographs, Langkilde stopping by a pond, and jogging through a forrest.