Loren Shure

When Loren Shure graduated with a PhD in marine geophysics, she figured she would find a job working in academia. The year was 1982, and Shure had just received her degree from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, where she studied Earth’s magnetic field from both large- and small-scale perspectives.

Despite her initial ambitions, Shure ended up forging an unconventional career path outside the walls of the university system. For the past three decades she has worked at MathWorks, a mathematical computing software company, where she has held roles ranging from programming to technical support to marketing. She has co-authored several of MathWorks’ products and made major contributions to the design of MATLAB, a computing program and language that enables users to create simulations and to analyze and visualize technical information.

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