As a Chinese American woman and a child of immigrants, I value the importance of reaching out to underserved communities so that everyone has an equitable opportunity to thrive as a rocket scientist. Both in and out of my professional life, I strive to make the world we live in more just through leadership, outreach, and mentorship.

Watch the video on the left to hear me speak at a convention for girls in STEAM about my journeys through academia and mental health, or jump to the hour mark on the video below to see my talk to the Women in STEM group at my local high school!

If you have an outreach or mentorship opportunity, please don't hesitate to contact me.


  • Electric Propulsion Course (AEROSP 536): Graduate Student Instructor

    • September 2021 - December 2021

    • "Leanne Su is an absolute baller of a GSI and is doing an awesome job."
      –Midterm evaluation from anonymous student.

  • Michigan Advanced In-Space Propulsion Engineers: Graduate Student Mentor

    • July 2019 - Present

  • Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Council: President

    • September 2019 - September 2021

  • Graduate Society of Women Engineers: Operations/Mentorship Officer

    • April 2019 - April 2021

  • Aerospace Engineering Teaching Academy

    • Recipient of Michigan Aero Outreach Champions Award

    • September 2020 - December 2020