Ms. Leipold received her B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She teaches courses in solid modeling, geometric dimensioning & tolerancing, statics, mechanics and materials processing. Ms. Leipold joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2004 as an adjunct instructor and 2007 as a lecturer. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, she worked at Pactiv Corporation as a new product development engineer and holds four patents from her work there.
Outside of teaching, Ms. Leipold is an advisor for the RIT FIRST Robotics club and the RIT Sailing Team club. She also enjoys volunteering as a member of the FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional planning committee. Through her work with FIRST Robotics, Ms. Leipold won the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award in 2008, and the Regional Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award in 2010.