When Monique Morrow was studying in the late 1970s for her undergraduate degree at San Jose State University, she wanted to be a career diplomat. Today, long after she graduated, people who have worked with this internationally known and respected technology innovator agree that her diplomacy talents have set her apart. Becoming an Engineer — Accidentally is a remarkable journey of transferring one’s core skills to a successful career. Diplomacy is critical in setting technology policy — which is a key component of what this warm and affable senior executive now does. Monique Morrow is currently Chief Technology Officer — Evangelist for Cisco Systems’ New Frontiers Development and Engineering.