Program Manager, National Transportation Safety Board
Pursue your dreams.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I am currently the Forum Manager for the NTSB
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
I am one of the first two female pilots for my native country Guyana, and I am the only black female aviation accident investigator with the NTSB. I lived my dream and my dad's dream to be a pilot.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
My achievement as a role model pilot/aviation investigator is my dream job and I never knew a girl from a third world country could have achieved this. I even have my own postage stamp. I was honored by my country for my achievement.
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
I love encouraging the young folks to pursue aviation as a career choice and I look forward to sharing my story with the kids from elementary school all the way to college.
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
I would tell them to pursue their dreams like I did when I became the first female pilot to fly for the airline of my country, Guyana Airways Corporation.
INSPO / FUN FACT
“Follow your dreams and your passion, you will not regret your career choice.”