Laura Anne Theodorson
Don't be afraid to try new things and challenge yourself both mentally and physically.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I fly passengers and cargo around the world
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
My dad was a private pilot & I grew up knowing that I wanted to fly
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
I served on active duty in the military for nine years before joining the Air Force Reserve. I wish I had known that I could have completed pilot training as a reservist, which could have provided greater quality of life for my family and an earlier start to my civilian career.
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
Flying is challenging and rewarding, and the "office view" is unbeatable!
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
My advice to girls is to "get comfortable feeling uncomfortable." Don't be afraid to try new things and challenge yourself both mentally and physically. The sky is NOT the limit!
INSPO / FUN FACT
"You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true," Richard Bach