Hometown: Atlanta, GA
School: Virginia State University
Year: Class of 2019
The career that most interests me, in the aviation field, is either the commercial aspect such as Delta or American Airlines or maintenance. I have always grown up trying to tinker with things and perfect them whether they were Legos or drones or even robots. Then I found out about planes and I was hooked.
Hobbies & Interests:
I enjoy building, coding, flying and also teaching others about drones. My knowledge of drones expands my horizons in the aviation industry. Another hobby that I enjoy is robotics. I am on a robotics team that placed third place in four local competitions during the 2017-2018 school year. We have perfected our robot and its skills for the 2018-2019 regional competition.
I am currently in three different organizations. The organizations that I am apart of are Women in Aviation. They are a growing organization that aspires to help children like myself reach our goals to become pilots. I am also a part of an organization called Kids Drone Zone. I work closely with the owner, Jacquene Curlee, to teach children and adults how to build, code, and fly drones. I have been to many places such as schools, fields, and clubs to teach. The third organization that I am apart of is called the National Society of Black Engineers. I am proud to say that I work closely with the president to help fundraise sponsorships for the organization. The organization's mission is to help kids of all types come together to share their passion for engineering.
Why are you passionate about aviation?
I fell in love with aviation when I was eight years old after seeing the cockpit of a plane for the first time. That experience planted the seed that sparked the love of aviation. I quickly became fascinated with the mechanics and sound of a airplane. Then I had my first discovery flight, where I actually flew the plane and it was like this feeling that I continue to get to this day when I fly. It was an explosion of excitement. The excitement and freedom that come with being in the air are life changing.
What is your future aspiration?
After all my training I would like to fly for either Delta or UPS. If not, those companies I would like to work for regional airlines. I would also like to be able to give back to the next generation like Tuskegee NEXT has done for me.
Why did you choose to apply to Tuskegee NEXT?
The reason I chose to apply for Tuskegee NEXT was because it was the greatest opportunity out there. The second reason I chose to apply was because of the owner of the drone company that I work for, Ms. Jacquene Curlee , encouraged me to apply because she felt that I would have been a great candidate. I am grateful that I was chosen to be a part of Tuskegee NEXT to help me reach my aviation goals.