2022 AE Memorial Scholarship Recipients
First Wings Awards
As a flight attendant for a commercial airline in my earlier years, I quickly developed an interest in wanting to learn how to fly planes. A dream deferred, I continued to work and finish my education while raising a large family. I’m so excited to finally be at a point in my life where I’m able to pursue my dream of becoming a pilot. Even more, I’m looking forward to taking what I learn to train and mentor young women from communities that may lack access to or awareness of the amazing experiences and opportunities of aviation.
My love of aviation started at a young age, but it wasn’t until February of 2022 when I took the plunge and started pursuing my dreams of becoming a pilot. There are so many wonderful things I would like to achieve – such as flying aerobatics, getting my Seaplane Rating and becoming a CFII. I dream of one day flying across the country with my family. I’m truly grateful and honored to have been chosen for the AE Memorial Scholarship First Wings Award. I’m passionate about helping people and animals in need and hope to pay it forward through aviation.