About

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Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope it will provide some insight to STEM from the career field as well as STEM outside the career field.

I am an experienced Manufacturing Engineer, and Lean Project Coordinator, with a demonstrated history of working in the aviation and aerospace industry. I lead lean initiatives, striving to enable all team members to be a part of the change and fully engaged in continuous process improvement.

I am trained in Lean Six Sigma with my Green Belt Certification. I am in the process of earning my Black Belt Certification.

I volunteer for any opportunity at hand to teach and engage young students in STEM, encouraging them to pursue a career with unlimited opportunities. STEM professionals push the boundaries and break the rules (in a good way), to launch humanity into the next generation of innovation. I strive to encourage the next generation to be a part of a world changing industry and make a difference!

Outside of my day job, I am a pilot and Vice Chairman of the Reno High Sierra 99s chapter of the international organization The Ninety-Nines, Inc. We are a non-profit organization of women pilots seeking to “promote the advancement of aviation through education, scholarships and mutual support.” I currently hold a Private Pilot License and am pursuing further ratings as time and money(of course) allow.

To further emphasis my life drenched in STEM, my husband is a middle school STEM teacher. We love to collaborate on better ways to engage young students in STEM, striving to ensure that they get the best opportunity to experience and investigate all that there is within the STEM realm.

I live and love STEM!

~Leah