Board and Advisors

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Nobody was going to tell me I couldn’t do it because I was a woman.

Jerrie Mock

Dreams Soar Guardian and Mentor

The late Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, provided a wealth of inspiration for Shaesta and her journey. They spoke on the phone frequently, especially on flight planning. Shaesta plans to honor Jerrie by making her hometown of Columbus, Ohio the first stop on her solo global flight. Flight leg, KDAB to KCMH is named in honor of Jerry Mock, supported by the Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA).

Read more about this unforgettable woman and her contributions to aviation.


These busy professionals have made an enormous and heartfelt commitment to Dreams Soar’s success.

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Shaesta Waiz

President, Interim Board Chair
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While a number of earth rounders’ have gone before Shaesta, few have done it where the flight itself is only the start of such an all-important mission.

Lou Seno

Board of Directors
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Dreams Soar embodies the essence of STEM: it offers pathways to overcome impossibilities while providing role models who inspire the possibilities.

Christa Dhimo

Board Member
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I’m proud to see this dream become a reality for DSI and the thousands of young people who will benefit.

Bruce Ganger

Board of Directors
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The Dream of flight or reaching your potential in STEM should be a possibility for anyone. Somebody believed in me. I want to do the same for the next generation to Soar.

Rose Marie Norman

Board of Directors
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As a pilot, aerospace engineer and STEM advisor, I'm passionate about Dreams Soar’s mission to inspire girls around the world.

Jill Meyers

Director of Operations
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Shaesta energizes and inspires every soul she touches. She is a reminder to those who are in aviation why they fell in love with this fascinating world.

Captain Aysha Al Hamili

Advisory Council Member
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The DSI platform can change the lives of girls by demonstrating what can be achieved when focus is on goals and not circumstances.

Lisa Anderson-Spencer

Advisory Council Member
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Shaesta is not only a trailblazer in aviation, but inspires and touches the hearts of those who have the privilege of working with her.

Veronica Carpio

Advisory Council Member
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STEM is the future. It is so important that we inspire and encourage young women to pursue these careers so they can break barriers and become leaders in these fields!

Bridget Cox

Advisory Council Member

It’s my joy & responsibility to mentor young girls to go further and reach higher than the women of my generation. DSI will change the future for many young women.

Chris Davis

Advisory Council Member
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As an advocate for individuals to pursue their dreams to the fullest I am proud to support Shaesta and DSI's mission through aviation.

Joey Fazzino

Advisory Council Member
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Encouraging young girls worldwide to explore and master STEM skills is a tremendous undertaking. I’m proud to be part of this team

Adam Krause

Advisory Council Member
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``Support. Teach. Empower. Move forward. I joined Dreams Soar because the most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.``

Sherry Rosenkranz

Advisory Council Member
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Linda Stuart

Advisory Council Member
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I'm excited to be part of an organization, and a generation, that builds up and empowers young women, telling them they CAN!

Nicole Nix

Dreams Soar Administrator