19 Jul Afghani American pilot shows sky isn’t the limit
Not only is Shaesta Waiz solo piloting a flight around the world, but she also aims to inspire others to follow in her flight path.
As part of Dreams Soar, an organisation spearheaded by Waiz, she hopes more youngsters will look to careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
“I mean, this is why, the kids, this is the whole reason. There is a very exciting industry out there, science, technology, engineering, and math and we need more talent, we need not only more women, but we need young boys and girls from all over the world to be a part of STEM, so that we can move forward,” said Waiz.
After emigrating to the United States as a young child, Waiz became the first woman in her family to gain a college education.
As a refugee herself, the 29-year-old wants her organisation to provide opportunities for all those who were displaced from their home countries in recent years.
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