Seeking to champion
progress at the
intersection of leadership,
equity, and wellness for underrepresented minorities...
This is me
I am currently a Systems Safety Engineer at Wisk Aero, an Advanced Air Mobility company in San Francisco. I earned my Master's in Aerospace Engineering, at the Aerospace Systems Design Lab at Georgia Tech and my Bachelor's in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2020. As a third culture kid from Singapore, my immersive educational experiences in Asia, Europe, and the United States have cultivated a passion for service and an appetite for broadening my exposure. Curious as ever, I have become a big believer in asking 'Why?' My big 'why' was the MH370 disappearance as it revealed profound vulnerabilities in air travel in 2014. I felt a compulsion to learn more about the operation of an aircraft and use my strengths in physics and maths for 'good'.
I share stories about the Aerospace industry, gender-minorities in STEM, and wellness to tackle an engineering degree.
After enrolling in my Bachelor's degree, I began blogging to learn how to thrive in the program and process my successes and failures. Soon, my wellness blog for engineers evolved into a Science Communication platform for gender-minorities in STEM on Instagram and YouTube. This distinct aspect of my resume helped me receive my Brooke Owens Fellowship internship offer, ultimately making me the only international Brooke Owens Fellow in 2019. The fellowship offered a paid internship and executive mentorship from astronauts, CEOs, award-winning journalists, and senior government officials. I did not take the opportunity lightly, acknowledging the responsibility I now had to use my immense network for 'good'.
In May 2019, I founded and hosted Singapore's first Women Leaders in Aerospace Conference, SheLAEds. I coordinated logistics across continents and organized everything from the venue, speakers, sponsorships, conference material, swag, lunch, and volunteers. Taking this initiative in combination with leading Georgia Tech's Premier National Indian Classical Dance Team transformed my leadership skills inside and outside of the classroom and taught me how to multi-task across a range of projects.
I advocate for the
next-generation of leaders by sharing my personal development, and leadership learnings on my podcast and social media.
During my studies, I encountered unique challenges as an international student in aerospace. This impacted my well-being and encouraged me to use tools such as mediation, journaling, coaching, and therapy to transform my circumstances. Now on my podcast the Leadership, Equity, and Wellness pod with Rikhi Roy, I chat with guests like Netflix science show host Emily Calandrelli, to commercial astronauts like Katya Echazaretta, and astronaut hall-of-fame recipient Dr. Magnus about the things that have helped them lead, take care of themselves and push for an equitable future.
This has led me to being invited to lead journaling workshops for students in Scotland, Lebanon, Morocco, Mexico, and the United States at Georgia Tech, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, and for the Brooke Owens Fellowship. It has also led me to being named a 2022 Singaporean Woman to Watch by the Singaporean Economic Development Board, a 2021 Top Woman in Aerospace to Follow on LinkedIn and an Aviation Week Network's 20 Twenties Laureate.