STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia

Meet Ashlee Cooper: Drones, Drone Technology, and the Drone Industry

June 07, 2022 Dr. Natoshia Anderson
STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia
Meet Ashlee Cooper: Drones, Drone Technology, and the Drone Industry
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Show Notes

Episode Summary

1) She made a shift in her career from the science/medical fields to drones. She took the risk and has been successful. The lesson here is to take the risk.
2) The field of drone and drone technology is wide open for Black women. We currently only make up 4% of the industry.
3) Get yourself a drone and start learning the particulars of how to fly one and how to build one.

Ashlee Cooper Bio

Ashlee Cooper, MLS(ASCP) aka Drone Boss Lady is the President of Droneversity. 

Ms. Cooper's success as a molecular microbiology scientist prepared her for success in the drone industry. She has more than 10 years of experience as a STEM educator, curriculum developer, and certified clinical laboratory scientist. Her career in academia includes training medical residents to manage, design, and instruct STEM labs at post-secondary institutions. She served on the campus safety board as the Chemical Hygiene Officer, as well as set on the Science Olympiad board and many educational tasks force.

Becoming a Part 107 pilot presented life-changing opportunities. Ms. Cooper's drone-industry credentials include certification as a Remote pilot with an sUAS rating, PA drone association board member, Federal Aviation Administration, Safety Team representative, and the first Black female FAA DronePro in the U.S. North East region. She has developed STEAM-aviation training for multiple organizations.

She founded Drone Navigations LLC and  Droneversity with the mission to continue the Black aviation legacy in the drone revolution. Her drone instruction started with teaching her now 4 years old to fly drones by coding.



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