Jill Meyers

Albuquerque, NM, US
Field of Work 
Aviation
Company 
Meyers AeroConsulting LLC
Job Title or "Student" 
Owner
Education 
University of Texas at Austin
Degree 
Aerospace Engineering
Education Level 
Bachelors
Profile Biography 
Jill Meyers, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, has more than 30 years of experience in aviation and aerospace, including eight years active duty in the United States Air Force. After transitioning out of the military, she worked for several companies including Boeing, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman on programs including the NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), Global Hawk, and the F-35 “Lightning II” Joint Strike Fighter jet. Jill also supported several startup companies advancing piloted and remotely piloted aviation technologies.

To help inspire young girls around the globe, Jill volunteered for Dreams Soar, Inc. in 2017, managing the ground support team for founder Shaesta Waiz’s solo flight around the world in a single-engine aircraft for the “Global Flight for STEM”. Jill managed the logistics for the 145-day mission and led the planning of 32 Outreach events in 14 countries where Shaesta inspired more than 3,000 students to follow their dreams.

Jill owns an aviation management consulting business in New Mexico and provides her expertise to organizations around the world. One of her most rewarding roles was as the consultant to Indie Atlantic Films for production of their award-winning 2019 documentary film Fly Like A Girl.

A private pilot since age 17, Jill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and was elected to their Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 2021. She is a long-time member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and Women in Aviation International (WAI). Jill was President of three different WAI chapters around the country, most recently founding the first WAI chapter in New Mexico called the Land of Enchantment Chapter.

For her lifelong support to STEM and aviation, and for inspiring and supporting the next generation through mentoring and outreach, Jill has received several awards including the San Diego Chamber of Commerce 2016 “Women in Leadership” Award and the AIAA 2018 “Outstanding Enhancement of the Image of the Aerospace Profession” Award. She was a finalist for the 2018 San Diego Magazine’s “Woman of the Year”, and was selected in 2020 as one of the New Mexico Technology Council's “Women in Technology” honorees. Jill was recently named #3 on an international list of the “Top 62 Women in Aviation and Aerospace to Follow on LinkedIn in 2021”.
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Availability 
No Preference
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Identifying other role models, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Other
Other Program Affiliation 
Women in Aviation International

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