BSc Aerospace Technology with Management
Muirhead Avionics - Flight Data Engineer, Teledyne - Project Engineer and NAVBLUE
Product Application Specialist - RAIM
NAVBLUE An Airbus Company, is in partnership with Airbus. They are based in Toulouse with offices in London and Waterloo as well. NAVBLUE provides products which include solutions for flight planning, aircraft performance, aeronautical charts, crew planning and navigational data.
Just a lady who is a little AeroNAUGHTYcal
I live on my own in West London, and enjoy getting out on my bike, and taking pictures with my SLR. I have a passion to travel; this year alone, I have been to Barcelona, Toulouse, all over Japan, and planning my next trip to Cappadoccia in Turkey end of November.
I’m generally an outgoing person but I do love my TV, right now I’m following The Great British Bake Off and The Apprentice, but South Park is the one for any dull day.
I Work for NAVBLUE which is part of Airbus as a Product Application Specialist
I’m a specialist for RAIM, which stands for Receiver autonomous integrity monitoring. RAIM is used to predict the availability of GPS in any given location. So in aviation, it’s used to help pilots navigate using GPS.
My role, involves setting up the customers on our software, training them on how to use it and finally supporting them with any day to day issues that may occur.
My Typical Day
There is no typical day
Everyday is different, which is why i enjoy my job. Generally, I get into work by 8am, I have to work through a series of support tasks; this can be a range of things from, forgotten passwords (boring!!) to system not working. I may also have to set up new customers and attend meetings about growing the product. I travel often, usually to meet customers who require training, this gets me meeting customers which I love, and I always make sure I have time to do a little sightseeing too. I’m also involved in our companies social committee, because yes, work should be fun! We spend more time at work than anywhere else, so every month we have an event of some sort, which I need to arrange with the help of 5 other members.
What I'd do with the money
MORE GIRLS IN STEM!
There is a major shortage of females in STEM and there is so much for us to do here, I want to create more awareness and encourage more females to look into what STEM careers are out there as I feel females are not encouraged enough to go for engineer or science roles. I was the only female on our course at university and I hope to see this change in the future.
I’d like to organize some form of motivational talks, where women in STEM go and speak in schools. This platform will allow females to look at older successful women in STEM which they may not have in their life already. There are three important area’s i’d like to focus on:
1. Kill the maths myth – you don’t have to be good at maths to be in STEM
2. Role Models – I think we need to show females other female role models which they can relate to
3. Talking about women in STEM – This will help younger females broaden their horizons.
I’m doing a motivational speech at my old high school later this month and I’m hoping that will be the start of something, I want to do more and hope other women will join in too.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Bubbly, Fun, Active
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Trained Air Traffic Controllers in Bulgaria
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My extended family are mostly enigneers, so I was almost born into it
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
An Air Traffic Controller
Were you ever in trouble at school?
No, I was a good girl
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Skydived in Dubai
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Never doubt myself, My own private jet, and a BMW I8
Tell us a joke.
What did the cheese say when he looked in the mirror? Halloumi