Cannell grew up seeing how aviation transformed her father’s life out of poverty and into a 30-year career he loved. It also transformed her from being a shy, awkward teenager to a confident pilot and the belief that she could take on any of life’s challenges. Read more–>
Alicia Dearixon Dearixon
Resource Program Coordinator
Although she has little experience in the aviation and aerospace industry herself, she has family members who have worked in the field, making this job at ASK particularly special for her. Her grandfather was a Technical Sergeant in the Air Force, working mainly on jet fighter maintenance. Her great grandmother was a WASP (Women’s Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II, a group that paved the way for all women in aviation.
Until moving to Oregon in December 2018, I spent most of my life in the southwest, where skies are sunny, there’s almost always a plane overhead, and the plants can be as dangerous as the animals. I grew up in Yuma, Arizona without much direction for my own future. I watched (and heard) military pilots train at the Marine Base. It’s there I first became fascinated with flight. Read more –>
Sona has had the pleasure of working with various nonprofit organizations over the years, and she has enjoyed seeing how different organizations are working to change the world for the better. After graduating from college amidst a global pandemic, Sona realized that she wanted to be part of an organization where she could make a difference. Sona is inspired by the stories of aviation pioneers, and she hopes to share their stories to inspire others.
Ezekial loves to be in a classroom or out on adventures with students. To him, the continued shift toward a more inclusive and pluralistic society begins in Education, with a collaborative spirit of understanding and resilience.