Just because you may work in a field dominated by men doesn’t mean you can’t be glamorous. Scientists and engineers can look however they want to look, all the while doing some really awesome stuff. Today’s guest is a rocket scientist by day and an editor in chief by night. Having graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering in 2018, Caeley Looney now works full time as a Mission Analyst for L3Harris Technologies, where she supports their small satellite programs. She is also the Founder and CEO of Reinvented Magazine, a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower young girls to pursue STEM fields through the creation of the nation’s first-ever print magazine written for girls in STEM. In this episode, Caeley shares where her interest in aerospace engineering originated, what a day in her life as a mission analyst looks like, and why she relates with the movie, Legally Blonde. You’ll also find out about the joys and challenges of running a non-profit organization, being a strong woman leader, and battling with imposter syndrome, so don’t miss this episode!
Sn. 2, #5 Caeley Looney: By Girls in STEM, For Girls in STEM
Emily received her BA in Women’s Studies and JD from Temple University. Early on, she worked as a legal advocate for women in domestic violence cases. After practicing law, Emily began working on the business side of things. She is the co-owner of AAA School of Trucking, a truck and heavy equipment safety training firm, which she has spent the last 10 years growing into a thriving national business through government and military contracting and corporate partnerships.
As an executive in the transportation industry, darting from client meeting to trucking range required safety boots that met her style standards, and when she couldn’t find them anywhere, she created Juno Jones Shoes. Emily trained in shoemaking in Cuernavaca, Mexico and at the Brooklyn Shoe Space, and assembled a powerhouse team of designers, consultants, and industry experts to bring Juno Jones to life. Through Juno Jones Shoes, Emily is fulfilling her dream of not only providing women with safe, stylish footwear options for their jobs but of helping to normalize and empower women in traditionally male-dominated fields.
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