Mission Statement

Washington Aerospace Scholars aims to increase the number of students seeking degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields through academic study, project-based learning, and experimentation with an emphasis on critical thinking and self-evaluation.


Board of Directors

Jo Taylor-Thibert, President
Director of Engineering, Amazon

Brian Douglas - Secretary
Founder, Engineering Media LLC 
Principal Technical Marketing Manager, Mathworks

Marisa Herrera - VP/Treasurer
President, Herrera Education Consultants

Alfonso Gonzalez
GNC Engineer, SpaceX

Darci Snowden
Associate Professor of Physics; Director of NESSP, Central WA University

Lucia Blackwell
Software Engineer,Regrow Ag

Lucy Casale
Project Manager, College Success Foundation

Scott Walston
VP and Chief Engineer, Boeing Technology, The Boeing Company

Shawna Ryan
Mission Manager - New Glenn, Blue Origin


Founding Directors

Bonnie J. Dunbar, PhD

William J. Rex

Harold E. Carr


Additional Documents

Form 990 (2022)


For more information, please contact was@museumofflight.org.