Science & Technology
Clean Energy Visionary.
Queen of Possibility.
What if we could solve the two biggest problems with nuclear energy: safety and waste? Well, this wunderkind nearly did both of those things...when she was just 32. Today, she works to advance nuclear science and technology to save the planet.
Whether managing AWACS for US, UK and NATO fleets, engineering solutions for Boeing, or developing comms systems for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jet, Jill has always reached one hand back to light the path for young girls.
What if the first Afghan woman to earn a commercial pilot’s license went on to break the world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine plane? Meet the 2018 Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Trophy Winner.