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Meet Jaime Katzer, a Senior in Aeronautics & Astronautics and Mathematics

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Jaime Katzer has had her eyes on the skies since she was young. Jaime attended Aviation High School, where she served as a school ambassador, interned at the Museum of Flight and was named valedictorian of her class. She even spends time in the pilot’s seat with her student license. Jaime takes flight whenever possible and says she was hooked from the moment the plane took off on her first ride. Her background in aviation, combined with her love of mathematics and problem-solving, inspired her to pursue a degree in engineering.

In the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the UW, Jaime enjoys the opportunity to work alongside people with similar passions, like at the Kirsten Wind Tunnel where she’s a crew member in the UW Aeronautical Laboratories. In 2010, Jaime interned at Aerospace Testing, Engineering and Certification, LLC where she experienced real-world aerospace engineering firsthand, working on pre- and post-flight procedures for aircraft testing and helping to redesign aircraft manuals. In her spare time, Jaime loves to dance and has been a member of many performing groups.

Thanks to scholarship support, Jaime can take full advantage of the multitude of opportunities that UW offers. She is able to attend a prestigious university and devote her efforts to her academic pursuits and extracurricular activities. For her, the scholarship means not only financial stability, but motivation to excel in college and beyond. After graduation, Jaime wants to pursue a graduate degree and eventually work at an aerospace company. No matter where she ends up, she knows that her engineering education will have prepared her for whatever comes her way.