Shaesta Waiz
Shaesta Waiz, founder of the non-profit Dreams Soar, Inc., flew around the world solo in a Beechcraft Bonanza A36 aircraft in 2017, becoming the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine aircraft. Born in an Afghan refugee camp, Shaesta is the first certified civilian female pilot from Afghanistan. She attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, the first in her family to do so.

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