Melanie Zeigler Dickman has been with YAA for three years, and is one of two commanders for the Squadron One event. She is an instrument rated, commercial pilot, and is working toward her CFI. She is president and founder of Girls in Science and Technology, Inc, which introduces elementary school girls to STEM through aviation. She holds dual degrees from THE Ohio State University in Psychology and Aviation Management, with a minor in Economics. When she isn’t working at GISAT or volunteering for YAA, Melanie does freelance copywriting work, teaches yoga and meditation, and can be found spending time with her kids or playing with her cat or bunnies.