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  • Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2017
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver, Aviation & Aerospace Science, ‘18
  • Host Institution: Air Line Pilots Association
  • Mentor: Rebecca Spyke Keiser

Rachael McKee is an Aviation and Aerospace Science major at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

As a student, Rachael has served in numerous leadership roles, including being a board member for the national Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) organization, the Treasurer of MSU's SEDS Chapter, and Manager of Students on Capitol Hill, a space policy advocacy event. Aviation and Aerospace Science. She has also been an active member of the MSU chapters of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Colorado Aviation Business Association, and the Colorado Space Business Roundtable. Additionally, Rachael has served as a Stratospheric Science Intern, helping build a satellite ground station.

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Rachael worked at the Air Line Pilots Association, participating in the Drone Advisory Committee or the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee. She also worked developing aircraft accident report summaries for internal use. In addition, she worked on a project determining funding need and opportunities for pilots, fire rescue teams, and airports in remote regions of Alaksa and Canada.

After completing the Fellowship experience, Rachael returned to MSU to continue her undergraduate studies. She also also worked as an intern at Bryce Space and Technology.