Black History Month – Podcast with Aerospace Engineer Kerissa Khan CEng MRAeS

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We are delighted to announce the next item in our Black History Month 2020 series.

As part of our activities to celebrate Black History Month this October, we have recorded a free podcast with Kerissa Khan MRAeS CEng, RAeS Council Member and Innovation Lead for the UK FutureFlight.

Tune in now to hear more about her inspirational career story, what drew her to leave her home in the Caribbean to pursue her dream of becoming an aerospace engineer, her vision for future technologies and meeting the green challenge. Kerissa also talks about the impact of Covid-19 and why diversity and inclusion matters, including what industry leaders can do to create and sustain a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Visit to learn more about the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Diversity and Inclusion work.

Kerissa Khan

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