Sydney Hamilton is the 2021 Space and Satellite Professional International (SSPI) Promise Award Winner* who has been featured on CBS, in Marie Claire Magazine, on NPR’s Wow in the World and across Boeing for her innovative contributions to the aerospace industry. Sydney Hamilton is a Structures Stress manager in Long Beach, CA supporting Boeing’s Satellite Programs, Commercial Aircrafts, Advanced Concepts and many other projects across the enterprise. She previously was a mechanical design engineer in which she led a cross-functional team in the development of satellite reflectors, which are critical mechanisms on satellites that redirect radio frequencies (like your GPS) to desired areas. Throughout Sydney’s career, she has had the opportunity to design 3D-printed satellite parts, deliver structural repairs to Boeing’s fleet of 767 and 777 airplanes, as well as analyze for the 777X Folding Wing-Tip – the first commercial airplane with folding wings. As a passionate advocate for recognizing the power of diversity, Sydney founded the SoCal Chapter of Boeing Generation 2 Generation employee resource group dedicated to improving workplace culture across the company’s rich, multi-generational talent pool. Serving as President on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization, Dramatic Results, she has championed the success of extracurricular programs designed to bring STEM through Art (STEAM) into the hands of underserved youth. She is also an IF/THEN ambassador for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to inspire young girls, especially of color, to be exposed to all of the amazing opportunities in STEM. Sydney received dual degrees in Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering from Spelman College and the University of Michigan, respectively. She also studied Nuclear Engineering while abroad in Xiamen, Fujian, China. Outside of work, Sydney can be found salsa dancing, cooking and (especially), eating new cuisines with friends.