An Out-of-This-World Job

By Katie Martell

May 2016

My journey with Boeing began years ago with my fascination of outer space. I spent all my free time in high school and college reading articles about deep space exploration and going to lectures on space topics. I would do everything I could to learn more about what was out there.

About five years ago in college, I worked at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., because it allowed me to share my passion for space with others. In my role I was able to give shows and lectures about the history of aerospace to audiences of all ages. Being able to inspire members of every generation to learn more about what I believe to be the most exciting industry in (and out) of this world was incredible.

I knew after working at the museum that Boeing was the company for me. Walking around Boeing has touched every era of aerospace history. From the first airplanes to the shuttle program, Boeing has been on the forefront of aerospace history the past 100 years and I knew I wanted to be a part of its future.

I was so excited to have the opportunity to join the Boeing team after graduation as a member of the Business Career Foundation Program! Working for a company that I am so passionate about makes me inspired to go to work every day. Knowing that the work I do contributes to connecting families, protecting our soldiers, and exploring the vast universe is so fulfilling.

Katie Martell and pilot with a V-22, in Phoenix for Marine Week.

Courtesy of Katie Martell