Dekiyra Love

Dekiyra Love, a freshman majoring in professional flight technology and minoring in meteorology from Kansas City, Kan.

Her goal: To work in the commercial or corporate aviation industry.

Early interest: At the age of 14, she was so fascinated with her first flight to Disney World that she began to consider aviation as a career. From then on, she began attending aviation camp.

Awe-inspiring view: "The beauty of the sky is inspiring. When I’m up in the sky, it's like, 'Hey, this is why I’m doing this.' It just reminds me that all my hard work is for this moment."

Hobbies outside of flight: Dekiyra loves reading, especially about historical fiction. She is also interested in archery, horses and drawing.

By Jessica Able