International Airport Review - Stephanie A Burke

In this exclusive Q&A, we sat down with Director of the Center of Equity and Excellence in Aviation (CEEA) at Denver International Airport (DEN), Stephanie Burke, to ask her about the Center’s mission. We asked Stephanie about the opportunities the Center is creating for marginalised communities and how the CEEA sits within the scope of DEN’s Vision 100.

First off, can we get an update of the students on Denver International Airport’s (DEN) exchange student partnership. How are the participants of the partnership doing now?

Denver International Airport was host to four international exchange students from Africa who are part of the TechGirls programme, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs – administered by Legacy International in partnership with WorldDenver – to help empower and inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM.

The students participated in private airfield tours, were given behind-the-scenes access to projects like the Great Hall Project and business technologies professions. They also met DEN leaders to gain a better understanding of airport operations, elements of their career interests and the education needed to enter careers in aviation. The girls spent two days of their trip to the U.S. at DEN and enjoyed a couple additional days in Denver before returning to their homes. Currently, they are in the midst of their traditional school year. In Spring 2024, there will be chances to pursue follow-on opportunities with the U.S. Department of State....

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