Ms. Desi Ekstein has been involved in the Unmanned Aerial Systems industry for over 5 years flying aerial videography, mapping, inspection and surveying projects.
Desi is highly involved with STEM education and is an adjunct instructor for TCI MiraCosta College and the Elementary Institute of Science San Diego in the “Girls Take Flight” drone program. This first-of-its-kind program resulted in 7 out of 10 young women graduating with their FAA Part 107 Operator’s certification in January 2019.
Desi is also a flight and safety instructor as well as a consultant for companies integrating sUAS operations into their fleet.
Ms. Ekstein is a board member of the San Diego Chapter of AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) and a FAA Safety Team representative.