Shaesta Waiz’s family immigrated to the United States when she was a child. Growing up in a traditional Afghan-American home, Shaesta believed her future consisted of getting married young and having a big family. But aviation changed all that for her.
“It was something that I felt so passionate about,” she said. “When I'm up there I understand why people feel a purpose in life.”
But pursuing her greatest passion isn’t free of challenges. As she progressed as a pilot and flew longer and longer flights, her headset got more and more uncomfortable. Then a friend lent her his Bose headset.