Currently a PhD candidate in Earth Systems and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Rose possesses a rich educational background. With a Bachelor of Science degree from the Honors College at the same institution, she majored in Geography, complemented by double minors in Aviation Flight Training and Management and Systems Engineering & Operations Research.
Driven by her passion for foreign languages, travel, and an aptitude for STEM, Rose ventured into the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science. The world of remote sensing intrigued her, each assignment reminiscent of a puzzle combining art with science. This discipline, she felt, offered myriad applications, from climatology and aerospace to intelligence and defense.
Furthermore, Rose's academic pursuits haven't been her only achievements. From earning both a private pilot license and instrument rating in 2017 and 2018, to representing the U.S. in an international air rally in France, she boasts an impressive resume. Her professional stints range from an Aviation Safety internship at United Airlines in Chicago to teaching roles in institutions like the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.