Shaesta Waiz Soars around the World
"You must believe in yourself and allow your dreams to soar." --Shaesta Waiz
Shaesta Waiz, a refugee from Afghanistan, dreamed of doing great things. But first, she had to leave a refugee camp with her family to make a new life in America, overcome gender stereotypes, be the first in her family to go to college, and overcome her fear of flying. After becoming a pilot, Shaesta made the flight of a lifetime by crossing five continents, making thirty stops in twenty-two countries across nearly 25,000 nautical miles. At the age of thirty, Shaesta was the youngest woman and the first from Afghanistan to circumnavigate the globe by herself in a single-engine aircraft.