The Worldwide Women’s Association Recognizes Danielle Stepien

Seattle, Washington – Danielle Stepien has joined Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory’s External Advisory Board as a board member and mentor for young engineers. As President and CEO of Igniter Consulting Group, Danielle brings a wealth of experience and expertise in aerospace engineering and technology consulting to her new role.
With a strong background in the aerospace, defense, and technology sectors, Danielle has held leadership positions at renowned companies such as SpaceX, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, and more. Her extensive experience includes working on rocket engines, supersonic and hypersonic airplanes, and major software programs.
As a board member of ASDL’s External Advisory Board, Danielle will provide valuable insights and strategic guidance to the laboratory. Her deep knowledge of the space and defense industry and technical expertise will contribute to the advancement of aerospace systems design research and education. Additionally, Danielle will serve as a mentor for young engineers, sharing her experiences and to help shape the next generation of aerospace professionals.
Danielle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from Georgia Tech. She has authored publications for AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and the Combustion Institute, showcasing her dedication to advancing the field of aerospace engineering.
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About Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL): The Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL) is a leading research center, dedicated to advancing aerospace systems design through interdisciplinary research, education, and collaboration with industry partners. ASDL strives to push the boundaries of aerospace engineering and nurture the next generation of aerospace professionals. For more information on ASDL, please visit:
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