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Dana Jensen

 

 

 

 

Senior Industrial Policy Analyst, US Air Force

Career Path(s):

- Engineering, Science & Technology

​Describe your usual work environment:

 

High-security Military Facility.

Please provide a brief description of your job:​

 

I assess the technical and commercial merit of Advanced Air Mobility vehicle designs, and develop models of the emerging AAM supply chain to identify potential barriers to scaling the industry.


 

​What made you decide to pursue your chosen career path?​

Working on Advanced Air Mobility is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a truly revolutionary series of technological breakthroughs.

What are the three key skills that are required for your job?

 

Intellectual curiosity, familiarity with a broad range of emerging tech, ability to build and maintain MANY relationships.

What would you say is the biggest misconception about your job?​

 

People think you have to be an engineer to work in Advanced Air Mobility; I have advanced degrees in Archaeology.


 

​What advice would you give to a school student who is interested in pursuing a career similar to yours?​

 

Please come help us! We are going to need a huge range of talent to make this work..

​If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?​

 

I would like us to be able to spread out a bit instead of being crammed into cities.. 

Dana Jensen