Linda M S Thomas, F. SWE

Linda M S Thomas, F. SWE, Senator

Linda, a SWE Member at Large, described in six words: mom, wife, engineer, musician, photographer, STEMinist. She retired from the Boeing Company in January 2020, a Technical Fellow and chemical regulatory risk assessment subject matter expert. Since retirement, Linda has continued STEM advocacy through online volunteer work with SWE, NSBE, and local community activities. She is currently serving her final year on the Senate in FY24.

Linda, a native of Washington, DC, received a BS in chemical engineering from Howard University and an MS in systems engineering and architecture from the University of Southern California. Linda’s hobbies include playing clarinet, photography, adventure travel, and gardening. She lives in the Seattle, Washington, area with her husband, Lee, and pet bird.

Linda’s career accomplishments were recognized by the Society of Women Engineers as a Fellow, 2016 Woman Engineer You Should Know, and the Distinguished Service Award. She was also featured in the Boeing 2014 Environment Report and their 2017 International Women’s Day campaign, #WomenMakeUsBetter.

Linda’s personal goal for the Senate this year is connecting with SWE membership to ensure the Society hears their voices.