Natalie Hahn is a stress analysis engineer with Spirit AeroSystems out of Wichita, Kansas. In this role, she aids the company’s defense and space sector working on classified projects. Prior to working in the aerospace industry, she obtained her B.S. in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in December 2021.
As a member of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach SWE section, Hahn served as secretary before becoming a three-term president of her section. As president, she led the section through the creation of three committees and a leadership initiative for first-year students while the section saw a 300% growth in membership.
At the Society level, she served as a collegiate-focused leadership coach with the leadership coaching committee for FY19. In FY20 and 21, she completed a two-year term as coordinator for the Leadership Development Program, working with 50 collegiate members to develop their leadership abilities and SWE knowledge. Hahn aided in the rebranding of the program to reflect SWE’s leadership competency model and to help expand the SWE leadership pipeline.
Hahn is a nontraditional, first-generation student and a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities. She has been recognized as the FY19 New LCC Coach of the Year and with an FY21 WE Local Guiding Star Award.