Past Events


Events 2023

Jan 10, 2023 at 7 PM PST. Invited Speaker, EAA Chapter 84, Harvey Field, Snohomish, WA.

Jan 28, 2023 at 2 PM PST. Keynote Speaker, HackTAMS, Univ of North Texas, TX.

Jan 31, 2023 at 1 PM PST. Flying Free talk, Women in Nonfiction book group (virtual).

Feb 7, 2023 at 12:15 PM PST. Keynote Speaker, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence – Undergraduate Consortium, Washington DC.

Feb 11, 2023. 6 PM talk, Keynote Speaker – Sierra Madre One Book One City – Flying Free. Sierra Madre, CA (in person). Video.

Feb 23-24, 2023. Talk on Flying Free, Women in Aviation International Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Mar 15, 2023 at 8 AM PST. Keynote Speaker, Women in Data Science, Alexandria, Egypt.

May 15, 2023. Keynote Speaker, North Carolina State University, Oppressive Infrastructures, Human-Centered Data Science, North Carolina, USA (virtual).

May 21, 2023 at 2 PM PST. EAA Flying Start program, invited speaker, Port Angeles, WA (in person).

June 28, 2023. Keynote Speaker, University of California Santa Cruz, HSRU Conference for Hispanic Women, Santa Cruz, CA (in person).

July 20, 2023. Keynote Speaker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory TechFest, Richland, WA (in person).

July 26, 2023. Keynote Speaker, Purdue University Trailblazers in Engineering, West Lafayette, IN (in person).


WEST COAST BOOK TOUR 2023 (in person)

Sep 19, 2023 at 7 PM PDT. Talk and Book Signing at Banter Bookshop, Fremont, CA (in person). (RSVP needed; limited seating)

Sep 20, 2023 at noon PDT. Lunch at Livermore Airport Restaurant, Livermore, CA (in person).

Sep 21, 2023 at 3 PM PDT. Talk and Book Signing at Livermore Public Library, Livermore, CA (in person).

Sep 23, 2023 at noon PDT. Keynote Speaker and Book Signing at Ninety-Nines Fall Northwest Section Meeting, Madras, OR (in person).


Oct 8, 2023. Humans in the Digital Future, City Lights Bookstore invited panelist, San Francisco, CA (virtual).

Oct 21, 2023. Keynote Speaker, San Martin Food Truck Fly-In, San Martin Airport, CA (in person).

Nov 3, 2023. eScience Institute 15th Anniversary, Panel Moderator, The Future of AI, UW, Seattle, WA (in person).

Events 2022

January 23, 2022. Keynote Speaker, Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) National Conference, Toronto, Canada.

February 12, 2022 at 12 PM PST. Invited Speaker, Girl Scouts Space for YOU in the Skies.

February 14, 2022 at 7:45 AM PST. Keynote Speaker, NSF Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Grantees Meeting.

February 15, 2022 at 6 PM PST. Flying Free. Invited Speaker, UC Berkeley DeCal Private Pilot Ground School.

February 17, 2022 at 3 PM PST. Invited Speaker, University of Chicago SACNAS Fireside Chat, Chicago Latinas in Tech and Engineering.

February 24, 2022 at 9 AM PST. Book Pre-Launch Event. All data is human: How can we address bias and inequality in data science?” Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, Cambridge, UK (virtual).

March 1, 2022 at 6 PM PST. Virtual Book Launch at U Bookstore, Seattle

March 7, 2022 at 8 AM PST. Keynote Speaker, Women in Data Science Worldwide Conference, Stanford, CA (in person). The Rigorous and Human Life of Data.

March 9, 2022. TED Talk “The Creativity and Community Behind Fanfiction” Goes Live.

March 11, 2022 at 12 PM PST. Blackstone Booktalks on Flying Free. In conversation with Susan Purvis (Go Find).

March 12, 2022 at 12 PM PST. Invited Speaker, EAA Chapter 818, Skagit WA Airport (in-person).

March 19, 2022 at 9 AM EDT. Keynote Speaker, Georgia Tech 10th Annual Latino College and STEM Fair (virtual).

March 19, 2022 at 3 PM EDT. Panelist, Aviators Write, 2022 International Women in Aviation Conference, Nashville TN (in person).

March 25, 2022 at 10:45 AM PDT. Invited Speaker, Voices of Data Science, UMass Amherst.

March 26, 2022 at 3 PM PDT. Book Signing at Towne Center Books, Livermore CA (in person).

March 26, 2022 at 6 PM PDT. Invited Speaker, Livermore EAA 663 and Book Signing (in person).

May 9, 2022 at 12 PM PDT. Keynote Speaker, Washington Airport Management Association, Winthrop WA (in person).

May 21, 2022. Oregon International Airshow, Hillsboro OR (in person).

May 28, 2022. Sequim Valley EAA Flying Start, Port Angeles, WA (in person).

May 29, 2022. Talk on Flying Free at Aviatrix Book Group (virtual).

May 30, 2022. Responsible AI Talk at Nokia Bell Labs (virtual).

Jun 7, 2022. In conversation with Tabitha Carven, UW Bookstore Seattle.

Jun 23, 2022. AAUW Tech Trek Virtual Inspiration Hour Speaker.

Jul 18, 2022. Diamond Point Airport Association Book Club, Sequim WA.

Jul 21, 2022.Caltech Alumni Association Webinar, San Francisco Bay Area.

Aug 18, 2022. Pucon Symposium keynote, Pucon, Chile.

Sep 20, 2022. Roche Laboratories Keynote, Indianapolis, IN.

Sep 20, 2022. Livermore Public Library talk, Livermore, CA.

Sep 28, 2022.Lawrence Berkeley National Lab talk, Berkeley, CA.

Dec 7, 2022. Invited Speaker, IBM Research (virtual).


Events 2021

January 21, 2021 at 6 PM PST: Seattle Museum of Flight, Seattle WA. YouTube (1 hour)

January 22, 2021: Plenary talk at Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE.

January 23, 2021: Panelist at Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, University of Nebraska.

January 25, 2021: Society of Women Engineers Professor Panel, University of Washington, Seattle WA.

January 28, 2021 at 11 AM PST: Redstone Book Club, Redstone, Colorado.

February 4, 2021 at 3 PM PST: Winter Literary Salon, Seattle.

February 22, 2021 at 7 PM PST. EAA Chapter 441 Talk on Aerobatics.

March 4-5, 2021. The Rigorous and Human Life of Data (YouTube 50 min), Keynote Address, Univ of North Carolina Charlotte Women in Data Science Conference.

March 8, 2021 at 8:30 AM PST. Flying Free: From Small Town to World Championships, Keynote Address. Small School Districts Association, Sacramento, CA.

March 8, 2021 at 7 PM PST. Flying Free conversation, Serene Lakes Book Club, Serene Lakes, CA.

March 10, 2021 at 4 PM PST. How to Overcome Fear. HCDE Faculty Stream with Dr. Cecilia Aragon

March 11, 2021 at 6 PM PST. Flying Free. Guest Speaker, UC Berkeley DeCal Private Pilot Ground School.

March 16, 2021 at 5 PM PDT. Rolling Fear Upside Down with Aerobatics. IAC/EAA Webinar. (1.5 hours)

April 24, 2021 at 10 AM PDT. Seattle Museum of Flight/Girl Scouts Career Event.

April 29, 2021 at 9 AM PDT. IBM Research, New York.

April 29, 2021 at 5 PM PDT. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

May 23, 2021 at 12 PM PDT. Reading Women Leaders Book Club, River Dog Book Co.

June 10, 2021 at 7 PM. Washington Pilots Association, Bellingham WA (in person!).

July 13, 2021 at 9 AM CDT / 7 AM PDT. Keynote Speaker, International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference.

July 27, 2021 at 1 PM CDT. Basic Aerobatics: The Sacred Circle and Interrogating the Vertical. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Forum, Oshkosh, WI (in person).

August 2, 2021 at 4 PM PDT. Fireside Chat with Latinas in Computing All Members Meeting.

August 4, 2021 at 11 AM PDT. Guest Speaker, University of California Berkeley, The Beauty and Joy of Computing.

Sept 17, 2021 at 9 AM PDT. Ken Kennedy Distinguished Lecturer, Tapia 2021 Conference.

Sept 22, 2021 at noon PDT. Invited Speaker, Facebook Augmented and Virtual Reality Group.

Sept 25, 2021 at 10 AM PDT. Sequim Valley Airport EAA Chapter 430 Invited Talk.

Oct 2, 2021 at 1 PM PDT. Panelist, Empowering Latino Futures.

Oct 13, 2021 at noon PDT. Invited Speaker, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Oct 20, 2021 at 11 AM PDT. AWA Latino Virtual Book Festival.

Oct 20, 2021 at 6 PM PDT. Hugo House Yearlong Class in Memoir, Invited Speaker.

Dec 6, 2021 at noon EST. University of Toronto Department of Statistical Sciences (DoSS) Data Science Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES).

Dec 13, 2021. NeurIPS Workshop Invited Keynote.

Events 2020

Virtual Book Tour: Flying Free, Sep-Nov 2020

September 22, 2020, 7 PM Pacific Time:

BOOK LAUNCH at Third Place Books. In conversation with Theo Nestor, author of Writing is My Drink. Signed copies now available (put request in notes section).

View Recorded Session Here

September 29, 2020, 12 PM PT: Vixens of Nonfiction Book Club Reading

October 3, 2020, 3 PM PT: Manary Academy Book Club Reading

October 5, 2020, 7 PM PT: Lake Book Club Reading

October 6, 2020, 12 PM PT: Vixens of Nonfiction Talk on How to Publish a Memoir

October 7, 2020, 6 PM PT: Guest Speaker, Yearlong in Memoir Class, Hugo House

October 10, 2020: Keynote Speaker, Wyoming Latina Youth Conference

October 15, 2020, 10 AM Pacific Time:

Latinx Heritage Month Virtual Event at, “Latinx Stories: Voices of Heritage,” panel discussion and author Q&A with authors Rudy Ruiz, Jennifer Givhan, Sergio Troncoso, and Alex Temblador. Watch on YouTube

October 22, 2020, 6 PM Pacific Time: Guest Speaker, UC Berkeley DeCal Private Pilot Ground School

Recorded talk (1 1/2 hours).

October 27, 2020, 5:30 PM PT: How is Getting an Engineering Degree Like Learning How to Fly Upside Down? HCDE UW Alumni Book Event

October 29, 2020, 4 PM Pacific Time:

Booklandia Bookstore Virtual Event, Oakland, California

November 16, 2020, 9 AM PT: Labor Tech Reading Group Discussion of Flying Free

November 23, 2020, TWO EVENTS:

5:00 PM PT: Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club national teleconference. In conversation with Rudy Ruiz.

7:30 PM PT: On Growing Up Latina in 1960s America. Town Hall Seattle. In conversation with Donna Miscolta, author of Living Color: Angie Rubio Stories. Recorded session on YouTube (46 min)

November 24, 2020, 6 PM Pacific Time:

Virtual Book Event at UW Bookstore. Signed copies available! In conversation with Jan Redford, author of End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood.