Dyan, a US Air Force Academy graduate, possesses over a decade of aerospace integration and technical engineering experience supporting acquisitions and program management within the Department of Defense. Her experience in unmanned systems, engineering management, supply chain and aviation logistics brings success in strategy development and execution. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) selected Dyan as a Distinguished Lecturer for a global tour to speak on “How to Save Time, Money, and Reduce Personnel Exposure Using UAS” (2015-2016).
As a pilot and former USAFA Parachute Team member, Dyan understands airspace integration. For several years, her work and research focused on UAS integration. She earned a BS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on mechanical and environmental engineering from the USAF Academy, an MBA from OSU, and she is a PhD candidate and Distinguished Graduate Fellow in Industrial Engineering and Management focusing on UAS integration, also from OSU. Additionally, she earned Georgetown's Change Management Advanced Practitioner (CMAP) and Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM) certifications.