Katrina HillDirector, American Rocketry Challenge
Director, American Rocketry Challenge
Katrina is the Aerospace Industries Association’s Director of the American Rocketry Challenge – the world’s largest rocket contest and the aerospace and defense industry’s signature STEM program. She oversees program development, execution, and strategy, focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, Title 1 grants, program partnerships, and expansion.
Before joining AIA, she regionally managed the global VEX Robotics program for the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, expanding program outreach and engagement. She was part of the inaugural Girl Powered team – a signature program developed to empower girls to impact STEM by confidently using their voices and talents.
Katrina previously developed and curated STEM programs for the National Society of Black Engineers – exposing underrepresented students to a diverse portfolio of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics competitions and workforce development. She developed unique partnerships with FIRST, Ten80, MATHCOUNTS, VEX Robotics, and Kid Wind.
Katrina’s extensive program management experience supports her passion and advocacy for increased Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM.
Katrina attended Howard University, where she majored in Accounting and minored in Psychology.