Leadership Team Bios

Leadership Team Bios

Meet our FY17 Officers


President

Rachel Kiser

Biography:

Rachel is a structural analysis engineer at Boeing for Propulsion South Carolina.  Rachel has been with The Boeing Company for the past 5 years, the first 3 years she spent in Seattle and the past 2 years in Charleston.  In Rachel’s current role she is responsible for the structures and fire tests for 737MAX and 777X Propulsion.  She has been involved with SWE for the last 9 years and held the role of President of her collegiate section at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Rachel also was the K-12 Outreach Chair for the SWE Lowcountry Section last year.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys fixing up her house, travel, kayaking, wine tasting, and cuddling with her dog! 


Vice President

Phoebe Bickford

Biography:

Phoebe has been involved with SWE since her first semester at Clemson University. She was highly-involved in the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) program at Clemson and served as the President of the SWE section while pursuing her Mechanical Engineering degrees.
Since graduating with her Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Phoebe has worked at Robert Bosch, LLC in North Charleston developing Anti-Lock Braking Systems.
In her spare time, Phoebe runs half marathons and operates her engagement and lifestyle photography business (PhoebeBickford.com.)

 


Secretary

Veronique Parker

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Biography:

Veronique (Ronnie) has been a member of SWE since 2009.  She held the Secretary Officer position for her college SWE section during her senior year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where she graduated from with her BS in Aeronautical Engineering in 2013.  Since graduation, Ronnie has been working for the Boeing Company as an Avionics & Flight Controls Field Engineer on the C17 program.  She has held the Secretary Officer position for the Lowcountry SWE section for the past 3 years and has attended 4 of the Annual SWE Conferences since 2012.  In her free time, Ronnie likes to play tennis, read, and be with family & friends.


Treasurer

Erin Bayles

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Biography:

Erin Bayles is a Lead Design Engineer for the 787 Program at Boeing South Carolina.  Before Boeing, Erin received her Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and has held various engineering positions in both the Architectural Engineering & Automotive industries.  While attending the Society of Women Engineers WE08 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Erin interviewed for an engineering position at Global Aeronautica in South Carolina.  She had no idea that she would later be employed by Boeing.  Outside of work, Erin likes to volunteer and does so weekly at the Lowcountry Food Bank.  She also enjoys talking to students in afterschool programs encouraging them to get involved with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based programs.  Erin became actively involved with the Lowcountry Society of Women Engineers as Newsletter Editor for FY15 & FY16, and is currently holding the leadership role of Treasurer.

 


Section Rep

Monique Warren

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Biography:

Monique received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University.  She began her aerospace career as a Quality Engineer at Northrop Grumman in Milledgeville, Georgia.  Currently working as a Quality Engineer at Boeing South Carolina, she continues to work with cross-functional teams on corrective action implementation and process improvements.  Since 2012 she has served as the Lowcountry Social Chair and the Section Representative.  She is also a member of American Society of Quality.  Monique is excited about the future of SWE and serving the Lowcountry section during FY 17-18!


Meet our FY17 Chairs


Social Events Chair and Alternate Section Rep

Sadie Fieni

Biography:

Hi, I’m Sadie! I have been in Charleston and working at Boeing since January 2015. I graduated with my bachelors in Materials Science Engineering from Georgia Tech in May 2013, and worked at a small company in Marietta, GA (Applied Technical Services) before moving to South Carolina and starting what I considered my “dream job”. I work in the Non-Destructive Evaluation group within Boeing Research and Technology, but am currently on a rotation in a composites support group. My recent hobbies mostly include doing house renovations with my husband, and hanging out with my two dogs who I love (even though they occasionally drive me crazy). I also swim with the Palmetto Masters Swim Team, and occasional dabble in some shorter distance triathlons. I was involved with SWE while in college, and got back involved after joining Boeing!  I’m hoping to get more involved with SWE and know that an officer role would give me that opportunity. I would like to think I am dedicated and determined at everything I do, and I believe I would be a great officer for our section!

 


Communications/Social Media Chair

Kaylee Hoffner

Biography:

Kaylee received her Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2017. She completed 5 technical internships including 1 with Boeing before returning full time to Boeing in May of 2017. She currently works for their Facilities and Asset Management Group as an equipment engineer. She began her involvement with SWE as an undergraduate at Ohio State and is excited to join the Lowcountry chapter in Charleston. She enjoys running, volunteering with the Junior League, and playing/teaching piano.

 


Professional Development Chair

Mary Richeson

Biography:

Mary received her Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. Mary has worked for Cummins for 6 years in a variety of departments. She spent 4 years in the Minneapolis area working on modular components in the Power Generation business unit as a Rotational Development Engineer and as a Product Engineer. In 2015, she transitioned to the Charleston location to work in the Turbocharger Technologies business unit as a Product Engineer. Mary is currently in a Black Belt position within the Components division of Cummins in Ladson, South Carolina. She has been a member of SWE since 2011 and has attended 5 of the past 6 SWE National Conferences. In her free time, Mary enjoys practicing languages, running and researching nutritional biology.

 


Girl Scout and Collegiate Outreach Chair

Stephanie Yount

Biography:

Stephanie is currently a design engineer for the 777X propulsion system at Boeing’s Propulsion South Carolina site. She attended the Georgia Institute of Technology for a total of six years – four for her Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering, and two for her Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering, with a focus on System Design Optimization. During her undergraduate, Stephanie co-oped for GE Aviation, studied abroad in Europe, conducted undergraduate research, and was active in several on campus organizations, including SWE! While completing her Masters, she had two internships with Boeing, and in July 2016, she started working as a design engineer at Boeing.

Stephanie loves spending time with her husband doing home improvement projects.  She also is an avid soccer fan, enjoys music, and loves to travel and hike! She is enthusiastic about promoting STEM education and volunteers frequently for STEM promotion events in local middle and high schools.


 K-12 Outreach Chair

Nicole Jones

Biography:

Hi everyone. My name is Nicole Jones. I am a Materials, Process, and Physics Engineer at The Boeing Company. I have been in this position for over 2 years. I majored in Mechanical Engineering, where I received a Bachelor’s of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. This year I am the K-12 Outreach Chair for Lowcountry Society of Women Engineers (SWE). After serving as Lowcountry SWE’s Social Chair last year, I wanted to continue to engage with the community but in a different way. Lending a helping hand, encouraging children to pursue their dreams, and showing the community the different faces of STEM is important. In order to continue to do just that, I took up the role as the K-12 Outreach Chair, and I hope you join Lowcountry SWE in lending your helping hand.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We welcome volunteers for all open positions!