Dyan, an Air Force Academy graduate, possesses a decade of technical experience leading acquisitions and aerospace program management within the Department of Defense. She is also a pilot and former member of the Air Force Parachute Team. Her skill set in unmanned systems, engineering management, and aviation logistics brings success in strategy development and execution. Dyan was selected as Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2016) for a global tour to speak on UAS safety, risk and operations.
For several years, her research and work focused on UAS integration. Her education and training include a BS in Civil Engineering emphasis on mechanical & environmental engineering (USAF Academy), an MBA (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), Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM), and possesses a Top Secret clearance.