Saturday, June 13, 2020
5:30 PM 8:30 PM
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard Chandler, AZ, 85226 United States (map)
Reception: 5:30 pm
Dinner & Awards Ceremony: 6:45 pm
For tickets ($50.00) and/or sponsorship opportunities contact: Alberto Esparza at (480) 310-2018.
20th Annual Si Se Puede Foundation's
Educators of the Year Awards Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Major Valerie "TWITCH" Wetzbarger
Major Valerie "TWITCH" Wetzbarger is an active duty Air Force F-35A instructor and evaluator pilot currently serving at Luke AFB. She has flown over 2,300 flight hours primarily in the F-15E and T-6A. She has flown 71
combat missions in the F-15E, serving two deployments in the Middle East. In April 2019, she was interviewed by Air & Space Magazine in the article, "F-35: What The Pilots Say. Firsthand accounts of flying
the world’s most advanced fighter."
She received a five-year ROTC scholarship to complete her Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU). During her time at OSU, she was involved in the Women in
Engineering Program, worked as an intern for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and consulted for the Waste Management Women's Professional Network. She later earned her
Masters of Business Administration in Strategic Leadership from Trident University International. TWITCH is a member of the American Sailing Association (ASA), the Reserve Officer's Association (ROA), the Ohio State Alumni
Association, the Ninety-Nines Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, the Chick Fighter Pilot Association (CFPA), and Athena’s Voice, sharing the Wisdom of Women Warriors.