I first learned about Bethany when I was researching helicopter companies to take me up for some landscape photos above San Francisco. When I ended up meeting her in person I immediately realized that this wasn’t just a person I might want to photograph, I wanted to do a whole story on her.

Only about 5% of the world’s pilots are female and we interviewed Bethany hoping that by sharing her experiences she would help inspire young women everywhere. Her journey wasn't an easy one by any means especially in what still is a very male-dominated profession Aside from typical difficulties most of us face us young adults she also had to prove that she was better than the stereotypes.

Here are a few photos I took of Bethany for the story: