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Women of Aviation Worldwide Week - Featuring Stephanie, SJC's Information Technology Department Manager

Meet Stephanie, Mineta San José International Airport's (SJC) Information Technology Department Manager.

Approaching her five-year anniversary at SJC, Stephanie leads the Applications, Infrastructure, and IT Project Management teams. Her teams are responsible for managing the network, phone, applications, help desk, radios, and data center. In addition, Stephanie led her extraordinary teams quickly into action when the pandemic first began, by acquiring equipment and providing employees working remotely with the technology necessary to continue to keep the airport safe and operational.

At the very young age of 17, Stephanie earned her pilot’s license. From that point on, Stephanie’s career has centered around her love for aviation and technology, including working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) prior to SJC.

As the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System Program Manager, Stephanie worked with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) on aviation research studies. At NASA, she was the IT Project Manager responsible for migrating a legacy system to an Oracle database. Additionally, Stephanie worked at Rockwell Collins as the F-15 Product Line Manager and led new technology projects for flat panel color displays and heads up displays.

Stephanie earned a bachelor’s degree in Aviation from San José State University, and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Golden Gate University. Currently, Stephanie serves on the Airport Councils International (ACI-NA) Business Information Technology Group.