AAUW Honolulu Tweet Coleman Aviation Scholarship Recipient: Caitlin Basilio

Caitlin Basilio has dreamed of becoming a pilot since she was a child but never believed a small-town island girl could make being a pilot her career.

Her journey began a year ago while she was living in Seattle. Caitlin was born and raised in Mililani and graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. in 2014 with her bachelor of arts in psychology and rhetoric and media studies, working in journalism and marketing.

Now living back on Oahu, she is working to complete her Private Pilot License and is moving forward to complete her ratings. She is passionate about flying and loving people.

In her free time, she loves to surf, hike, eat and spend time with friends and family — but she feels most at home soaring through the air, sitting at the controls of an aircraft.