Senior Engineer Chloe Shen Morosetti fell into a career in aviation 16 years ago by chance—and she’s never looked back.
“With my electrical and mechanical engineering background, I knew I could do a lot of work in different industries,” says Morosetti. “I got a job with United and started as a reliability analyst. Later, I landed a job in engineering. I’ve had fun since day one and I’m still loving it!”
Morosetti’s journey wasn’t always smooth sailing. To get to where she is today, she had to overcome multiple challenges—including English being her second language (she was born and raised in China) and studying in a predominantly male field.
“In my graduate engineering school, we had three girls in the class,” says Morosetti. “But I ended up graduating with one of the highest GPAs in the class, and with honors. If you put in your work, you can and will achieve success. And that has brought me into this industry today.”
Morosetti’s day-to-day job is to maintain the safety and reliability of our aircraft. She spends half of her time researching engineering documents and the other half out in the field working with technicians on the aircraft to implement projects.
COVID-19 opened an entirely new realm of research for Morosetti and her team, as they pivoted to study and implement new ideas and technologies to keep our aircraft and everyone on it safe from the virus. As one of our Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency study experts, Morosetti led the efforts on the Technical Services team that produced the Department of Defense’s groundbreaking study on cabin airflow. She also cospearheaded UVC technology to sanitize flight decks.
“I was so proud to be part of the task force; it was such a special experience,” says Morosetti. “Everyone came together for the common goal of identifying methods to provide a safe environment for our passengers and employees. Everyone was so supportive.”
It’s the kind of support Morosetti has always felt at United, from growing in her career to feeling confident in bringing her full authentic self to work.
“I have had many great mentors that helped me be where I am today,” says Morosetti. “At United, we’re such a big family and have such great diversity. We have to work with each other to support each other and lift each other up.”
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