Desi Ekstein, known better in the industry as Drone Diva Desi. Ms. Ekstein is an Adjunct Instructor of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) at TCI MiraCosta College, in Carlsbad California. Desi has over 7 years of remote piloting experience, is an FAA Certified 107 Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC) and is an AUVSI TOP Certification Category Level 3 Remote Pilot/Instructor status. Desi is an International Keynote speaker and a published author on UAS safety and operations. She is also a Lead Representative FAA UAS/Drone Safety in San Diego California, and an ambassador for Women and Drones. Desi has logged UAS commercial flight hours in a wide variety of industrial applications and provides educational instruction for the Remote Pilot Part 107 exam. She also teaches at Elementary Institute of Science (EIS) for the "Girls Take Flight" as part of a young female STEM program and for On The Go Video.biz. Desi's goal is to continue her expertise as both a UAS commercial pilot, educator, and to play a leading role in promoting UAS safe operations.
September 3-5, 2024 • Caesars Forum • Las Vegas