The Possible Woman Foundation is proud to present our most recent scholarship award winners.
Born in Atlanta, Vett Petty is passionate about improving educational equity in the city. Vett is currently the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at Achieve Atlanta. Vett has experience in strategic communications, public engagement, digital communications, and photography in both government and non-profit sectors. She earned her B.S. in Literature, Media, and Communications and her M.S. in Public Policy, with concentrations in Education and Health Policy, from Georgia Tech. Vett also earned a Spanish minor and speaks Spanish. While at Georgia Tech, Vett authored the book “Single Black Female Addicted to College” to provide a guide for minority students at predominantly white institutions. Before joining Achieve Atlanta, Vett was the Director of Communications at GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students. She has worked in the communications offices at the University System of Georgia, the City of Atlanta, and the Office of the Governor.
Vett is a graduate of the 2017-2018 GPEE Education Policy Fellowship Program, and Vett was selected by the Atlanta Regional Commission as one of 55 community leaders to join the 2018 Regional Leadership Institute. She was also named as one of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta (YNPN) 30 Leaders Under 30. She is a proud recipient of a 2015 PWFI scholarship.
I am currently a Certification Engineer for Collins Aerospace in Winston Salem, NC. I work on commercial aircraft seats. After graduating Georgia Tech, I was part of the Margaret Ingels Engineering Development Program at Raytheon Technologies. During this program, I completed four assignments across the business working on a variety of aerospace products. Margaret Ingels was the first woman to receive a professional degree of Mechanical Engineer, did a lot of work in the development of air conditioning, and a great role model that aligns with the mission of PWFI.
The support I received from PWFI, allowed me to study abroad and take part in undergraduate research whilst I was at Georgia Tech. These experiences undoubtedly helped me to become the engineer I am today and will continue to impact me as I continue my career.
With the help of the Possible Woman Foundation International (PWFI) scholarship I was able to complete my Master’s from Georgia Tech in Building Construction and pursue my career goal as a project manager in the construction industry.
Since my graduation in 2017 I’ve been employed at the Planning, Design, and Construction department at Emory University’s. As a project manager at Emory University, I’ve had the privilege to oversee the completion of numerous projects that enrich and improve the campus for the past 5 years. One of my most successful projects was renovating one of the existing classrooms at the Goizueta Business School into the Delta Leadership Hub. The hub serves as a focal point for various leadership initiatives and business school events and was a major collaboration between Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and the Delta Air Lines Foundation.
On personal level, since being PWFI scholarship recipient, I married my now husband and we welcomed a sweet baby girl, Sofia. Sofia will turn one in October, and we are already teaching her to be a confident and independent woman.