Joanna Kelly

Senior Software Engineer, Leonardo

Joanna is a Senior Software Engineer at aerospace engineering company Leonardo, where she works in a diverse team that supports an advanced radar capability. She has a long standing interest in aerospace, having studied engineering at school as well as being a member of an RAF Air Cadet Squadron in Edinburgh, before studying a degree in Computer Science and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh. At school, Joanna was one of just 10 students studying engineering and since then she has had a passion to make a contribution to increasing the diversity of the engineering community. Joanna is an active STEM committee member organising multiple events for school children of all ages across Edinburgh. These have included the EDT Gold and Bronze Industrial Cadets programme, careers talks at local schools, and a glider building activity for International Women in Engineering Day.