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© 2019 Women Who Drone

Our Mission

We spark creativity and empowerment in women with drone technology.

Women Who Drone is an online platform and community that inspires, educates and empowers women and girls with drone technology.


INSPIRE: We inspire women and girls globally with our stories, content and community of women and mentors who fly drones around the world. 


EDUCATE: Our drone education programs including creative one on one lessons, workshops, online courses and school curriculum teach women and girls about drone technology, safety and regulations.


EMPOWER: Last but not least, we empower women with a global network of like minded individuals, prospective career opportunities including our partnership with Getty Images where women are monetizing their aerial content globally and our growing job board where companies can opt into our network to search for a more diverse pool of candidates.  


Why Women?

Less than 6% of Certified Drone Pilots in the U.S. are women. Today, drone technology is being used as a tool not only in the creative industry, but also in the commercial, agricultural and architectural spaces. From capturing your next vacation and real estate content to inspecting crops and roofs, drones are here to stay and we are not going to let women fall behind in this new and evolving industry. While we inspire and educate all genders, we passionately advocate for women by providing inspiration, education and career opportunities in this growing field.  

Join us in our mission to expand the presence of women and girls in the UAV industry by sharing our content, sponsoring us or simply reaching out!

We welcome and appreciate the support from all genders in accomplishing our mission. 

Meet the Women 

Elena Buenrostro

Founder & CEO

Elena is a Video Producer, Photographer, Part 107 Certified Drone Pilot and Instructor. As featured in The Washington Post, Fast Company and on DJI for her aerial photography and cinematography, Elena's passion for flying drones stemmed from her trip to the Great Wall of China. From there, her curiosity turned into a hobby and now a passion and career. Elena graduated with a B.A. in Media Studies & Theatre from the University of California, San Diego. 

Eliza Sarobhasa

Director of Communications and Business Development

Eliza Sarobhasa owns a DJI Phantom 3 and currently test flights in the forest, mountains, and oceans of Vancouver, BC. She loves using her drone for robotics, 3D mapping, geospatial, and satellite imagery projects. Her upcoming project is using her drone for wildfire prevention, fire surveillance, and search and rescue. She is currently involved in researching aviation, aerospace, space robotics, satellites, and internet history. 

She has been marketing for over 11 years, and works in both advertising and software products. Her many hats include roles from Data Science, Project Management, UI/UX Design, Open Source Software, and Linguistics. 

Yasmin Tajik

Brand Ambassador Team Lead

Yasmin is a professional photographer and drone pilot based in Arizona.  She has been traveling internationally since she was 5 years old, which sparked her deep-seated interest in exploring new and exciting corners of the world, especially meeting new people.  Her humanitarian and documentary work covers issues in social causes and civil rights including stories on refugee resettlement, asylum seekers, and international stories covering gender equality in Iceland and the rise of Islam in Cuba.  Her goal is to inspire and create change by sharing images that document the basic rights we all deserve living on this planet.

Dr. Catherine Ball


Associate Professor Catherine Ball is an advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director, company director, and diversity advocate working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education and environmental needs.  Catherine also likes to create businesses and champion movements, collaborate with peers, and advise game-changers.

A sought-after voice across the start-up, futurist and tech world, Catherine works globally across a wide range of projects from creating documentaries and world leading conferences and events, to advising on the use of drones across environmental and humanitarian projects.  Catherine is a proponent of community engagement with technology and likes to demystify emerging tech.

Catherine holds a BSc Honours (Environmental Protection) and a PhD (Spatial Ecology, Descriptive and Predictive Statistics) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom. 

Ella Sophia

Certified Drone Pilot & Instructor, Social Media Coordinator

Ella is a college student currently pursuing her a Bachelor's degree in business Entrepreneurship and Film. Ella found herself in the world of drones when she decided to buy her first drone and took a college course that ended with her obtaining her Part 107 drone certification. Ella joined the Women Who Drone team in the summer of 2018 and since then has become a driving force behind Women Who Drone as an Certified Drone instructor, Drone Pilot and Social Media Coordinator. She is very passionate about all things digitally creative and aspires to continue improving her photography, videography and graphic design skills.

Adriana Lombard

Curriculum Development Director

Adriana Lombard has been working in education for 7 years, previously as a science and social justice educator, curriculum writer, and curriculum committee chair, and currently as the Operations Manager to Nick Melvoin, Vice President of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. Adriana is passionate about improving access to high-quality education, both by creating innovative curriculum, as well as by advocating and working toward education reform at all levels. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology, minoring in Biochemistry, and a Masters degree in Policy, Planning and Management. When she is not writing curriculum, Adriana enjoys woodworking, hiking, music, and spending time with her family.

Fallon Chan

Certified Drone Pilot & Community Engagement Director

Fallon is a photographer born and raised in NYC. Prior to flying drones and becoming a part 107 pilot, she has had her photography published in printed and online publications. She also has a photo that is currently part of the NY historical society permanent collection by winning a photography contest back in 2011. She picked up a drone in July 2017 and since then has passed the Part 107 test and wants to pursue a career in teaching people about drones as well as the laws. Flying has given a whole new meaning of photography to Fallon and you can see some of her work on instagram.

Tyesah Ferron


I am a writer and an artist based in Georgia. Specializing in illustration, graphic design, and video art, I love to explore the new ways technology intersects with art. I think drones have done amazing things for photography and video art, making what would previously be costly and difficult more accessible. As a complete novice, it was only recently that I saw what independent artists could do with their drones, and I continue to be impressed by the sights that drones are able to explore and the images they can capture. Instagram: @tyesha.ferron

Psyona Williams

Psyona has always loved photography and filmmaking since she can remember, she purchased her first drone in 2017 and went on to obtain her PfCO in 2018. Psyona graduated university in Film Studies in 2018 and now works as a freelance drone operator and video editor. Follow my work, @psyonaa

Maddy Washburn

Certified Drone Pilot & Instructor

Maddy was born and raised in Orange County, California. She picked up her first drone almost two years ago and immediately was hooked! After leaving her 9-5 job to start freelancing, Maddy is now a freelance digital marketer and drone pilot. She is also Part 107 certified and has integrated her drone imagery into her marketing services. She's worked with brands such as Lululemon and hopes to expand that list very soon. Living so close to the beach gives Maddy plenty of amazing locations to work with and much of her work involves sunsets, waves and lots of sand! View more of her work on Instagram @mmaaddzz.

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Brand Ambassadors

Our Brand Ambassador program is for those that are active drone pilots or enthusiasts who are willing to share their story and passion with other women from around the world. In the future, we hope to connect women who drone in different locations so they can drone together or simply share a common interest during their travels. Fill out this form to apply!

Alejandra Vasquez - San Salvador, El Salvador

Content Creator

Creative and drone enthusiast based in El Salvador. She was working in the technology industry for the past 4 years in Austin Tx until she fell in love with flying drones and decided to go back to her country of origin and start her portfolio as a drone videographer/photographer. So far, she has been creating aerial videos and photographs about touristic places to help and show her country. Her goal is to one day produce inspiring and motivational content combining technology and nature and share it with the world.

Amanda Ochs - Phoenix, AZ, USA

Certified Drone Pilot

In 2017, I was tasked to fly the company drone at my workplace to document our construction projects. Shortly after this introduction, I purchased my own drone and have been improving my skills since. The drone was a new tool that I was able to combine with my interest in photography and video editing into a creative outlet. Doing projects on my own was great but coming from architectural background, I saw how useful it could be in my field. It ultimately lead me to get my commercial license and start taking on projects for clients. Collaborating with others has been a very rewarding experience; it has brought me to many creative ideas I would have otherwise not achieved.

Andrée Oulmann- Auriac-du-Périgord, Dordogne, Aquitaine, FRANCE

Certified Drone Pilot/Building Design Technician/Photographer-Videographer

NYC girl by birth, Andrée moved to Paris and has traveled extensively in Europe & Africa. She has been passionate about photography since she could remember and has always loved immortalizing the world that she discovers. Since moving to Europe, she became enamored with architecture, heritage and construction and has made it her work. With a stroke of random inspiration she discovered drones and has since become certified. She particularly likes to take height by offering her photos and films made with a drone, to fly like a bird, closer to the subject with a wide angle and a new view.

Ashley Quinn-Ashland, KY, USA

Photographer/Part 107 Certified Drone Pilot

As a professional photographer since 2001, I was looking to explore other options in image making. I love seeing the world from another perspective and constantly learning about aerial imagery.

Bayley Jordan - Northern Arizona, USA

Photographer/Part 107 Certified Drone Pilot

Bayley is a Part 107 certified drone pilot, photographer, and technical writer based in Arizona. A photographer since 2012, Bayley first picked up a drone in 2015. She currently flies a DJI Mavic 2 Pro. In her free time, she can often be found hiking or traveling.

Berthaume Charlie- Monaco

Drone Enthusiast/ Event Coordinator

Berthaume started flying drones because one of a close friend who is a drone pilot. She was very impressed by the type of work that could be captured.  Since that day, she couldn't stop flying. She first bought the DJI Spark, then upgraded to the DJI Mavic Air. As a drone enthusiast who loves to travel and to discover new places, she is excited to to share her drone adventures with the world. 

Bethany Gwen Hall-Mufreesboro, TN, USA

Geographical Information Systems Professional (GISP) and Part 107 Drone Pilot

Bethany Hall, GISP, is am passionate about learning and teaching GIS and flying drones as tools to help tell stories in historic geography, digital history, historic preservation, genealogy and even mapping cemeteries. She enjoys linking events to places using technology and sharing her passion with others.

Beth J Howells- London, United Kingdom

Architect & Drone Enthusiast

Beth was born and raised in Australia and currently reside in London. She has been flying drones since 2016 and considers drones to be one of her passions. Today, her drone comes with her on all of her adventures to capture aerial photography and video of her travels at home and abroad.   Drones are a combination of her two favorite things: photography and flying so it was a match made in heaven.  Beth's travels allow her to capture so many unique perspectives of areas that may have never had a drone flown over them. But just as importantly her travels allow me to engage and bond with people from all different parts of the world. Beth is happiest when flying her drone. Where she goes – her drone follows. You can check our Beth's aerial content via Instagram: @bethjhowells