For Sheridan Godfrey, choosing a career was easy. The Miss COED 2017 semifinalist has always been fascinated by outer space, which is why she’s pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado – Boulder.
Embarking on a successful career in a largely male-dominated field is certainly a challenge, but Sheridan is making it look easy. The 19-year-old is just 10 hours away from receiving her pilot’s license and earned the Fly With Amelia scholarship to help her afford it. As a cheerleader, she says she’s often underestimated, yet she’s proving she’s a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
This year, 50 percent of newest group of NASA astronauts are women, and in a few years, I wouldn’t be surprised if Sheridan is one of them. Read on to learn more about Sheridan below, and be sure to check back daily as we get to know each of our semifinalists a bit better.
If you could travel anywhere in the world for spring break where would you go?
Either Norway or Iceland. Anywhere I could see the northern lights and go hiking and on adventures.
What’s your favorite school tradition?
Running Ralphie at every football game! Ralphie is a live Buffalo and being on the cheer team I get to run behind her before every game. It’s definitely the most amazing tradition CU has.
What’s your most memorable moment at school?
Beating Utah and claiming the PAC-12 South title! It was the first time our school sold out the stadium since 2008 and I have never experienced such incredible energy at a game before. There were fireworks and everyone stormed the field after the big win. Definitely something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.
Do you have any secret talents?
I can fall asleep anytime anywhere no matter what time of day it is. It’s a blessing and a curse.
What’s your biggest accomplishment thus far?
Being awarded the Fly With Amelia scholarship in order to get my pilots license! I’ve always wanted to learn to fly and winning that scholarship helped me achieve it financially. I only need about 10 more hours until I’m licensed!