2019 WISE Outreach and Engagement Award Finalist
Paula Cil, Puma Force Mechanical Trade Manager, RAF
Paula joined the Royal Air Force as a propulsion engineer in 1996 and is currently the Trade Manager for all mechanical engineers working on the Puma2 helicopter. A single mother to a teenager, she has previously worked with Tornado aircraft and has completed numerous operational tours in Oman and Afghanistan. Alongside her intense day job, Paula is the Lead STEM Ambassador for RAF Benson and has delivered hundreds of inspirational, female-dominated STEM and youth outreach activities across the RAF for over a decade.