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GIRLS IN STEM | Meet the first female captain of American Airlines

"I just knew that I wanted to fly airplanes. From the time I was very young, it's all I could think about."

CLEVELAND — Next Tuesday, the musical "Come From Away" opens at the Conner Theater in Playhouse Square. 

The show is based on the true story of planes being forced to land after the terrorist attacks of 9-11. 

Many landed in the town of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.

One of the pilots flying those planes on that fateful day was Captain Beverley Bass, the first female captain at American Airlines.

She recently shared her career path with the girls of St. Joseph Academy. Watch Beverly's story in the player above.

STEMbassadors, a part of our multi-year, multi-platform initiative called Growing Curiosity | Girls in STEM, is a weekly segment featured Friday at 7PM on WKYC that highlights women and girls doing great things in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).