At just 28 years old, Shawn George’s career has already seen great heights.
CLEVELAND — Growing up, many children aspire to be police officers, doctors, athletes or maybe even a veterinarian. But for 28-year-old Shawn George, the answer was astronaut. The only problem, the East Cleveland native didn’t know any and had never been exposed to any form of aviation.
“We never had a pilot come by [on career day], we never had an astronaut come in. And I felt like that was something we were missing growing up, and we need that representation,” George explained.
Turns out, he was right. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Black people make up less than four percent of aircraft pilots and…