Sylvie DeLaHunt Senior Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)


Sylvie DeLaHunt, a senior guidance, navigation, and control engineer, supervises the Future Weapon Concepts and Algorithms Section at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). She co-leads the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group for APL’s Air and Missile Defense Sector (AMDS) and is a member-at-large on APL’s Employee Resource Group. Formerly, she was president of the APL Women in Technology affinity group and lead of APL’s Women’s History Month Committee. Active in AIAA, Sylvie is a member of both the Missile Systems Technical Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. She serves on the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Awards and Recognition Committee and is a public speaker on the retention of women in collegiate STEM programs. In recognition of her advocacy efforts, Sylvie was the recipient of a SWE 2022 WE Local Engaged Advocate Award, the APL AMDS 2021 Creative Courage Award, and a Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council 2018 Diversity Recognition Award.

Sylvie earned her B.S. (’14) and M.S. (’16) degrees in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland with the support of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She continues to serve as an alumna representative on the University of Maryland Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Sylvie was named one of Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders: the 20 Twenties by Aviation Week and AIAA in 2016.

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