Meet Our Member

AMY RUZAUSKAS

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Favorite quote:

Failure is not an option.
Gene Kranz
Birthplace:
Philadelphia, PA

Current Job Position and Company:
Assistant Program Manager (APM) for the Commercial Broadband Satellite Program (CBSP) at SPAWAR.

Women In Defense member since:
2016

When I’m not working you can find me:
Playing with my dog, reading, wine tasting, traveling to Europe, and exploring San Diego.

My favorite memory from my career in defense:
Working as the program manager for the Tomahawk nuclear missile program when 9/11 occurred. For the following many months it was interesting to be involved in resupplying the ships that launched the (conventional) Tomahawk missiles.

Advice to other women working in defense:
Women are becoming more prevalent in defense every day. Do not be afraid to compete for jobs with increasing responsibility and to be assertive. Assertive women tend to throw people off, and the only way to start seeing assertion as a norm with women is to keep doing it.

The most valuable thing about my membership with WID San Diego is:
Interaction with industry.

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