Amanda Simpson is an Obama appointee to the Commerce Department. Simpson is a transgender who transitioned from male to female over 10 years ago, and will serve as a Senior Technical Advisor. See video below:
A former test pilot, Simpson worked in the aerospace and defense industries for 30 years, mostly at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz. She holds degrees in physics, engineering, and business.Simpson told ABCNews.com that much of her work will involve "licensing and enforcement for exports" of military technology.
In 2004, she was named by the YWCA as one of their "Women on the Move," and in the same year, she won the Democratic nomination to the Arizona state House of Representatives. She lost in the general election.
The video below is an interview of Amanda Simpson and another transgender.