Taya Weiss is a professional skydiver, writer, adventurer, and researcher who has lived and traveled extensively in both Africa and the US. With nearly 5,000 skydives, she is holds a USPA D-license, Coach rating, and is a pioneer and fixture on the wingsuit coaching scene. A multiple record holder, Taya was the lead organizer and a participant in the largest wingsuit formation in the world, a 100-way. She is the first woman and one of the first skydivers to perform XRW ("Extreme Relative Work", a term she coined), docking with canopy pilot Jessica Edgeingon while wearing a wingsuit in freefall. Taya has a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University and a Master in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She is a founder of the skydiver charity Raise the Sky. - Raise the Sky.