FIU CEC Trina Fletcher appointed to National Academy of Engineering Steering CommitteeHaving successfully navigated the Ph.D. process, Trina Fletcher and her twin sister, Tina, recently sat down with Marybeth Gasman for a Forbes magazine interview on what universities interested in matriculating Black women into their Ph.D. programs can do to boost enrollment. The sisters also shared their personal experiences as they pursued their doctoral degrees.

Trina Fletcher is an assistant professor of engineering and computing education at FIU. Fletcher joined the School of Universal Computing, Construction and Engineering Education (SUCCEED), housed in FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing, in 2018.

Her experience includes engineering and management positions with Fortune 500 companies and a director-level role managing for a national-level non-profit. Her research areas include increasing diversity and equity and inclusion in STEM, particularly across the African Diaspora. Fletcher is also dedicated to examining the role of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) on the production of blacks in engineering and tech. Her other area of focus explores how proven industry and tech-based business methodologies and best practices can be used to recruit and retain women and minorities in engineering and computing for both higher education and industry.

Click here to read the Forbes article featuring Dr. Fletcher and her sister.