Named one of the 100 Women Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector, Tricia Berry leads efforts to connect those working to advance gender equity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. As Collaborative Lead of the Texas Girls Collaborative Project, she leads the dissemination of STEM resources and research-based best practices to engage girls in STEM across Texas in coordination with the National Girls Collaborative Project. She concurrently serves as Women in Engineering Program Director at The University of Texas at Austin, leading efforts to recruit and graduate women in the Cockrell School of Engineering.
Tricia is Co-Founder and Executive VP for 825 Basics, helping people craft career strategies, find their passions and achieve career success. She is the co-author of You Can’t Eat Your Degree: Combine Your Passions and Philosophies to Create the Story of Your Future and Exceeds Expectations: Take Control of Your Performance Review.
Tricia’s op-ed posts on engaging girls in STEM have appeared in the Washington Post’s PostEverything, the Houston Chronicle and the Austin American Statesman. She has been interviewed by Inside Higher Ed, U.S. News & World Report and USA Today College for articles on gender equity in STEM and informal STEM programs to engage girls in STEM. She has been recognized by STEMTx, SXSW Interactive and the Women in Engineering ProActive Network for her community outreach efforts and leadership in STEM education.
Previously, Tricia worked at Dow Chemical as a process and product development engineer. Tricia holds a BS Chemical Engineering degree and an MBA.
Follow her on Twitter @triciaberry825
UT's Girl Day 2015 - Long Documentary
USA Today [March 8, 2015]
TCCTA's 68th Annual Convention General Session: Keys to Success
TCCTA [March 5, 2014]
Fox 7 Austin [March 4, 2015]
'Girl Day' addresses lack of women in STEM fields
USA Today [February 27, 2015]
Berry: Geek culture doesn't get young women into STEM careers
Chron [November 20, 2014]
I am a female engineer, and I love science. Stop calling me a geek
The Washington Post [November 5, 2014]
Feature on Tricia Berry
EdVentures [July 28, 2014]
On the Road: A Symposium on STEM Education
The Texas Tribune [May 5, 2014]
Building the STEM Pipeline: The Importance of Mentoring
GirlStart [January 17, 2014]
Colleges Work to Retain Women in STEM Majors
U.S. News & World Report [July 1, 2013]
Reaching and Inspiring Girls from All Backgrounds
SWE [Winter 2017]
A Lab of Her Own
Chronicle [January 22, 2017]
The Root of the STEM Problem
Women Effect [October 12, 2016]