Named one of the 100 Women Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector, Tricia Berry leads efforts to recruit and graduate women in the Cockrell School of Engineering as director of the Women in Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin. She concurrently serves as collaborative lead for the Texas Girls Collaborative Project, leading the dissemination of STEM best practices and informal curriculum across Texas in coordination with the National Girls Collaborative Project. Through both roles, she connects and supports organizations and individuals working to advance gender equality in STEM fields across Texas and beyond.
Berry is also co-founder and executive vice president for 825 Basics and 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." Previously, Berry worked as a process engineer and a product development engineer at the Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas. Berry received her B.S. in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and her MBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1999. Berry is a Society of Women Engineers Life Member and a member and past president of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network.
In addition to the STEMconnector recognition, Berry has been recognized for her efforts in gender equality and STEM with the 2011 SXSW Interactive Dew Winburne Community Service Award, 2014 Girl Scouts of Central Texas Women of Distinction Award, 2014 WEPAN Founders Award and 2014 Skillpoint Alliance Unlocking the Potential Award.