Tiera Fletcher, 2022

Tiera Fletcher, 2022
Photo: Michael A. Schwarz

Tiera Fletcher '17, a project engineer and the modernization deputy program manager in Boeing’s Space and Launch Division, 2022.

Tiera Fletcher [née Guinn] ’17 decided to become a rocket scientist at 11 years old. Almost 15 years later, she’s helped bring to life one of the most powerful rockets ever built—NASA’s Space Launch System. The rocket will someday propel the next generation of astronauts to the moon and beyond by launching the Orion spacecraft and its crew into deep space. Its first launch is intended for [2022].

"Wonder Woman of Rocket Science" by Stephanie M. McPherson SM '11, Slice of MIT, 18 May 2022

Timeline: 2020s
School: School of Engineering
Department: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Life: African Students' Association (ASA)Black Students' Union (BSU)Black Women's Alliance (BWA)McCormick HallMIT Gospel ChoirNational Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)Women in Aerospace Engineering (WAE)
Career: EngineeringGovernment & LawTechnology
Object: Image
Collection: Magazine features, NASA, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Women