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Tricia Berry

Executive Vice President, CCO

Tricia Berry believes everyone should have a career strategy and an understanding of themselves and their environment.  As the Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer for 825 Basics, Tricia helps people with tools to craft their career strategies, find their passions and achieve career and life success. She is an engaging speaker and facilitator whose workshops and presentations coach students and professionals how to create a plan for their future.

Named one of the 100 Women Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector at the 2012 US News STEM Solutions Summit, Tricia leads efforts to connect Texas organizations and individuals working to advance gender equity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. As Director of the Texas Girls Collaborative Project, she leads the dissemination of STEM information and informal curriculum across Texas in coordination with the National Girls Collaborative Project. She concurrently serves as Director of the Women in Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin, leading the efforts to recruit and graduate women in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Tricia has over 20 years of experience in professional speaking, volunteer management, workshop and curriculum development, coaching and process management. 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 holds a BS Chemical Engineering degree and an MBA.