Tiera Fletcher (Guinn)
Tiera S. Fletcher (Guinn)
Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer, MIT/The Boeing Co
MA

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Biography
Born and raised in a small town near Atlanta, Georgia, Tiera Fletcher (Guinn) has had a passion for aerospace engineering since the tender age of eleven. Before then, she had aspirations of being a scientist, inventor, architect, mathematician, and many other careers within the field of STEM. It was not until she became introduced to the field of aerospace engineering that she realized her true dream. Tiera is currently an undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering and she will be graduating in June 2017. She is also a part-time Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer at The Boeing Company, specifically working on NASA’s Space Launch System. She has a strong interest in helping upcoming generations to realize and achieve their dreams. Tiera enjoys speaking to youth to not only encourage them to become more involved in STEM, but to reach their goals in any field they wish to pursue.
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Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering-June 2017
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
Latest Questions
  • Dija asked Tiera Fletcher (Guinn), MIT/The Boeing Co

    Added 10 days AGO

    I've asked this question before and I know it may seem like a ..dumb question but it worries me a lot. I dream of the day I get to work at SpaceX and eventually NASA. I've always wanted to be an engineer but only recently honed in aerospace. Starting school at 22, pretty late and then eventually graduating at 27, will I be hindered from working my dreams? I worry because everyone I know had graduated at 23 or 24. It makes me feel very self conscious and as much as I try to instill confidence in ...
    Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Internships & Jobs, Self Doubt, Space, Unique Challenges
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    Tiera Fletcher (Guinn), MIT/The Boeing Co
    Answered 7 days AGO
    Hi Dija!
    
    Firstly, thank you for reaching out about this issue. From my point of view, starting at a later age puts you at an advantage. I will explain. 
    
    In college, I found that students who were above the average age for their class were more ...
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  • Mary Bilstein asked Tiera Fletcher (Guinn), MIT/The Boeing Co

    Added Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 5:46 AM

    I am an 11 year old student in Colorado, and I have been interested in building things. Since I was little I was always building things of my own. I recently took a trip to the Space Foundation Center and we learned so much about going to mars. I want to build the rocket that the astronauts into space. I am not sure what programs I could get into to help me with my engineering. Do you have any suggestions?
    Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Engineering Skills, Machines, Preparation for College, Software
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    Tiera Fletcher (Guinn), MIT/The Boeing Co
    Answered Monday, February 5, 2018 at 1:16 PM
    Hi Mary!
    
    I'm so excited to hear from a future engineer such as yourself! A great program to start preparing you for an engineering career in aerospace is Space Camp at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Kids like you ...
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  • Fiona asked Tiera Fletcher (Guinn), MIT/The Boeing Co

    Added Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:59 PM

    Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Chemical, Earth Resources, Space, Unique Challenges
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    Tiera Fletcher (Guinn), MIT/The Boeing Co
    Answered Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:41 PM
    In school,  you focus on various subjects that may or may not be of interest to you,  so that in itself can make it difficult for you to excel. However,  if you redirect your focus to your dream career,  or your goal, instead of the interest in the class ...
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