As SWE’s Senior Manager of Research, Roberta Rincon oversees the organization’s research activities on gender equity issues affecting girls and women in engineering, from school to career. Before joining SWE, Roberta was a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at The University of Texas System. She has over 15 years of experience in education research and policy analysis. In her current role, she shares SWE’s research on gender equity in engineering and technology with academic, industry, and policy researchers and practitioners to inform their STEM diversity efforts. Roberta holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, an MBA and an M.S. in Information Management from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Planning from UT Austin.
Fun facts about Roberta
I like peanut butter, and I love chocolate. I don’t like peanut butter with chocolate. I like peanuts and chocolate, but there is something about the texture of peanut butter mixed in with the chocolate that I just don’t like. It’s strange, I know. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two kids. Every Friday night we have Family Movie Night, which is always fun. If I’m on my own, I love to read psychological thrillers and historical fiction books.