Dr. Tia Jackson-Truitt has been in higher education since 2010. Prior to that, she worked in the social work field with at risk youth, dually diagnosed adults, and incarcerated individuals. At Georgia Tech, she has worked as the Program Manager for a NSF funded Science and Technology Center, where she developed outreach activities for K-12 and managed a summer undergraduate research program on the campuses of GA Tech, MIT and the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.
In her current role as the Assistant Director of the Center for Engineering Education and Diversity (CEED), she coordinates the GA Tech chapter of the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), and co-leads the Peer 2 Peer mentoring program for undergraduate and graduate students.
Combining her counseling background with her passion for students, she serves as an advisor, advocate, and counselor for all students at Georgia Tech. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.