Ms. Trenicka Kiara Rolle was born and raised in Freeport, Grand Bahama. She graduated from Sunland Baptist Academy as head girl and salutatorian of her class. Trenicka completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 and then went on to receive her master’s degree in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering in 2014 also from Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to being published in various academic journals such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Early Career and Technical Conference, Trenicka has held leadership positions in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Student Government Association (SGA) and presently as the
Co-Founder and President of Bahamas Engineering and Technology Advancement (BETA). Moreover, she has received several awards including the Bahamas National Academic Scholarship, BORCO Scholarship, Grand Bahama Port Authority Scholarship, NSBE Region II Academic Excellence Award and a Graduate Research Assistant Fellowship from her university.
As a college student Trenicka has worked with elementary and middle school students throughout the academic year as a mathematics tutor. In addition she has worked in summer programs at the Virginia Institute for Science Teaching Achievement as a program facilitator to help students and teachers foster an understanding of engineering fundamentals. In particular, as a graduate student Trenicka worked as researcher on a grant funded project by the National Institute of Health focused on ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). She performed finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) on 3 dimensional lung models in order to understand varying degrees of stress/strain via lung disease and mechanical ventilation. She then went on to work at Trimech Solutions LLC as a Computation Fluid Dynamics Engineer as a contractor in the Modeling and Simulation Group at Altria Group of Companies.
Trenicka returned to the Bahamas last July and since then has worked in education at Sunland Baptist Academy as a Mathematics, Literature and Language Teacher. Trenicka intends to return to work as a Research Engineer and in her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking, studying Mandarin Chinese, watching Asian dramas and when she has time writing with hopes to publish her own novel.