NNSA Release: Success and Safety in STEM: Meet TK Benoit

  • Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 9:22 am

Takeira “TK” Benoit, spent her childhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana finding out how things worked by her father’s side. For as long as she can remember, she loved math, science, and trying to understand the world around her. Now, she is a nuclear safety engineer with NNSA who helps to ensure the safe design, construction, and operation of both nuclear and non-nuclear facilities. This week she is speaking at the Black History Month celebration at West Texas A&M.

TK credits her parents’ commitment and sacrifice to education, her experience at Southern University and A&M College, a Historically Black College (HBCU), and the innumerous concealed contributions of the trailblazers who came before her, for playing a role in her success as a Black female engineer.

Read full press release on the NNSA website.