Spotlight on Commerce: Davetta Goins, Supervisory Patent Examiner

by John Roberts on February 26, 2020

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Spotlight on Commerce: Davetta Goins, Supervisory Patent Examiner

Guest blog by Davetta Goins, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Davetta Goins, Supervisory Patent ExaminerDavetta Goins, Supervisory Patent Examiner (Photo by Jay Premack/USPTO)

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce African Americans during Black History Month.

Growing up in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, where my family, neighbors, and close friends were scientists, engineers, doctors, lawyers, and teachers, I was surrounded by professionals. My parents were very active in community organizations that helped encourage teens in local high schools to enter the fields of science, math, and technology. These programs introduced me to a vast array of career paths, and paved the way for my decision to pursue a degree in electrical engineering.

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