A Humble but Ambitious Beginning
Trey grew up in Killeen, Texas, a military town near Waco. His mother, Crystal Fisher, often worked two jobs to support herself and her three boys, Merrion, Trey, and Rashod. “I want my kids to be better and have better than me,” Crystal says.
Merrion is the oldest of the Fisher boys by 13 months. Rashod likes to point out that he is the second oldest by one minute — he and Trey are fraternal twins. Though technically the youngest, Trey has always been eager to prove himself and blaze a trail for his brothers. Both Merrion and Rashod say Trey is their role model.
In middle and high school, Trey was at the top of his class. He graduated with both his high school diploma and an associate degree at the same time and could have chosen any career. He thought about becoming a lawyer. He even wrote a letter to Yale Law School as a sixth grader asking for career advice. But Trey’s ultimate desire is to help others, so he chose the career he believes influences the greatest number of people: teaching.
Trey enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin as a math major and joined UTeach, a Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher preparation program. In UTeach, he is learning how to teach math at all grade levels. “I’ve come to realize it’s not just a grade level or subject,” Trey says. “I really do love working with everybody.”