Black Identical Twins Each Had the Highest GPA at FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing

Shalisha Witherspoon, Dr. Rishe, and Shonda Witherspoon
Shalisha Witherspoon, Dr. Rishe, and Shonda Witherspoon

Shalisha and Shonda Witherspoon are identical twins. They dress alike every day and both recently graduated from the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University in Miami. They also had identical grade point averages of 3.95, which was the best GPA of any graduating student in the College of Engineering and Computing. The sisters also earned minor degrees in Japanese language and literature.

The sisters will stay on at FIU to pursue master’s degrees and to work as graduate assistants for Professor Naphtali Rishe in the High Performance Database Research Center.

Professor Rishe stated that “those two ladies are extraordinarily responsible. They are very smart, they have great attention to detail, they are always reliable. Any project they are asked to do, it’s done perfectly. They are experts in geographic data analytics. They manipulate very large big data sets, and they have excelled. They have a great career path in front of them.”

The sisters’ ultimate goal is to move to Japan and start their own software engineering business together.

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