After earning a bachelor’s degree in literature from Yale University, Trina joined the Tulane staff in 1998. Since then, she has served the university in roles ranging from admissions to academic advising to co-curricular programming. As assistant dean of Newcomb-Tulane College, she works closely with Dean MacLaren and the members of the senior leadership team to establish and implement strategic direction for the college and oversee the college’s different units. She served on the Staff Advisory Council from 2013-2016 and as SAC secretary for 2015-2016, and will serve a second SAC term from 2017-2020. Trina has also performed as an actor, singer, and dancer with Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre and the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, and taught ballet in the Department of Theatre and Dance as an adjunct professor. She will complete her MBA with the Freeman School of Business in summer 2018.