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 including admissions, academic advising, co-curricular programming, and administration. As director of Senior Programs, she develops, implements, and oversees programs designed to give students tools and resources to get the most from their undergraduate education as they prepare for life after college. This includes oversight of the Honors Thesis, a year-long independent project under the direction of faculty that allows students to contribute original scholarship to their academic discipline.
Trina earned her MBA with a concentration in Strategic Management and Leadership from Tulane's Freeman School of Business in 2018. She is currently serving as chair of the university-wide Staff Advisory Council (SAC) for the 2021-22 academic year. She has also taught ballet in the Tulane Department of Theatre and Dance as an adjunct professor, and performed as an actor, singer, and dancer with Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre and the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane; she is a member of Actors Equity Association, the national union of professional stage actors.