Trish graduated from the School of Environment and Natural Resources with an undergraduate degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Adminstration. She worked professionally in conservation law enforcement and environmental education at the federal, state and municipal levels. She served on the staff for SENR as the Career Development and Internship Coordinator for both undergraduate and graduate students from 1998 until 2018. She currently works in the CFAES Office of Advancement as an Associate Director of Development. Her graduate work in MENR is focused on community development, leadership and sustainable agriculture. She is particularly interested in being an advocate for environmental stewardship in the agricultural industry and helping to build bridges between science and the community to foster implementation of conservation best management practices and increased awareness. She is a graduate of the Ohio Farm Bureau AgriPOWER Leadership Institute and is actively engaged in farm bureau at both the state and local level as well as a 4-H volunteer.