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 assistant dean for the Honors Program, she works in concert with the Honors Associate Dean to develop and implement strategic initiatives designed to provide a robust academic experience for academically gifted and intellectually curious students. She is currently serving a second term on the Staff Advisory Council, where she is chair of the community service committee. 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 is a member of Actors Equity Association, the national union of professional stage actors. She earned her MBA with a concentration in Strategic Management and Leadership from Tulane's Freeman School of Business in 2018.