Trisha grew up on a farm near Dickinson, ND. She moved to Aberdeen in 2003 to pursue her undergraduate degree from Presentation College. While in college Trisha worked as a Teaching Assistant for PC’s Biology Department and volunteered as a science tutor. In 2006 Trisha was granted a spot as an intern for the University of North Dakota’s REU in Neuroscience, working primarily in the Anatomy and Cell Biology Lab and Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics Lab. She has received her B.S in Biology, A.S. in Chemistry, A.A in Religious Studies, A.A. in English and a minor in Psychology from Presentation College. Trisha earned her M.S. in Biology in 2009 from St. Joseph College.
Trisha began working at Presentation College in 2007 as the Science Lab Coordinator. In 2011 she switched to an Instructor position and became Biology Program Director.