Colorado Native

Trisha spent her earliest days in Sterling where her dad was the city attorney. She grew up in Highlands Ranch. Trisha attended Fox Creek Elementary, Cresthill Middle, and Highlands Ranch High School. She earned an academic scholarship to the Johns Hopkins University.

Trisha graduated into an economic crisis caused by Wallstreet greed and recklessness. She talked her way into becoming Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) first press intern.

At the same time, she was a Fellow at the Women's Campaign Forum a pro-choice organization dedicated to women's political and economic leadership.

On the Martha Coakley for U.S. Senate Committee, Trisha saw the rise of the Tea Party.

During the Arab Spring, Trisha contributed to Yahoo! News, connected with activists on Facebook, then launched an international viral new media campaign to help win women’s driving rights in Saudi Arabia. She went on to contributed to an international bestseller.

Rural

Trisha moved to rural Southwest Pennsylvania ahead of the 2016 election.

She saw how decades of outsourcing, offshoring, and divestment created a crisis of opportunity. People are forced to move to find a decent job or to stay and take care of family, an impossible choice no one should have to make.

Trisha managed a Congressional Campaign in Pennsylvania's 14th U.S. Congressional District in 2018 for Bibiana Boerio who grew up in a union family to become the managing director of Jaguar, CFO at Ford Motor, a Hill Chief of Staff, and interim University President. Boerio was the only woman to run for Congress in Western Pennsylvania in 2018. The team cut Trump's margin in half.

Climate Science

At Conservation International, Trisha wrote speeches for events including the UN backed Blue Oceans Conference, ELLE Conservation gala, and UN Climate Week.

Living History

At the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions representing people working in every sector of the economy, Trisha's work helped shape COVID workplace protections, historic strikes, and landmark legislation including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act.

She lead the AFL-CIO's communications for a ground-breaking partnership with the former Secretary of Energy, resulting in the Inflation Reduction Act, the largest piece of climate legislation in U.S. history.

Through the unexpected death of Richard Trumka, Trisha helped seamless transition the federation to the most diverse leadership team in its history. She wrote remarks for events with President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretaries of Labor, Energy, Transportation, Interior, and the U.S. Trade Representative.

Civil Service

Trisha continued her family’s legacy as a second-generation member of the U.S. Federal Civil Service when she joined the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at the U.S. National Science Foundation. She penned joint op-eds for her principal with Reps. Khanna and Cartwright, University Presidents, and was working to create well-paid, high-tech jobs in more places.

Award Winning

Trisha won a 2023 Cicero Speechwriting Award for her work on AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler's historic acceptance speech.

Labor of Love

Trisha provided end of life care through home hospice for her parents who passed away, days apart in late 2023. Before he passed, her father, a Republican, told Trisha to run. She considers this her first endorsement.