Tricia is a writer and educator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A recent transplant from San Francisco, Tricia works as the Program Associate for Community Building at The Sprout Fund, a nonprofit that enriches the Pittsburgh region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities. She also works as an instructional designer and teaching consultant with local independent schools and nonprofits. Tricia has spent the last decade as a teacher and administrator in independent schools. In San Francisco, Tricia founded the Academic Support Program at Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, where she also served as a leader in technology integration and the implementation of the school's 1:1 iPad program. In the past, she has taught history and French and directed programs in college counseling and community service in independent schools, and she served as coordinator of a professional learning community of school learning specialists in the Bay Area called BAISLD. She also teaches an innovative college essay writing course for students across the country, and she has served as project manager and associate producer at WQED Multimedia where she managed iQ: smartparent, an Emmy Award-winning television series about parenting in the digital age. Tricia works as a college admissions adviser and writing teacher for the Athletic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP) at San Francisco's Mission High School and in Pittsburgh at Central Catholic High School. Tricia holds a master's degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor's degree in Plan II Honors and English from the University of Texas at Austin.