Tricia is a writer and educator based in Houston, Texas, who has worked as a reviewer for Common Sense since 2013. Tricia serves as a Program Associate at The Sprout Fund, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that works to solve problems, share knowledge, and seed change in western Pennsylvania and beyond. As part of Sprout's Community Building team, Tricia works to foster collaboration and partnerships, facilitate community dialogue, and design engagement events and activities in order to build robust communities of practice. She also works as an instructional designer and teaching consultant with local independent schools and nonprofits. Before joining Sprout, Tricia spent the last decade as a teacher and administrator in independent schools in Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. 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 Pittsburgh's public television station, WQED, 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.