Tricia is a writer and educator based in Houston, Texas, who has worked as a reviewer for Common Sense since 2013. She is currently working with schools and museums on consulting projects related to her two great passions: creativity and digital media. Prior to moving back home to the Lone Star State, Tricia spent the last several years fostering collaboration on the Community Building team at The Sprout Fund, Pittsburgh’s leading agency catalyzing community change. Prior to her work at Sprout, she spent the previous 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 volunteers as a college admissions adviser and writing teacher for the Athletic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP) at San Francisco's Mission High School and as an expert on open educational practices for the Mozilla Open Leaders fellowship program. 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.