Tricia was born and raised in Providence, RI. The University of Rhode was where she earned a B.A. in Spanish and a M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in College Student Personnel. She also returned to school in 2015 to earn her M.S. in Educational Counseling and her PPS (School Counseling) Credential. In 1996, she began her career in Admissions as a “Rhode Runner” for the University of Rhode Island. She served as an Admissions Officer for two recruiting cycles. After finishing her graduate studies she moved to Lubbock, TX to work at Texas Tech University as an Academic Counselor for Student Athletes. After leaving Red Raider land she had the opportunity to work with the Scarlet Knights at Rutgers University. In 2003, she returned to her alma mater to work as an Admission Advisor. After spending many winters in New England, she decided to relocate to a warmer climate. Prior to joining High Tech High North County, she spent three years working in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UC San Diego as an Admissions Officer. She is entering her twelfth year as the Director of College Advising. She has a eighth grader who keeps her very busy. Her oldest son is a sophomore UC-Riverside. When she is not here at HTHNC, you can catch her on the soccer field watching her son play. She loves traveling and tries to visit her home town at least once a year.