Office: Room 3221H, Law School
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D., Hamline University School of Law
Trisha joined the Office of Career and Professional Development in
June 2011. With almost 10 years of experience in legal career services,
Trisha has worked in all areas of career development from public service
and judicial clerkships to on-campus interview programs and small firm
employment and has counseled thousands of students and alumni in their
job search. Trisha has developed numerous workshops, including creative
programming related to resume and cover letter writing, interviewing
skills, and networking.
Prior to coming to the UW, Trisha served as the Director of Career
Development at Drake University Law School. Trisha served in this
capacity for almost six years. As Director, Trisha managed all aspects
of the Career Development Office (CDO) from counseling and programming
to employer outreach and marketing. She counseled students interested in
private, public, and alternative careers and managed all of the on- and
off-campus recruitment programs. She also provided judicial clerkship
advising and organized numerous networking events. Under her management,
the Career Development Office received rankings significantly higher
than peer schools using the Law School Survey of Student Engagement.
Trisha twice received the Student Bar Association President's Award for
Faculty/Staff Member of the Year. Trisha also coached Drake Law's ABA
Negotiation Teams in 2009 and 2010.
Trisha started her legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Debra Jacobson in Rochester, Minnesota. Following her clerkship, Trisha joined the litigation group at DeWitt Ross & Stevens, s.c. in Madison, practicing primarily family law. In 2004, Trisha moved to Los Angeles, California and began working for the Career Development Office at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu. She served as an Assistant, then Associate Director of Career Development.
Trisha graduated, with Distinction, from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Journalism. She received her Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law.