Trisha was born and raised in San Diego, CA and graduated from Helix High School. She earned a BA in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies from UC Santa Cruz and worked both in education and in the service industry before joining the team at High Tech. Trisha has a passion for teaching and learning, and believes that every student has a unique and valuable perspective to share. She enjoys learning about history and believes that the study of power is critical to understanding the state of the world today. In her free time, Trisha enjoys road trips, camping, playing music, cooking, and skateboarding. You may also find her at the beach with her dog, Jello.