Senior Director of Institutional Relations

As Senior Director of Institutional Relations, Trista moves resources to fund’s movement of hope and resilience. This is Trista’s second tenure at, returning after fundraising for workforce development policy advocacy and interventions to preserve US democracy in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the first time around, Trista worked in fundraising and communications for national organizations and clients, across a  diversity of issue areas: early childhood education, LGBTQ media, film festivals and education, land conservation, and healthcare access.

Trista holds a Bachelor’s Degree in German Studies and Ethics from Smith College. For energy, she cooks, reads, writes, and takes classes that teach her new things.


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