At three years old, Trish was diagnosed as hard of hearing. As an adult, Trish attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth and obtained two bachelor’s degrees in Psychology (B.A.S.) and Political Science (B.A.) in 2015 and her Masters of Social Work (MSW) in 2017. She currently works at the University of Wisconsin – Superior in the Admissions Office. She aspires to work with students that have differing abilities in higher education so that they have access to college and support while they're in college. In Trish's spare time she volunteers with men’s restorative justice.
"I am honored and excited to serve on the committee and to serve Minnesotans in getting access to technology and resources. I want every person to feel supported in their community and to know they have a voice." ~ Trish Oyaas