Tracie Trinidad, Ph.D.

Title: Research Director

Dr. Tracie Trinidad identifies as a Xicana feminist, educator, researcher, and community activist. She was born and raised in Colorado. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Sociocultural Anthropology at New Mexico State University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, and her Master’s degree in nonprofit management with a focus on youth development and educational nonprofits at Regis University. Dr. Trinidad completed her Ph.D. at the University of Denver in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program, where her research focused on youth resistance to oppressive policies within K-12 schooling.

Things You May Not Know:

Hometown: Brighton, Colorado
College: University of Denver
Major: Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership, and Policy Studies
Favorite Children's Book: Goosebumps series
Favorite Thing About Life In Colorado: My family and community are here
Favorite Denver Restaurant: La Reyna Azteca
Dream Job: Running a bed-and-breakfast abroad
Who You Idolize Most: Tupac
Your Greatest Extravagance: Tattoos and traveling
Most Likely To Be Found On A Slow Friday Afternoon: Getting in a workout
Favorite Sports Team: Denver Nuggets
Proudest Accomplishment: Obtaining my Ph.D
Night Owl or Early Bird: None, I love sleep
Thing You Can't Live Without: Family, coffee and yoga
Favorite Book: Ratchedemic by Dr. Chris Emdin
Talent You Would Most Like To Have: To be a lyrical genius
Word Or Phrase You Most Overuse: "That's dope!"
Thing That Makes You Stand Out From Others: My tattoos
Your Motto: “Luck is just being prepared at all times, so when the door opens, you're ready.” ~ Nipsey Hussle