As an aspirational scholar-practitioner, Dr. Trina Clayeux brings innovation, research, and thought leadership to complex social issues related to marginalized populations in the areas of education, employment, and affordable housing. Demonstrating both an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial spirit in nonprofit leadership, Trina has an innate ability to metabolize big ideas into workable actions and maximize operational capabilities in alignment with strategic planning, systems efficiencies, measurable outcomes, and team performance all in support of programs aimed at improving the lives of individuals, children, and families in need. Throughout her career, she has presented original best practice work at local, state, and national conference venues and is currently collaborating on a research project with a goal of publishing later this year. With her roots in the Pacific NW, Trina earned a doctoral degree in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University, a master’s degree in Public Administration from Portland State University, and an undergraduate degree at Boise State University with professional certifications in program evaluation, organizational change management, and professional resume writing. She has an affinity for grassroots social justice movements, veteran's issues, and protections for children and animals. In her free time, you can find her involved in a variety of outdoor sports, teaching college classes, and adventuring with her husband and children.