Meet the Staff: Trista Trone

Meet the Staff: Trista Trone

Trista Trone

More than 100 staff members work in the Division of the Humanities. We’ll introduce you to our staff in this continuing series.

Trista Trone
Recruitment and Engagement Specialist
Student Affairs, Office of the Dean

What do you like most about your job?

The students! They are creative, bold, and passionately curious.

What was the last good book you read?

As an auditory learner, I listen to books! Just a few days ago, you may have seen me parked on the Midway before work listening to the final pages of the Thursday Murder Club series by Richard Osman. It’s got everything: mystery, British humor, and gang of loveable pensioners.

You might work with me if …

You are a prospective student interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Humanities, or a current student interested in serving as a student ambassador for the Division. I am available to meet with students to discuss graduate programs, admissions, visiting days, moving to Chicago, and more.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

Chicago might be my forever home, but I am a country girl at heart. One of my favorite seasonal activities is morel mushroom hunting. My family taught me how to find them when I was young, and now I love to visit home at that time of year, hike out to my secret spots (you never share where you find them so you can return the next year to an untouched patch), and search. While it may take hours to spot one, once you find one, you know there are more nearby. As I have gotten older, my cooking skills have greatly improved, so half the fun is coming up with new ways to prepare them each spring. Such a special treat!

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June 7, 2024