Trisha HongchartiEducational Adviser
Trisha Hongcharti (any/all pronouns) is an educational adviser at the Foundation, providing academic advising and support to the Cooke College Scholars and Cooke Transfer Scholars. Trisha is an advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion and likes cats, big dogs, puns, traveling, spoken word, and cheese.
Trisha discovered her love for supporting students in their professional and personal development while working at the University of Virginia Career Center as a student. During her time there, she held a leadership role in developing cultural competency trainings. Following graduation, she continued to support students in their development, specifically around global consciousness at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business as a Global Programs Coordinator. She then earned her M.Ed. in Student Affairs and Higher Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. While at UMD, Trisha also served as a graduate assistant in the University Career Center, completed a semester practicum in the Counseling Center, and co-instructed a graduate level introduction to counseling skills course.
Trisha received her B.A. from the University of Virginia in Spanish and Foreign Affairs and is interested in pursuing a second master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.