Trish teaches Art and Inclusionary Education and History of Ideas in Art and Museum Education to MAT students in the Art Education and Design Department at the University of the Arts.
Trish is the founder and Creative Director of Philly Touch Tours, an organization that promotes cultural inclusion and accommodations for people with vision loss in the Philadelphia area through carefully designed sensory programs and touch tours. Sustainable programs are now in place at Penn Museum, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, The Mütter Museum and the Wharton Esherick Museum.
PTT conducts sensitivity training and experiential workshops for museum staff, museum education students, artists and teachers and in its social guise as Philly MeetUp for the Blind and Visually Impaired hosts a monthly get-together for adults who want to get out and about with fun trips to the beach, bike rides, Dragon Boating, birding events, musical evenings and more.
Trish also co-facilitates painted story quilt-making workshops at Brooklyn College and other CUNY schools with the non-profit educational organization, Interrelations Collaborative, which promotes positive intergroup relations with diverse immigrant and multi-ethnic populations.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Winchester, UK and an MA in Art Education from UArts, Philadelphia.