As Vice President for Development, Trisha oversees a comprehensive advancement strategy that supports key Central European University priorities; enhances short- and long-term fundraising capabilities; and effectively leverages CEU’s team of international development professionals. She arrived at CEU in April 2014 after serving as Director of Private Sector Initiatives at the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based NGO dedicated to the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. At International Crisis Group, Trisha led fundraising activities from individual philanthropists, corporations, and family foundations, working in close partnership with the organization’s Board and senior leadership. Prior to this, she spent a decade in the arts as a fundraiser, communications specialist and educator, including nine years in external relations and development at Artpace, a global artist residency program. She earned her BA from Mount Holyoke College, where she remains an active volunteer.