Trina Ryan

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Northwestern University, Rollins College
Human Interest, Health & Wellness, Arts & Culture
  • Trina has worked as a freelance writer and editor since 2016.
  • She has written for various print and media outlets, including The New York Times Magazine, Medill Explores, ONYX Magazine, IDEAS For Us, and more.
  • She works full-time as a grant writer, and has helped organizations secure millions in funding for a variety of public services, such as providing guide dogs to people with vision loss, social services to underserved students, and arts education accessibility to low-income communities.


After earning a master's in journalism from Northwestern University in 2019, Trina has used her skills as a journalist to write grants for causes she believes in. When she's not helping local nonprofits advance their mission, she moonlights as a freelance journalist. There's no particular writing genre she sticks to; she'll cover anything that has a good story. In her free time, she enjoys working out, reading the latest beauty hacks, and binge-watching YouTube.


Trina has a B.A. in English from Rollins College and an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University.

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