Meet Tricia Homer. Tricia aims to help others reach their full potential through her work. She is a passionate volunteer as well as a producer and teaching artist and has worked on events, film, television and commercial productions in a variety of capacities. She is originally from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and is a graduate of Wesleyan University. Tricia currently serves as a facilitator at the University of Maryland for the LGBT Equity Center and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Tell us the story of your name. My first name is pronounced trē-sē-ä OR tree-see-ah. My family and childhood friends all call me Treesh. In 7th grade, when I started a new school, I was too shy to correct my teachers and classmates who called me Trisha. In college, I went by Trish. Once I graduated college, I reclaimed tree-see-ah. I pretty much answer to anything.
What is your favorite College Park location? So hard to choose! Looney’s Pub, because it’s a great place to see students and residents. The College Park Community Center, because it’s always so full of kids, it’s a great meeting space for the community, and I love seeing the Lakeland heritage displayed. REI too, because I can never seem to leave without buying something.
What was your most memorable volunteer experience? My most memorable volunteer experience was directing & coordinating the first ever production of The Vagina Monologues in the Virgin Islands. Proceeds benefited a local organization dedicated to ending violence against women.