Tricia Minnick graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks with her Bachelor of Social Work and a minor in Digital Journalism. She was the 2022 Marion Frances Boswell Memorial Award recipient, selected for her scholarship, character, and contributions to UAF and Alaska.
Her educational background includes a strong emphasis on rural and Alaska Native populations and a focus on program development and policy work. She is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work at the University of Kentucky.
Tricia brings a strengths-based approach and systems-focused lens to the DDA team. Her love of problem-solving and passion for social justice is seen throughout her work. A natural communicator, she excels at connecting with clients and offering them consistent, high-quality support. Tricia uses social work values to guide her professionally and is committed to improving the lives of the people of Alaska through her work at DDA.