Trist Bergerud joined Grand Valley State University in July of 2021 and The Graduate School in February 2022. She earned her master’s degree in International Education from New York University, and her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of North Dakota.
Trista has a background in global education and diversity that she developed while teaching abroad in Ghana and Morocco. She also taught students from pre-K to college in the US and has been an international student herself in London and Paris. Her experience as both teacher and student give her a unique perspective that helps to guide her in supporting all students.
Trista is responsible for conducting market research in support of GVSU’s ability to offer new graduate programming, as well as expanding graduate faculty and graduate student engagement in curricular and co-curricular activities. She provides creative and strategic direction and project/content management for all Graduate School communications.