Your team of Professional Advisors stand ready to support you in successfully completing your academic journey and can help connect you with all the other supports and services at Trinity that you may need!
Professional Advisors support you in staying on track with your Academic Plan, even if you’ve had a hard semester. Your advisor will help you select the best major for your interests and career goals and then support you to complete your program successfully. Professional Advisors can also provide assistance understanding academic policies and requirements as well as with accessing and completing special forms.
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Tabatha Cuadra, Assistant Director of Advising Services and Academic Advisor for Dreamers and Honors students
Phone: (202) 884-9254
Office: Main Hall 214
Tabatha Cuadra joined Trinity in 2017 as an undergraduate advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Cuadra graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology/Criminal Justice. After earning her Juris Doctor from the Pennsylvania State University she practiced law for six years, focusing on providing legal services to low income families, unaccompanied minors, and undocumented populations. With a strong belief in equal access to higher education for all students regardless of nationality and immigration status, Ms. Cuadra is committed to working with Dreamers and guiding them through all stages of their college experience.
Tamika Phelps, Advisor for students in the College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: (202) 884-9255
Office: Main Hall 213
Tamika Phelps joined the Trinity family in March 2021 as an undergraduate advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Pennsylvania College and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining the team at Trinity, Tamika has held various student facing positions within higher education since 2011. She is passionate about supports students educational journey and believes strongly in student advocacy.
Llyoandra Cooper, Advisor for students in the College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: (202) 884-9258
Office: Main Hall 211
Llyoandra Cooper joined Trinity in December 2021. She received her B.S in Health Sciences-Rehabilitation Services from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s of Education in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education from DePaul University. Prior to relocating to Washington D.C., Llyoandra worked at Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL (which she is a Proud Alumna) as the College & Career Services Specialist for over 5 years. Llyoandra is very passionate about education, the desire to positively impact underserved populations of students all while being a strong, dependable, supportive resource during their collegiate journey. She prides herself on providing students with the tools to help realize and reach their full potential.
Kenya A. Kirkland, Advisor for students in the College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: (202) 884-9422
Office: Main Hall 210
Kenya A. Kirkland transitioned to the College of Arts and Sciences academic advising team after serving as an Enrollment Recruiter for the Office of Admissions here at Trinity Washington University. Ms. Kirkland is a two-time graduate from Georgetown University (BA in Psychology and MA in Liberal Studies) as well as a graduate of Trinity’s Master’s of Arts in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Kirkland has held various positions in higher education, including the Recruiting Coordinator at Jacksonville University, Director of Basketball Operations at Auburn University, and the Assistant Coach at Georgetown University. All of her professional experiences have allowed her to pursue her passion, which is serving students.
Ayesha Shabazz, Advisor for students in the Professional and Graduate Programs
Phone: (202) 884-9627
Office: Main Hall 216
Ayesha holds a Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A) from Walden University and a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland, College Park. With 15 years of experience in higher education, she is passionate about student success and believes acquiring an education is the key to building confidence and thriving in today’s workforce. As a former career coach and certified life coach, she utilizes her skills to motivate and empower students to reach their academic and professional goals. In addition, she enjoys spending time with her son, traveling to new places, staying active and eating good food.
Raushanah Taylor, Advisor for students in the Professional and Graduate Programs
Phone: (202) 884-9564
Office: Main Hall 250
Raushanah Taylor joined the Trinity family November 2021 as an advisor for graduate students in the School of Business Studies as well as advising undergraduate business majors in the School of Professional Studies. She is also a two-time Trinity Washington University Graduate! (BA in sociology & MSA in Nonprofit Management- Go Tigers!!!!) Raushanah has more than 6 years of experience in Higher Education and mentoring/ advising adult learners. Supporting mission driven organizations that provide systematic resources for underserved people and their communities is her passion. In this role she looks forward to utilizing her experience as a resource for all EDU students.
Sarah Trippensee, Assistant Dean of NHP and Academic Advisor for students in the Nursing and Health Professions
Phone: (202) 884-9684
Office: Payden Academic Center 219
Ms. Trippensee provides pre-professional phase academic advising services to students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in nursing and occupational therapy assistants. She meets with students about curriculum plans, academic progression, and she supports faculty in their academic advising roles. She serves as the Test of Essential Academic Skills coordinator and as the liaison to the Admission staff for undergraduate NHP degree programs. Sarah assists the dean and associate dean with data analysis associated with academic records
Brittany Wills, Advisor for students in the Professional and Graduate Programs
Phone: (202) 884-9623
Office: Main Hall 250
Brittany Wills is an experienced advisor with more than five years of experience in Higher Education including Student Affairs, Academic Advising, and Financial Aid. She holds a Master’s of Science in Organizational Development & Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from Shippensburg University. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from North Carolina Wesleyan College.