Trina La Susa

Position title: Senior Class Vice President


Trina La Susa, senior class vice president at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pictured on Oct. 3, 2017. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Before attending UW–Madison, La Susa graduated from West Bend East High School as an American Legion award recipient and led the graduation ceremony as mistress of ceremonies. She is majoring in journalism and strategic communications with a certificate in sustainability. She produces and hosts Earthspeak Radio, an environmental talk show at WSUM 91.7FM, and produces a monthly sustainability newsletter to an audience of over 3,000 as the newsletter associate editor for the Office of Sustainability. Throughout her time at UW-Madison, she has served as a journalist for multiple publications including The Daily Cardinal, Madison Commons, West Bend Daily News and Isthmus. Aside from these campus experiences, she also has served as the head planner of the 2016 Flavors of the Philippines Gala for the nonprofit Wisconsin Microfinance and has had great involvement in the Madison community as the bulletin editor of the largest collegiate service organization, Circle-K International. She plans to continue asking important questions about the environment and aspires to work in environmental communications and eventually serve as an environmental journalism professor to help future generations learn to report on our ecosystems with precision and flair.