Trisha Korbas is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Trisha began her professional career performing water resources design in the private sector before joining the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration in 2003. Trisha spent eight years with EDA in the Austin Regional Office where she served as a Senior Project Engineer, providing project management and advisory during the implementation phase of EDA construction projects. In 2007, Trisha received the Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award for creating the EDA Construction Grant Post Approval Process interactive tool, which fundamentally changed how the Agency conducts construction monitoring activity. Trisha spent five years at the EDA Denver Office, serving as Project Engineer and Economic Development Representative for Colorado, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. In September, 2013, when the flooding disaster hit the State of Colorado, Trisha was mission assigned by FEMA to serve as Lead Field Coordinator to support the State with long term economic recovery. Now back at the EDA Austin Regional Office, Trisha is the new Economic Development Representative for New Mexico and West Texas, stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.