Elise Carter, (she/her)

Executive Director

Elise@nisenky.org


Elise is the daughter of an Army veteran. Her father’s career afforded her the opportunity to experience the rich beauty of the United States. His career fostered her ability to adapt to new surroundings and to meet people where they are. 


With 10 years in education, her new calling, preparing students for a world where diversity, equity, and inclusivity are not only valued but also a necessary part of building a stronger economy and community.


Elise has focused on DEI curriculum through her educational experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her knowledge base includes Cultural Identity In Schooling, Race In Modern Society, Liberation Struggles, Jewish and Women Studies, and Black American History. 


Elise has been selected as a Teacher Leader for the immersive, cooperative, and supportive learning experience at the University of Kentucky-Jewish Heritage Program for the 2023-24 school year.


In a competitive application process, Elise was selected as only one of ten educators from across the state of Kentucky to participate in the 2023-2024 Kentucky Innovative Teacher Fellowship. Educators in this cohort craft innovative experiences that connect to three big ideas: creating vibrant learning experiences, accelerating innovation, and building a bold new future with communities.


Trinity Walsh, (she/her) 

Education Director

Trinity@nisenky.org

Trinity is a certified professional school counselor and serves as Coordinator of Early Postsecondary Opportunities for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education


Trinity was the Kentucky School Counselor Association Kentucky State Counselor of the Year in 2018, the Kentucky Association of College Admission (KYACAC) Counseling Service Award winner in 2019, and serves on the KYACAC Board as the Past-Treasurer and was previously the Secondary Professional Development Chair. 


Trinity is pursuing her Doctor of Education at Northern Kentucky University, with an emphasis on leadership and diversity education, focusing on Cultural Identity in Schooling, Inclusion, Oppression and Social Work, Critical Theories and Leadership, Leadership in a Diverse Society, and Understanding Oppression. Trinity is an adjunct professor at Thomas More University teaching courses in the JADE (Justice, Advocacy, Diversity & Equity) Program, including CEH 110-Understanding Identity & CEH 310-Social Justice; with a lens on Catholic Social Teaching


Trinity has also successfully taught College Application Camps for the last several years, helping all students to achieve their postsecondary goals. Trinity will bring the mastery needed to navigate tough topics with young adults with a focus on the future.