Elise Carter, (she/her)

Executive Director


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  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.

Trinity Walsh, (she/her) 

Education Director


Trinity is a certified professional school counselor and currently serves as Coordinator of Early Postsecondary Opportunities and Regional Advising 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 Treasurer and was previously the Secondary Professional Development Chair. 

She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education at Northern Kentucky University with an emphasis in diversity and anti-oppressive practices, is an adjunct professor at Thomas More University teaching courses in their Diversity Series, and has training in social-emotional education. Trinity has also successfully taught College Application Camps for the last several years, helping all students to achieve their post secondary goals. Trinity will bring the mastery needed to navigate tough topics with young adults with a focus on the future.