Trenda has been working to integrate understandings of social issues and performance techniques since 2005. Some of her work includes acting in The Media Education Foundation Film Flirting With Danger, and the plays Legal Tender: Women and the Secret Life of Money, Gasping Whiteness and The Lonely Soldier Project. She is the author of the short play When The System Swallows You and the children’s theatre piece And Then…A Quest for an Original Story. Training: B.A. from Smith College in Political and Social Theatre Etc.: Trenda is a consultant and the Co-chair and Youth Engagement and Arts Integration Specialist of GLSEN Massachusetts. She is currently a governing member of Real Live Theatre Company based in Sunderland, MA.