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Know Our Team- Leveraging technology to make a safer world
Trisha Litz is Assistant Professor in the College of Computer & Information Sciences at Regis University. She has a BS and MS from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado – Boulder, focusing on Management Information Systems.
Trisha’s passion is leveraging computer technology to make the world a better place. In pursuit of her passion, in March 2017 she attended the Project X-ite, Flight-2-Denver event sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, University of Denver and the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade where she met Elsa and worked with other Denver area faculty, students and business people on Elsa’s team. Through this great event, the SafeCity Denver team was formed and our first team goal was to support the launching the SafeCity mobile app in Denver at the UNA’s International Day of Peace event on September 21, 2017, was defined. Through the team’s efforts and work on the SafeCity mobile launch in Denver, a SafeCity Regis University chapter was started with the work of Regis students Bailey Gent, Karlie Ray and Kate Penick. Currently, the Regis Safecity team entered the Regis Innovation Challenge and have made it through the first round of competition and will be pitching in April for the possibility of winning $10,000 in support of SafeCity in a Box. Trisha also supports a team of Regis graduate software engineering students who are working on the development of the SafeCity global web site.
Trisha has had the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia several times working on the computer infrastructure in a rural Ethiopian hospital and working on a project in support of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health’s initiative to create a new position in all medical facilities in the country; Health Information Technicians. Trisha has also travelled to Kenya to assess the viability of implementing computer technology in several rural schools to support not only the students but the community as well. Most recently, Trisha has been designated as a Fellow at the Sustainable Economic and Enterprise Development Institute (SEED) at the College of Business & Economics at Regis University. Trisha’s project as a SEED Fellow will be to work with the Sun Valley neighborhood in Denver to design and implement a low-cost computer lab open to the community for education and workforce development.
Trisha is excited to support SafeCity sharing in their mutual goal of making the world a safer place for everyone.