Director of Grants and Engagement
Trisha Richter is the director of grants and engagement at KPBS. She oversees the researching, writing and submission of grant proposals as well as the overall management and oversight of grants awarded to KPBS, representing more than $1.7 million of the station budget. She also directs KPBS community engagement projects including One Book One San Diego, KPBS Kids, and Community Conversations.
Trisha originally joined KPBS in 1997 as the volunteer coordinator. Since then she has held numerous positions and has managed many public media outreach campaigns. These projects have helped educate citizens, oftentimes on a state level, about social issues ranging from teen relationship violence to how to prepare for earthquakes. She has developed and overseen national outreach campaigns for locally produced films and has implemented local engagement for national programs airing on KPBS.
Throughout her time with the station's engagement & grants department, she has overseen all of the department’s production efforts. Her work on the Responsible Adults Safe Teens statewide project earned her two local Emmy awards as the project’s executive director.
Trisha holds a degree in agriculture business management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.