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Trisha Sheehan

Extension educator and associate Extension professor

Current work, research and interests

Trisha Sheehan PhotoTrisha is an Extension educator and associate Extension professor with the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development and the 4-H program. Trisha’s program focus is currently on quality learning environments focusing on program models which are welcoming to all youth as well as supporting newer staff through a collaborative approach with the Youth Development Learn and Lead cohort. She also has administration responsibilities with the supervision of staff.

Trisha provides leadership to operations in the southwest region ensuring best practices are utilized as they relate to finances, enrollment and risk management.

Academic degrees and experience

Selected publications

Harrington, R.M., Sheehan, T., Blyth, D. (2011). Examining the Reasons and Relationships Between Why Youth Join, Stay in, and Leave 4-H. Journal of Youth Development, Volume 6, Number 2, Article 110602FA003.

Harrington, R.M., Sheehan, T., & Blyth, D. (2010). Minnesota 4-H Retention Study Brief. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.


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