Tricia Homer ’03 was selected as one of “40 under 40” by Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund. The co-founder of HGVenture, a management consulting firm that specializing in nonprofit capacity building and leadership development, she also is chairperson of the College Park Community Foundation Board of Directors, which supports local nonprofits in capacity building. Additionally, she is cochair of the City of College Park Education Advisory Board and is the assistant director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Maryland. To recognize her contributions to the lives of multi-ethnic students at the University of Maryland, last spring she was awarded the Excellence in Service Medal.
A government major at Wesleyan, Homer earned her master’s degree in instructional design from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is a former Miss Virgin Islands and winner of the Miss Congeniality Award at the 2005 Miss Universe Pageant.
“It’s been a blast working with and growing the Community Foundation here in College Park,” Homer said. “I’m in awe of how hard working the all resident, volunteer board is. I hope to be able to inspire this sort of community engagement back home in the Virgin Islands someday.”