Michele M. Trizzino
Associate Director of Administration, Construction Administration
Michele M. Trizzino is the Associate Director of Administration at Columbia University, for the Master of Science in Construction Administration program. Prior to this role, Trizzino was the inaugural advisor for the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program, a program that is mission-driven and cutting-edge in design. She has contributed to Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies’ historical growth of exceptional candidates and premium retention. Trizzino has traveled across the United States, South Asia, and the Middle East representing Columbia University to meet professionals with goals to advance their education and position in industry.
Trizzino was awarded ‘2021 Outstanding Woman’ by the Women Builders Council, the leading association representing women in the construction industry. In 2022, the Columbus Citizens Foundation and ABC-7 featured Trizzino for her academic success and professional accomplishments as an Italian-American. Trizzino sits on the Scholarship Committee for the Columbus Citizens Foundation, a nonprofit organization in New York City committed to fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement.
For 10+ years, Trizzino has actively participated in the speech and debate community. She supports Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, NY as a coach and judges national circuit tournaments hosted by Columbia University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. For over a decade, she has participated at the New York State Catholic Forensic League Championships and National Catholic Forensic League Championships. In 2021, she was an inaugural judge for the Senior Debate League hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library. Trizzino also coaches and advises student commencement speakers at Columbia University and SPS Next, a showcase for creative, innovative, and change-maker students to share their insights, ideas, and experiences with the Columbia community.
Trizzino has a Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was Valedictorian of her class. She is a Master of Science in Human Capital Management candidate at Columbia University in the City of New York. Trizzino is Vice President for the Human Capital Management Club at Columbia University in the City of New York.
- M.S., Columbia University
- B.S., St. John's University