Tricia Swift grew up in New England, studying English literature at Radcliffe College at Harvard University. She had multiple careers, as a meeting facilitator, an environmental mediator, a business consultant, and lastly a residential Real Estate Broker, spending much of her professional life in California. Music is a consistent thread throughout her life, including the Memorial Church Choir and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. She served on the Board of the Berkeley Symphony, and now supports the Boston Lyric Opera and Boston Conservatory. At Lasell Village, she enjoys gardening, swimming, reading, writing, taking courses, Boston culture, and corresponding with friends around the world.