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Trela joined the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities in 2001. She received a M.A. in English from West Texas A&M University in 2001. She received a B.A. in English (summa cum laude) from West Texas A&M University in 1999.
Trela teaches Composition and Reading, Modern Drama, surveys in English and world literatures, Introduction to Literature, and Studies in Short Fiction.
Trela was the sole recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award 2006-07. As a consequence of this award, Trela was further honored when she introduced Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel at the Freshman Convocation 2007.
Trela received the Core Curriculum Innovation Award for Outstanding Core Teaching 2005-06. She is an inaugural and standing member of the Core Curriculum Fellowship, which is dedicated to student learning and instructional innovation.
Trela is a member of the Core Curriculum Committee, which serves the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. She is also a member of the following committees of the Composition Committee and the Capstone Assessment Committee of the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages. She is a past member of the Faculty Senate and continues to serve the university on the Undergraduate Admissions Appeals Committee and the Sick Leave Pool Review Committee.