Patricia Trainor, Associate Director of Graduate Writing Support, joined the Poorvu Center after spending over a decade as a legal editor, managing editor, and vice president of content for Simplify Compliance LLC, a company providing legal compliance information and services for employers. Before joining Simplify Compliance, Patricia represented employers and school districts in labor and employment matters in state and federal court, the EEOC, and the Illinois Human Rights Commission. She also spent seven years teaching legal writing and research to law students at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Patricia earned her law degree magna cum laude from Loyola. She also has a M.S. in Mass Communications from San Diego State University and a B.A. summa cum laude from the State University of New York, Brockport. Patricia is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Connecticut.