Humbly looking ahead 

Following retirement, Trapido-Lurie says she looks forward to traveling with her husband more and contributing in new ways to the community. 

“I feel like I'm kind of exploring,” Trapido-Lurie said of her volunteer work locally. She’s already helped the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy develop maps for an annual education week, and was a COVID-19 vaccine site volunteer. “But I definitely want to use my additional time to engage with the place I've lived for the last 34 years.” 

In her career at ASU, Trapido-Lurie has etched more than maps but made her mark on a school that has benefited from her dedication to move it forward. She always generously and humbly found ways to do more and prioritize others first. 

“I have to say, I will miss interacting with the students, our amazing staff and our faculty, but I'm exploring ways to keep doing that, so the book isn't necessarily closed,” she said.

“I have so much appreciation for our very, very talented team of staff in our school. Every single person makes such a huge contribution to impact so many people at the university. Oh, it's just awesome.”

David Rozul

Media Relations Officer, Media Relations and Strategic Communications