Trudy has a long interest in Social and Cultural policy.

She has a Masters of Arts in Politics and has qualifications in Cultural Studies and Literature.

She has trained with the Clare Adult Basic Education Services as well as having worked as an After School Homework Tutor with the Clare Local Development Company.

Trudy is involved in volunteering with many organisations. She has been a Brownie Leader with the reformed Ennis Brownie Branch. She was a volunteer with the Fleadh Committee in both 2016 and 2017.  She is the current Secretary with the Quin Community Text Alert Service.

She has also held several roles as an Activist with her local Political Party.