Triana is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with a focus in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. During her undergraduate career, she was involved in various organizations and activities across campus which included: The Oklahoma State University Women's Track and Field team, Student Health Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Triana was awarded the Academic Achievement Award, 2014 Second-Team Academic All-Big XII, Dean's Honor Roll, 2014-2016 All-Big XII Honors, Top-10 Senior Nomination, Track and Field Scholarship, and Recipient of the Chickasaw Nation Academic Scholarship.
At the age of 5, Triana began discovering her passions in athletics, music, and theater. By the age of 7 Triana began her streak as the state and regional champion in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, and 800-meter run qualifying her for the Junior Olympics all while balancing auditioning for acting roles and competing in local talent shows. Triana continued her passions all the way through college becoming a Division 1 Track and Field Heptathlete, and after only three months of training, qualifying then placing top 10 at the Big XII Track and Field Championship in the Heptathlon. She has also been featured in multiple films such as Gosnell and the Kings of Leon music video for Beautiful War.
After graduating college in May of 2016, Triana spent her time working and coaching athletes from the ages of 4-18 for the USA Track and Field Summer teams, leading them all the way to the USATF Junior Olympics.
Triana has served as the Regional Coordinator for the Winter and Summer Special Olympics, volunteered at the Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank, and has partnered with the American Heart Association for the past two years as the Honorary Cardiovascular Disease survivor leading over 10,000 participants in the Tulsa Heart Walk. Triana was selected to sing the National Anthem at the 2017 Jim Thorpe Awards and has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, spreading her platform, Bridging the Great Cultural Divide.
Triana is a spokeswoman for various organizations such as the American Heart Association, partners with Nike and the Nike N7 branch advocating unity and the power of sports, and The Chickasaw Nation. She has traveled over 75,000 miles and spoken to over 100,000 individuals about cultural unity within the state of Oklahoma and will continue her dedication to being a bridge between differing cultural belief systems and communities as Miss Oklahoma USA 2019.
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