Amy Senegal Trahan grew up in a small community in Scott, LA. She is a graduate of Acadiana High School, University of Southwestern Louisiana, and Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Amy is very proud to be a first-generation college graduate!
Amy has lived in District 4 for over twenty years and genuinely cares for families within her community. She is an advocate for equity in education and has over twenty-one years working in early childhood, PreK-12, and higher education in the areas of public finance, budgets, administration, and policy development. Amy's professional life reflects her passion for education, and the mental well-being of students and families. She currently serves as Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration at LSU Graduate School.
Amy firmly believes you should always reach back and help bring someone forward. Her favorite quote is by Nelson Mandela, Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.
Amy and her husband, Alton, are both very active in the community working to improve the quality of life for all citizens. They are proud parents of three children, Alexandra, Adam, and Ayden. The family is grounded in a strong faith community at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Amy is a member of Women of Wisdom of Acadiana (WOW), C.R.E.O.L.E. Inc. and the African American Heritage Foundation.