Van Trischelle Baysden
1. What year did you first join the Board?
2. Where did you go to school?
UOP undergrad, San Jose State University, Minnesota School of Transportation for Master’s Degree
3. Fun fact about yourself
I enjoy entertaining whether it be for a small group or a large crowd
I love gardening
Van Trischelle Baysden grew up in the beautiful state of Florida and “would not change that for anything.” She enjoys visiting there as often as she can to “sit on the Gulf of Mexico and just chill.”
For the last 29 years, she has spent most of her time working in the transportation industry with an emphasis on Operations. She believes the transportation industry has afforded her a well-rounded view of many aspects of diversity necessary to encourage the success of others and to navigate her own life. To that end, Ms. Baysden currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the SoCal Chapter of the National Association of Railway Business Women.
In addition to her work on the Symphony Board, she serves on the Board of Directors for Real Journey Academies, a district of non-profit charter schools in San Bernardino.
She loves music of all kinds and enjoys when the opportunity to attend concerts and events.