Elaine Feldman Patterson ’76

Elaine Feldman Patterson graduated from Trinity in 1976 with a B.A. in economics and went on to earn her master’s in labor relations from Cornell University in 1979. For 25 years, Elaine worked in human resources for Union Oil of California (Unocal) in various positions of increasing responsibility. She spent the majority of her career managing international human resources, until ultimately named general manager of people development. Elaine is now working as organization and leadership advisor for BreitBurn Energy in Los Angeles, California.

Although Elaine lives on the West Coast, she remains closely involved with Trinity and has served in virtually every capacity an alumna can: on the Alumni Association Executive Committee, the Reunion Gift Committee, the Bantam Alumni Mentoring Network, the Board of Fellows from 2004 to 2005, and as a Trustee of the College from 2004 to 2013. As a Trustee, she served on the Audit Committee from 2007 to 2012. Elaine received the Alumni Medal for Excellence in 2006 in recognition of all she has done for the College.

In 2000, Elaine established the Elaine F. Patterson ’76 Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to needy students, with a preference for students from Southern California.