Trista Kosiba

Teaching Specialist, Program of Mortuary Science

Trista Kosiba

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-6464

Office Address:
A275 Mayo Building
420 Delaware ST SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Mortuary Science
420 Delaware St SE; MMC 740
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Teaching Specialist, Program of Mortuary Science

MaEd, Masters of Education, Hamline University, 2010

BA, Biology, Metropolitan State University, 2006

BS, Mortuary Science, University of Minnesota, 1998


Awards & Recognition

  • Service Excellence Market Leadership Award, Service Corporation International 2017
  • Fountain National Academy Distinguished Professional Service Medallion Honoree 2016
  • NFDA Panel Embalming Expert for a cutting edge embalming study 2015
  • Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (Certified Funeral Service Professional, CFSP certification) 2015
  • Fountain National Academy of Professional Embalming Skills Certification 2013
  • Service Excellence Living the Brand Award, Service Corporation International 2012
  • Preceptor of the Year Award, University of Minnesota Mortuary Science 2003

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
  • National Funeral Directors Association
  • Academy of Professional Funeral Service
  • Funeral Ethics Organization
  • DMERT Disaster Mortuary Emergency Response Team
  • University of Minnesota Program of Mortuary Science Advisory Board Member



MORT 3161 Embalming Laboratory


Board Certifications

  • Mortician, State of Minnesota #3507 (1998-present)
  • Mortician, State of Wisconsin #5357 (1999-present)
  • Certified Cremation Operator (CCO), NFDA 2017