Trista Kosiba



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

Teaching Summary


MORT 3161 Embalming Laboratory


Clinical Summary

Board Certifications

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