A resident of Northampton, Trapp is a graduate of both Muhlenberg and Moravian College, where she ultimately acquired a Master's degree in Human Resources Management. She has held HR positions in both private and public sector, most notably in Allentown for the past 2 1/2 years.
She prefers human relations in the public sector because, she explained, "Government employees tend to be very vested in what they do." She left Allentown in March, prior to news of the federal investigation. When Mayor Edwin Pawlowski decided to run for governor,and then for the U.S. Senate, that "made me a little nervous."
She described her style as informal and said she would be walking the halls to get to know people, and would be hard to miss because she is six feet tall.
About the only negative came when she disclosed that her husband is a Cowboys' fan.
"I'd like to withdraw the nomination," joked Brown.