Triana is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in human development and family sciences with a focus in psychology and a minor in sociology. During her undergraduate career, she was involved in various organizations and activities across campus which included: The Oklahoma State University Women's Track and Field team, Student Health Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Triana was awarded the Academic Achievement Award, 2014 Second-Team Academic All-Big XII, Dean's Honor Roll, 2014-2016 All-Big XII Honors, Top-10 Senior Nomination, Track and Field Scholarship, and Recipient of the Chickasaw Nation Academic Scholarship.
After graduating college in May of 2016, Triana spent her time working part-time and coaching athletes from the ages of 4-18 for the USA Track and Field Summer teams, leading them all the way to the USATF Junior Olympics.
Triana has served as the regional coordinator for the winter and summer Special Olympics, volunteered at the Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank and has partnered with the American Heart Association for the past two years as the honorary cardiovascular disease survivor leading over 10,000 participants in the Tulsa Heart Walk. Triana was selected to sing the National Anthem at the 2017 Jim Thorpe Awards and has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, spreading her platform, Bridging the Great Cultural Divide.
At the age of 5, Triana began discovering her passions in athletics, music and theater. By the age of 7, Triana began her streak as the state and regional champion in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 800-meter run qualifying her for the Junior Olympics all while balancing auditioning for acting roles and competing in local talent shows. Triana continued her passions all the way through college, becoming a Division 1 Track and Field heptathlete, and, after only three months of training, qualifying for and placing in the top 10 at the Big XII Track and Field Championship in the heptathlon. She has also been featured in multiple films and in the Kings of Leon music video for Beautiful War.
She competed once in the Miss America Organization when appointed as a titleholder at the age of 16, giving her the chance to compete in Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen. Several years passed and she returned to her pageant career in her junior of college with the hopes of earning money to put towards her tuition for the semester. At the age of 22, she received 1st runner-up at the Miss OSU pageant as well as the overall interview award. The next year at the Miss OSU pageant, she won the title which earned her a spot in her first Miss Oklahoma pageant in 2016. While she did not qualify as a semi-finalist, she returned to Miss Oklahoma the following year as Miss Oklahoma City and became a Community Service finalist, preliminary Overall Talent winner and finally Miss Oklahoma 2017. Winning this title ultimately allowed her to pay off most of her student loans only months after graduating college. Although her journey to gaining the title of Miss Oklahoma was shorter than most, it taught her the importance of dedication, hard work, sacrifice and service.
Triana went on to represent Oklahoma in Miss America 2018 to compete and spread awareness of her platform, Bridging the Great Cultural Divide, and the importance of nurturing cultural compassion by motivating, empowering and educating children and young adults about other cultures. Triana traveled over 50,000 miles in less than a year and spoke to over 60,000 children and adults during her year as Miss Oklahoma.