Trinidad Morales III has over ten years' experience teaching Criminology, Introduction to Sociology, Methods of Research, and Race and Ethnic Studies courses at Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, and The University of Texas at El Paso. Trinidad has also assisted several higher education programs that support first-generation and low-income college students secure multi-million dollar grant funding from sources such as the Department of Education, Carnegie, and Greater Texas Foundation. He oversaw curriculum management for the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine within the Texas Tech Health Science Center-El Paso and served as a Research Associate for The University of Texas at El Paso, focusing on assessing and evaluating undergraduate programs and student retention initiatives. He has interned with the US Census Bureau's Ethnicity and Ancestry Statistics Branch in the Population Division and served as interim director for several National Institutes of Health-funded projects in the southwestern US that examined Hispanic or Latinx health disparities. Trinidad enjoys mentoring students, many who have matriculated to graduate and law schools. His research interests include Demography, specifically Gerontology, minority populations, and retirement and Criminology, specifically ethnic and racial incarceration discrepancies within the US prison system. Trinidad obtained his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at El Paso, and graduate degrees and certificates from The University of Texas at El Paso and Texas A&M University. During his free time, Trinidad enjoys travelling with family, notably to cities like Beijing, Paris, and Vancouver.