Ms. Troutman received her B.A. degree in Social Studies Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1972, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in May 1993, graduating with a class rank of 5 out of 199 graduates. While a law student, she served as production editor on the Tulsa Law Journal, was a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, and received American Jurisprudence Awards for Conflicts of Law and Appellate Advocacy. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Order of the Curule Chair for outstanding academic achievement and service to the Law School.