Attorney Trotter was born and raised in Oshkosh. She attended Marquette University where she minored in Social Welfare and Justice and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Marquette University in 2009. During law school, Attorney Trotter served as the President of the Children and Family Law Society from 2007-2009 and was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Review in 2008-2009. In addition to working at two private firms in the Milwaukee area during law school, Attorney Trotter interned at the Waukesha County Child Support Agency, Milwaukee County Children’s Court, and the Milwaukee County Small Claims Court.