Deanna Troust

3 Stories Communications

Deanna Troust is an expert in strategic approaches for building more inclusive cultures in workplaces and communities. As founder of 3 Stories Communications, she develops research-based inclusion and diversity (I&D) strategies and communications programs for nonprofit, corporate and community-based clients. Ms. Troust learned about cultural humility by working side-by-side with Native leaders, youth of color, LGBTQ advocates, and individuals with behavioral health challenges over her twenty years in social change communications. She helps leaders master the intentional, gracious communications that are critical to I&D success and leads workshops on storytelling and allyship. A native of Orchard Park, NY, and graduate of Cornell University, she also facilitates respectful dialogue among community members and fights disinformation.

Recent Content


Dortmund & Buffalo

Reflections on Social Divisions & Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States In March and June 2022, the second cohort of the AICGS Social Divisions and Questions of …

Episode 61: Economic Transformation, Demographic Change, and Social Divisions in Buffalo, NY

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AICGS President Jeff Rathke talks with participants in the AICGS project on social divisions in Germany and the United States, which recently visited Buffalo, …