Student Admissions Associates

Student Admissions Associates (SAA's) are a group of highly motivated seniors who are selected to represent the College. SAA's conduct interviews and group information sessions for prospective students and their families. We are very proud of our Student Admissions Associates and have used the space below to expand on their talents, interests, and involvement here at Trinity. Please feel free to browse through and read more about each of our SAA's.


 


Immanuel Adeola
Newark, NJ
Class of 2014
immanueal.adeola@trincoll.edu

High school attended: Saint Peter's Preparatory School
Major: Political Science; Economics
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because I knew it would be a place where I could really develop myself as a multifaceted individual. It's a place where I could pursue different avenues that improve the body and mind. It wasn't just about the academic rigor, but also about experiencing college in its entirety and making use of the various opportunities outside the classroom.
Favorite classes taken at Trinity: "Constitutional Law and Advocacy" and "Religion in American History"
Favorite professors at Trinity: Professor Edward Cabot and Professor Frank Kirkpatrick
Extracurricular activities: Senior Editor for The Trinity Tripod, President of the Chapel Council
What I love most about Trinity: It's difficult to choose, but my favorite aspect of the Trinity experience is the close-knit nature of the campus community. I am truly grateful for the many relationships I have built with faculty, students, and staff. It fosters a sense of family that is hard to find.
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to attend law school after graduating.

Sarah Ballinger
Scituate, MA
Class of 2014
sarah.ballinger@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Thayer Academy
Major: Public Policy and Law
Why I chose Trinity: I was looking for a small, liberal arts school with the resources found in a city, a beautiful campus, and a tight-knit community. I was particularly drawn to the Public Policy and Law program and was excited that I would be able to do what I love, both academically and athletically, at Trinity.
Favorite classes taken at Trinity: “Law, Argument, and Public Policy” and “Real World Policy Implementation”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Adrienne Fulco
Extracurricular activities: Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Student Athlete Advisory Committee Representative, Admissions Tour Guide, Executive Board Member of Trinity at E.B. Kennelly School Mentoring Program, Teaching Assistant
What I love most about Trinity: I love the relationships I have built with both professors and peers on campus.  There is a very strong sense of community at Trinity that encourages learning both inside and outside of the classroom.
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to get a Master’s degree in public policy after I graduate, and to eventually work in government.

Rachael Burke
Swampscott, MA
Class of 2014
rachael.burke@trincoll.edu
High School attended: Brooks School
Major: English (Creative Writing); Film Studies
Minor: Writing, Rhetoric, and Media Arts
Why I chose Trinity: I followed a gut feeling. When I visited Trinity for the first time, I knew it was the place I was supposed to be. Besides my gut feeling, I was impressed by the strong relationships between students and the faculty, the tremendous alumni network, and the small class size. Everyone is able to find a way to make a difference at Trinity.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Tough Guys and Bad Girls: 20th Century Crime Fiction” with Professor Dan Mrozowski
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Michelle Hendrick
Extracurricular activities: the Trinity College Quirks (all-female a cappella), Samba Ensemble, WGRAC’s Big Sister/Little Sister Program
What I love most about Trinity: The Trinity College Quirks have made my Trinity experience. The group of singers is an exceptional assortment of different types of people – scientists, dancers, writers, economists, etc. I’ve found that extracurriculars at Trinity are a terrific way to get to know different types of people on campus that share a common interest with you. I look forward to each and every rehearsal with the Quirks, and through singing with the group, I have definitely made some of my best friends at Trinity.
Professional goals/career plans: I plan on pursuing a career in television comedy writing.

Stephen Chase
Valley Forge, PA
Class of 2014
stephen.chase@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Devon Preparatory School
Major: Anthropology
Why I chose Trinity: I wanted a small, liberal arts school with outstanding academics and professors, and Trinity fit the bill.  It was my first choice and the correct choice for me.
Favorite classes taken at Trinity: "Ethnographic Methods and Writing" and "American National Government"
Favorite professors at Trinity: Professor Stefanie Chambers and Professor Jane Nadel-Klein
Extracurricular activities: Tutoring/mentoring at the E.B. Kennelly School, Do It Day co-coordinator, First-Year Mentor, Visual Arts
What I love most about Trinity: I have had the freedom to take a variety of courses, enabling me to develop lasting relationships with both professors and students from diverse backgrounds.
Professional goals/career plans: After spending a term abroad at the University of Edinburgh, I hope to return and pursue a graduate degree.  Until that time, I am looking forward to working in marketing once I graduate, hopefully somewhere out west.


Bea Constable
New York, NY
Class of 2014
beatrice.constable@trincoll.edu

 

High school attended: The Chapin School
Major: Art History
Minor: English (Creative Writing)
Why I chose Trinity:  I knew I wanted to major in Art History before I came to Trinity, and I was really impressed by the interesting range of courses offered within the Art History department. I remember being excited about a class on the list of offered courses about the history of decorative arts. I eventually took it, and it was even better than I expected! I also remember that when I visited Trinity, almost everyone on the campus was smiling. I am very pleased to have the honor and opportunity to be a member of the smiling, happy Trinity community. Deciding to go to Trinity was the best decision of my life.
Favorite class taken at Trinity:  “20th Century Avant Garde Art”
Favorite professor at Trinity:  Professor Mary Lewis
Extracurricular activities: Slate Literary Magazine, recreational tennis and beach volleyball, Trinity College Rome Campus, and Assistant at the Office of International Programs
What I love most about Trinity:  Every time I walk on the Long Walk, I’m reminded how much I love Trinity. Putting aside the sheer beauty of the campus, the entire student body is such a tight-knit community that everyone feels very comfortable with each other. Walking down the Long Walk, I am greeted with a wave of “hellos” from my best friends, teachers, and people I have just met once or twice.
Professional goals/career plans:  I’d be happy with so many career paths, but my top goals are working in museum administration or in public relations. As a great lover of modern and contemporary art, I dream of one day working in the offices of The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, or The Guggenheim. ​


Madeleine Dickinson
Chicago, IL
Class of 2014
madeleine.dickinson@trincoll.edu

 

​High school attended: Lincoln Park High School
Major: American Studies
Why I chose Trinity: I chose to attend Trinity College because of its size, variety of extracurricular activities, and hardworking student-body. I felt that Trinity’s size would allow me to work closely with professors and have academic independence, while Trinity’s list of extracurricular activities was impressive, yet encouraged expansion.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “The Vietnam War in American Culture”
Favorite professors at Trinity: Professor Derek Seidman and Professor Scott Gac
Extracurricular activities: Trinity College Trinitones (all female a cappella group), Head Tutor at the Writing Center
What I love most about Trinity: I love that Trinity encourages students to follow their passions inside and outside of the classroom. The faculty and staff work their hardest to advocate for student endeavors.
Professional goals/career plans: I plan to pursue a career in public relations and/or fundraising where I can use my communication and writing skills.

Danyelle Doldoorian
Whitinsville, MA
Class of 2014
danyelle.doldoorian@trincoll.edu
​High school attended: Northbridge High School
Major: Mathematics; Educational Studies
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because of its small class sizes, which have allowed me to become close with my professors and get the most out of my learning experience. I also had ample opportunities to become involved in the Trinity and Hartford communities. Trinity’s great academic reputation, diversity, and strong sense of community drew me in.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Introduction to Forensic Chemistry”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Dean Melanie Stein
Extracurricular activities: Tutor at the Aetna Quantitative Center, First-Year Mentor, Rising Stars, Volunteer with students at several Hartford schools and communities, Teaching Assistant
What I love most about Trinity: I love how I have been able to partake in so many different experiences inside and outside of the classroom which have permitted me to expand myself.  A wide array of classes have allowed me to participate in the Hartford community, discover  my interest in new disciplines, advance  towards my career goals, and learn from different kinds of people and professors.
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to receive a master’s degree in mathematics and/or education, receive a teaching certificate, and become a high school or undergraduate mathematics teacher/professor. 

Benito Fernandez
New York City, NY
Class of 2014
benitosolomon.fernandez@trincoll.edu
​High school attended: Horace Mann School
Major: Public Policy and Law
Minor: Formal Organizations (Entrepreneurship)
Why I chose Trinity: During high school, I visited Trinity for a weekend. By the end of my visit, I loved the campus and the Hartford community. I felt truly at home, and I still do.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Law, Argument and Public Policy” with Professor Edward Cabot
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Adrienne Fulco
Extracurricular activities: Habitat for Humanity, Trinity College Rugby Football Club, Admissions Tour Guide
What I love most about Trinity: I bleed blue and gold. The welcoming community of students and teachers placed me on the road to adulthood. The academics have challenged me to develop intellectually. I now feel prepared to face not only the obstacles that lie ahead of me in my effort to graduate from law school, but also all the other obstacles that I will face throughout my life..
Professional goals/career plans: I plan to attend law school and to use my law degree to advance myself and my community in both the legal and business fields, both here and abroad.


Jessica Fortin
Amherst, MA
Class of 2014
jessica.fortin@trincoll.edu

High school attended: Amherst Regional High School
Major: Neuroscience
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because of its excellent Health Professions Advising Program and because I was accepted into the Interdisciplinary Science Program. I also fell in love with the beautiful campus and food!
Favorite classes taken at Trinity: Although it’s not a traditional class, I loved the Health Fellows Program. Being able to intern in the Primary Care Center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center was a fantastic opportunity and gave me experience in clinical research and exposure to the day-to-day work of a physician. I also really enjoyed “Organic Chemistry.”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Alison Draper
Extracurricular activities: Trinity Adopt-A-Platoon, Active Minds at Trinity, Trinity College Emergency Response Team (EMT-B), Trinity Nightwatch.
What I love most about Trinity: I’ve had such fabulous professors, which is a hallmark of Trinity. Professors here push students to achieve above their own expectations and are incredibly accessible. My professors have become my mentors, my inspiration, and my support system while at Trinity.
Professional goals/career plans: I’m applying to medical schools this summer and my dream job is to be a primary care physician.

Carolina Galdiz
Arlington, VA
Class of 2014
carolina.galdiz@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
Major: English; International Studies
Why I chose Trinity:  I chose Trinity because of its small size and dedicated professors.
Favorite class taken at Trinity:  “From Aristotle to Queer Theory” 
Favorite professors at Trinity:  Professor Milla Riggio and Professor Dario Euraque
Extracurricular activities: Coxswain on the Varsity Men’s Rowing Team, Resident Assistant, Writing Associate, Student Alumni Ambassador, Student Athlete Advisory Council, Admissions Tour Guide, Research Assistant, First-Year Mentor, Portfolio Pilot Program
What I love most about Trinity: I love the dynamic student body, full of innovative, engaging, and personable people.
Professional goals/career plans:  My goal is to work in an international business setting, where I can apply my Spanish fluency in a practical way.

Elizabeth Gerber
Bethesda, MD
Class of 2014
High school: Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Major: Engineering (Mechanical)
Minor: Legal Studies
Why I chose Trinity: Trinity College stood out to me because it is a liberal arts college with an impeccable science and engineering program.  In addition to being able to study mechanical engineering, as well as broadening my interests in other academic fields, I was able to participate in varsity athletics and numerous other clubs and organizations.  With its unending pool of resources, clubs, academic options, and diverse student body, Trinity allows each student to find their niche.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Introduction to Engineering”
Favorite professors at Trinity: Professor Emilie Dressaire and Professor Christoph Geiss
Extracurricular activities: Varsity Women’s Tennis Team, Quest Pre-Orientation Program Trek Leader & Instructor, Executive Board Member of Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Vice-President of Society of Women Engineers, President of Association of Energy Engineers, Vice-President of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, RoboWaiter International Competition, “Do It Day” Participant
What I love most about Trinity: The Quest program has made my Trinity experience exceptional.  As an incoming first-year, I participated in the 9-day trek.  It challenged me in ways I never could have imagined.  Out of this experience, I met best friends who will stick with me through life and changed my perspective on how to tackle life’s challenges.  After that experience, I became a leader for the 9‐day trip my sophomore year, and now I am an instructor for the program, training incoming leaders to provide the same unbelievable journey I experienced.
Professional goals/career plans: One day, I hope to work in the aerospace engineering industry.  It would be great to be able to receive my pilot’s license while having a part in building our country’s future in space exploration.


​Preston Haxo

Warren, CT
Class of 2014
preston.haxo@trincoll.edu

 

High school attended: Kent School
Major: Economics
Minor: French Studies
Why I chose Trinity: Trinity’s academic acclaim and reputation for rigorous classes served as a huge incentive for my interest. I also was drawn to the small class sizes and close student-professor relationships. These values were reflected in the many discussions I had with Trinity alumni and current students, making the decision to attend an easy one.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Games of Strategy”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Rebecca Beebe
Extracurricular activities: Upperclassmen Resident Assistant, First-Year Mentor, 4th District Democratic Town Committee Member, Teaching Assistant, Student Government Association Senator, Honor Council Member, Founder of Trinity College Entrepreneurs Association, Trinity at Kennelly Mentor, Austin Arts Center House Manager
What I love most about Trinity: For me, the most valuable part of Trinity has been the tremendous opportunities it has provided. The College’s relationship with Hartford adds a unique dimension to the school. Hartford offers innumerable resources for social engagement and career exploration. This, coupled with our devoted faculty and staff, creates a community that enables student success. Your college experience is a reflection of you. Trinity gives you the tools and resources to succeed, but leaves it in your hands to take those skills and run with them. This freedom allows students to shape and define their four years here, which, undoubtedly, yields remarkable experiences.
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to work in finance; I would love to pursue a career that focuses on the regulatory aspects of the industry. After gaining some experience I hope to return to graduate school to obtain an MBA.

Samia Kemal
Farmington, CT
Class of 2014
samia.kemal@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Farmington High School
Major: International Studies (Middle East)
Special Programs: Health Professions Advising Program; InterArts Program
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because I was allowed a great degree of academic freedom that many pre-medical students struggle to find. I was also impressed with the beautiful campus and the diversity of community service opportunities. Trinity offers the best of both worlds with a close-knit, liberal arts community and a unique urban environment. However, if these factors weren’t persuasive enough for me, I also took note that the city of Hartford has some amazing places to eat that boast food from all over the world!
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Biology of Infectious Disease”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Zayde Gordon Antrim
Extracurricular activities: Site Contact for the Connectikids Tutoring Program, The Trinity Tripod, Fred Pfeil Community Project, Samba Ensemble, Admissions Tour Guide
What I love most about Trinity: I love that the liberal arts curriculum at Trinity is flexible enough to allow me to pursue all my areas of interest. At Trinity, I am encouraged to set myself apart as a student and distinguish my college experience from the experience of others. I also love the small, close-knit community that I have come to know and appreciate. Trinity feels like home, and my friends feel like family.
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to somehow create a marriage of my interests and learn more about medicine, developing countries, and global health.

Ryan McCann
North Hampton, NH
Class of 2014
ryan.mccann@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Phillips Exeter Academy
Major: History
Minor: Legal Studies; The Classical Tradition; Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Why I chose Trinity: I first fell in love with Trinity on my tour; in all honesty, I never planned on attending such a small school so far from home. Trinity has a great reputation for academic excellence, which contributed to my choice, but when I set foot on the Long Walk I was overtaken by the picturesque campus. At that moment, all I could think about was becoming a Bantam.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “African History, Origins to 1850”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Seth Markle
Extracurricular activities: Residential Assistant, Honor Council, Varsity Men’s Crew, Kappa Sigma Brother, President and Founder of the Trinity College Entrepreneurs Association
What I love most about Trinity: I love that faculty here have such a bond with their students. Not many colleges can boast that their professors know each student’s name and interests off the top of their head; not many professors would invite a student or class off campus for dinner or an event, but at Trinity they do. Teachers become more than simply directors of a class—they become mentors, friends, and a support structure.
Professional goals/career plans: I would like to attend business school and become a venture capitalist.

William “Mac” McCarthy
Winchester, MA
Class of 2014
High school: Winchester High School
Why I chose Trinity: My sister (class of 2006) went here and I saw what an effect it had on her life—great friends, a great education, and great fun. Additionally, I was accepted into the Interdisciplinary Science Program, which allowed me to do research under a professor during my first year, something that does not happen at many other schools. I already knew I wanted to major in chemistry, and I thought this was an incredible opportunity for me.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Number Theory” with Dean Melanie Stein—it changed my whole way of thinking for the better.
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Katherine Lahti
Extracurricular activities:  The Accidentals (all-male a cappella), Varsity Men’s Swimming and Diving, musical theatre productions, chemistry research
What I love most about Trinity: I love the incredibly close-knit community. Students here have pride in Trinity and want to change it for the better. It is our shared goal, and for that reason we meet each other already knowing we have something in common. If I want to be friends with someone here, I can. I know so many people, but I’m also meeting new ones every day.
Professional goals/career plans: I want to continue my education after college with graduate school, either in chemistry or foreign affairs. After that, I want to work in business or the government.

Michael McLean
Old Lyme, CT
Class of 2014
High school: Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Major: History
Why I chose Trinity: When I was navigating the opaque waters of selecting a college, Trinity quickly asserted itself as my ideal match. I was impressed by the small class sizes and engaging discussions, the enthusiasm of a number of student leaders, and the school’s engagement with Hartford and the global community. Needless to say, when I matriculated at Trinity, I was not disappointed.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Contemporary Africa: Resource Wars and Human Rights”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Cheryl Greenberg
Extracurricular activities: President of the Rock Climbing Club, Habitat for Humanity, African Development Coalition, First-Year Program Mentor, Outdoors Club, Trinity Recreation and Environmental Education (TREE) House, Honor Council, Quest Pre-Orientation Program, Trinity Adopt-A-Platoon
What I love most about Trinity: What is so remarkable about Trinity is that your college experience is truly in your own hands. Trinity not only allows, but also encourages students to define their own existence, whether it be in the form of interesting clubs, specialized majors, communities like the “Fred” or the “Mill,” and involvement with the Hartford (and even global) communities. This is Trinity’s greatest strength. Trinity is a place in which the student is able to create and control their college experience. For example, I was able to start a club as a first-year student, study in Cape Town, volunteer in a number of unique ways, and take fascinating classes with dedicated professors.
Professional goals/career plans: I would like to earn a PhD in United States history and pursue a career as an historian or a public servant.

Chloe Miller
Anchorage, AK
Class of 2014
chloe.miller@trincoll.edu
​High school attended: Robert Service High School
Major: English (Literature); Economics
Minor: Urban Studies 
Why I chose Trinity: I knew I wanted to go to a small, liberal arts school that would allow me to balance academics, athletics, and a rich extra-curricular life. Trinity is my mother's alma mater, which didn't factor in much in my final decision but in retrospect makes for a very strong connection to this campus. I strongly value the bond I have with my team here, which I might not have found at a larger school. I was also drawn to the Cities Program and the flexibility among academic requirements that made a double major feasible.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Professor Arthur Schneider's “Industrial Organization”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Dan Mrozowski
Extracurricular activities: Varsity Women’s Swimming and Diving, Editor of the Trinity Tripod, Trinity in Paris Global Ambassador, Quest Pre-Orientation Program Leader
What I love most about Trinity: I love walking to early morning practices across the beautiful campus and the offerings of the city of Hartford and beyond. I also love my experience with the Quest program, backpacking on the Appalachian Trail twice a year. 
Professional goals/career plans: I discovered my love of politics at a Senate internship last summer. My senator is up for re-election in my graduation year; ideally, I would work on his campaign which could translate to a full-time DC job if he wins. I want to pursue effective policy communications for a cause I believe in, and I want to maintain writing as a central element of whichever career path I choose.


Tanya Nongera

Harare, Zimbabwe
Class of 2014
tanya.nongera@trincoll.edu

 

High school: Girls’ College, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Major: Interdisciplinary Computer Science with Chinese
Why I chose Trinity: I was recruited to play field hockey for Trinity, thanks to help from a Trinity College alumna. She raved about the strength of Trinity’s academics and athletics, and finally sold me on the idea of going to school so far away from home when she mentioned how friendly the campus was.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Intensive Elementary Chinese”
Favorite Professor: Professor Jiu-Chien Wang
Extracurricular activities: Varsity Field Hockey, Varsity Track and Field, African Development Coalition member, Trinity in Shanghai study abroad program, Trinity in Shanghai Global Ambassador, Office of International Programs, Office of International Students and Scholars, Teaching Assistant
What I love most about Trinity: Being so far away from home, I needed a school that would make me feel at home. My teammates and my friends do that for me because when I am here I feel like part of a family. The friendliness of this campus is refreshing.
Professional goals/career plans: The love I developed for Chinese language and culture while studying at Trinity made living in China a goal for my future. I hope to live and work there, improve my language skills, and learn more about their culture.


Julia Rivera

Silver Spring, MD
Class of 2014
julia.rivera@trincoll.edu

High school attended: National Cathedral School
Major: Sociology; Economics
Minor: Urban Studies
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because it is one of the few liberal arts colleges located in an urban setting. While Trinity offered great opportunities for me academically, as well as athletically, it was also surrounded by a community rich in culture and reality. I was interested in, and impressed by, Trinity’s Center for Urban and Global Studies. Trinity’s physical campus also appealed to me and catered to my interest in athletics, as the fields are a central element of campus.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Classical & Contemporary Sociological Theory” 
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Stephen Valocchi
Extracurricular activities: Varsity Field Hockey, Caribbean Students Association, You Go Girl Program, Sports Communications
What I love most about Trinity: I love the athletic spirit at Trinity and how it unites the student body. I enjoy the intimate class environments that facilitate close relationships with professors. I have had the privilege of taking some classes that have truly challenged my perception of myself and the world, and I am grateful for that. I have also met a lot of special people that have made my college experience at Trinity very fun and memorable.
Professional goals/ career plans: I hope to ultimately work in urban and community development and to study and contribute to sociological theory and analysis. 

Lisa Saa
Houston, TX
Class of 2014
lisa.saa@trincoll.edu

 

High school attended: S.P. Waltrip High School
Major: Neuroscience (Cellular/Molecular)
Why I chose Trinity: The faculty genuinely cares for the students and wants them to succeed. There are a wide variety of opportunities to explore academically, including the Interdisciplinary Science Program, countless study abroad options, and a liberal arts curriculum.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Minds and Brains”
Favorite professors at Trinity: Professor Denise Rau and Professor Charles Swart
Extracurricular activities: Founder of Active Minds at Trinity, Adopt-A-Platoon, Teaching Assistant, Neuroscience and Biology research (at Trinity and Baylor College of Medicine), QuestBridge Scholar and Mentor, First-Year Mentor, Smith House Front Desk Receptionist
What I love most about Trinity: I love that my professors are always available and more than willing to help, or to simply sit down and talk. I’ve spent numerous hours discussing diverse topics with them, ranging from advising, recipes, and existentialism.
Professional goals/career plans: I plan to work in a nutritional neuroscience research lab for a few years before attending either graduate or medical school.



Mia Schulman
New York, NY
Class of 2014
mia.schulman@trincoll.edu

High school attended: High School Of American Studies at Lehman College
Majors: Sociology; Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Why I chose Trinity: I set out to find a small school with a strong community. My hope was that I could get personalized attention from professors and that I could be actively involved in community service. I found that at Trinity.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Reproduction, Birth and Power” with Professor Theresa Morris
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Joan Hedrick
Extracurricular activities: Women and Gender Resource Action Center, PHAB (Promoting Healthy Awareness of the Body); SASA (Students Against Sexual Assault); EROS (Encouraging Respect of Sexualities); Amnesty International; Art & Community (work at a montessori school in the art room); sociology research in Hartford Hospital Labor & Delivery Wing
What I love most about Trinity: I love the classes and professors. Also, I love collaborating with other organizations and creating great programs for the Trinity and Hartford communities. 
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to work in the non-profit sector, specifically in regards to women’s issues.

Xonana Scrubb
Brooklyn, NY
Class of 2014
xonana.scrubb@trincoll.edu

High school attended: Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Major: Sociology
Minor: Community Action; French Studies
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because I had a great experience at VIP Days. VIP days is a program that allows accepted students to meet upperclassmen. After participating in all of the interactive activities that were planned for us, I fell in love with the school. I met so many great people. After walking along the Lower Long Walk with a current student and seeing the beauty of the chapel, I knew that this was the place for me.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: The Sociology course “Reproduction, Birth and Power,” because it allowed me to partake in amazing observations at Hartford Hospital as a part of the Community Learning Initiative.
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Johnny Williams
Extracurricular activities: President of The Caribbean Students’ Association, ConnectiKids Mentor, Student Research Associate, Co-Coordinator of the Promoting Healthy Awareness of the Body (PHAB) group.
What I love most about Trinity: I love Trinity’s sense of community. Since it is a small school, you are able to build really strong relationships with friends, faculty and staff. Even when my college years are over, I know that I will always treasure the connections I developed at this school.
Professional goals/career plans: After college, I plan on pursuing a career in human resources. I would like to earn a master’s degree in public administration.

Brandon Serafino
Feeding Hills, MA
Class of 2014
brandon.serafino@trincoll.edu
High school attended: The MacDuffie School
Major: Music (Ethnomusicology)
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity College because it seemed like a school that would allow me to fully explore my own academic interests in a small, supportive environment. The personal attention from professors and administrators seemed like a strong indication that I would confidently be able to pursue all of my academic goals. I also loved the community atmosphere and ability to get involved in the Greater Hartford community.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “20th Century Music”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Eric Galm
Extracurricular activities: The Trinity College Accidentals (all-male a cappella group), Temple of Hip Hop, The Mill, musical theatre, Cinestudio, Elemental Movement Dance, intramural basketball, The Fred Pfeil Community Project
What I love most about Trinity: I love the small size, community vibe, engaging professors, and talented, creative students.
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to work in the music business, public relations, music management, or recording industry.


Victoria Trentacoste
Garden City, NY
Class of 2014
victoria.trentacoste@trincoll.edu

High school attended: Sacred Heart Academy
Major: Studio Arts, English
Why I chose Trinity: I have two older sisters who looked at Trinity, so I was familiar with the school and always had it in the back of my mind.  When I was looking at schools for myself, I knew that I wanted something that would expose me to a variety of people who think in different ways.  This led me to a liberal arts school, a place where science, art, economics, and philosophy were all explored.  After sitting in on an English class, getting a personal tour of the art department by a fifth-year fellow, and speaking with the Catholic Campus Minister and several students, I felt that Trinity was a perfect choice for me.  I was able to relate to the students and really enjoyed both the English and art departments.  It had a welcoming and familiar quality to it which I was looking for in a school. 
Favorite classes taken at Trinity: The InterArts First-Year Seminar, “Science in Art,” and “The Novella.” In “The Novella,” with Professor Kevin Gonzalez, we wrote our own thirty-five plus page novellas as well as read and critiqued one another’s and published novellas. 
Favorite professors at Trinity: Professor Nathan Margalit, Professor Ciaran Berry, and Professor Daniel Mrozowski
Extracurricular activities: Student Worker and Student Manager at Peter B’s coffee shop, singer at Catholic mass, member of The Fred Pfeil Community Project, Cinestudio Volunteer, Banquet, the Mill
What I love most about Trinity:  I love that at Trinity I can find people who come at life from different angles.  I am creatively driven, but I get to take classes with people who think scientifically, and this produces great class discussions.  Trinity, like all schools, is what you make it.  At Trinity I have been able to broaden my way of thinking, make friends from all over the globe, and gain experiences which will help me move forward after I graduate. 
Professional goals/career plans: After Trinity I am looking to go directly into the workforce.  I know that I want a creative, fast paced work environment which will allow me to use both my art and English background.  As of right now, I am exploring marketing and advertising as a possible career area.  
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Suzy Wang
Brookline, MA
Class of 2014
suzanne.wang@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Brookline High School
Major: Economics; Public Policy and Law
Why I chose Trinity: Faculty/student relationships were a top priority for me during the college search.  When I visited Trinity, I saw that there were countless opportunities for students to find lifelong mentors in the faculty and gain a broad scope of knowledge from them.  It was an easy decision from thereon out.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: "Law, Argument, and Public Policy"
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Adam Grossberg
Extracurricular activities: Teaching Assistant for Public Policy & Law and Economics departments, college prep tutor at Bulkeley High School, Co-editor of Policy Voice (Public Policy & Law blog)
What I love most about Trinity: I love that Trinity has such flexibility for students to pursue their dreams.  For example, my advisor, Professor Adrienne Fulco, helped me find a way to channel a year-long experience on a winning presidential campaign into a semester's worth of academic work. 
Professional goals/career plans:  Hopefully I will be teaching after I graduate, then pursuing a higher degree in public policy, business, or law.