Student Admissions Associates 2015-16

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.



Nicholas Bellas

Old Lyme, CT

Class of 2016
nicholas.bellas@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Major: Chemistry
Why I chose Trinity:  When I was deciding what college to attend, I knew I wanted a school with small class sizes, a strong pre-medicine track, and the freedom to pursue a variety of interests for a broad education.  Trinity offered all of this in addition to a beautiful campus and plenty of opportunities in Hartford.  Opportunities for things like hospital experience and volunteer positions such as tutoring made Trinity an easy choice.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Philosophy of Time”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Timothy Curran
Extracurricular activities:  The Trinity College Pipes (a capella group), Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Club Soccer, CTkids tutoring, Pi Kappa Alpha
What I love most about Trinity: One of my favorite things about Trinity is being able to walk around campus and see so many familiar faces.  I feel it creates a strong sense of community.  Not to mention, the small school environment has also enhanced my academic experience.  I’ve been able to interact with all of my professors outside of class as well as find a research position that has been very rewarding.
Professional goals/ career plans: I hope to attend medical school in the coming years.

Molly Belsky

Groton, MA
Class of 2016
molly.belsky@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Groton School
Major: Theatre and Dance, Human Rights
Why I chose Trinity: I very seriously considered going to an acting conservatory, or at the very least a school that emphasized a strong arts program. However, I quickly realized that I enjoyed school and learning far too much to only focus on one area of study. Once I decided that I wanted a liberal arts education, Trinity seemed like the perfect fit. I have been able to take advantage of the small but extremely vibrant arts program here, through InterArts and the Trinity/La MaMa program among many other options and opportunities. I could not be happier to have chosen Trinity!
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Critical Views/Critical Values of Theatre
Favorite professor at Trinity: Benjamin Carbonetti
Extracurricular activities: Trinity College Quirks, Chapel Singers, Theatre productions, Fred Pfeil Community Project, Global Ambassador to the Trinity/La MaMa Program, Costume Assistant at Austin Arts, InterArts program alum and mentor
What I love most about Trinity: I love that I can spend the morning in a biology class, go to work at the study away office, go to the studio to direct a piece, have my own play rehearsal in the evening and then end the day with a Cappella. This school allows me to explore so many options and interests very easily, keeping me involved and engaged across a wide variety of disciplines.
Professional goals/ career plans: I hope to do a significant amount of non-profit work, specifically working with children in the arts. My ultimate dream is to provide theatrical opportunities for children who would not otherwise receive an artistic education.

Bobby Boyle

Duxbury, MA
Class of 2016
robert.boyle@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Duxbury High School
Major: Public Policy & Law
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because I came from a small high school where I really got to know my teachers, and I wanted to find a school where I could keep those close relationships with professors.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Intro to Law with Judge Smith
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor  Cabot
Extracurricular activities: I am a part of Trinitys Improv Comedy group The Moveable Joints! and a member of the Mock Trial Team
What I love most about Trinity: I love the sense of community and the people who go to Trinity the most.
Professional goals/ career plans: I hope to attend law school following graduation.

Ethan Cantor

Fairfield, CT
Class of 2016
ethan.cantor@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Fairfield Warde High School
Major: Public Policy & Law
Minor: History
Why I chose Trinity: I always wanted to attend a college that struck the right balance between providing a stellar educational experience and a vibrant culture of student life on campus. After touring and interviewing at Trinity, I could tell that the college was more than a good fit – it was the school that was right for me. I recognized that Trinity was excellent at empowering students to make the most of their liberal arts education in a capital city. Choosing Trinity was the best decision I have ever made, and I decided to become a Student Admissions Associate to help prospective students do the same.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Law, Argument, and Public Policy (PBPL 202)
Favorite professors at Trinity: Professor Renny Fulco and Professor Sean Cocco
Extracurricular activities: President of the Trinity College Mock Trial Program, President “Emeritus” of Trinity College Hillel, Admissions Tour Guide, Student Alumni Ambassador, Policy Voice Contributor
What I love most about Trinity: Trinity’s phenomenal professors have been invaluable to my academic growth in college. Their passion for their disciplines is infectious and their love of teaching engages students in seminars and lectures. Getting to know my professors outside of the classroom has made them role models to me, and they are always happy to provide assistance and advice. Our faculty set the tone for the collegial learning environment at Trinity, which is reflected in students’ eagerness to collaborate and support each other. 
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to work for or with the federal government on one of the policy issues that interest me the most.

James (J.D.) Cescon

Montreal, QC, Canada
Class of 2016
james.cescon@trincoll.edu
High school attended: St. Mark’s School and Phillips Academy Andover (PG)
Major: Neuroscience
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because it has the small school feel, but also offers big school opportunities. Amongst New-England liberal arts colleges, Trinity is uniquely positioned thanks to its urban location. I was drawn in by the chance to participate in the Genomics Research Project; a unique first-year seminar, as well as by the fact that Trinity offered the perfect place for me to continue to participate in both my athletic and extracurricular activities while also pursuing academics at the highest level.
Favorite class(es) taken at Trinity: “Drugs and Behavior,” “Introduction to Law,” and “American Literature”
Favorite professor(s) at Trinity: Any of the Neuroscience faculty, Professor Dan Mrozowski, and Judge Smith
Extracurricular activities: Varsity Men’s Track and Field, Men’s Club Ice Hockey, Trinity College Honor Council, Admissions Tour Guide, Vice-President of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Research at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Department of Neurosurgery, Volunteer at The Institute of Living – pediatric psychiatry ward
What I love most about Trinity: As a science major and pre-med student, I have loved having the opportunity to benefit from Trinity’s engaging professors and strong science curriculum. Furthermore, the chances to explore the world of medicine through the school’s longstanding relationships with Hartford Hospital, The Institute of Living, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (each just two blocks from the north-east end of campus) are unparalleled.
Professional goals/ career plans: After graduating from Trinity I hope to attend medical school.

Julia Duggan

Acton, MA
Class of 2016
julia.duggan@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Notre Dame Academy
Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Italian
Why I chose Trinity: When I walked on campus, I could tell Trinity would be an amazing place to study. I loved how at home Trinity made me feel.  The students I met, like my tour guide, were friendly and welcoming. The professors I spoke with, such as Pr. Alison Draper, were passionate about their work and their students. I was also very interested in the Interdisciplinary Science Program (ISP), which I completed my first year. I applied Early Decision and it was the best decision I ever made.
Favorite classes taken at Trinity: Interdisciplinary Science Program, Economics 101, and Shakespeare
Favorite professors at Trinity:  Professor Arthur Schneider, Professor Susan Masino, Professor Dario Del Puppo, Professor Gulianna Palma, and Professor Alison Draper
Extracurricular activities: The Trinity College Dischords A Cappella, Nu Rho Psi Honors Society Financial Officer, Project PACKS, Community Service Program, Ready to Read, Varsity Field Hockey for two years, Residential Assistant for two years, First Year Mentor for two years, Trinity College Rome Summer Program
What I love most about Trinity: I love how easy it is to take advantage of the many opportunities Trinity presents.  There are great clubs, community service groups, internships, performance groups, and so much more to get involved in. The diversity of extracurricular activities is representative of how intellectually diverse the students are, which makes for a fantastic group of people to learn from.  I have friends that are fellow ISP students, play squash, study anthropology, and sing and dance.  My friends are in fields and extracurricular activities of all kinds, and each one has their own set of knowledge and experiences to share. Learning is not isolated to the classroom at Trinity.  Learning is the experience of Trinity.
Professional goals/career plans: I would be happy with several different career paths, as long as I know I am helping people.  I am planning on going to graduate school for a PhD in neuroscience to become a professor or possibly going to graduate school for an MBA to start my own business.

Andrew Fishman

Westport, CT
Class of 2016
andrew.fishman@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Staples High School
Major: Economics and American Studies
Why I chose Trinity: I wanted a school where I could get to know my professors, study a wide range of subjects and get involved around the campus. Trinity offered more resources to complete all of these goals than anywhere else.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: American Icons
Favorite professor at Trinity: Arthur Schneider, Diana Paulin and Scott Gac
Extracurricular activities: Coordinator of Cinestudio, Community Facilitator of the Fred Pfiel Community Project, Manager of the Varsity Women’s Volleyball team, and President of Trinity Film Society.
What I love most about Trinity: The things that I love those most about Trinity are the professors. They consistently are willing to go above and beyond to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of the lessons. I have never had a teacher tell me they did not have time to meet with me. I also love the relationships that I have made while here at Trinity.
Professional goals/career plans: I plan on going to graduate school for an MBA and eventually work in finance.

Maggie Gibson

New York, NY
Class of 2016
maggie.gibson@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Friends Seminary
Major: Public Policy & Law, Anthropology
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Law, Argument and Public Policy
Favorite professor at Trinity: Edward Cabot
Why I chose Trinity:  The beautiful campus felt like the perfect place to spend four years! I admired the unique academic programs Trinity offers in addition to the wide range of extracurricular activities.  Trinity also has a large study abroad program and encourages students to study abroad, which was important to me.
Extracurricular activities: Trinity College Trinitones (A Cappella), Newman Club, Amnesty International, Theater and Dance Department Productions, Studied abroad spring of junior year in London
What I love most about Trinity: The community at Trinity is unlike that of any other school and school spirit runs deep. Whether it is cheering on the football team, hanging out on the quad, or working on a group project, there is a solidarity among Trinity students that creates a wonderful atmosphere. The size of the school is perfect because you can create meaningful relationships with students and professors while still meeting new people throughout your four years.
Professional goals/career plans:  I hope to join a company I am passionate about and pursue a career in marketing or public relations.

Walter Jongbloed

Madison, CT
Class of 2016
walter.jongbloed@trincoll.edu

High school attended: Daniel Hand High School
Major: Biology
Minor: English
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because of our inviting campus community. Our small school fosters great friendships and creates an environment unlike any other.  Trinity is only my home for four years, yet this school will always be my second home and my friends, my second family.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Genetics,” “Marine and Freshwater Botany”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Dr. Craig Schneider
Extracurricular activities: Biology Research Assistant, Health Fellow, Chapel Singers, The Trinity College Pipes (a capella group), BBB Biological Honors society, Club Tennis
What I love most about Trinity: The part of Trinity I love most is our faculty.  Surrounding oneself with successful, engaging, and passionate professors is the true formula for success. I have been exposed to a variety of professors, however, one prominent trait among these professors emerges: Trinity faculty love what they do.  To be taught a subject by a professor who lives and breathes the topic is truly an honor.  Individual professors have consistently shown a genuine interest in my goals both academically and personally. Learning from professors who attend my concerts, challenge me during academic presentations, and engage in productive conversations has personally bettered my life and my education.
Professional goals/ career plans: I will apply to medical school in the spring of my senior year in hopes of becoming a physician.

Antonia Lluberes

Washington, DC
Class of 2016
antonia.lluberes@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Georgetown Visitation
Major: Public Policy and Law
Minor: Hispanic Studies
Why I chose Trinity: Small community, study abroad programs, academic rigor and rowing.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Difficult to choose between Law and Gender in the Supreme Court and American Literature II 1865-Present
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Christopher Hager
Extracurricular activities: I’m a coxswain on the Men’s Rowing Team, SAA, Fine Arts Office Assistant, SAAC rep for Men’s Rowing.
What I love most about Trinity: The close knit community and the level of investment the professors have in their students and their success.
Professional goals/career plans: I’d like to graduate and work for a think tank or advocacy group in DC for a few years before going to law school.

Julia Mardeusz 
   
Scituate, MA
Class of 2016
julia.mardeusz@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Notre Dame Academy
Major: Public Policy and Law and French     
Why I chose Trinity: I really liked the idea of a small school where it would be possible to have personal, meaningful relationships with other students and faculty.  
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Constitutional Law and Advocacy” and “Tales of Transgression”. 
 Favorite professor at Trinity: Edward Cabot, Adrienne Fulco, and Sara Kippur.
Extracurricular activities: Vice President of Trinity’s Mock Trial team, student researcher at the Trinity College Center for Urban and Global Studies, Global Ambassador at the Office of Study Away for the Trinity in Paris Program, Teaching Assistant.
What I love most about Trinity: I am so fortunate to have benefited from the community of students and faculty at Trinity. My professors have not only been wonderful teachers and mentors, but are often the first to congratulate me about successes and have supported me through difficult times and setbacks.  I’ve been given great opportunities that have helped me to reassess my goals and my capabilities.      
Professional goals/ career plans: I hope to work in policy research and eventually become a foreign service officer.  

Francesca Marino

Wakefield, MA
Class of 2016
francesca.marino@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Wakefield Memorial High School
Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Biology
Why I chose Trinity: When I first visited Trinity, I was impressed by the breadth of courses and opportunities for involvement. I came from a relatively small high school and was undeclared my freshman year; therefore, I was interested in a college with strong academics as well as a sense of community.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Biology of Communication; Drugs and Behavior
Favorite professor at Trinity: Dr. Bill Church and Professor Denise Rau
Extracurricular activities: Research Assistant, Tour Guide, Historian of Tri Beta Biology Honors Society, Chemistry Lab Teaching Assistant, Big Sister-Little Sister Member, Rock Climbing Club
What I love most about Trinity: All of the connections I have made since freshman year have made for an enjoyable experience at Trinity. The extensiveness of courses and opportunities for involvement have allowed me to grow both personally and academically.
Professional goals/ career plans: I hope to work in a lab testing and developing pharmaceuticals before continuing on to either a MD or PhD program. After that, I am interested in working as a doctor or continuing my career in clinical research.

Susannah Matthai

Baltimore, MD
Class of 2016
susannah.matthai@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Bryn Mawr School
Major: Psychology
Why I chose Trinity: I came to Trinity as a transfer student from University of Colorado.  In transferring, I was looking for an environment with a strong collaboration between a school and a city.  A conjunction of a scholastic opportunity and an environment characterized by culture and diversity is important to me in order to achieve my personal and academic goals. From the first moment I stepped on campus, I knew that Trinity had this.  Even on a cold, dark winter day, on the tour around campus I felt comfortable and excited, knowing that Trinity could offer so much more than what I had been looking for. 
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Analyzing Schools
Favorite professor at Trinity: Robert Peltier and Laura Holt
Extracurricular activities: Varsity Volleyball Team, Trinity Tutor and Mentor at McDonough Middle School, Trinity Big Sister, Student Representative for Transfers, London Study Abroad 2015
What I love most about Trinity: I love the people. Trinity’s community is made up of impressive, passionate, wonderful people.  I have found this to be true both in and outside of the classroom and on and off campus. I have had the pleasure of making close relationships not only within the athletic community and the other organizations to which I am involved, but also with professors, staff, and members of Trinity’s administration.  This kind of tightly knit, supportive environment of intellectual, fun, and interesting people is what makes excited to go to class everyday!
Professional goals/career plans: Having a wide range of interests has kept me from focusing on just one sole career path at this moment; thus, I have been seeking opportunities that might both integrate my multiple interests and bring inspiration and clarity towards a professional career. I could be happy working in many fields, include advertising, marketing, events planning, education, psychology, and social welfare.

Katherine McArthur

Pelham, NH
Class of 2016
katherine.mcarthur@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Pelham High School
Major: Anthropology and Human Rights
Why I chose Trinity:  From the moment I walked on Trinity’s campus I knew it was the college I would choose for numerous reasons.  A small student body and the superb academic reputation were important in my decision.  The professor to student ratio and the unique selection of courses also were contributing factors.  Finally, the beauty of the campus and its incomparable atmosphere made Trinity an ideal place to call home for four years.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Medical Anthropology” and “Arts and Special Populations”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Beth Notar
Extracurricular activities:  Trinity College Big Sister/Little Sister Program, Students Encouraging Consensual Sex, Preview Weekend Ambassador, Ferris Athletic Center Event Staff/Front Desk Staff, E and R Laundry Service Customer Service Employee, Trinity College Scholars Program, College Year in Athens
What I love most about Trinity:  Trinity allows you to explore areas beyond your comfort zone; every day you are invited to join new clubs, take different classes, study abroad, and grow more independent.  I would never have discovered my passion for Anthropology if I was not encouraged to explore classes I had never before considered.  There are always opportunities to get involved and the faculty will go above and beyond to help guide you in your development as a student and an individual.
Professional goals/ career plans:  Ultimately, my goal is to earn a PhD in Anthropology and teach at a university.  Until then, I plan on working for a non-profit organization or teaching English abroad.

Brian Nance  
 
Rocky Hill, CT
Class of 2016
brian.nance@trincoll.edu
High school attended:  The Loomis Chaffee School
Major:  Public Policy and Law
Minor:  Urban Studies
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because I knew I wanted a liberal arts college with a challenging curriculum where I would be able to experience various opportunities that would aid me in identifying what I want to do in life.  Trinity also has an extensive study abroad program that allowed me to spend an unforgettable semester in Paris.
Favorite class taken at Trinity:  Medical Ethics
Favorite professor at Trinity:  Dr. Jason A. Gockel
Extracurricular activities:  Trinity Tripod Sports Editor, Treasurer of Imani, Varsity Football Player, Mentor to four McDonough Expeditionary Learning School students, Tour Guide
What I love most about Trinity:  There is so much to love about Trinity! What stands out the most is the college’s true sense of community and welcoming atmosphere.
Professional goals/ career plans:  I plan on pursuing a career in helping others, while continuing my studies in pursuing a Masters Degree in Public Policy and eventually a law degree.

Phil Oxnard

Acton, MA
Class of 2016
philip.oxnard@trincoll.edu

High school attended: Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
Major: Philosophy and Media & Performance (Self Design)
Why I chose Trinity: I was pretty lost in the college search process, all I knew that I wanted was a small liberal arts school on either coast. After touring a bunch of schools and being unimpressed with them, my tour at Trinity blew me away. The obvious sense of community present here drew me in, and the location halfway between Boston and New York meant that both home and adventure were just a short bus ride away. The complete beauty of the campus, as well as the presence of an on-campus movie theater, sealed the deal.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Aristophanes”, “Horror & the Culture of Excess”, “Hume and the Limits of Reason”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Mitch Polin, Shane Ewegen, Prakash Younger
Extracurricular activities: Fred Pfeil Community Project, Cinestudio, Intramural sports
What I love most about Trinity: The friends I’ve made here, the tight nit community, and the amazing teaching staff. Truthfully I think I could list at least 10 more names as my favorite professors, which is something that I don’t think students at any other school could do. There’s something here for everyone, and at least a handful of fantastic professors to help guide you.
Professional goals/ career plans: To write or direct (or both) in Hollywood, using everything I’ve learned from philosophy to really keep people thinking and analyzing long after they’ve left the theater.

Forrest Robinette

Knoxville, TN
Class of 2016
forrest.robinette@trincoll.edu

High school attended: The Webb School
Major: English
Why I chose Trinity: I fell in love with Trinity when I visited campus for the first time at the end of my junior year of high school. On that sunny day in April, I strolled down the Long Walk and saw students lying on blankets in the Quad, laughing with their friends. I also spoke to several professors, one of whom would later become my adviser, and I remember thinking that all of them exuded wisdom and graciousness. Finally, I sat in on two seminar classes and saw students engaged in heated debate about the day’s topic. From that day on, I knew where I wanted to spend my college career.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Melville”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Sheila Fisher
Extracurricular activities: The Trinity Tripod, The Writing Associates Program, The Moveable Joints Improvisational Comedy Troupe, The Trinity College Honor Council
What I love most about Trinity: I love Trinity’s professors. I am consistently amazed by how much care they have for their students and by how much passion they have for their subjects.
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to become a high school English teacher.

Abbey Schlangen

Raymond, NH
Class of 2016
abbey.schlangen@trincoll.edu


High school attended: Raymond High School
Major(s): Studio Arts; Psychology
Why I chose Trinity: Trinity simply felt like the right place. On my visit to campus, I was treated well, welcomed graciously, and felt like a part of a family. This encouraging environment was exactly what I was looking for.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Artists Books” and “Social Psychology”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Elizabeth Casserly, Professor Pablo Delano, and Professor Joe Burn
Extracurricular activities: Varsity Track and Field, Creative Director of the Trinity Film Festival, Student Communications Team, Graphic Design intern for Trinity College’s Office of Public Relations and Communications, Psi Chi National Honor Society
What I love most about Trinity: I love that, at Trinity, I can experience both a sense of belonging and a sense of originality. As a campus, we are intellectually diverse, but also have this very special, unifying camaraderie.
Professional goals/ career plans: After graduating, I hope to work in public relations, graphic design, or advertising with a focus on photography and design for educational institutions.

Madison Peterson Starr

Chevy Chase, MD
Class of 2016
madison.starr@trincoll.edu

 

High school attended: Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
Majors: American Studies and French Studies
Why I chose Trinity: Not surprisingly, it was Trinity’s exquisite beauty that first attracted me to the school. However, as I began to learn more about what Trinity had to offer, my enthusiasm for Trinity only grew. When I visited Trinity on VIP Days, I had the opportunity to sit in on a psychology class. This was when I first knew I wanted to attend Trinity. The professor not only spoke eloquently and powerfully, but also had a noticeably profound interest in his students' thoughts and questions. The focus and devotion he had for his students were clear, and I immediately knew I wanted to be apart of it.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: My Freshman year seminar: “Understanding and Reversing Prejudice and Discrimination”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Cheryl Greenberg
Extracurricular activities: Hillel Board Member (2014-present); Career Development Center Fellow (2013-2014); Varsity Women’s Ice Hockey (2012-2013)
What I love most about Trinity: With each new year at Trinity, I feel more and more at home. This is because of the friendships I’ve developed while at school. The more you get involved, the more Trinity’s community grows.  There are ample opportunities to get involved, which is something I think other schools lack. Trinity is special with what it has to offer its students!
Professional goals/ career plans: After graduation, I plan to pursue a career in either journalism or media fields.

George  Thekkedath

Atlanta, GA
Class of 2016
george.thekkedath@trincoll.edu
High school attended: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Major: Interdisciplinary Computing with Mathematics 
Why I chose Trinity: I wanted to attend a small liberal arts school where I could get a universal education. I chose Trinity because I loved the small class sizes, which allowed students to engage better with their professors. After I toured and saw the beauty and serenity of the campus, I was convinced that I wanted to spend my undergraduate career here.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Global South and Probability
Favorite professor at Trinity:  Professor Vijay Prashad and Professor Eli Goldwyn
Extracurricular activities: SGA, House of Peace, and Habitat for Humanity
What I love most about Trinity: I love how invested the professors are in their students. In every class that I’ve takes, the professors have genuinely cared about teaching the material and providing feedback to their students.
Professional goals/career plans: I want to use my skills in math and computer science and apply it in the finance industry. By doing so, I would like to enter the field of risk management and actuarial science.

Evan Turiano

New Canaan, CT
Class of 2016
evan.turiano@trincoll.edu
High school attended: New Canaan High School
Major: American Studies
Minor: Legal Studies, African-American Studies
Why I chose Trinity: Trinity stuck out from the other Liberal Arts Colleges I visited in that the community felt very cohesive, especially between Professors and students. Other than that, everybody I met just seemed really nice, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “African-American History” and “Protest Movements in Modern America”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Cheryl Greenberg and Professor Christina Heatherton
Extracurricular activities: Quest Program, Co-Founder of the Outdoors Club, The Writing Associates Program, WRTC, TREEhouse, Research Assistant in History Department
What I love most about Trinity: Easily the people I’ve met, both friends and Professors. Everyone feels close because we’re all part of this little Trinity family, but everyone is coming from different backgrounds so its stays interesting.
Professional goals/ career plans: I plan on pursuing a Ph.D. in American History or American Studies and hope to become a Professor.

Cristiana Wurzer

Sewickley, PA
Class of 2016
cristiana.wurzer@trincoll.edu
High school attended: The Ellis School
Major: Art History and Philosophy
Minor: The Classical Tradition
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because I wanted a liberal arts experience at a prestigious college. I found the school spirit and small class size at Trinity appealing along with its convenient location between Boston and New York.
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Modern Architecture, History of the Alps
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Hyland, Professor Vogt, Professor Curran
Extracurricular activities: Sailing Team, Trinity Tripod, Ski Club 
What I love most about Trinity: My two favorite things about Trinity are its sense of community and the academic experience. The benefits of a small college are very visible at Trinity as is the personal attention from professors and interaction with peers. I’ve had a very enriching academic experience between both my majors and my minor.
Professional goals/career plans:  I would like to pursue a career in finance.

Kristina Xie

New York, NY
Class of 2016
kristina.xie@trincoll.edu
High school attended: The Brooklyn Latin School
Major: East Asian Studies
Minor: Chinese
Why I chose Trinity:  During my visit to Trinity College, I fell in love with the Gothic inspired buildings and intimate campus. I was able to see first-handily students’ close relationships with their professors whether it was in a class seminar or at Peter B’s. During these two days, I got the “feel” of campus life and realized that Trinity was a suitable fit for the next four years. 
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Writing in the Public Sphere
Favorite professor at Trinity: Irene Papoulis
Extracurricular activities: Co-Arts Editor of the Trinity Tripod, Former Member of Praxis Community Service Dorm
What I love most about Trinity:  Professors are not only mentors but also therapists. They are willing to listen to your academic and personal problems.
Professional goals/career plans: After graduation, I plan on returning to Beijing to continue to study Mandarin. I hope to work for an international company or a magazine publication in China for a few years before I attend graduate school. My career aspiration is to become a news broadcaster for CNN or NBC.