Meet Our Tour Guides

Trinity's tour guides are a group of highly motivated students who are selected to represent the College.  We are very proud of our tour guides and have used the page below to expand on their talents, interests, and involvement here at Trinity. ​
 








Dayana Aleksandrova

Sofia, Bulgaria
Class of 2015
dayana.aleksandrova@trincoll.edu

 

High school: Sant Bani School, Sanbornton NH
Major: Political Science and Hispanic Studies
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Food in Italian History, Society and Art
Favorite professor at Trinity: Christopher van Ginhoven Rey, Ingrid Robyn, Stefanie Chambers, Dario del Puppo
Why I chose Trinity: I searched for a school with a vibrant academic and social  environment, where I would not be merely a number to my professors, but somebody they recognized and wanted to have a conversation with both in and outside of the classroom. I found Trinity's wide selection of academic majors and minors strongly compelling, as well as its urban location and proximity to both Boston, where my family is and New York, which I frequently visit. Finally, one step on Trinity's campus in the Spring of 2011 was enough to make me instantly fall in love with the school.
Extracurricular activities: The Big Sister Little Sister Mentoring Program, Trinity Office of Advancement and Communications, Student Alumni Ambassador, Spanish Tutor
What I love most about Trinity: Trinity embodies all aspects I hoped to find in a school - small classes where professors address you by name and are interested in following your academic and professional development, a stimulating learning environment and a perfectly-sized student body on a gorgeous campus. During my three years on campus I have met my closest friends, learned a foreign language, discovered an unexpected interest in philosophy and learned how to cook my best pasta Provencal yet.
Professional goals/career plans: I have always had a passion for the Hospitality industry and have started pursuing this goal actively ever since the summer of my Freshman year at Trinity. So far, the training path to this career has given me the opportunity to travel, to live in Spain for a summer and to acquire invaluable professional and life skills.

Bobby Boyle

Duxbury, MA
Class of 2016
robert.boyle@trincoll.edu
High school: Duxbury High School
Major: Public Policy & Law
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Intro to Law with the Judge
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Ned Cabot
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.
Extracurricular activities: I am a part of Trinitys Improv Comedy group The Moveable Joints! as well as 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.
Zachary Bitan
Hong Kong
Class of 2017
zachary.bitan@trincoll.edu
High school: The Forman School
Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Jewish studies 
Why I chose Trinity: This college has an excellent environment for learning and helping young people develop and mature. I think that the small class sizes has many benefits allowing the students to get know one another and their professors, as well as providing a comfortable learning atmosphere. Another wonderful aspect about Trinity is that the professors care about their students and love to meet with them during office hours. Trinity also has brilliant upper-classmen who are willing to help out and support their fellow students, for example, Supplemental Instructions and Teaching Assistants sections.
Extracurricular activities: Board of Hillel, Varsity squash, Night watch, David project
What I love most about Trinity: I love the small class sizes and the ability to get to know the faculty and participate in  research with faculty. 
Professional goals/career plans: My goal is to be a pediatrician. 
Jessica Bosco
Berlin, CT
Class of 2016
jessica.bosco@trincoll.edu
High school: Berlin High School
Major: Political Science, Education (Double-Major)
Minor: Legal Studies
Favorite class taken at Trinity: EDUC 200: Analyzing Schools
Favorite professor at Trinity: Stefanie Chambers, Rachel Leventhal-Weiner
Why I chose Trinity: I choose Trinity because it allowed me to be close to my family and it provided me with a well rounded, quality education. Upon touring the college, I fell in love with the beauty of the campus and the communal atmosphere that is provided to and fostered by Trinity students. 
Extracurricular activities: Honor Council Panelist, Relay for Life Committee Member, Kennelly Mentoring Program Mentor, ConnectiKIDS Mentor
What I love most about Trinity: I love the individual attention and care that Trinity professors pay to each and every
student.
Professional goals/career plans: I intend to earn a PhD in political science and/or education. It is my goal to either become a professor and teach/write scholarly material, or write education policy for the government.

Ethan Cantor
Fairfield, CT
Class of 2016

ethan.cantor@trincoll.edu
 
High school: Fairfield Warde High School
Major: Public Policy & Law
Minor: History
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Law, Argument & Public Policy”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Sean Cocco
Why I chose Trinity: After hearing so much about Trinity’s reputation of having a stellar educational environment and a culture of active student life, I set my sights on Trinity. Going to a small liberal arts college in a city was also unique, and everything about the school made it feel like home.
Extracurricular activities: Trinity College Hillel, Trinity College Mock Trial, Student Alumni Ambassador
What I love most about Trinity: Trinity’s phenomenal professors have been invaluable to my academic growth in college. Ranging from accomplished authors to seasoned public
advocates, and wise judges to executive policy advisors, I have learned so much from my teachers. Getting to know my professors outside of the classroom has made them role models to me, and their doors are always open to discuss what is on our minds.
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to work inside or with government on one of the policy issues that I am most passionate about.

James D. Cescon

Montreal, QC
Class of 2016
james.cescon@trincoll.edu
High school: St. Mark’s School, Phillips Academy Andover (PG)
Major: Neuroscience (intended)
Minor: Public Policy and Law (intended)
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Introduction to Law”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Judge Thomas P. Smith
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because I sought a small liberal arts college where I could pursue several of my interests simultaneously, while also allowing myself time to discover what it is that truly interests me. Also, being in a major city and the capital of the state of Connecticut, Trinity can offer unique opportunities to its students, in many fields, that would otherwise not be possible.
Extracurricular activities: Honor Council, Men’s Club Ice Hockey, Trinity College Golf Club, Relay for Life
What I love most about Trinity: I love that Trinity can offer all the benefits of a large school, while also providing its students with a tight knit community, small class size, and close relationships with professors
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to attend medical school and earn an MD after graduating from Trinity.
Sydney Doolittle
Milford, CT
Class of 2017
sydney.doolittle@trincoll.edu
High school: Hamden Hall Country Day School
Major: Undeclared (Mechanical Engineering intended)
Minor: Undeclared
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “The Process of Discovery”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Alison Draper
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because of the diverse opportunities that such a small liberal arts college offers, including feasible alumni connections for internships and practical student-athlete schedules. During the college-search process, it was very important that I found a place where I could play field hockey at a competitive level while still managing my academics. I really appreciated how Trinity thrived in both athletics and academics.
Extracurricular activities: Varsity Field hockey, 2014 Summer Science Research Program, 2013 Venture Women’s Leadership Program
What I love most about Trinity: I love the connections that are made with the professors due to their approachable nature, as well as the small class sizes. Also, there is always something social to do that helps you meet new people, such as bingo at the Vernon Social Center or Yoga classes that are offered in the athletic center.
Professional goals/career plans: I am still discovering what I would like to pursue, but I plan to attend graduate school following graduation.
Katelyn Elinoff
Hingham, MA
Class of 2017
katelyn.elinoff@trincoll.edu
High school: Hingham High School
Major: Pre-med Track (leaning towards Psychology)
Minor: undeclared (possibilities: Hispanic Studies, Int’l Relations)
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Changing Your Mind” (First Year Seminar)
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Raskin & Professor Jacky
Why I chose Trinity: I choose Trinity because of the vast amount of opportunities both academically and athletically that Trinity has to offer all students of each class and major. I also am part of the Trinity Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field teams, which also played a large role in my decision to attend Trinity.  
Extracurricular activities: Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Community Outreach Program (Senior Citizens),  Do It Day, Greenhouse Committee, Pre-Orientation Program (Changing Your Mind)
What I love most about Trinity: The people. The people of Trinity truly make this campus and academic environment more special and rewarding. The professors of every department are spectacular. From extra help to the accessibility to many academic resources, Trinity professors create a helpful academic setting along with approachable and resourceful relationships with their students.
Professional goals/career plans: I aspire to graduate Trinity, hopefully majoring in one of the science field majors in order to continue on the Pre-Med track or specifically focusing on Psychology. I hope to build a career around physical therapy and provide aid to those in need of medical help, maybe even within the oncology (the study of cancer) department. I am also fascinated by nutrition; therefore, I was hoping to incorporate healthy means of eating and exercising as well as other important factors in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Andrew Fishman
Westport, CT
Class of 2016
andrew.fishman@trincoll.edu
High school: Staples High School
Major: Economics and American Studies 
Favorite class taken at Trinity: American Icons
Favorite professor at Trinity: Karen Miller and Mark Setterfield
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because of its exceptional academic reputation, its beautiful campus and passionate student body. Trinity’s professors care about their students and gets to know each one personally. This was really big for me.
Extracurricular activities: Coordinator for Cinestudio, Manager of the Women’s Volleyball Team, Fred Pfeil Community Member, Intramural participant, Men’s Volleyball club team founder.
What I love most about Trinity: I love that at Trinity, the professors care about their students. They are willing to go the
extra mile to make sure that students who are interested in
learning can achieve their goals. Another thing that I love about Trinity is how you can get involved with anything that you are interested in. Trinity helped me start a club that we didn’t have
here. If you are interested in a subject, there is an opportunity to explore that.
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to work in Finance or coach volleyball.
Peter Ganem
Torrington, CT
Class of 2015
peter.ganem@trincoll.edu
High school: Suffield Academy
Major: Public Policy and Law
Minor: Writing and Rhetoric
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Expository Writing
Favorite professor at Trinity: Tennyson O’Donnell
Why I chose Trinity: I was recruited to play football and loved what Trinity had to offer in other aspects of college life rather than just athletics.
Extracurricular activities: First Year Resident Assistant, Writing Associate, Tour Guide, Trinity College Football 2 Years
What I love most about Trinity: The networking and the welcoming atmosphere of many alumni and students. It’s almost as if I belong to an exclusive club as Trinity College affiliate. Go Bantams!
Professional goals/career plans: After I finish college, I wanted to look for a job in education as teacher in the preparatory or independent private high school level while I look to complete a M.S in Public Policy and Healthcare. After that, I either want to continue teaching until I achieve a doctorate degree taking night classes to become a college professor or enter the realm of the health care policy world working in insurance. My initial goal is to become a teacher in the area of law, civics, social and American history, or English and writing.
Sedona Georgescu
Barrington, IL
Class of 2017
sedona.georgescu@trincoll.edu
High school: Elgin Academy
Major: History
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Major Religion Thinkers of the West”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Gary Reger
Why I chose Trinity: What drew me to Trinity was how welcoming the student body and staff were to me. Throughout my college process, Trinity stood out to me as the school that really cared and was always more than willing to help me with anything I needed.
Extracurricular activities: Trinity at Kennelly Mentoring Program, Intermural Tennis, Honor Council
What I love most about Trinity: I absolutely love the relationships that you form with the professors here at Trinity. Because of the smaller class sizes it is easy to experience this community feeling that everyone talks about.
Professional goals/career plans: After Trinity I am hoping to go to graduate school for either business or history

Maggie Gibson

Manhattan, NY
Class of 2016
maggie.gibson@trincoll.edu
High school: Friends Seminary
Major: Public Policy & Law, Anthroplogy
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Law, Argument and Public Policy (202)
Favorite professor at Trinity: Edward Cabot
Why I chose Trinity:  The beautiful campus felt like the perfect place to spend four years. I was impressed by the many different academic programs offered in addition to a wide range of extracurricular activities.  Trinity also has a large study abroad program, which is something that was important to me.
Extracurricular activities: Trinity College Trinitones, Newman Club, Theater and Dance Department Productions
What I love most about Trinity: The community at Trinity is unlike that of any other school. Whether it is cheering on the football team 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.
Professional goals/career plans:  I hope to join a company I am passionate about and pursue a career in marketing or public relations.
Emily Goldberg
Dallas, TX
Class of 2017
emily.goldberg@trincoll.edu
High school: The Hockaday School
Major: Undeclared (American Studies intended) 
Minor: Undeclared (English intended) 
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Analyzing Schools
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Holt
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity, the quintessential New England Liberal Arts College, because I wanted to experience something other than what I knew growing up in Dallas, TX. I loved the vast range of the academic opportunities and the chance to find my passion.  In addition, I was impressed by the opportunity for internships and community service in the urban setting of Hartford.
Extracurricular activities: A.C.E.S. (Annual Community Event Staff), Connectikids Mentoring Program, Honor Council
What I love most about Trinity: I love Trinity because of the small class sizes, friendly student body, caring professors, and tremendous school spirit. I am so happy to be a Bantam!
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to work in marketing or PR.
Whitney Gulden
New Canaan, CT
Class of 2016
whitney.gulden@trincoll.edu
High school: The Hotchkiss School
Major: Political Science and Philosophy
Favorite class taken at Trinity: History of Political Thought II
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Giuliana Palma
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because it has everything I was looking for in a school, from small class sizes to hundreds of study abroad opportunities. Trinity crossed off everything on my checklist and applying early decision is one of the best choices I’ve ever made.
Extracurricular activities: Barista at Peter B’s Espresso in Raether Library, brother of St. Anthony Hall (Delta Psi) fraternity, member of SECs (Students Encouraging Consensual Sex), former Trinity women’s volleyball player, studied abroad sophomore spring 2014 (University of St. Andrews) and summer 2014 (Trinity College- Rome Campus).
What I love most about Trinity: Trinity is a well-rounded school. As a small liberal arts college Trinity has so much to offer. No one at Trinity does much sitting down. Everyone is involved on campus and doing the things they are passionate about whether it's volunteering, sports, or clubs.
Professional goals/career plans: After graduating from Trinity I plan to attend law school  and specialize in family law.
​​Caroline Hariri
Sausalito, CA
Class of 2017
caroline.hariri@trincoll.edu
High school: The Branson School
Major: Public Policy and Law
Minor: French, and Writing, Rhetoric and Media
Favorite class taken at Trinity: American National Government
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because I believe that the location and size create a very special community that offers endless opportunities to the students.
Extracurricular activities: I tutor second and fourth graders part of ConnectiKids. I am the founder of the club tennis team and a contributing writer to the Trinity Tripod. I also am a Pottery Barn Dorm Ambassador, and an intern at Alexandra DeClaris handbags.
What I love most about Trinity: Aside from our beautiful campus, I love how engaged and active Trinity students are within the campus and the city of Hartford alike. Based on our high abroad studying percentage, Trinity students really demonstrate a global awareness, appreciation and activeness.
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to go to graduate school in New York City to study Public Relations.
Sarah Keane
Weston, MA
Class of 2015
sarah.keane@trincoll.edu
High school: Weston High School
Major: Psychology
Minor: Philosophy
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Minds and Brains
Favorite professor at Trinity: Kari Theurer
Why I chose Trinity: I was looking for a school in the Northeast that was in a city, but what struck me about Trinity was how friendly and happy everybody was when I visited. Everybody seemed to love it and I didn’t necessarily seem to get that impression when I visited other schools. Trinity also had a crew team that I could join, which was extremely important to me.
Extracurricular activities: Trinity Women’s Rowing
What I love most about Trinity: The sense of community, not only between students, but also between students and professors.
Maggie MacLennan
Edina, MN
Class of 2017
margaret.maclennan@trincoll.edu
High school: Breck School
Major: Undecided (Most likely English or Spanish, or both!) 
Minor: Undecided
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Intro to Literary Studies
Favorite professor at Trinity: Dario Del Puppo
Why I chose Trinity: I wanted to be able to attend a small liberal arts college in an urban setting, with strong athletic teams and a student body that enjoyed participating in school events. I also knew that the small class sizes at Trinity would assist me in becoming the best student I could be. 
Extracurricular activities: Other than being a tour guide, I am a part of the Relay for Life Committee and the Annual Community Events Staff.
What I love most about Trinity: I love how Trinity is the type of school that when you walk from one side of campus to the other you see familiar faces while also seeing people you haven’t met before. Not to mention the genuine interest professors have in their students’ lives inside the classroom, but also in their
activities outside of academics.
Professional goals/career plans: I wish I knew…

Kiely MacMahon
Middleburg, VA
Class of 2015
kiely.macmahon@trincoll.edu
​High school:  The Hill School
Major:  English (Creative Writing), French/German
Favorite class taken at Trinity:  “The Novella”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Karen Humphreys
Why I chose Trinity:  I was looking for small class sizes and a variety of courses available out of my majors. I also sought out an urban environment, but one that still provides the intimacy of a campus. Trinity seemed to offer all the things I was looking for in a school.
Extracurricular activities: Women’s Rowing, Slate Literary Magazine
What I love most about Trinity: I love that the Trinity community, made of students and faculty and staff, is so tight-knit.
Professional goals/career plans:  I’d like to professionally write in some outlet, and potentially attend graduate school.
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Francesca Marino

Wakefield, MA
Class of 2016
francesca.marino@trincoll.edu
High school: Wakefield Memorial High School
Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Biology
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Brain & Behavior
Favorite professor at Trinity: Dr. Church
Why I chose Trinity: I loved that Trinity’s size creates a strong community feel. I also liked that Trinity provides countless internship opportunities, due to its location in Hartford.
Extracurricular activities: Research assistant to Dr. Church (neuroscience program), big sister, member of Trinity’s rock climbing club & Newman club
What I love most about Trinity: What I love most about
Trinity is the wide range of opportunities available to students.
From academic courses to extracurriculars to internships, Trinity students have many resourses at their disposal.
Professional goals/career plans: I am undecided; however, I
am considering a career in the health care field as either a doctor
or researcher.

Brian Nance

Rocky Hill, CT
Class of 2016
brian.nance@trincoll.edu
​High school: The Loomis Chaffee School
Major: Public Policy and Law
Minor: Urban Studies
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Law, Argument, and Public Policy
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Jo Wang
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.
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 later pursuing a Masters Degree in Public Policy and eventually a law degree.
Austen Peterson
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Class of 2017
austen.peterson@trincoll.edu
High school: Chadwick School
Major: Undeclared
Minor: Undeclared
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Education, How Stories Get Told (Literature)
Favorite professor at Trinity: Beverly Wall
Why I chose Trinity: I wanted to do something different! It was important to me to gain exposure to the east coast. I was looking for a small school to match the feel of my high school, and Trinity’s liberal arts foundation additionally gave me exactly what I was looking for based on my high school experience. I visited three times between my sophomore and senior year of high school and I just knew it was the right fit!
Extracurricular activities: Connectikids, Her Campus Trinity, IM Tennis
What I love most about Trinity: The people are unbeatable! I love the friends I have made and the memories we have created. Trinity is centrally located in New England making it incredibly convenient to visit surrounding states. The NESCAC community is so tight-knit, which makes Trinity feel even larger in the grand scheme of things.
Professional goals/career plans: I change my mind every day! At the moment, I am hoping to go to grad school for Architecture with a background in Urban Studies coming from Trinity. I just completed an Internship with a PR firm, which just proves my uncertainty! Trinity’s liberal arts approach allows me to have many aspirations and now it’s just up to me to figure out my path!
Catherine Poirier
Malden, MA
Class of 2017
catherine.poirier@trincoll.edu
High school: Malden High School
Major: Biomedical Engineering (Intended)
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “Process of Discovery” with the Interdisciplinary Science Program
Favorite professor at Trinity: Dr. Alison Draper
Why I chose Trinity: Trinity provides an environment I can really excel in, it allows for me to do everything I want to and more. I came here because I knew I would be able to receive a great education in my field and take classes outside of my major, while taking advantage of a full extracurricular schedule including being a part of the Swimming and Diving team and different clubs!
Extracurricular activities: Varsity Swimming & Diving, Engineers without Borders, Student Health Advisory Council Night Watch, Tour Guide
What I love most about Trinity: I love the immense amount of opportunities available here for academic and extracurricular advancement. There are chances to get ahead and get involved everywhere. Particularly for me in that I was able to participate in research with engineering professors as a first year student!
Professional goals/career plans: Receive a higher degree in Biomedical Engineering and to work at a Biomed company that creates prosthetics.
Katherine Rorer
Buckingham, PA
Class of 2015
katherine.rorer@trincoll.edu
High school: Central Bucks East High School
Major: Psychology
Minor: Writing, Rhetoric, and Media Studies
Favorite class taken at Trinity: “The Sociology of Social Class and Mobility”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Laura Holt
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because I knew I wanted to go to a small liberal arts college with an excellent reputation; Trinity fit that description perfectly. I wanted to go to a school where I could become very involved in a variety of extracurricular activities, and form close bonds with my professors and peers, and that is exactly what Trinity has done for me.
Extracurricular activities: Trinity College Mock Trial Team, Barnyard Entertainment, ConnectiKids Mentoring Program
What I love most about Trinity: I love that Trinity has a very tight-knit community that makes you feel comfortable and right at home. I love being able to say “hi” to my friends as I walk down the Long Walk.  I think it makes for a wonderful college experience.
Professional goals/career plans: I hope to go right into the workforce after college. After I have worked for a little while, I hope to attend business school so that I can enter the marketing or advertising industry.
Marisol Salaman
Port Washington, NY
Class of 2016
marisol.salaman@trincoll.edu
​High school: Sacred Heart Academy
Major: English (Literature)
Minor: Hispanic Studies
Favorite class taken at Trinity: My First-Year Seminar called “Literature for the 99%”
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Christopher Hager
Why I chose Trinity: Actually, I chose Trinity because of the tour guide I had. She had great enthusiasm and love for the school, which I wanted to experience. I love Trinity’s small student body because it allows me to connect on a deeper level with fellow classmates and even my professors.
Extracurricular activities: Writer for 4legs, Amnesty International, co-founder of Trinity College GNEPSA (Great New England Public Schools Alliance)
What I love most about Trinity: I love the size of Trinity and how I am not just “a number” to my professors. My professors personally know their students and vice versa. I really love Trinity and could not imagine attending another school.
Professional goals/career plans: I plan on moving into New York City and becoming a fashion editor.

Nicole Stauffer
Cheshire, CT
Class of 2017
nicole.stauffer@trincoll.edu
High school: Cheshire High School
Major: Undeclared (Public Policy and Law and Hispanic Studies intended)
Minor: Undeclared (Studio Arts intended)
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Environmental History of North America
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Rachael Barlow
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because it truly encompasses a liberal arts experience. It is a unique environment in which students are able to balance their academics, extracurricular activities, and social lives. The small class sizes and exceptional professors foster a personalized learning experience. Trinity’s location in Hartford also provides many opportunities for internships and community involvement.
Extracurricular activities: I am a member of the women’s varsity soccer and lacrosse teams, work on campus for the Departments of Sports Communications and Advancement, and conduct senior exit surveys as a Research Interviewer for the Office of Institutional Research.
What I love most about Trinity: I love having the freedom to take a wide range of courses and explore my interests in different areas of study. I have formed strong relationships with professors who truly care about  my academic work and growth. Being a part of two sports teams has been especially meaningful to me. It has helped me meet many new people and learn how to manage my time. Additionally, Trinity’s beautiful campus fosters a close-knit community.
Professional goals/career plans: I am still discovering what I am passionate about, but after graduation from Trinity I plan to attend law school and pursue a career in law or finance.
Emily Sullivan
Leonia, NJ
Class of 2017
emily.sullivan@trincoll.edu
​High school: Leonia High School
Major: Anthropology
Minor: Literature & Psychology
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Metaphysics
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Laura Holt
Why I chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because I knew I wanted a small liberal arts school where I could have small class sizes and close relationships with my professors. My final decision was made when I visited campus and fell in love with the atmosphere.
Extracurricular activities: Student Government Association – Senator. Right to Play – an organization that uses the power of play to educate children about conflict resolution and physical fitness. J.E.L.L.O – Community service club that works within the Hartford community cleaning up parks, repairing homes, and working at a food pantry.
What I love most about Trinity: I love the friends that I have made during my time at Trinity and the sense of close-knit community I feel when I walk around campus.
Professional goals/career plans: My current goal is to figure that out during my time here at Trinity.
​​Shirley Yuan
Shanghai, China / Fryeburg, ME
Class of 2017
meng.yuan@trincoll.edu
High school: Fryeburg Academy
Major: Math/Computer Science
Favorite class taken at Trinity: Asian American Psychology
Favorite professor at Trinity: Professor Miyazaki
Why I chose Trinity: I like the small class size. And I had a great time when I first visited Trinity.
Extracurricular activities: AASA, Trinity Equestrian Team
What I love most about Trinity: I made friends from classes, work places and extracurricular activities.
Professional goals/career plans: I want to work in a private high school/ college admissions office.