Multicultural Recruitment Team Interns


Suzanne Del Rosario
Brooklyn, NY
Class of 2018
suzanne.delrosario@trincoll.edu

High School: Thomas A. Edison Career & Vocational High School
Major:
Human Rights, Public Policy and Law
Favorite Trinity Courses: African American Feminism, Racism
Favorite Trinity Professor: Professor Donna-Dale Marcano
Extra-curricular Activities: President of Trinity College's Black Student Union Imani, Staff at Trinfo Café, Staff at Trinity College's Welcome Desk, Member of the Elemental Dance Crew, Member of the Moveable Joints!
Favorite Place in Hartford: El Mercado, a multiple Latin-Owned Restaurant and Supermarket
Professional/Career Goals: I plan to attend law school to become a Civil Rights/Human Rights Lawyer.
Why I chose Trinity: ​Trinity was my first and only choice for college. I chose to attend Trinity because of its strong and diverse Human Rights Program. I wanted to benefit from Trinity's small class size and Hartford's rich culture.


​Tyler Gibbs
Bronx, NY
Class of 2019
tyler.gibbs@trincoll.edu

High School: Riverdale Country School

Major:
 Economics and Human Rights 

Favorite Trinity Course:
 International Human Rights Law 

Favorite Trinity Professor: 
Professor Miguel Ramirez

Extra-curricular Activities:
 Elemental Movement Dance Crew, Imani, Black Student Union, Student Manager at the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Big Sister, Little Sister 
Favorite Place in Hartford: Westfarms Mall

Professional/Career Goals:
 While I am still not sure what I would like to do in life, I would definitely want to be able to help people. 

Why I Chose Trinity: 
I appreciated how small the classes sizes were at Trinity and that Human Rights was available as a major


Eun Sol (Sara) Lee
Los Angeles, CA
Class of 2018
eunsol.lee@trincoll.edu

High School: Los Alamitos High School
Major: Public Policy and Law, Urban Studies; 
Minor: Japanese

Favorite Trinity Course: 
“Urban Policy" with Professor Rachel Moskowitz

Favorite Trinity Professor:
 Professor Garth Myers

Extra-curricular Activities:
 QuestBridge, Quest, Jiu Jitsu, Rock Climbing, Chapel Council

Favorite Place in Hartford: 
King and I Thai

Professional/Career Goals: 
I want to be either a lawyer or a foreign service officer.

Why I Chose Trinity:
 I really wanted to study abroad and Trinity had a very strong culture of that. Additionally, I was thinking about law or public policy and thought that Hartford as a capitol city would be advantageous.


Shahnila Malik

Montreal, Canada
Class of 2020
shahnila.malik@trincoll.edu

​High school: Collegiate Institute for Math and Science
Major:
Engineering; Concentration: Biomedical
Favorite Trinity Courses: The world of rare books, Chemistry
Favorite Trinity Professors: Profession Stephen Barshay and Professor William Church
Extra-curricular activities: President of the House of Peace (Middle Eastern organization on campus),  Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education (P.R.I.D.E.) leader, Multicultural Recruitment Team, student worker at the Mather Front Desk
Favorite place in Hartford: Hartford Public library 
Professional /Career goals: I have many goals that I want to achieve, but the most dominant one would be able to travel around the world as part of my professional career.
Why I chose Trinity: The small size classes allows for direct interaction with the professors and Trinity has a very effective career center that allows for internships and academic programs to happen. The campus is welcoming and it has incredible study abroad opportunities. 


Giana Moreno

Chicago, IL
Class of 2020
giana.moreno@trincoll.edu​

​High School: Trinity High School
Major:
International Studies and Anthropology
Favorite Trinity Course: Mass Media, Pop Culture, and Social Reality
Favorite Professor: Professor Timothy Landry and Professor Johnny Williams
Extra-curricular Activities: Community service chair of La Voz Latina, Promoting Respect and Inclusive Diversity in Education (P.R.I.D.E) leader, Multicultural Recruitment Team, dancer on the Elemental Dance Team, barista at the Underground Cafe, organizer of Trinity's Temple of Hip Hop.
Favorite Place in Hartford: Fire and Spice, a vegan Jamaican restaurant.
Professional/Career Goals: Although I do not have a particular career my desires yearn for, I do know that I want to travel our world as a proponent of peace. My only goal is to become something larger then myself while encouraging others to be their best versions.
Why I Chose Trinity: I chose Trinity for its community, whether it be the intimate relationships created with professors or the vitality of students lounging in the Underground Cafe, there is always a community present on campus. In addition, I also admired the proximity of being located in a culturally rich city. Hartford is a beautiful place and there is lots to learn by simply walking through the neighborhood.


Paola Otero
Lynn, MA
Class of 2018
paola.otero@trincoll.edu


High School: Phillips Exeter Academy

Major:
 Public Policy and Law; Concentrations: Law and Society, Urban Policy

Favorite Trinity Course: 
Conflicts and Culture

Favorite Trinity Professor: 
Professor Christina Heatherton

Extra-curricular Activities: 
Main organizer of Trinity’s Temple of Hip Hop chapter; Cultural house coordinator of La Voz Latina, the Latino/a organization on Trinity’s campus; Vice President of Imani: Trinity College’s black student union; Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education (P.R.I.D.E) assistant program coordinator; Secretary of SGA's budget committee; TA (Teacher Assistant in the Public Policy and Law and Jewish Studies department)

Favorite Place in Hartford:​
 El Comerio (Puerto Rican restaurant on Park street)

Professional/Career Goals: 
I plan on going to law school, but ultimately I want to work in a field where I take policies, analyze them, and make them better.

Why I Chose Trinity:
 I chose Trinity because I wanted a small enough school where my professors would be accessible and I would be able to cultivate a relationship with them beyond the classroom. To add, the city of Hartford had a significant role in me choosing Trinity because I wanted to be in a city that I could connect to and make my second home.

Neve Rivera
Chicago, IL
Class of 2020
neve.rivera@trincoll.edu
High School: William Jones College Preparatory High School

Major: Undeclared

Favorite Trinity Courses: Understanding the History, Culture and Politics of Latin America & the Caribbean

Favorite Trinity Professor: Professor Michael Lestz, Professor Johnny Williams, and Professor Dario Euraque
Extra-curricular Activities: Public Relations and Secretary of La Voz Latina, volunteer at Moylan Elementary/Connecti-KIDS, coordinator at the Writing Center
Favorite Place in Hartford: Blue Back Square

Professional/Career Goals: I am unsure of what exactly I want to do once I graduate. However, I am interested in applying to the Peace Corps and pursuing a career that deals with working with children.
Why I Chose Trinity: I chose Trinity because of the ratio of students to faculty. I can easily establish a relationship with my professors and peers due to the size of my classes. Trinity also offers great opportunities for study abroad. Aside from academics, the campus is extremely beautiful and coming from Chicago, the outer Hartford community makes me feel at home, especially because of the local Latino restaurants and markets.

Jerry J. Rodriguez

Dorchester, MA
Class of 2020
jerry.rodriguez@trincoll.edu
High School: Boston Latin Academy
Major: Political Science, Human Rights
Favorite Trinity Courses: American National Government, Race & Modernity in Latin America, & World Music
Favorite Trinity Professor: Professor Diana Aldrete, Professor Serena Laws, and Professor Eric Galm
Extra-curricular Activities:​ Class of 2020 President, Social Chair of La Voz Latina (LVL), Secretary of the Men of Color Alliance (MOCA), Multicultural Recruitment Team, Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education (P.R.I.D.E.) leader
Favorite Place in Hartford: Park Street
Professional/Career Goals: To work in politics and advocate for educational rights for children coming from traumatic/low income backgrounds to help pursue them on the path to success. Making sure that these students receive resources to help them continue their education. Potentially containing a career of a Human Rights Lawyer, Education Lawyer, or an Advisor for students. 
Why I Chose Trinity: ​I chose Trinity because it was my number one school. I recognized that Trinity was very well rounded and a small school, which I prefer as it allows me to develop one on one relationship with my professors. The campus also has amazing aesthetics and awesome cultural clubs that students can join. Lastly, the majors on campus are unique and there is a diverse set of study abroad options as well.  ​

Raekwon Wheeler
Springfield, MA
Class of 2018
raekwon.wheeler@trincoll.edu

High School: Springfield Central High School, MA
Major: Political Science (American Government Concentration)
Favorite Trinity Course: Shakespeare as Philosopher
Favorite Trinity Professor: Professor Stefanie Chambers
Extracurricular activities: SGA Budget Committee, Greater Hartford Young Democrats, Office of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership (SAIL), Vernon Social Programmer
Favorite place in Hartford: Bear's Smokehouse Barbecue 
Career goals: Legislative Assistant
Why I chose Trinity: Its small class sizes, diversity, and beautiful campus.