Student Alumni Ambassadors

The Alumni Ambassadors are a group of dynamic students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes that serve as liaisons for the College at alumni events, both on- and off-campus. The Alumni Ambassadors help promote and cultivate links between alumni of today and the alumni of tomorrow. As a dedicated group of students, they exemplify Bantam Pride and help foster a spirit of loyalty, sense of community and tradition, and a lifelong commitment to Trinity College. “Trinity for Life”, as the saying goes, because our community of Bantams exists on and beyond the Long Walk.

Student Alumni Ambassadors 2013-2014:
Dayana Aleksandrova '15 Raquel Beckford '16 Molly Boyd '14
Rachael Burke '14 Gillian Burkett '14 Ethan Cantor '16
Nour Chamseddine '16 ​Chanel Erasmus '15
Kaiyan Ding '15
Destin Dopwell '15 Paige Duke '15 Serena Elavia '14
Carolina Galdiz '14 ​Jordan Green '14 Bart Harvey '16
Travis Kotecco '14 Catherine Krug '16
Bria Lewis '16
Nicole Lim '16 Ryan McCann '14 Lindsay McDonough '14
Paige Medeiros '14 Margaret Nolan '14 ​Gwendolyn Schoch '14
Daria Siegelman '14 Charlotte Wilson '14
 If you are interested in becoming an Student Alumni Ambassador, or would like more information on the program. Please contact:

Nafe Tengatenga '13

Alumni Relations Officer

(860) 297-2402



 

​Dayana Aleksandrova '15

Dayana (pronounced Diana) is a junior from Sofia, Bulgaria. She has spent the past five years in the United States in pursuit of her studies, attending the Sant Bani School in New Hampshire as well as Trinity College. Dayana is a double-major in Political Science and Hispanic Studies and a mentor for the Big/Little Sister Program. She has been actively involved with various offices on campus, including the Admissions Office as a tour guide and volunteer for various campaigns, and at the Smith House as a student worker. Dayana is passionate about learning and travelling, she spent this summer exploring Europe, interning for Pharma Futures, Inc., and taking lessons in Russian. She is thrilled to be an Alumni Ambassador as she would love to find out about Trinity’s impact on alumni and the way in which the College has shaped them to be the people they are today. 

​Raquel Beckford ’16


Raquel is a sophomore from the Bronx. She anticipates double majoring in English and Educational Studies. Raquel is secretary of Trinity College Gospel Choir and works at the Trinity College Child Care Center. She loves working with children and plans to make a living improving the lives of children in urban areas through education. In her free time, Raquel enjoys reading and shopping.  The youngest of seven, she grew up as an only child and had a difficult transition to Trinity. However, her experiences thus far and the connections she has made motivates her to be an SAA. Raquel hopes to continue to broaden her experiences, and build connections with alumni and students alike for the betterment of the Trinity community.

Molly Boyd '14

Molly is a senior from Madison, CT. She is a Political Science major with a minor in Urban Studies. Molly is a member of the women's rowing team and she studied abroad at the Trinity-in-Paris site last year. She recently completed an internship on Christine Quinn's mayoral campaign in New York and has interned at the State Capitol with Trinity's Legislative Internship Program. Prior to Trinity, Molly attended St. George's School in Middletown, Rhode Island. This year is Molly's third as an Alumni Ambassador and she looks forward to developing new connections with Trinity alumni.

​Rachael Burke ’14

 Rachael is a senior from Swampscott, Massachusetts. She is double majoring in English (Creative Writing) and Film Studies with a minor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Media Arts.  Rachael is a member and the public relations director of the Trinity College Quirks (Trinity's youngest women's a cappella group), a Student Admissions Associate, a member of the English Department Student Advisory Board, and a member of the school's Honor Council. She spent her junior fall semester as an intern for the television show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and studied on the PRESHCO program in Córdoba, Spain during her spring semester.  This past summer, she interned at the Late Show with David Letterman.  Rachael is thrilled to be a Student Alumni Ambassador this semester to interact with Trinity alums and give them updates about the College from a current Trinity student!

​Gillian Burkett ’14

 Gillian is a senior from Larchmont, New York. She is a History major with a minor in French language. Prior to Trinity, she attended Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut. Gillian is a member of the Women’s Crew team at Trinity. She spent last summer completing the Fullbridge Program, an intensive business program focused on gaining hands-on experience and developing and strengthening business and professional skills. In the fall of her junior year, Gillian studied abroad in Copenhagen through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. Through Student Alumni Ambassadors, Gillian looks forward to building relationships between Trinity alumni and current students. 

​Ethan Cantor ’16

Ethan Cantor is a sophomore from Fairfield, Connecticut and is a proud Fairfield Warde High School alumnus. He is an anticipated Public Policy & Law major. Ethan is an attorney and witness for Trinity's Mock Trial team and a Hillel board member. You may also see Ethan giving tours around campus for the  Admissions Department. Ethan has worked a variety of internships over the past few summers, ranging from working in Congressman Jim Himes's constituent services and campaign offices, to interning at the Department of Government Relations at the UJA-Federation of New York. As a student alumni ambassador, Ethan looks forward to strengthening the bonds between the past and present Trinity classes to help create a cohesive vision for the College's future. 

Nour Chamseddine '16

Nour is a sophomore from Beirut, Lebanon. She is an Economics and International Relations double major. Nour is the social chair for the House of Peace, the spring break coordinator for Habitat for Humanity and a Student Technology Assistant. She is a member of the SGA's budget committee and of the Investment Club. She is glad to be a part of the Student Alumni Ambassadors to connect with Trinity's alumni and grow their relations to Trinity's community.

​Kaiyan Ding '15 

Kaiyan is an international student from mainland China. She is majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Philosophy. At Trinity, Kaiyan works as a student staff in Trinfo Cafe and research associate in the library. She enjoys cooking Asian food, oil painting, and planning road trips with her friends during her spare time. Fluent in English, Chinese, and Japanese, Kaiyan still wants to learn French in the coming future. After graduation she plans to attend graduate school and further her study in applied mathematics and statistics. Kaiyan is proud to be an SAA and looks forward to building a long-lasting relationship with Trinity and its Alumni.

​Destin Dopwell ’15

Destin is a junior from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. He is a Computer Science and Music double major. Destin serves as the treasurer on the executive board for the Caribbean Student association. He is also a member of the Trinity Jazz ensemble, and is occasionally involved in other productions within the Music department. Also, he works as a Student Technology Assistant with the department of Academic Computing. Destin is eager to embark on the journey ahead with the Student Alumni Ambassadors. He hopes to build a stronger connection with the alumni body not only for himself, but for all current students.

​Paige Duke '14

 Paige is a senior from Dedham, MA. She is seeking a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in American Government and a Minor in Hispanic studies. Prior to Trinity, Paige attended Middlesex School in Concord, MA. Paige is a member of the Varsity Field Hockey team and enjoys participating in community service activities. She studied abroad in the Trinity Barcelona program in the spring of 2013. In the summer, Paige has worked out west at the A-Bar-A Ranch, assisted at the Trinity Development Office, and worked at Lazard Capital Markets in New York. Paige has been a part of the Alumni Ambassador program for two years and is excited to be a part of the program for her last year. Paige is so thrilled to meet new people and looks forward to maintaining and developing strong connections between Trinity and its alumni.

Serena Elavia '14

Serena is a senior from Purchase, NY. She is an Economics major with a minor in Writing, Rhetoric and Media Arts. Serena is a reporter and Director of Public Relations for the Trinity Tripod, a First Year Mentor, member of the Honor Council and one of the Head Writing Associates in the Writing Center. Previously, Serena interned at the U.S. House of Representatives and for Fox News. Serena is looking forward to working as a Student Alumni Ambassador and is eager to strengthen the connection between current students and alumni.

​Carolina Galdiz ’14

Carolina is a senior from Arlington, VA, majoring in both International Studies and English. Outside the classroom, she is engaged with many activities on campus including coxing for the men's rowing team, tutoring in the Writing Center, and working in admissions as a student admissions associate. Prior to attending Trinity, Carolina attended Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC. She loves Trinity because of the vibrant community, accessible professors and beautiful campus. After Trinity, Carolina hopes to get involved with bilingual marketing/advertising. She is excited to connect with alumni and help other students do the same.

​Bart Harvey ’16 

Bart is a sophomore from Baltimore, Maryland. He is interested in Political Science among other things and will declare his major this Spring. Bart is the Sports Editor for the Trinity Tripod, a volunteer at the Burr School, and involved in club soccer and baseball. Bart is excited to become a Student Alumni Ambassador as he hopes to bridge the gap between alumni and current students.

​Emily Kauls ’15

 Emily is a junior from Minneapolis, MN and an Economics major. Emily is a member of the women's basketball team, the business manager of the Trinity Tripod, and a tour guide and social media intern for the Admissions office. Emily has interned at Bank of America and a small marketing firm near her hometown in past summers and hopes to pursue business or marketing after Trinity. Emily loves Trinity and is excited to work as a Student Alumni Ambassador and continue fostering and building relationships between alumni and current students and discussing ways in which Trinity can grow as a learning community. 

​Travis Kotecco ’14

 Travis is a senior from Nairobi, Kenya,  pursuing a double-major in Economics & Engineering. He is a Davis United World College Scholar, an Advocacy co-Chair & dedicated volunteer of our Habitat for Humanity campus chapter as well as a Freelance Student Photographer at the Office of Communications. Travis is currently a Head Consultant at our College’s ITS Help-Desk where he manages general consultants and oversees the daily operations of the Help-Desk – responsibilities that reflect his overarching passion for nurturing a robust set of leadership and people skills. Travis is excited to work with the outstanding team of SAAs to help bridge the connection gap between our distinguished alumni community and current students as well as look forward to forge lasting relationships with Trinity.

​Bria Lewis ’16 

 Bria Jojo Lewis is a sophomore and a Posse Scholar from Brooklyn, New York. She Is an anticipated International Studies major minoring in Writing and Rhetoric. Bria is very involved on campus. She is Co-President of ACES (one of the longest run community service clubs at Trinity), Community Relations Chair of Imani (Trinity College's Black Student Union), works at the library, works at the student calling center, and is a first year mentor for the Big Sister, Little Sister program. As a result, Bria's favorite hobby is to take naps. She also loves to play tennis, and thrift shop. Bria is the oldest daughter and has four siblings. Bria loves Trinity for its countless opportunities, resources, and diversity, and she is excited to share her experiences with alum as a student ambassador this year.

​Dabin “Nicole” Lim '16

Nicole is a sophomore and a Quest Scholar from Imperial, CA. She intends to major in Chemistry, and Theater and Dance. At Trinity, she is part of Elemental Movement and the Shondaa Steppers, two student-run dance teams. Nicole is also treasurer of the Shondaa Steppers, and Social chair of the Quest Scholars Network. In addition, she is involved in various community service projects through PRAXIS, a dorm dedicated to volunteerism and service. Nicole is excited to be an SAA and to explore the connections between Trinity’s highly diverse student body and faculty, and the alumni community.

​Ryan McCann '14

Ryan is a senior from North Hampton, NH He is a History major with a minor in Legal Studies. Ryan is a member of the Men's Crew team, a Residential Assistant, a  Senior Admissions Associate, a brother of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and President of the Trinity College Entrepreneurs Association. He spent his summer in 2012 studying abroad at the University of Cambridge, England. Ryan is excited to be a member of such a wonderful team of SAAs, and is eager to bolster relations with recent and longstanding alumni.

​Margaret Nolan '14

Margaret is a senior from Chicago, Illinois. She is a Political Science major with a concentration in international relations. Margaret is a Posse scholar, an intern for Travelers Insurance’s public policy department, a member of the Trinity College Quirks (Trinity's youngest women's a cappella group), and involved with the Women Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC). She spent her junior fall semester as a White House intern for the Vice President’s Chief of Staff and went abroad to Curtin University in Perth, Australia during her spring semester. Margaret is excited to be a Student Alumni Ambassador this semester to keep Trinity alums up-to-date with all aspects of the culture and life at Trinity College today.

​Gwendolyn Schoch ’14

Gwendolyn will graduate next year with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and minor in Formal Organizations. She grew up in Dartmouth, Massachusetts and prior to Trinity attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire where she graduated magna cum laude. At Trinity, Gwendolyn is a coxswain on the Women's Rowing team and is part of the Student Athletic Advisory committee. Off the river and outside of the classroom she enjoys discovering gems around Hartford, like the East Coast Greenway, the Farmington Reservoir, and Billings Forge. Gwendolyn looks forward to connecting with alumni and engaging in conversation about what the Trinity community has to offer students and the surrounding Hartford Community.

​Daria Siegelman’14

 Daria is a senior from Shrewsbury, MA. She is seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Minor in Philosophy and Legal Studies. Daria is a member of Green Campus, has participated in the Academic Mentoring Program, and volunteers at Habitat for Humanity. For the past two summers Daria has interned at Fidelity Investments. In previous years, Daria founded her own private practice for yoga, as she is an avid yoga instructor. Daria has been a part of the Alumni Ambassador program for two years and has enjoyed the experience greatly. Daria is excited to meet new people and make strong connections with Trinity Alumni.