Student Workers

Jackson Brewer(2015), is a sophomore from Newton, MA. While he is currently undeclared, he is interested in International Relations and International Studies. He started working in the Urban Studies office this year as a sophomore, with a focus on Spanish related studies and research. Outside of the classroom and the office, Brewer is a member of the Men’s Ice Hockey Team and is a co-founder of a motivational apparel company named ‘Prove People Wrong.’ Moving forward, Brewer wants to study abroad in the summer of 2013 and to continue to chase his interests of International Studies and Ice Hockey.

Mary Daly (2015), a student from Madison, Wisconsin, came to Trinity College to participate in the Cities Program. A month home-stay in Granada, Nicaragua led Mary's interests in cities and the spanish language. She is planning on majoring in Urban Studies and minoring in Hispanic Studies at Trinity. At CUGS, she is working to look through archives about the Frog Hollow neighborhood Trinity resides in, and more specifically, La Casa de Puerto Rico's role within that neighborhood. At Trinity, she runs for the cross country and track team, and is also a best buddy for a local Hartford resident with a cognitive disability.

William Kaplan (2013), a Chicago native, graduated from The Latin School to come to Trinity College and partake in the Cities Program. He is majoring in Sociology and developing a self designed Urban Studies major. Will has a keen interest in criminal justice, which has been furthered by his work at Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority and Northwestern University’s Center for Wrongful Convictions. In the Trinity community, Will also acts as a Quest Outdoor Program leader and instructor.

Nicky Thai (2015),  is an international student from Hanoi, Vietnam. He plans to do an Interdisciplinary Major in Economics and Computer Science. Besides his academic interest, he also has a thirst for different cultures around the world. He participated in River Cities of Asia program in 2012, which took place in four uniquely beautiful countries in Asia, which were China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. This opportunity offered by the Center for Urban and Global Studies allowed him to enrich his experience and open his viewpoint. He is looking forward to studying abroad in a European country during his junior year. On campus, he is the president of Chess Club, head tutor for ConnectiKids, PRIDE leader at North Campus and assistant for the CUGS.

Mon Mon Myo Thant (2013), the Arnold E. Raether Memorial Scholar, is an international student from Myanmar (Burma), majoring in economics and minoring in environmental science. She has a profound interest in China’s rapid economic development and its follow-up urbanization process. Last summer, with Megacities of the Yangtze River Program, she hopped around six megacities and got a mind-blowing experience from visiting wastewater treatment plants, NGOs, city planning halls, factories and yes, from trying out different delicacies! With the continued interest in China enriched by MCYR program, she studied at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics under the IES Business in Shanghai Program last semester. In addition, she will be working as a research assistant at Urban and Global Studies in her senior year. She also serves as the treasurer of International House and a student ambassador for new Trinity-in-Shanghai Program while working as a librarian assistant and an admission office assistant at Trinity College. After college, she looks forward to working in financial sectors in the States and plans to apply the knowledge back home. Later on, she would pursue a Master degree either in Europe or Asia.

Bojun Xu (2015), a sophomore of Trinity College, is a student research assistant at the Center for Urban and Global Studies at Trinity College. She was designated as a Deans’ Scholar of Class of 2015 and was placed twice in Faculty Honor’s List. She intends to be a Mathematics and Public Policy and Law double major. She enjoys doing research, especially concerning modern China.