Student Staff


​Alicia Abbaspour '18

Majors: English and International Studies, minor in French
Activities: I love grabbing coffee and hanging out in Peter B's, but when the weather is nice, nothing beats sitting out on the quad.
Plans after college: I'm really interested in serving immigrant and refugee populations and helping them settle comfortably in the U.S.
Favorite quote: "There are no ordinary people." -C.S. Lewis
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, listening to podcasts, finding cool DIY projects on Pinterest that I never actually end up doing

Alex Donald '19

Daniella Herrera '17

Majors: Political Science and Human Rights
Activities: I love trivia at Vernon Social and am involved with Newman Club and Amnesty International
Plans after college: I will be working as an International Consultant at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN in Rome, Italy
Favorite quote: "What matters in life is not what happens to you, but what you remember and how you remember it." -Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Hobbies: Listening to music, watching Netflix, traveling, and reading

Hayden Mueller '19

Jessica Duong '19

Julia Clapis '18

Larisa Bogomolov '20

Majors: International Relations, minor in Russian
Plans after college: I'm not sure yet, but hope to work in public service
Hobbies: Track and Field, photography, working for Joe, hiking, traveling, and baking

Lexi Axon '19

Lupita Barajas '17

Maddie Farrar '19

Majors: Biology and Anthropology
Activities: I enjoy going to the movies and volunteering at Cinestudio and getting coffee with friends at the Underground
Plans after college: I have no clue what I want to do yet!
Favorite quote: "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." -Oscar Wilde
Hobbies: I play violin, and I love to read and go swimming

Naty Bush '19

Majors: Neuroscience and French
Activities: I devote a lot of time to Green Campus, EROS, and to the Community Service Office and am a Cleo sibling
Plans after college: I'm considering a career in psychotherapy or to become some type of recycling coordinator
Favorite quote: "Don't worry, even if things get heavy we'll all float on alright." -Modest Mouse
Hobbies: I love spontaneous road trips, reading, listening to music and playing Xbox


Alicia Abbaspour '18

Mohammed Amaren '16

Majors: International Studies focusing on the Middle East & French
Plans after college: I would like to have an amazing job.
Favorite quote: “I don’t decide to represent anything but myself. But that self is full of collective memory” Mahmoud Darwish.
Favorite movies: Gladiator, A Perfect World, and The Notebook.
Hobbies: I like taking long walks, engaging in meaningful conversations, and I collect coffee mugs.

Naty Bush '19​

Julia Clapis '18

Julia Duggan '16

Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Italian
Plans after college: I would like to earn my PhD. in Neuroscience or my MBA.  I love helping people and my passion is to learn about learning disabilities and how we can help kids to succeed.
Favorite Quote: The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. - Disney's Mulan
Hobbies: Singing, playing the piano and saxophone, running, and playing field hockey.

Katherine Gagen '16

Major: Urban Studies and Hispanic Studies

Plans after college:  I'm still exploring my options, but hopefully I'll end up either traveling or working somewhere abroad.
Favorite Quote: "Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama
Favorite Movies: Bend It Like Beckham, Avatar, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Hobbies:  Traveling, coloring, arm-knitting, listening to music, cooking, and playing with animals

Bria Lewis '16

Sarah Messenger '18

Isabelle Moore '18

Shanelle Morris '16

Major: International Studies in Latin America and the Caribbean
Minor: Human Rights
Plans after college: Travel as much as possible.
Favorite Quote: ''It's always darkest before the dawn"- Florence and the Machine
Favorite Movies: Avatar, Titanic, Finding Nemo, Spongebob Squarepants Movie,
Hobbies: Sleeping; hanging out with friends and family

Alex Suarez '16

Kaitlyn Sprague '16

Jessica Voight '17

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Models and Data
Plans after college: Unknown, maybe Graduate school?
Favorite Quote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. " - Mark Twain
Favorite Movies: Titanic, Shawshank Redemption, UP
Hobbies: Hiking, skiing, traveling

Georgie Wynn '16

Major: American Studies

Minor: Hispanic Studies
Plans after college: Unknown. "I am taking lfie step by step and am very open for whatever is in my future. There is plenty of time to explore and that's what I plan to do."
Favorite Quote: "Life without memory is no life at all, just as an intelligence without the possibility of expression is not really an intelligence. Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action.  Without it, we are nothing." -Luis Buñuel
Favorite Movie: The Greatest Game Ever Played and The Notebook
Hobbies: Listening to music, eating good food, talking and walking/exploring


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Major: Environmental Science & Anthropology
Plans after college: My plans are, and will most likely remain, open. My interests lie in community gardening and urban agriculture, and I hope to find a job that blends my passions for food, community, and sustainability.
Favorite Quote: “And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.’” –Kurt Vonnegut, Man Without a Country
Favorite Movies: Life Aquatic, Man on a Wire, Inside Llewyn Davis
Hobbies: Hiking, backpacking, running, hula hooping, listening and dancing to music, and cooking

Jake Villarreal '17

Major: Global Studies

Plans after college: Law school, community organizing, writing
Favorite quote: "Your silence will not protect you"-Audre Lorde
Favorite Movies: Anything by Quentin Tarantino
Hobbies: Slam poetry, collegiate debate

Shanelle Morris '16

Major: International Studies in Latin America and the Caribbean
Minor: Human Rights
Plans after college: Travel as much as possible.
Favorite Quote: ''It's always darkest before the dawn"- Florence and the Machine
Favorite Movies: Avatar, Titanic, Finding Nemo, Spongebob Squarepants Movie,
Hobbies: Sleeping; hanging out with friends and family

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Major: Psychology
Minor: Human Rights
Plans after college: Working with children with emotional and behavioral problems applying to graduate school, traveling with family
Favorite quote: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." –Maya Angelou
Favorite Movie: The Help, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Hunger Games
Hobbies: trying new food, exploring new places, hanging out with friends



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Major: Chemistry
Plans after college: Travel the world, work for a cosmetic company as a chemist, and learn a new language.
Favorite Quote: "I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?" - Jean Kerr
Favorite Movies: Mean Girls, Troop Beverly Hills
Hobbies: Doing chemistry homework with a cup of chai tea.


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Major: Educational Studies
Plans after college: Start a school in Burma
Favorite Quote: Carpe Diem
Favorite Television Show: Gossip Girl, Southpark
Hobbies: Listening to music, journaling, rugby, volleyball


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Major: Anthropology
Plans after college: In the process of figuring that out
Favorite Quote: "Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result." -Oscar Wilde
Favorite Movies: Six Days, Seven Nights; The Parent Trap; Finding Nemo
Hobbies: Biking, running, dinner with friends, visiting museums, and traveling

Stephanie Garcia '15

Major: Anthropology
Plans after college: Become a physician, travel as much as possible
Favorite Quote: "To desire rain is to desire mud... The bad comes with the good." – Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School, Claire Wendland
Favorite Movies: Star Wars Saga, Drive, The Bourne Series, Bodyguards and Assassins
Hobbies: Trying new foods, exploring places with friends, painting my nails all sorts of colors, Redditing

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Major: Political Science
Plans after college:I'm waist deep in the process of applying to work in account service at advertising agencies in Boston and New York.
Favorite Quote:"Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." -Michael Scott
Favorite Movie: It's a Wonderful Life ... all year round!
Hobbies: Writing, arts & crafts, baking, playing outside, -- I have many things in common with the 6th graders we tutor and mentor at Kennelly.

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Major: Human Rights Studies
Minor: Hispanic Studies
Plans after college: Enjoying whatever comes my way because generally I enjoy things more that happen by chance, rather than plans!
Favorite Quote: "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned." -- Buddha
Favorite Movies: You've Got Mail, Love & Basketball
Hobbies: Running, sports, drawing/painting, listening to music, hiking, cooking/eating, practicing Spanish & learning Portuguese

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Major: Educational Studies & Anthropology
Minor: Deaf Studies
Plans after college: Go straight to graduate school for a dual masters in Deaf education and Elementary Education
Favorite Quote: "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
Favorite Movies: Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Transformers, Harry Potter, The Avengers
Hobbies: Knitting, laughing, watching football, going for walks, and baking!

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Major: Human Rights Studies: Women & Gender
Plans after college: Hopefully work in another country
Favorite Quote: "Jump and the net will appear"
Favorite Movies:  classic Disney movies, Ocean's 11...too many to list, I am indecisive
Hobbies: hanging out with friends and watching movies

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Major: Economics & Anthropology
Plans after college: Travel, explore & live my life!
Favorite Quote: "Always leave the earth better than you found it."
Favorite Movies: Titanic, White Chicks
Hobbies: Running, watching movies, partying

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Major: Psychology
Minor: Hispanic Studies
Plans after college: I don't have any set plans for after college as of now, but I'm interested in looking into teaching positions and coordinator positions for after school programs.
Favorite TV Show: 30 Rock (a classic) and New Girl (a new favorite)
Hobbies: Going on adventures, cooking, and eating!!!


Alie Schreiber '13

Major: Public Policy
Plans after college: Find a job!
Favorite Quote: "..."
Favorite TV Show: Newsroom
Hobbies:  Sailing, community service!



Kasey Ording '12

Kasey is from Bexley, Ohio. She has been involved with ACES since freshman year and currently serves as one of the co-presidents. She is also a member of PRAXIS (the community service dorm) and is a first-year mentor.

Major: Economics
Plans after college: Not sure yet, but hopefully something with philanthropy
Favorite quote: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough" -Joe E. Lewis
Favorite movies: Friday Night Lights, Steel Magnolias, Wedding Crashers
Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, playing golf, cooking, breaking things (I'm really klutzy…)

Tamar Stevens '12

Tamar is from Lafayette, California. She has been working in the office since her sophomore year at Trinity. She is a two time Do It Day Site Captain, and has mentored for VAMP. This year, she is President of The Moveable Joints!, Trinity's premiere improv comedy group, and has founded the 80's Teen Movie Club while living in The Fred.

Class Year: 2012
Major: Film and Media Arts
Plans after college: Moving to LA, becoming a big deal, getting my own sitcom, then my own late night talk show called "Tamar Time", etc.
Quote: "Every artist was at first an amateur" - Emerson
Favorite movie: Some Kind of Wonderful
Hobbies: playing things that are competitive, watching TV as it airs, inventing different kinds of sauces, cheese-tasting.

Stephen Chase '14

Stephen is a sophomore from Wayne, Pennsylvania.  During his freshman year he was a mentor at M.D. Fox and has since worked on transitioning the program to the Kennelly School.  This year Stephen works alongside Sarah Gardiner as co-president of the new program.

Major: Economics and Anthropology
Quote: “Do anything, but let it produce joy.”  -Walt Whitman
Favorite Movie: Young Frankenstein
Favorite place in Hartford: E.B. Kennelly School
Hobbies: Biking, boating, flying, curling, and doing things with family and friends.

Mary Morr '12

Mary really likes kids.  She even was one once, back in her hometown of Denver, Colorado. She has made various appearances at Burns Elementary School, Billings Forge Children’s Peace Choir, Mi Casa Family Services, Hartford Food System, and Trinfo Café throughout her four years at Trinity. She makes more regular appearances at ConnectiKids tutoring, ACES events, and the Hartford Welcome Center. Oh, and she’s the captain of one of Jake’s champion intramural teams. Technically, they’re professional kickball players.

Major: Public Policy – Education Concentration
Minor: Community Action – Children’s Rights
Plans after College: volunteering abroad, then graduate school for social work so she can get paid for hanging out with kids
Favorite quote: “Let’s grow old together. That might be fun.”
Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings, extended versions, all three watched in succession
Favorite place in Hartford: Sol de Borinquen bakery (where you’ll find her every Sunday morning)
Hobbies: dancing, speaking Spanish, being a mountaineer

Monica Au-Yeung '12

Originally from Philadelphia (yes, it's sunny there), Monica is currently battling a major case of senioritis but can still be found in the Community Service Office throughout the week. No matter your interest on campus, she highly recommends tying community service to it because the possibilities are endless.

Major: Biochemistry & Environmental Science
Plans after college:  Work in some sort of lab for a bit, Peace Corps, possibly med school.
Favorite quote: "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Lao Tzu; "Success is easy, but so is neglect." Jim Rohn
Favorite movie: The Little Rascals
Hobbies: Listening and playing music, rugby, watching movies, reading.

Katie Masi '13

Katie is a junior from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Majoring in Human Rights with a focus on women and gendered rights, Katie can usually be found in the Community Service Office when not in class. During her Sophomore year, she joined PRAXIS (the Community Service Dorm) and has returned for the Spring semester. Katie spent last semester studying Women's Studies at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. On campus, Katie serves as the Co-Fundraising Coordinator of Trinity's chapter of Habitat for Humanity and is highly active in the Darfur Coalition.

Major: Human Rights

Favorite Quote: "Jump and the net will appear" - Nick Masi


Jake Prosnit '12

Jake was born in New York, New York. His parents meanly moved him to Fairfield, Connecticut at the age of 2 and has lived there ever since. At Trinity he was one of the founders of the M.D. Fox Mentoring Program, a new program which pairs Trinity College students with students at M.D. Fox at elementary. He is on the Hillel board, a member of PRAXIS (the community service dorm) and avid intramural sports athlete (three championships thus far).
Major: History
Minor: ESPN
Plans after college: Take over the world or teach
Favorite quote: "DO IT DAY IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT" -Joe Barber
Favorite movie: Back to the Future, Saving Private Ryan, and The Sandlot
Favorite book: Watership Down
Favorite place in Hartford: M.D. Fox Elementary School
Hobbies: Sports, tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, squash bocce, curling, reading, hiking, eating, juggling, and bird-calls.

Joseph Laws '12

Raised with a pack of wolves in Montana. Found by local law enforcement during a raid on a French crack house in 1995, approximate age was listed as 4-20 years old. Sold prescription pencil grips to buy his way into Trinity (his financial contribution to get accepted was tied into the Pepsi contract to finish the Ice Rink).
Major: History of Hillary Clinton's pants suites.
Minor: English Literature w/ a concentration in Microsoft Word.
Plans after college: Be the first man to walk on the moon. (Neil Armstrong is actually a robotic walrus. He just uses a really good makeup artist.)
Favorite quote: "Change is inevitable, except from vending machines." ...Unknown
Favorite movie: I'm Illiterate. (That's with a capital I.)
Favorite place in Hartford: Stop and Shop -Wethersfield
Hobbies:  Listening to Joe Barber cuss out Google Maps.

Kasey Ording '12

Kasey is from Bexley, Ohio. She has been involved with ACES since freshman year, and currently serves as one of the co-presidents. She is also a member of School Supplies for Little Guys, Italian club, the Ivy Yearbook staff, a volunteer at Cinestudio, and is a first-year mentor.
Major: Economics
Plans after college: Hopefully something with philanthropy.
Quote: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."   - Joe E. Lewis
Favorite movie: Steel Magnolias
Hobbies: running, cooking, playing golf, doing things with friends and family.

Katie Masi '13

Katie was born in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida and misses the heat of Sofla. She just cannot get used to the ever changing New England weather. In high school, she did a lot of work with her local children’s hospital and at Trinity she is the Fundraising Co-Chair of Habitat for Humanity. This year, Katie lives in PRAXIS and she is loving it!
Major: leaning towards Human Rights
Minor: Community Action with a concentration on Public Health and Policy
Plans after College: live in NYC for a year or two and then go to graduate school
Favorite quote: “Jump and the net will appear”
Favorite movie: classic Disney movies, Ocean's 11...too many to list, I am indecisive
Favorite book: Eat, Pray, Love
Hobbies: hanging out with friends and watching movies

Monica Au-Yeung '12

Monica loves working in the Community Service Office because everyone is so friendly and welcoming! But when she's not in the office, she's either in class, doing science research, playing rugby, or at an event for her sorority, Zeta Omega Eta. She believes a college experience is not complete without getting involved so that is exactly what she's doing.
Major: Biochemistry & Environmental Science
Plans after college:  Peace Corps or Med School, depending on test scores, or just lots of traveling
Favorite quote: "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Lao Tzu
Favorite movie: The Little Rascals
Favorite place in Hartford: Bushnell
Hobbies: Instrumental music

Nafe Tengatenga '13

Nafe is from Blantyre, Malawi. At Trinity,she is involved with Cinestudio, the iHouse and the  Track Team. She is also an RA in North Campus and  she co-coordinated the 12th Annual Do It Day last summer.
Major: Political Science
Minor: French
Plans after college: Grad school and travelling the world
Favorite quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Favorite movie: Coco Before Channel
Favorite place in Hartford: The swings at Bushnell Park
Hobbies: Sleeping, reading, sightseeing.

Navneet Kaur '12

Navneet is a junior, neuroscience and psychology double-major from Waterbury, CT.  She is a consultant at the computing help desk, does neuroscience research with Professor Raskin and retrospective research at the pediatric gastroenterology department of CCMC.
Major: Neuroscience & Psychology
Plans after college: Plans to go to medical school after graduating from Trinity College.
Favorite movie: Fanatic of bollywood movies; P.S. I Love You
Hobbies: Computers, phones, soccer, and dancing

Sarah Gardiner '13

Sarah was born and raised north of Boston in Swampscott, Massachusetts. As a freshman she became a M.D. Fox mentor and second semester she joined the executive board of the program. This year she returns as co-president. Sarah’s favorites at Trinity include Sushi Wednesday, movies at the Cinestudio, and befriending stray cats on campus.
Major: Political Science
Minor: Writing, Rhetoric & Media Arts
Plans after college: I still have time to figure that out…right?
Favorite quote:  “Before I do anything I ask myself  ‘Would an idiot do that?’ And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing.” –Dwight Schrute
Favorite movie: What About Bob?
Favorite place in Hartford: M.D. Fox Elementary
Hobbies: Tennis, Dancing, Baking, Zumba, Watching bad reality television