Student Alumni Ambassadors 2014-2015

Dayana Aleksandrova '15; Raquel Beckford '16; Ethan Cantor '16; Nour Chamseddine '16; Chanel Erasmus '15; Kaiyan Ding '15; Destin Dopwell '15; Laura Figueroa '15; Bart Harvey '16; Taniqua Huguley '15; Emily Kauls '15; Elise Kei-Rahn '16; Catherine Krug '16; Bria Lewis '16; Sha Li '16; Nicole Lim '16; Amanda Lundergan '17; Ryan Miller '17; Sheila Njau '17; Sarah Wolcott '15


​Dayana Aleksandrova '15

Dayana (pronounced Diana) is a senior 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 Sister/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 traveling; she spent last 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 junior from the Bronx. She anticipates double majoring in English and educational studies. Raquel is secretary of the 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.

​Ethan Cantor ’16

Ethan is a junior 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 junior 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 in 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 senior 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. He also 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.

​Bart Harvey ’16 

Bart is a junior from Baltimore, Maryland. He is interested in political science among other things. 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.

​Taniqua Huguley '15

Taniqua is a senior from Queens, New York. She is a sociology major and is minoring in legal studies. Taniqua loves Trinity, which is displayed through her great involvement on campus. She has maintained a position on the executive board of the Trinity College Black Women’s Organization (TCBWO) since her first year; three out of four of these years, she has served as president. Her eagerness to build and uplift members of her community led to her founding mentorship programs such as THINK PINK and Boyz 2 Men with other Trinity students. During her junior year, she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Taniqua strongly believes in diversifying Trinity College; she currently serves as the senior intern for the Admissions Office Multicultural Recruitment Team. Taniqua has worked with the Alumni Relations Office since her sophomore year, and she looks forward to taking on the role of SAA to strengthen the relationship between Trinity undergraduates and alumni to create a unified and well-rounded Trinity community.


​Emily Kauls ’15

 Emily is a senior from Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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. 

​Elise Kei-Rahn '16

Elise is a junior who is double-majoring in American studies and English with a creative writing concentration. Although she transfered to Trinity this semester, she has already become an active member of the college's community. You can find her running for the Varsity Track and Field team, making killer drinks at the Underground Coffee House, writing for the Trinity Tripod, participating in the Mill (Trinity's student-run arts collective), and volunteering with PRAXIS (the college's residential community service organization). This past summer, Elise interned with Reader to Reader, a literacy nonprofit, but she thinks she'd like to pursue a career in publishing or journalism. Elise appreciates that Trinity provides her with numerous avenues to pursue her interdisciplinary academic interests, and that the school has a tight-knit community of professors, staff, students, and alumni. As a student alumni ambassador, she hopes to continue to foster the strong connections past students have with their alma mater.

​Bria Lewis ’16 

 Bria is a junior and a Posse Scholar from Brooklyn, New York. She is an 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.

Nicole Lim '16

Nicole is a junior and a Quest Scholar from Imperial, California. 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.

Amanda Lundergan '17

Amanda is a sophomore from Raymond, New Hampshire. She is an intended sociology major and is thinking about an English minor. Amanda works as the box office assistant at the Austin Arts Center and is a representative for the Student Advisory Board for the English Department. She is also a staff writer for the Trinity Tripod. She is thrilled to be a part of the Student Alumni Ambassadors to learn about the alumni of Trinity and to strengthen the relationship between people who have already graduated at Trinity and the students that are bound to graduate soon.

​Sheila Njau '17

Sheila is a sophomore from Weymouth, Massachusetts, and intends to pursue a double major in neuroscience and biochemistry. Upon graduating from Trinity, she hopes to attend medical school. Sheila is the vice president of Stop the Raids, secretary for Encouraging Respect of all Sexualities (EROS), treasurer of the African Development Coalition (ADC), a member of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and African Choir, and a staff writer for the Tripod. Sheila is also a first-year resident assistant, a tour guide, a student caller for the Alumni Relations Office, and a student assistant at the Career Development Center. Sheila is very excited to be an SAA and looks forward to interacting more with alumni and helping to bridge the gap between former and current students.