Hartford Business Journal Recognizes Three Alumnae as “40 Under 40” Honorees

In the Spotlight: Kristina Miner ’08, Karraine Moody ’01, and Jacquelyn Santiago ’00

Hartford, CT, July 30, 2015 – Trinity is well represented in this year’s “40 Under Forty” awards, bestowed annually by the Hartford Business Journal (HBJ). The awards program identifies young professionals in Greater Hartford who are excelling in their fields through their leadership roles. “They are driven by success, motivated by challenges, and are role models for their peers,” according to HBJ, which will host an event September 30 at the Connecticut Convention Center to honor these individuals.

Three of the 40 honorees, profiled in the July 20 issue of HBJ, are Trinity graduates: Kristina Miner ’08, M'11, treaty underwriter, Hartford Steam Boiler; Karraine V. Moody ’01, executive director of Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity; and Jacquelyn Santiago ’00, chief operating officer, COMPASS Youth Collaborative in Hartford.

Kristina Miner
 Miner, who earned her B.A. in public policy and law and her M.A. in public policy, said, “My Trinity College background has positioned me well in the ‘real world.’ Professor Fulco and the Public Policy and Law Department provided me with a foundation for critical thinking, which I have been able to apply not just in my everyday work environment, but in community service and interaction with nonprofit organizations.”

Karraine Moody
 “Trinity offers a wealth of academic opportunity and the freedom to explore,” said Moody. “I had a great experience at Trinity and was actually introduced to Habitat for Humanity while on campus. I created my major in community development and spent an open semester working with nonprofits, which shaped my career aspirations.”

Jacquelyn Santiago
 Santiago, who majored in sociology, also pointed to Trinity experiences that led to her career path. “It was my internships with HART (Hartford Areas Rally Together), which began in my junior year, that connected me to the community and led me to my passion of working with youth,” said Santiago. “I was a youth and education advocate, trainer, and even recruited the first incoming class at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy. The internships opened up a world of possibilities for me and allowed me to find my passion so I could live my dream. Trinity definitely deserves the credit for this.”

Click on the following links to read HBJ’s 40 Under Forty profiles of these three accomplished and inspiring Trinity alumnae: Kristina Miner ’08, M’11, Karraine V. Moody ’01, and Jacquelyn Santiago ’00.