President’s Fellows Represent Diverse Group of Scholars across Various Disciplines

Group of Outstanding Students Will Curate The Trinity Papers and Meet Periodically with President

Hartford, CT, November 11, 2014 – Representing some of Trinity’s most accomplished students, this year’s cohort of President’s Fellows is a diverse group of scholars from around the world. During the fall semester, each department is invited to nominate a senior who demonstrates outstanding achievement within his or her major along with evidence of wide-ranging intellectual interests.

In addition to meeting throughout the year with Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President and Trinity College Professor of Neuroscience, to discuss issues related to the College, the fellows curate The Trinity Papers, a collection of undergraduate scholarship chosen anonymously by the President’s Fellows and published in the spring. This year’s President’s Fellows are as follows:

  • American Studies – Nykia L. Tanniehill
  • Anthropology – Apoorva Sahay 
  • Biochemistry – Livia Shehaj
  • Art History – Ashley B. Mullen
  • Biology – Sara I. Khalil
  • Chemistry – Woojung (OJ) Ji 
  • Classics – Margaret E. Crowe
  • Computer Science – Hyunsu Cho
  • Economics – Karyn E. Barrett
  • Educational Studies – Richelle M. Benjamin
  • Engineering – Erin C. Barney
  • English – Sarah L. Wallingford
  • Environmental Science – Justin O. Beslity
  • History – Codyann B. Patrina
  • International Studies – Alexander D. Hermsen
  • Language & Culture Studies – Carolyn B. Kimmick
  • Mathematics – Matthew B. Fellows
  • Music – Marisa C. Tornello
  • Neuroscience – William T. Schreiber-Stainthorp
  • Philosophy – Shanice D. Hinckson
  • Physics – William G. Blaine
  • Political Science – Chloe Hyungsun Cho
  • Psychology – Jennifer N. Schackner
  • Public Policy and Law – Youlan Xiu
  • Religion – Colin R. MacKichan
  • Sociology – Laura M. Figueroa
  • Studio Arts – Mary E. Kanzler
  • Theater and Dance – Oludare C. Bernard
  • Urban Studies – Salima M. Etoka
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality – Caroline B. Hayes