Professional Staff

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Director for the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement
Phone: (860) 297-4256  Email:

Joe Barber has worked at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut since 1996 and has been the Director of the Trinity College Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement since 2002.  Prior to his employment at Trinity, Joe worked as an environmental organizer on an urban water quality project with the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group. Joe attended the University of Connecticut where he received an MPA, graduating top of his class, and a BA in Sociology, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to his work at Trinity, Joe is involved with transportation, neighborhood revitalization and community economic development issues.  Among his current activities, Joe is the co-chair of Hartford 2000, a coalition of all of Hartford’s Neighborhood Revitalization Zones (NRZs), a member of the North Frog Hollow NRZ Committee, and serves on the board of 1000 Friends of Connecticut, a statewide smart growth education and advocacy organization.

  • Quote: "If I can't dance, it's not my revolution!" – Emma Goldman
  • Favorite Movies: Office Space, Casablanca, American Beauty, and Annie Hall
  • Favorite Books: Grapes of Wrath, Brave New World, The World According to Garp, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Hobbies/Interests: running, reading, community activism, Hartford and Connecticut history!

Anne Brady

Program Assistant for the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement

Phone: (860) 297-2383 Email:

Anne Brady graduated from University of New Haven in 2012 in Criminal Justice. She was not sure what to do with her degree yet so she joined AmeriCorps and discovered a love for community service. After serving two years in AmeriCorps, she came to Trinity College to help college students become more involved in the local community.

As Program Assistant in the Community Service Office, Anne facilitates event and meeting planning for community service clubs on campus. She ensures that plans run smoothly between the students and the rest of the campus community. It has become one of her newfound passions to help college students succeed in their endeavors to become leaders in the local community.

Beatrice Alicea

Program Coordinator for the Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program (AMP)-in partnership with Trinity College and Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA).
Phone: (860) 297-2126  Email:

To learn more about AMP, please visit the following site: Jones Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program

Beatrice Alicea graduated from the University of Saint Joseph with a major in Social Work and a minor in Psychology with a concentration in Latino Community Practice and Criminal Justice, and the UConn School of Social Work with a Master's in Social Work and a Concentration in Community Organization.

She is ​most passionate about education and ensuring the success of youth in local communities. Before her position at Trinity, she has worked with a variety of students in diverse settings, including working with COMPASS Youth Collaborative at Burns Latino Studies Academy, and with the Boys and Girls Club in Hartford. She had the privilege of engaging students through academic enrichments, goal setting, and group facilitation to establish healthy, positive behaviors and promote success.

With her position as Program Manager in the Community Service Office, she is enthusiastic to be able to train college students to develop their skills as they pass them on to the HMTCA students. She loves being able to engage with both the adolescent youth and the Trinity College students and community.