Nina, transfer student

Nina Bourgeois
Rochester, NY
Class of 2020

High School: Old Rochester Regional High School
Major: Psychology
Minor: Writing, Rhetoric, and Media Studies
Favorite Trinity Course: Writing for a Digital World
Extracurricular Activities: The Stella Society, Cross Country, Winter Track & Field, Spring Track & Field, The Church Choir, Student Worker at Peter B’s (campus coffee shop)
Why I chose Trinity: As a former Division II athlete, I was seeking a balance between athletics and academics. I knew that Trinity would allow me to have a good mix of academics, athletics, and social life. The open atmosphere and friendly faces made it easier to get involved at a new school. Trinity’s small and beautiful campus made me feel right at home since my first visit.
Daniel, transfer student

Daniel Mittelman
Simsbury, CT
Class of 2021

High School: Suffield Academy
Biology Minor on the Pre-Med track
Favorite Trinity Course:
What Is History?
Extracurricular Activities:
Admissions Tour Guide, Running Club, Off-Campus EMT volunteer
Why I chose Trinity:
After spending a year at a larger university, I realized that I was looking for a smaller academic environment. Trinity’s professors are absolutely incredible and invested in their students. They are always accessible and willing to answer any questions that you might have. For a small school, Trinity also has such a strong sense of school spirit. The community is tight-knit, and the students are always welcoming.
Mallory, transfer student

Mallory McArdle
Mystic, CT
Class of 2021

High School: Pomfret School
Architectural Studies
Favorite Trinity Course:
Microeconomic Theory
Extracurricular Activities:
Secretary of Kappa Kappa Gamma, member of The Trinity College Investment Club
Why I chose Trinity:
I attended a large state institution during my freshman year, where lectures often consisted of upwards of 350 students. As a student in the business school, I wanted a greater opportunity to explore various disciplines. My godfather took me to visit Trinity, and emphasized that a liberal arts education would help me to further develop intellectually. Right away I had a gut feeling that Trinity was the place for me. My professors know me by name, they know my potential, and they guide me along the way to become a stronger student. Transferring in the fall of my sophomore year, I found students were extremely welcoming which helped me feel a sense of belonging and community right away and eased me into my transition.