Each year, two-to-three Trinity undergraduates serve as the Center's Student Fellows over the course of a semester or academic year. It is an opportunity to work closely with director Mark Silk and assoc. director Andrew Walsh on projects ranging from proofreading books for publication to updating the Center's website. They also attend our monthly seminars, and have an opportunity help arrange conferences and lectures with some of the most respected scholars in the fields of religion in public life, politics, journalism, and climate change. If you are interested in becoming a student fellow, contact the Center at 860 297 2353.

Current Fellows

Brendan Clark ‘21 is an undergraduate fellow from xxx , Massachusetts, majoring in Public Policy and Law. Brendan is the managing editor of the Trinity Tripod, and works as an intern with the Office of the Connecticut Attorney General.

Han Lynch ‘21 is an undergraduate fellow from Edinburgh UK. She is majoring in Religion and Political Science.

Former Undergraduate Fellows/Editorial Assistants

Colin Adams ‘08 was an undergraduate fellow and editorial assistant on Religion in the News from fall 2007 semester through spring 2008. From Haddonfield, New Jersey, he majored with honors in German and religion. He is Managing Consultant at Lipis Advisors in Berlin, Germany.

Religion in the News articles by Colin Adams.    adams@lipisadvisors.com

Andrew Chase Baker ‘03 was an undergraduate fellow and editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow at the Center from fall semester 2001 through summer 2003. From Amherst, New Hampshire, he was graduated with honors in general scholarship, religion and English. He is associate principal of Lexington High School in Massachusetts.

Religion in the News articles by Andrew Baker.   abaker@lexingtonma.org

Christopher Bulfinch ’18 was an undergraduate fellow and editorial assistant on Religion in the News in 2017 and 2018. He was a history major from Manchester-by-the Sea, Massachusetts. He is associate editor at Amos Media in Sydney, Ohio.

 Thea Button ‘11, an undergraduate fellow and editorial assistant on Religion in the News in 2008, was a religion major from New York City. She holds an MBA from the University Of Chicago Booth School of Business and is North Region Solutions Director at CBRE

Religion in the News articles by Thea Button.

 Fiona Brennan ‘15 was an undergraduate fellow and editorial assistant on Religion in the News in 2014 and 2015. She was an art history and public policy and law major from Irvington, New York. She is manager of E Commerce Production at West Elm in Brooklyn.

Darren Bruno ‘15, an undergraduate fellow in the 2014 was a public policy and law major from Bristol, Connecticut. He holds a degree from the University Of Connecticut Law School and is a consultant in New Canaan, Connecticut

Rachel Claflin ’05 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow at the Center in 2004 and 2005. From Seattle, Washington, she majored in religion. She is a paralegal at Google in Mountain View, California.

Religion in the News articles by Rachel Claflin.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-claflin-2639a15/

Christina Claxton ‘16 was an undergraduate fellow in 2015 and 2016. She was a public policy and law major. She attends Vanderbilt University Law School.

John A. Cosgriff ‘07 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow in 2006-07. An English major from Springfield, Massachusetts, he later attended Harvard Divinity School and Duke Law School. He is an associate at Morgan Lewis in Boston, where he specializes in litigation in health care and life sciences.

Religion in the News articles by John Cosgriff. John.cosgriff@gmail.com;   john.cosgriff@morganlewis.com

Matthew DeMichele ’19 was an undergraduate fellow in 2017 and 2018. He was a public policy and law major from Hartford. He owns Shadow and Trees Massage Therapy in West Hartford.

 Michael Evans ‘03 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow at the Center in 2003. From Worcester, Massachusetts, he majored in history. A social worker in Worcester, Massachusetts, he died far too young in 2014

Religion in the News articles by Michael Evans.

Molly Fitzgerald ‘10 was an undergraduate fellow in the summer of 2010. She was a sociology major from Boston. She earned an MPH at Columbia University and works as senior program associate for fellowships and research in the International Program in Health Policy and Practice Innovations at the Commonwealth Fund in New York.   mf@cmwf.or

Connor Flynn ‘15 was an undergraduate fellow in 2015. He was a public policy and law major from Quincy, Massachusetts. He earned a degree from Boston College School of Law in 2019.

Rebecca Fowler ‘05 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow at the Center in the fall and spring semesters of 2004 and 2005. From Los Angeles, California, she majored in religion.

Religion in the News articles by Rebecca Fowler.

Alexander Gordon ‘05 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and undergraduate fellow in the summer of 2002 and the summer of 2005. He was a history major from Farmington, Connecticut. He works as senior director of consumer enterprises and new ventures at the Arts & Entertainment Network. Religion in the News articles by Alex Gordon    AWAGordon@gmail.com

Thomas Hambrick-Stowe ‘01 was an undergraduate fellow and editorial assistant on Religion in the News from 2000 to 2001. He was a religion major from Lancaster, PA.

Religion in the News articles by Tom Hambrick-Stowe.   Twhs31@gmail.com

Christian Jacobson ‘98 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow in 1998. He was a religion major.

Brendan Kelly ‘11 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow at the Center in 2009 and 2010. He was a philosophy and religion major from Milton, Massachusetts. He is a Republican political operative in Massachusetts.

Religion in the News articles by Brendan Kelly.

John Lamont ‘15, an undergraduate fellow in 2014, was a public policy and law major from Montreal. He is Workers’ Compensation Consultant at ESIS, Inc. in Montreal.

Ian Lang ‘99 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow in 1999. He was a religion major.  He holds an MBA from the University of Rhode Island and is executive director of the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health in Brookline, Massachusetts.   ianlang@brooklinecenter.org

Samuel Dunbar Livingston ‘14 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow. From Nahant, Massachusetts, he majored in public policy and law and philosophy. He is a fixed income writer at Wellington Management in Boston.

Religion in the News articles by Sam Livingston.

Benjamin Lovejoy ‘16, an undergraduate fellow in 2016 and 2017, was a public policy and law major from Hartford. He works as Democratic Clerk for the Energy & Technology Committee in the Connecticut General Assembly.

Amory C. Minot ’09 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow at the Center 2008 and 2009.  From Newton, Massachusetts, she majored in public policy and law. She works in criminal law as an associate of Riley, Safer, Holmes and Cancila in New York.

Religion in the News articles by Amory Minot     aminot@rshc-law.com

Leslie A. Miller-Dancy ’09, from Kansas City, was an undergraduate fellow and editorial assistant on Religion in the News from in 2006 and 2007. She was a religion major.

Religion in the News articles by Leslie Miller-Dancy.

Daniel W. Morgan ‘13, an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow. He was a religion major from Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Michael E. Naparstek ‘02 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow at the Center from 2001 to 2002. From Lunenburg, Massachusetts, he majored in religion, Asian studies, and philosophy. A specialist in Taosim, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in Chinese literature and culture.

Religion in the News articles by Mike Naparstek.

Shannon Smith Paige ‘12 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate

William Piotrowski ‘01 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow at the Center from 1999 to 2001. From East Hartford, CT, he was an English major. He earned a law degree at the University of Connecticut and is associate general counsel of Lydal, Inc. in Manchester, Connecticut.

Religion in the News articles by Bill Piotrowski.

Mark Rasmussen ‘09 was an undergraduate fellow and an editorial assistant on Religion in the News in the fall semester of 2008. From London, he was a religion major. He is Head of Sales, New York & Hong Kong, India, Himalayan and Southeast Asian at Bonham’s Fine Art Auctioneers & Values in New York.

Ashe Reardon ‘02 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow in 2001-02. From New York City, he majored in political science. He holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A media consultant, he is senior associate at Kekst CNC in New York.

Religion in the News articles by Ashe Reardon.

Terry Rifkin ‘98 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow in 1998. Rifkin majored in international studies and Jewish studies. She earned a doctoral degree in Judaic studies from New York University, and teaches in the City College of New York’s Judaic studies program.

Adam Rothstein was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow in the summer of 2003. A member of the Grinnell College’s Class of 2005, he was a religious studies major with a concentration in gender and women’s studies. He is a writer and installation artist in Portland, Oregon.

Religion in the News articles by Adam Rothstein

Alexander D. Salvato ‘10 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow at the Center. From Bedford Hills, New York, he majored in religion and public policy and law. An attorney, he practices with Singleton, Davis and Singleton in Mt. Kisco, NY.

Religion in the News articles by Alexander Salvato.

Lisa San Pascual’ 06 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow in 2003-2004. She was an English major from Brightwaters, New York.

Religion in the News articles by Lisa San Pascual.

Tyler A. Seeger ‘08 was an editorial assistant and an undergraduate fellow at the Center in 2007-2008. He was a history major from Westfield, New Jersey.

Alexis Schweizer ‘05 was an editorial assistant in the summer of 2004. From Utica, New York, she majored in religion.

Religion in the News articles by Alexis Schweizer.

Lilly Pepper Sommer ‘12 was an undergraduate fellow and editorial assistant on Religion in the News in 2012. She majored in Public Policy & Law, Economics and International Studies. She works as manager of budget and operations at UJA Federation in New York, She holds master’s degrees in Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Public Administration from New York University.

Jack Stanton ’17 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow at the Center in the spring and summer semesters of 2016. He was a public policy and law major from Beverly, Massachusetts. He is an account executive at Toast Media in Boston.

David A. Stricoff06 was an editorial assistant of Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow in 2005-6. From Newton, Massachusetts, he majored in history and religion. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Birmingham and is a safety consultant at DEKRA, a global safety inspections firm, in Boston.

Religion in the News articles by David Stricoff.

Dorothy M. Thompson ‘12 was an editorial assistant and an undergraduate fellow in the fall semester of 2006. She was an American studies major from Bolton, Connecticut, who also worked in Trinity’s Development Office.

Reid Vineis ‘10 was an editorial assistant of Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow in 2007-08. From Columbus, Ohio, he majored in political science. He is vice president of digital at Majority Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in elections and advocacy.\

Religion in the News articles by Reid Vineis.

David Weiner ‘98 was an editorial assistant and undergraduate fellow in 1998. Weiner majored in public policy. He holds and MPA from New York University and is CEO of Social Studies School Service in Los Angeles, a publisher and distributor of educational materials.

John Williams ’14 was an editorial assistant and undergraduate fellow during 2013 and 2014. He was a law and public policy major.

William Winter ‘18 was an editorial assistant on Religion in the News and an undergraduate fellow at the Center in the spring, summer and fall of 2016, 2017 and 2018. He was a political science major from Westfield, Massachusetts. He is a paralegal at Global Mobility & Migration in Washington, DC.