P.R.I.D.E. Leaders and Cultural House Coordinators strive to facilitate an inclusive campus through their programming throughout the year, mentorship of their peers, as well as being active members of the Trinity community. Below are the P.R.I.D.E. Leaders and CHCs for the 2020-2021 year:

 


Karolina Barrientos ’22
Co-Cultural House Coordinator for La Eracra

Hi y’all! I’m from Houston, Texas and my pronouns are she/her/hers. My favorite places on campus are the Office of Multicultural Affairs and La Eracra. In Hartford, my favorite places are El Mercardo and Viva Mexico. I recently decided that my favorite food are Mozzarella Sticks.

Makayla Boucher ’23
Cultural House Coordinator for the AASA House

I’m from Lowell, Massachusetts. My pronouns are she/her/hers. My favorite places in Hartford are Bushnell Park, Downtown and the walk to the riverfront! On campus, my favorite place is the admissions patio. My favorite food is Korean BBQ. 

Erlyn Clermont ’23
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

I am from Brooklyn, New York and home for me is Haiti and Dominican Republic. My pronouns are she/her/hers. My favorite place in Hartford is Connecticut Science Center. My favorite place on campus is the Chemistry Library. My favorite food are sweet fried plantains with rice and avocados.

Chris Cooper ’23
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

I’m from Chicago, IL and my pronouns are He, Him, His. My favorite place in Hartford is Wadsworth Museum of Art and on campus is Austin Arts Center. My favorite food are Buffalo Wings. 

 

 

Diante Dancy ’21
Senior P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Sonjah Dessalines ’22
Senior P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Hi y’all! My name is Sonjah. I am a junior majoring in Urban Studies. I am from Conyers, GA. My pronouns are she/her/hers. My favorite spot in Hartford is the church thrift shop on Park St. When I am not in class or at an event you can find me in the Library. I love to cook, and my favorite food is anything vibrant with color and flavor.

Karen Garcia ’23
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Home for me is Houston,Texas. My pronouns are she/her/hers. My favorite place in Hartford is the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. My favorite place on campus is the UG (the Underground Coffeehouse). My favorite food is steak.

Hawa Gikineh ’22
Senior P.R.I.D.E. Leader

 

 

 

 


Daniel Gutierrez ’22

Co-Cultural House Coordinator of La Eracra

Marissa Howlett’ 22
Co-Cultural House Coordinator for the Umoja House

My home is Bridgeport, Connecticut. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I have many favorite places in Hartford but I love almost everything on Park Street, it makes me feel as if I’m at home and there’s always good food to eat! My favorite place on campus is Vernon Social because it’s a great study place and it’s close to Park Street. My favorite food to eat is Shrimp Pad Thai.


Sahian Jimenez ’22
Senior P.R.I.D.E. Leader

I am from Bronx, New York and my pronouns are she/her/hers. My favorite place in Hartford is Bowtie Cinemas and on campus is the Trinity Commons Dance Studios. My favorite food will probably be any kind of Dominican food, tacos and pasta, it’s too hard to decide.

Dion Kelly ’23
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

I am from Atlanta, Georgia. My home is Panama City, Florida. My pronouns are he/him/his. My favorite place in Hartford is Union Baptist Church. My favorite place on Campus is the Austin Arts Center. My favorite food is a grilled chicken wrap.

 

Kayla Killiebrew ’23
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

I am from Newark, NJ and my pronouns are she/her. My favorite place in Hartford is El Sarape because it was the first place I ever went to for Downtown Fridays and my favorite place on campus is the fire place on the top floor of the library. My favorite food, right now, is dumplings because it does change from time to time.

Camm Mattison ’23
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

I’m from East Atlanta, GA and my pronouns are He, Him, His. My favorite place in Hartford is Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue. On campus my favorite place is my dorm room. My favorite food is hot lemon pepper chicken wings.

Sandy Ofori ’23
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

I am Sandra Ofori and I’m from Accra Ghana. My pronouns are she, her, hers. I don’t really have a favorite place since Hartford is a wonderful area and there are many things to do. I love the library because it’s quiet. I always get a lot of things done at the library.

 

 

Caleb Prescott ’22
Senior P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Steven Ramsden ’23
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

I’m from Boston, MA and my pronouns are He/Him/His. My favorite place in Hartford is Moylan Elementary School (work with students, best part of my day). My favorite place on campus is Mather  ( I love food). My favorite food are lobster rolls with fresh fries.

 

Fernando Rendon ’22
Senior P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Johan Rosario ’23
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

My name in Johan Rosario (he/him), I was born in the Dominican Republic and lived there until I was seven. My parents moved my brothers and I to NYC to give us more opportunity. Since then, I’ve been living in an apartment in Harlem. My favorite place in Hartford is the local Denny’s although my number 1 food is Quaker Oats cups. My favorite place on campus is the Underground Coffeehouse, becoming my favorite place to study thanks to it’s comfy environment.

 


Micaela Rufus ’23

First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Masho Strogoff ’22
Senior P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Melina Tavarez ’23
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

I’m from Washington Heights, New York City and my favorite food is mangú with salami and fried cheese! My pronouns are she/her/hers and my favorite place on campus are the cultural houses on Vernon St.

 

Tanzanikia Taylor ’23
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Hey! My name is Tanzanikia Taylor, and I will be a PRIDE Leader for the 2020-21 school year. I am from Chicago and home for me is wherever I feel welcomed and comfortable. My favorite place in Hartford would probably be Bushnell Park, and on campus it would be the WGRAC center. I don’t have a favorite food as I like to try new things. I am super excited for this year!

Mercy Unoh ’23
Co-Cultural House Coordinator of the Umoja House

I’m from Worcestor, MA. My pronouns are she/her/hers and my favorite food are grapes. My favorite place on campus is the Longwalk and in Hartford it is El Nuevo Serape Restaurant.

Ihsan Uyan ’23
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

I am coming from Istanbul, Turkey. My preferred pronouns are he/his. While my favorite place in Hartford is Riverside Park with its beautiful view and serenity, Cinestudio is my favorite place in Trinity campus as I always relax and have most inspiring moments at there during a movie screening. My favorite food is Iskender Kebap which is a very famous Turkish food.