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 2021-2022 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 is Mozzarella Sticks.

 

                                    Dasha Maliauskaya ‘22
Senior P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Hi, my name is Dasha, and my pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I come from Belarus, a country in Eastern Europe. My favorite meal is draniki; these are potato pancakes that sometimes have meat filling. A fun fact about me is that I do not have matching socks

Dansowaa Adu ’24
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Hi, I am Dansowaa Adu. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I come from Accra, Ghana. My favorite meal is Oxtail with Rice and Peas. A fun fact about me is that I would like to jump out a plan as part of completing my bucket list.

Deion Kelly ‘23
Returning P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Hi, I am Deion Kelly. My pronouns are He/Him/His. I come from Atlanta, GA. My favorite meal is Macaroni and Cheese. My favorite place on campus is Umoja. My favorite place in Hartford is Union Baptist Church. A fun fact about me is that I am Art Enthusiast.

 

 

Melina Tavarez ’23
Returning 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.

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
Returning P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Hi, I am Karen Garcia. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I come from Houston, TX. My favorite food is Seafood Soup. My favorite place on campus is The Underground CoffeeHouse. My favorite place in Hartford is the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. A fun fact about me is that I love to Swim.

 

Tanzanikia Taylor ’23
Senior 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!

 

 

Dionne Hardy ‘24
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Hi, I am Dionne Hardy. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I come from Atlanta, GA. My favorite food is Pancakes. A fun fact about me is that I like to write poetry

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

Hi, I am Marissa Howlett. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I come from Bridgeport, CT. My favorite food is Shrimp Alfredo. My favorite place on campus is the Library. My favorite place in Hartford is La Casita Del Sabor. A fun fact about me is that I know Mandarin Chinese.

 

Alexandra Bernice Barbosa Gonzalez ‘24
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Hi, I am Alexandra Berenice Barbosa Gonzalez. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I come from Mexico City, Mexico. My favorite food are tacos. My favorite place on campus is The Main Quad. My favorite place in Hartford is Elizabeth Park. A fun fact about me is that I lived in India for two years.

Micaela Rufus ‘23
Returning P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Hi, I am Micaela Rufus. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I come from Chicago, IL. My favorite food are tacos. My favorite place on campus is The Library. My favorite place in Hartford is The Place 2 Be Restaurant. A fun fact about me is that I am one of 20 grandchildren on my dad’s side.

Cassidy Willie-Lawes ‘24
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Hi, I am Cassidy Willie-Lawes. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I come from Bronx, NY. My favorite food is Oxtail. My favorite place on campus is The Library. My favorite place in Hartford is not technically in Hartford but, Wethersfield Cove. A fun fact about me is that I skipped Kindergarten.

 

Tenzin Sharlung  ‘24
First-Year P.R.I.D.E. Leader

Hi, I am Tenzin Sharlung. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I come from Malden, MA. My favorite food is Blueberry. My favorite place on campus is The Chemistry Building. A fun fact about me is that I cheat in UNO.

Adyanna Odom ‘23
Cultural House Coordinator For La Eraca

Hi, I am Adyanna Odom. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I come from Houston, TX. My favorite food is Baked Potatoes. My favorite place on campus is La Eraca. A fun fact about me is that my toes are not built for toe rings.

Pavel Alejo ‘24

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

Hi, I am Pavel Alejo. My pronouns are He/Him/His. I come from Tecomán, Colima, México. My favorite meal is Sushi. My favorite place on campus is my room. My favorite place in Hartford is the mall. A fun fact about me is that I am Art Enthusiast.

Miriam Cing ‘23
Cultural House Cordinator for ASSA

Hi, I am Miriam Cing. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I come from Chicago, IL. My favorite food is Thai food. My favorite place on campus is The Library. My favorite place in Hartford is Sunberry Cafe. A fun fact about me is that I love to dance.

 

Hendrick Xiong-Calmes ‘22
Cultural House Coordinator For AASA

Hi, I am Hendrick Xiong-Calmes. My pronouns are They/Them/Theirs. I come from Swarthmore, PA. My favorite meal is Dumplings. My favorite place on campus is The Underground Coffeehouse. My favorite place in Hartford is Story and Soil. A fun fact about me is that I love making playlists.