“My country is going through rough times,” said Daniel Santos Ramírez ’23, a Trinity College student from Caracas, Venezuela. “I came to Trinity and the U.S. to get skills and training to help make things better back home.” Santos Ramírez has co-founded a project called Yakera, an online platform empowering Venezuelans to create fundraising campaigns and access donations from around the world.
“My goal is to try to learn something about which demographics are demanding health insurance during the pandemic using exchanges and whether they are able to pay their premiums or not,” says Assistant Professor of Economics Gerardo Ruiz Sánchez.
Outside of the classroom, Trinity College offices and academic centers continue to offer many services, activities, and events for students in virtual formats, as college life adjusts to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With his summer plans upended by the pandemic, Trinity College senior Jeff Sagun ’21 created the Intercollegiate Neuroscience Research Journal Club, a 10-week online program that provides students around the world with access to current neuroscience-related research papers.
Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Henry Luce Foundation, which seeks to enrich public discourse by promoting innovative scholarship, cultivating new leaders, and fostering international understanding.
This year, the Jones-Zimmerman Academic Mentoring Program (J-Z AMP) at Trinity College had to move its learning online and find new ways to connect Trinity student mentors to middle school students at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA).
“Trinity’s athletic department is tasked with running the school’s [COVID-19] testing program, an ambitious program that aims to test every student twice a week, faculty and staff once per week,” Dom Amore wrote recently in an article for The Hartford Courant.