The two staff ombudspersons are here for you!

Kristin Magendantz

Director, Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research

Kristin joined Trinity in 2010 as the Director of Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research. Prior to joining Trinity, she worked as a labor and employment attorney, the Director of Career Services at UCONN Law School, and a Director of Development for the UCONN Foundation.  She loves talking to people about their work, which makes supporting Trinity faculty pursuing funding for their research particularly rewarding.  She is excited to serve as Ombuds for the staff at Trinity College.  Kristin has a B.A from Bates College and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. She works at her own work-life balance while raising daughters Abby and Greta and a Fidelco dog, Nash, with her spouse Chris, serving on the Board for the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools and as an active Justice of the Peace.


Carrie Robinson

Director of LGBTQ+ Life

Carrie joined Trinity College in February 2017 as the inaugural Director of LGBTQ+ Life. Before joining Trinity, Carrie was the Associate Director of Student Diversity at Fairfield University. As the Director of LGBTQ+ Life, Carrie is responsible for providing education, support, training, mentoring, and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community both on and off Trinity’s campus. Carrie holds an MA in Counseling in Higher Education and Student Development from Central Connecticut State University and a BA in Health and Physical Education from Eastern Connecticut State University. Outside of Trinity, Carrie spends time with her wife, son Logan, and little pomsky Midnight.