Since starting at Trinity College in 2004, Quest has trained over 140 student leaders to lead the pre-orientation program for up to 160 first-years during our August programs. Student Leaders will learn transferable leadership skills that will be developed over time including: decision making skills, risk assessment, facilitation skills, and how to effectively work in co-pairing all while welcoming our current incoming class. The student leadership team plays a critical role in the program’s delivery and success.

Quest leadership positions are open to all current students.

All leaders and logistics specialists accepted to the Quest program participate in the following training and leadership experiences:

  1. Wilderness First Aid Training (WFA)
  2. May – New Instructor Training held during Senior week
  3. August Leadership development training- held a week prior to Quest programs
  4. Co-facilitate two Quest programs in August
  5. Quest program debrief – held the day after all Quest programs return to campus



Quest Leadership is currently accepting applications for all leadership positions, including Instructor Trainer, Logistic Coordinator, Instructor, and Logistics positions. Applications for these positions are on a rolling basis from October 16th-December 4th, 2020 for Trainer and Logistics Coordinator applications and November 15th – January 22nd, 2021 for all other leader positions.

To apply for a leadership position please send your application to the Quest Director:​.
Position Descriptions
Below are the descriptions for the leadership positions.
Instructor Trainers

Malika Buscaino
Class of 2023
Malika is a sophomore from Silver Spring, Maryland. She is an Urban and International Studies double major with a French minor. In addition to Quest, she is involved with Habitat for Humanity and holds a fellowship with a community partner. She was a Quest participant going into her freshman year and has been involved ever since. “I am in debt to Quest for making my transition so fun and easy. I could not wait to be a leader to help incoming first-years like my Quest community helped me.”
Alex Sowinski
Class of 202​2
Alex is a rising senior from Unionville, CT.  He is a double major in Biology and Classical Studies and is a member of the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society.  Alex is on the Men’s Crew Team, and also works in the Trinity Recreation Department helping to plan outdoor education opportunities.  Outside of class Alex is an avid hiker and plans on completing all the 4000 footers in New Hampshire. Alex participated in Quest as an incoming first year and has been involved in the program ever since.  “My fondest memories at Trinity are those of Quest and Trinity Recreation Trips.  The Quest community is full of kind and compassionate people.  Quest is the best way to start an academic year and I can’t imagine my year without it.”    
Aurelia Umholtz
Class of 2022
Aurelia (she/her) is a rising senior from Flagstaff, Arizona. She is majoring in Environmental Science and Anthropology, and minoring in History. Aurelia is on Trinity’s Swimming and Diving team, she also works as a lifeguard and in the Office of Admissions as both a student recruitment ambassador and a campus tour guide. She is also a member of the Annual Community Events Staff, a community service organization on campus. Aurelia participated in Quest as an incoming first year and has been involved with the program ever since! This is her second year as a trainer. The Quest community is my favorite group of people at Trinity. I can’t imagine my college experience without Quest!”  
Catherine Doyle
Class of 2023
Catherine is a rising junior from Riverdale, Maryland. She is majoring in English and Educational Studies with a minor in Community Action. On campus, Catherine is the treasurer of the Newman Club and a member of Trin Thon, the Annual Community Events Staff (ACES), and Habitat for Humanity. She also works as a Service Ambassador with the Center for Student Success and Career Development. Catherine did Quest as a participant and has been involved with the program ever since. “Quest has been a huge part of my Trinity experience and I can’t imagine it any other way. The Quest community is made up of the most amazing people and I love getting to create connections so many incoming students each year!” 
Alexander Mosenthal
Class of 2022Alex is a rising senior from Norwich, Vermont, majoring in math and physics. On campus Alex is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and a Physics TA. This is Alex’s fourth year with the Quest program – first as a participant, then a leader, and now his second year as a trainer. “I love starting every year off with Quest. The community is incredibly tight-knit and there’s nothing better than introducing first-years to the community and providing them with a strong support group for their transition.”  
Oshi Ragot

Class of 2023
Oshi is a sophomore from Blue Hill, Maine. She is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Hispanic Studies. On campus, Oshi is a rower for the women’s crew team and is a member of the Habitat for Humanity club. This is Oshi’s second year with the quest program and she is excited to be joining the Logistics team this upcoming spring!  “I feel so fortunate to have had such a great community of people to welcome me into Trinity. I have had so many great experiences with Quest and am excited to contribute more to the program this year!” 


Engineering the Future

By combining engineering, urban studies, and a vision for helping the public good, Joseph Orosco, Jr. ’19 is working to uncover new ways to make life in cities affordable and sustainable.