Meet the Leadership Team
Sonia Cardenas is Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs. As chief academic officer, she leads strategic innovation across educational initiatives and partnerships at Trinity College.
Thalia Giraldo, Trinity’s Associate Director of Applied Learning Initiative and Innovation Projects, coordinates programming and operations for the partnership with Infosys and Trinity’s initiatives at One Constitution Plaza.
Dania Field works closely with senior leadership as the Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives and Associate Director of Intersession Programs, to help manage staff needs and ensure implementation of key initiatives.
Joseph Catrino is Trinity’s Executive Director of Career and Life Design and serves on the OSII team to connect our initiatives to students’ careers.
Evan Field, Digital Innovation Fellow, assists Thalia Giraldo with the day-to-day operations and is responsible for design and social media content at One Constitution Plaza.
Instructional Team for Business Analysis & Digital Transformation
Bill Pacheco

Lead Instructor/Innovation & Design Thinking Senior Fellow

Bill is trained as an engineer and teaches at Stanford’s d. School, where he offers executive training and coaching in design thinking.  He also teaches product design and development at Boston University’s Business School and has extensive corporate experience designing innovation.
Holly O’Driscoll

Innovation and Design Thinking Fellow

Holly is an industry expert in design thinking and leads Rutgers University’s design thinking program for executive education. She is the founder and CEO of Ampersand Innovation.
Michael S. Zambruski

Business Analysis Expert-in-Residence

Mike is a seasoned instructor of business analysis. He has provided strategic planning, program and project management, and comprehensive business analysis to multi-billion dollar international firms, small fast-growing companies, and entrepreneurs for more than 30 years.
Jacques Lagasse ’71

Business Analysis Expert-in-Residence

 Jacques is President of the Chilkat Group and has extensive experience teaching business analysis and project management; he has also held leadership positions in IT.  He has a B.S. and M.S. from Trinity College, as well as an M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Trinity Faculty & Staff Preceptors (Module Instructors)

Chris Armen, Christina Bleyer, Joe Catrino, Jack Dougherty, Erin Frymire, Eric Galm, Nicholas Marino, Irene Papoulis, Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre, Tennyson O’Donnell, Ethan Rutherford, Madalene Spezialetti
Innovation Advisory Group, 2021-22
Christina Bleyer
Director of Special Collections and Archives, Watkinson Library
Sonia Cardenas (ex officio)
Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Political Science
Joe Catrino
Executive Director of Career and Life Design
Steve Donovan
Director of Alumni Relations
Dania Field
Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives and Associate Director of Intersession Programs
Evan Field
Digital Innovation Fellow
Thalia Giraldo
Associate Director of Applied Learning Initiative and Innovation Projects
Jason Jones
Director of Research, Instruction, Technology
Takunari Miyazaki
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor in Computer Science
Tennyson O’Donnell
Director, Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric and Allan K. Smith Senior Lecturer in English Composition
Joseph Palladino
Professor of Engineering
Irene Papoulis
Principal Lecturer in the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric
Madalene Spezialetti
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Ewa Syta
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Peter Yoon
Chair and Professor of Computer Science