Trinity Graduates Making a Difference

Paul Mounds Jr. ’07 has wanted to work in public service since his days as a political science major at Trinity. As the chief of staff to Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, Mounds has played an integral role during an unprecedented crisis, helping to coordinate the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a passion for engaging in his community, Mounds—who while at Trinity was a counselor for Dream Camp and completed the Legislative Internship Program—began his career as the federal grants coordinator and press assistant for U.S. Rep. John B. Larson. He then worked in the offices of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy before serving as vice president of policy and communications for the Connecticut Health Foundation. He serves on boards and commissions in Greater Hartford and is one of the many Trinity alumni who live or work in the area and make significant contributions locally, regionally, and beyond. View an interview with Paul at the bottom of the page.


Trinity alumni who live and/or work in Greater Hartford


current Trinity students (undergrads, IDP, and master’s) who are from Greater Hartford

Hartford area alumni making a difference (just to name a few)

Wildalez Bermudez
Wildaliz Bermudez ’04
Hartford City Council member
Learn more about Wildaliz
Shakira Ramos Crespo
Shakira Ramos Crespo ’02
Engineer, Pratt & Whitney; Chair, Tech Savvy STEM conference for girls
Learn more about Shakira
Walter Harrison
Walter Harrison ’68, H’18
Former President, University of Hartford
Learn more about Walter
Jacqueline Rabe Thomas M’17
Jacqueline Rabe Thomas M’17
Education and Housing Reporter, The Connecticut Mirror
Learn more about Jacqueline

Paul Mounds Jr. ’07: ‘I don’t work in politics; I work in public service’

As the chief of staff to Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, Paul Mounds Jr. ’07 is helping to manage the state government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, Mounds talks about his dedication to public service, his connections to Hartford, and why he’s proud to be a Bantam.