Meet our community of thinkers and doers.

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Trinity College Welcomes Ten Tenure-Track Faculty Members

Ten tenure-track faculty members will begin new appointments at Trinity College on July 1, 2021, bringing diverse research interests and expertise to campus. “This is an exceptional group of faculty members we’re adding to our ranks,” said Acting Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sonia Cardenas.

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Balancing the Scales

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack ’88 H’13 recently joined Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney for a Virtual Long Walk conversation about her journey from Hartford to the bench of Michigan’s highest court.

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From Hartford to Hollywood

Kristine Belson ’86, president of Sony Pictures Animation, joins Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney for an animated conversation about her days in Hartford and her entertainment career in Hollywood.

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A Passion for Helping People in His Home Country

“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.

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Tiana Starks ’21: A Leader in Civic Engagement

Tiana Starks ’21 has been named a Campus Compact 2020-21 Newman Civic Fellow for the leadership and civic engagement she has demonstrated in her work with the Liberal Arts Action Lab, the Trinity College Black Women’s Organization, the Obama Foundation Community Leadership Corps, Trinfo Café, and much more.

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A Day in the Life of a Remote Faculty Member: Clayton Byers

“I can’t wait for in-person classes to resume, but remote learning is obviously better than canceling classes, so I want to give my students everything I can to allow their education to continue,” says Assistant Professor of Engineering Clayton Byers. Here, Byers recounts a recent day and reflects on the experiences of conducting a review session, advising, and teaching remotely.

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Meet Standout Student-Athlete Peace Kabari ’20

Basketball player and All-American shot put thrower Peace Kabari ’20 shares the unique experiences of her life, which began in a refugee camp. Kabari is a student leader who promotes diversity and inclusion at Trinity and represents the best of the Bantams, all with her ‘gracious and grateful’ attitude.

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‘Fostering Play in Cambodia’

Soon after they graduated from Trinity last spring, Jessica Duong ’19 and Joshua Corbo ’19 set out to rural Cambodia to build a playground and facilitate a soccer workshop for children in the village of Bech Khlok. The project was supported by a grant from Davis Projects for Peace, a program through which college students can make an impact on the world.

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First-Year Students Explore Trinity and the World

New to campus last fall, the members of the Class of 2023—Trinity’s Bicentennial Class—come to the college with diverse backgrounds and interests. Whether from down the street or the other side of the globe, the students bring with them a desire to explore the world and expand their horizons.

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Laboratory Work to Wilderness

Trinity College Vernon D. Roosa Professor of Applied Science Susan A. Masino is blazing a trail in neuroscience and conservation. She insists that applied science be pursued with an approach of “fearless kindness.” To do so, she asks, “How can science make ourselves better, make our lives better, and make our planet better?”

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Behind the Soundtrack of Trinity

It would be difficult to find a member of the Trinity College community who has never heard the bells of the historic Trinity Chapel. Ellen Dickinson—musician, composer, and college carillonneur at Trinity—is the woman behind that music and has served the college for a decade.

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Investigative Journalism for the Public Good

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas M’17, who earned her master of arts in public policy at Trinity College, was recently named one of seven journalists in the U.S. to receive a yearlong grant from ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that aims to produce investigative journalism in the public interest.

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Paving a Path for Future Scholars

Bantam Elias Kagabo ’20, a biomedical engineering major from Rwanda, has a “deep love” for education, and he’s working to turn his ideas for educational access in rural parts of Rwanda into action with plans for a youth mentoring program.

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Making a Name for Himself

Eddie Hayes ’20 is a student who cannot be defined as just one thing. He’s a leader both on campus and in his work as the CEO of Underscore, a digital outlet that showcases and connects up-and-coming artists who want to promote their talents

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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.

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Making a Difference—One Turtle at a Time

Whether researching two-foot-long hellbender salamanders in Pennsylvania or studying long-term changes in a Missouri river turtle community, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Biology Amber Pitt invites her Trinity students to join in her fieldwork adventures.