Coming from a family of 6, I have always appreciated a big, yet close knit community, and that is exactly what I got when I stepped foot onto Trinity’s campus. Born and raised in the South, moving to New England was a new and refreshing environment to start off my college career. Interestingly, Hartford has a close resemblance to where I am from, New Orleans, LA, so settling in was not as difficult as I thought it would be. With the dreams of one day becoming a doctor, I am now a pre-medicine student majoring in Sociology, a field that has opened my eyes to more ways of thinking than I could have imagined. At a small liberal arts college, I am able to cultivate my passion for art, taking photography classes whenever my schedule allows. A large part of my life has always been swimming, and I did not let that escape me when I came to Trinity, as I just completed my third season on the swim and dive team. Having just come back from jumping off bridges, walking with lions, and enjoying beach days and student protests during my study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, I am still re-acclimating myself. Trinity gave me the opportunity to return to Cape Town, and although I will never stop missing South Africa, I am reminded every day that Trinity is my home. Thus, as I am settling into my junior year of college, I look around and am ecstatic to see what lies ahead of me.

Mowbray Maternity Hospital

With a goal to one day become an OB/GYN, the opportunity to intern at the Mowbray Maternity Hospital (MMH) was something I had my sights set on from the moment I chose to study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. I was told I am given the chance to observe and work closely with the…

Relay for Life 2016

The week of Relay for Life is always a hectic one. Being the vice president this semester, I, along with my executive board members woke up the Monday before the 11th Annual Relay for Life of Trinity on Friday, April 15th,  and prepared for each night to be a long one.There is food deliveries and…

SHAWCO Medical Clinic

While in Cape Town I looked for opportunities to be more hands on in the medical world, and with the help of another pre-med student in my program, we found SHAWCO, a University of Cape Town student-run, non-profit community outreach organization relying on over 100 volunteer doctors and over 800 medical and other related health science…

The Wedding Book

I do not get to photograph as often as I would like, so when the opportunity comes around I like to grab it as quickly as I can. In January of 2015, one of my closest cousins married her best friend. I was a bridesmaid in the wedding, and used this opportunity to hone my photography skills,…

Relay for Life: The Fight to End Cancer

Cancer is a disease I know has touched one too many lives, and continues to do so every day, however, the American Cancer Society works hard every day to move closer towards finding the end to this disease. Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser that celebrates those who have won their battle against cancer, remembers those who…

Digital Photography Photo Book: Inside

Sophomore year I enrolled in a digital photography class in order to indulge in my passion for art and photography. Our final project was a photo “story” with a topic and presentation style of our choice. For my first photo book I chose the title Inside, and photographed my father at home and at work in order…

Cecil the Lion showed me what is wrong with American social media.

During my study abroad in South Africa, I went on a number of safaris and traveled through multiple countries with  particular hopes to see one of each of the Big 5: lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo. One park that I went to in particular not only taught me about life in rural Africa, but…

Thank you, High School Senior Research Paper

My senior year of high school, our entire grade was required to take Humanities, a class that involved lots of reading, writing, an internship, and one big senior exiting research paper. Right before Christmas break, my teacher, Mr. Barton, told us to write down our top three job choices for our future. He prompted us with…

Tupac’s Tattoos

      The first class you truly pick at Trinity is your freshman year seminar. Forget about fighting to get into economics 101, first year biology, or that one class you need as a pre-requisite for the rest of your potential major, the tone of your freshman year starts with your seminar. To my…