How did I end up at Trinity? I don’t know the answer to that one, but I am glad I did. I remember the college process being a stressful one as it is for all of us. I didn’t know what I wanted to study, what type of school I wanted, where I wanted to be or anything else that entails a college decision. Somehow, I played my cards right and applied early decision to Trinity and was accepted.

At first, I was pretty indifferent to the idea of going to Trinity. Yes, it is a great school, but with the emotions and chaos of senior year of high school and moving to college I was not truly aware of how amazing this opportunity would be for me. The adjustment was a hard one for me as I was nostalgic about the past I moved on from.

Sophomore year I made the women’s soccer team. I started to get more involved in Trinity’s community and throughout sophomore year and junior year I realized how blessed I had been to attend Trinity. The liberal arts education gave me the opportunity to explore my interests and take course I loved and some I hated. Through this process of exploring I was able to find a major that I truly connected with, psychology. The balance of academics, athletics and social life has given me the chance to push myself in the classroom, on the field and in meeting amazing people. I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given by attending Trinity. I can attribute who I am becoming to the experiences I have had within this community and plan to continue making my time at Trinity a memorable and rewarding one.

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Panama: Surrender to you Surroundings

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Trinity College Women’s Soccer

Being part of the Trinity women’s soccer team has taught me the importance of persistence, leadership and communication. My freshman year at Trinity I walked-on to the soccer team and was cut. I was determined to continue my soccer career and trained with my brother in the summer going into sophomore year waking up at 7am…