A Bunch of Good Eggs
Giovanni Jones ’21
Hello everyone, my name is Giovanni Jones ’21, and I’m currently majoring in sociology with a minor in legal studies. During my time here at Trinity, I have been an active member of the Men of Color Alliance (MOCA), the Office of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership (S.A.I.L.), Budget Committee, Multicultural Affairs Council (MAC), and I’m currently a member of the Obama Foundation Community Leadership Corps. I am also a photographer! I enjoy capturing precious moments and bringing my visions to life.
I’m super excited to share my experiences and everything Trinity has to offer, through the lens of my camera.
Favorite TV Shows: Power, Breaking Bad, The Chi, Insecure, and Our Planet
Favorite Food: Avocado
Let’s Be Social: @Gio.Vision & @Gio_Bwoy
Favorite Place on Campus: It’s a Secret ?
Favorite Dance: The “WOAH”
Bella Lee ’21
Bella Lee is a Trin sophomore and double major in economics and psychology. She came all the way to Hartford from Seoul, South Korea. Now settled on campus, she is the public relations chair of the Asian American Student Association (AASA), a member of EAC Barnyard’s design crew and the AMA (American Marketing Association), and a marketing staff member for the Center for Student Success and Career Development. This past summer, Bella worked as a marketing intern for CJ logistics and learned a lot about current marketing tactics. Most of Bella’s hobbies and jobs are related to communications, and because of this, she is very passionate about learning more about marketing strategies and graphic design. Bella strives to improve her skills with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. In her free time, she enjoys visiting local museums, watching movies, and taking photographs.
Bella is excited to work in the “Enter the Coop” beat. You can find her working as a student photographer at assigned campus events and sharing the content via social media. She believes that well facilitated social media can bring students together at exciting events, and build a more inclusive community.
Federica Cristofanilli ’20
Federica Cristofanilli is a junior student-athlete majoring in political science and double-minoring in urban studies and writing, rhetoric and media arts. Federica, a native of Philly, is a player on the women’s tennis team, and she is currently serving as the co-chairman and women’s tennis team representative on the Trinity College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (Trinity SAAC), as well as serving as the chairman of the New England Small College Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (NESCAC SAAC).
Federica’s beat is “Around the Flock” in which she will be enlisting students for Instagram takeovers and #BantamsSpotlight features, curating student life photography, and creating content for “From the Nest,” which includes pieces about campus events, campus need-to-knows, and overall happenings around campus. Federica has strong professional experience creating social content from her past internships, and she can’t wait to cover content around Trin.
Be sure to check in and stay up to date with Federica!
Can often be found: Strolling around campus with a coffee in hand
Favorite thing to do on campus?: Quadding in the Spring
Favorite meal?: Breakfast at Peter B’s
Favorite local restaurant?: Barcelona, West Hartford
Let’s be social : Instagram – @federicacristofanilli
Kristen Morrisette ’20
Kristen Morissette is a junior from Leeds, Maine, and double major in american studies and classical civilization. During her time at Trinity, Kristen has been an active member of the varsity swim team, president of the Food Recovery Network, and a member of the Green Campus club, and Habitat for Humanity. She is an ambassador for the Electric Zoo Festival and is a brand ambassador for multiple companies. During her junior year, Kristen spent a semester studying abroad in Florence, Italy where she studied Italian Renaissance art, Italian literature, and photography at Syracuse University in Florence.
Kristen is pumped to be involved with Trinity’s social media and to engage with alumni as well as current and prospective Bants. She believes that music or “noise” is something that brings the Trin community together and wants to showcase that in various ways. She also believes that it’s important for students to know about the music scenes both on and off campus. What better way to get to know a community and its culture than through music?! In her beat, “Bring the Noise,” Kristen will be curating and compiling weekly Spotify playlists that feature music from around campus, while also sharing news and reviews from the music scenes around Hartford.
Can be often be found at: The Cave
Favorite things to do on campus?: Trivia at Vernon Social and attend squash matches!
Favorite genre of music?: Electronic/dance
Other hobbies: Photography, drawing, yoga, movies, and DOGS!!
Let’s be social: @krittan88 (Instagram)
Eric Zhang ’22
I’m Eric, a member of #TrinColl2022. I would describe myself as an adventurous street photography enthusiast. Street photography allows me to capture the most dramatic moments, and to express my understanding of the world through an image. You’ll always find me with my camera. Photography is like my second life and my camera’s viewfinder is my second vision. A friend once told me that street photography is similar to taking a gamble since you never know what kind of people you’ll meet or what you’ll observe. That surprise is what makes street photography exciting.
My experience tells me that what I do really makes a difference, and I consider myself to be one of the most fortunate students since I found multiple ways to pursue what I am passionate about in college. I believe in the influence of media and especially people. That’s why I am a SoMA.
Jyles Romer ’20
Hi everyone, my name is Jyles Romer’20, and I’m a psychology and sociology major from the Bahamas. I’m a member of the Men of Color Alliance (MOCA), Caribbean Student Association (CSA), and a former P.R.I.D.E leader. In the spring of 2018, I walked onto the men’s track team.
I recently studied abroad in Rome and shared my experience by taking over Trinity College’s Instagram account. I am grateful and excited to work on social media projects at Trin. In my beat “Around the Flock,” I hope to create content that students feel proud of and that appeals to the Trinity population.
Favorite movie: Goodwill Hunting
Favorite artist: Travis Scott, Hayley Williams
Wendy Salto ’22
Wendy Salto is a first-year anthropology major and a potential minor in community action. She is from the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois.
Wendy participated in several pre-orientation programs, including Venture, P.R.I.D.E, and First Gen. She has volunteered with Cinestudio, JELLO, and Habitat for Humanity. Currently, she is the freshman representative for The Mill and is also a part of Temple of Hip Hop.
She has traveled to Nicaragua, two regions in France, Israel, and Palestine.
In her beat “What’s Hatching,” Wendy will help produce content for Instagram Stories as well as record and edit student features. She believes it is important that every student finds a home and community here at Trin. She loves meeting new people and finding out strange fun facts about them. Follow along with her to see where the next seasons of Camp Trin take her!
Favorite spot on campus: Level B or 1 in the Library
Favorite things to do on campus: Eating lunch at Mather (yuuuuuummy!) and going to weekend concerts at The Mill.
Peter B’s or The Underground?: The Underground, duh!
Favorite ice cream flavor: Chunky Monkey
Is cereal soup?: Yes.
Favorite topic to talk about?: Chicago
Let’s be social: @mamagrumps (Instagram)
Around the Flock
Kids These Days: Rachael Burke ‘15 is Making a Name for Herself on the Comedy Scene
October 22, 2019Comedy has always been a way of life for Rachael Burke ’15, and she began making waves in the New York City comedy scene even before graduating from Trin. In 2018 she founded Kids These Days, a sketch...
So, what DO alumni get up to after Trin?
July 16, 2019Meredith Veach ’12 was one of the first female students to graduate Trinity with a major in film studies, and since her graduation, she has relocated to Los Angeles and currently works in the fi...
A Seat at the Table: Brooke LePage Celebrates & Builds on 50 years of Coeducation at Trin
May 16, 2019Over the short time I’ve gotten to know Brooke LePage ’19, I’ve seen her serendipitous smile shine, her personality promulgate positivity, and her mind mitigate any malevolence. Brooke is passio...
Bring the Noise
Songs of #TrinColl2019 Commencement
May 13, 2019ConGRADulations Class of 2019! Celebrate the accomplishments of our senior class and get lost in the nostalgia of the past four years at #TrinColl! We can’t wait to see all the places you go aft...
Movie Music Marathon @Trin
April 30, 2019“Mama said life is like a box of chocolates..” In honor of Trinity Film Festival taking place on May 4 at 5 p.m. at Cinestudio, indulge in this assorted marathon of only the best chocolate...
GUEST PLAYLIST: DJ TroubleKidd’s ‘Finish the Race’
April 22, 2019Due to the semester coming to an end, I decided to create a playlist with a few 90’s Hip Hop songs that I find to be relaxing and motivational! -Jervon Adams Jr. ’20 aka @djtroublekidd Ca...
What I Wish I Knew: Your #TrinColl & Hartford Head Start
August 14, 2019My first year at college was crazy, stressful, and fun. Trinity became my new home in just a matter of months. As a senior in high school, I remember the endless slew of advice from relatives, teacher...
Trin’s Ultimate Safe Hangout Space: A Renovated Queer Resource Center
March 27, 2019Trin’s Queer Resource Center (QRC), located at 114 Crescent Street, is a safe space for the LBTQI and ally community. Operating under Multicultural Affairs, the QRC provides resources on sexual ...
Studying Abroad in Ireland
April 13, 2018Like many of my fellow juniors at Trinity, I have decided to study abroad this semester, so hello from Ireland! Since I’ve been in this new country for almost three months, I thought I’d reflect a bit...
Summers on TrinColl’s Campus: What are Bants Up To?
August 8, 2019Every Summer here at Trin, students are always looking to take advantage of the variety of opportunities our campus has to offer. I recently toured around campus with my camera to catch some of the su...
#TrinColl’s 193rd Commencement
May 23, 2019We caught you cheesin’ for our cameras #TrinColl2019! ??? Whether you were on campus celebrating with us or not, relive all the highlights (& hugs) from our 193rd Commencement Weekend!
The Trinity College Chapel
March 28, 2019A landmark and cherished space on our campus, The Trinity College Chapel “is a place of prayer, a meeting space for conversation, a center for rich and varied cultural activities, and a valuable...