Kaylen Jackson, a 1823 Scholar, is a public policy and law major with a minor in writing, rhetoric, and media studies. During her time at Trinity she has had the opportunity to travel to Japan on the Technos International Tour. She has worked as Head Tour Guide for Admissions and as a Resident Assistant. She has served as Freshman Class Senator and Sophomore Class President in Student Government. She is a mentor for the Venture Women Leadership Program. She writes for the Trinity Tripod and is the public relations and marketing director for the Pre-Law Society. During the summer she worked with the Public Humanities Collective as a student researcher to create a transatlantic food database comparing food regulations and norms in the EU. She spent her junior year abroad on a scholarship studying politics and english at the University of Oxford in England.
Favorite TV Shows: Insecure, Broad City, and Umbrella Academy
Favorite Food: Lobster (when I can afford it)
Let’s Be Social: @kaylenmjackson
Favorite place on campus: English building! Its slightly haunted but serene
Hi, I’m Mia! I’m a current junior and student-athlete at Trinity College, and just recently have started photography (@visualsbymiaa.conte). Being a student-athlete, I’m passionate about highlighting the behind the scenes of athletes training: by displaying their daily grind. I love taking lifestyle photos in a downtown setting where I get inspiration from all different forms in the environment. With everyone I photograph I hope to bring about their natural beauty and energy through my bright visuals! Super excited to join the SOMA group! Enjoy 🙂
Let’s Be Social: @mia.conte
My name is Annastazia Chin ’22, and I’m currently a junior student-athlete double majoring in computer science and theatre and dance minoring in writing, rhetoric and media studies. I grew up around the arts so I’ve always enjoyed dabbling in anything media and/or art related. I appreciate the intersection of art and technology and what that looks like in today’s world.
Let’s Be Social:@annadchinny
Ethan Yerkes is a sophmore econ and photography major from the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois where he is a member of Posse and Chicago Scholars. He participated in First-Gen, PRIDE, and Bantam Beginnings pre-orientation programs. Currently Ethan is part of the Trinity Film Fest team, is a “Designing your Life” fellow, and is working on his own photography business.
Favorite Spot on Campus: Top of the tower on Long walk
Can Often Be Found: Long boarding about campus
Favorite Thing to do on Campus: Connecting with friends at Mather
Favorite Meal: Blueberry Pancakes
Social Media: Instagram – @ethanyerkes
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 a member of the Obama Foundation Community Leadership Corps. Currently, I’m the President of Trin’s Student Government Association (SGA). 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: Sushi
Let’s Be Social: @Gio.Vision & @Gio_Bwoy
Favorite Place on Campus: It’s a Secret ?
Favorite Dance: The “WOAH”
I’m Eric, a member of #TrinColl2022. I’m double majoring in History and Urban Studies. 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 the media and especially people. That’s why I am a SoMA.
Let’s Be Social: @ericzsy
Wendy Salto, a Chicago Posse Scholar, is an anthropology major with a minor in writing, rhetoric, and media studies. She is a first generation college student. During her time at Trinity she’s had the amazing opportunity to travel to Israel, Palestine, India, Vietnam, South Africa, and Argentina (virtually!). Currently, she holds executive roles for both the Mill and La Voz Latina. Moreover, she is a member of the Moveable Joints Improv group on campus. She also works at Trinfo.Café. This past summer she worked with the Public Humanities Collaborative at Trinity working with Voices of Migration Oral History Project in collaboration with the Hartford History Center. In addition, through a new training offered through Trinity this summer, she became a certified mediator through a social justice lens. She will be serving on the CHER Advisory board for this academic year.
Favorite Reality TV Show: Love Island UK
Favorite Food: Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
Let’s Be Social: Occasionally @mamagrumps (instagram), but if you want to get professional www.linkedin.com//in/wendysalto
Favorite place on campus: The Mill!