Recent Grads

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David Spener, associate professor of sociology and anthropology

Clandestine Crossings

Trinity sociologist documents the experiences of migrants who cross the border illegally and the human coyotes who guide them into South Texas

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What are recent grads doing?

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Recent grads of Trinity University remain active, involved, and connected. They search for the next challenge. They add their voices to the global conversation. They find the best ideas and the brightest solutions. Some recent grads are:

A Life of Service Jorge Burwick '98 is busy at work providing guidance for young Latino students when it comes to college programs and scholarships.
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Fit for Leadership From playing on the Trinity basketball team to now running a college athletic department, Portia Lowe '01 has landed her dream position as an athletic director.
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Finding Her Voice This songwriter graduated with honors in English and music. She’s hoping her dual concentration will result in a long career in beautiful music.
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Out of Africa Erin Nourse has found her passion in the small wooden homes of Madagascar, where ancient culture revolving around the miracle of birth is celebrated and revered.
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Music is the Best Medicine Childhood cancer was a powerful influencer for Amy Walton '08 and '10 dedicating her life to making sick children well.
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Backfield in Motion This alumnus loves his up close and personal view of Dallas Cowboys games, but realizes his family is his own home team.
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Rising Star Already the host of two TV shows a mere four years post-graduation, Yvannia Garcia ’07 proves she has what it takes to be successful in show biz; just like her own American Idol – Ryan Seacrest!
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Part of the Solution Gov2.0 was recently created by Health and Human Services to find innovative solutions to long-running problems. Read Holman ’06 is fully on board.
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Story Telling In this technology-driven world, Mark McCullough ’11 finds meeting face to face yields rich stories from our nation’s veterans.
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QATAR QUEST Just home from Qatar, Whalin Harter-Leahy ’04 is a spirited and driven project coordinator who is actively looking for her next adventure – in her personal and professional life.
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Karen Eller

Space Saver Living green and saving space is a way of life for Karen Eller ’98 and one that she plans to follow all the way to the grave.
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Travis Mills

Russian to Success Travis Mills '09, is just out of school and already on his way to guiding policy in his role as project coordinator for a D. C. think tank.
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Alyson Rose-Wood

The Road Well-traveled Alyson Rose-Wood '03 is a 2011 Presidential Management fellow and says she is indebted to Trinity for a great education.
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Anna Wade

Major League Anna Wells Wade ’02, ’03 was prepared to teach young children, but fate had a way of interrupting her plans. Now, she directs the museum education program for the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Chris Chiara

Ready for Anything Chris Chiara ’06 began shaping his own destiny when he and a Trinity professor co-designed a special internship merging his love for business with his passion for saving lives.
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Ria Van Ryn

She Has Faith Ria Van Ryn '02 has strong beliefs about religion: that commonality is much stronger than faith differences.
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Laura Yeo Perez

Sheltering Hope Each day, Laura Yeo Perez '06 lives her dream of inspiring the homeless to envision better days as educated, productive members of society.
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Ross Rocketto

A New Regime Ross Rocketto is putting the bachelor’s degree in political science he received in 2007 to great use in Washington D.C.
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Martha King

’Bama Girl It’s funny where life takes you, especially when you grow up in the shadow of the University of Alabama campus but head to Texas for college.
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Krista Brinly Hensel

A Healthy, Happy Life Known at Trinity as ‘Sleepless in Prassel’ for her penchant to stay up all night, Krista Hensel '00 has harnessed that energy to help others navigate our very complicated health care system
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Sheena Garg Edwards

If the Shoe Fits… Walk awhile in Sheena Edwards’ shoes, as she talks about her new business which takes flip-flops to a whole new level.
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Leanne Wood

Music to Her Ears Leanne Wood '03 is putting her liberal arts education to good use at another well-known university.
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Nick Shockey

Opening Up Nick Shockey '09 began preparing for his current position while still a student on the Skyline campus.
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Barnabas Sprinkle

The Science of Religion The Rev. Barnabas Sprinkle '98, is a long way from any physics lab and that’s an answered prayer.
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Jeff Bennett

Rocket Man “I have one of the coolest jobs I can think of,” says Jeff Bennett '05, he designs and tests rockets.
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Ron Fortin

Principal Reason Last December, Ron Fortin '08 packed his bags and headed for Antigua Guatemala, where he became the principal of the Scheel Center.
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Kim LeBlanc

Lone Star Scout Kim LeBlanc '05, has landed the job of her dreams working for the Texas Film Commission
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Faith Brozovich

Socially Aware Faith Brozovich '03 has only been out of Trinity for six years, but has already made her mark in the world of scientific research.
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Rob Drabkin

Runnin’ Down a Dream Rob Drabkin, who received a double bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and Spanish in 2004, is living his dream – on a tour bus.
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Recent Grads