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Success Profiles

Meet just some of Trinity’s many successful graduates, leaders in their careers, communities, or academic programs.

Jamileth Mendez ’23

From Marylandmatters.org: “Mendez, 22, a 2023 Trinity Washington University graduate, was matched with Edmonston, a historic Anacostia River port town with a strong environmental ethic. In college she co-founded the Sustainability Initiatives Club, and in...

Lucy Hernandez Romero ’17

“My journey in service and academics has been underscored by a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Trinity University-Washington. This multidisciplinary background equips me with a keen analytical mindset, effective communication...

Jameka Hodnett ’14

Jameka is the recipient of the 2023 Department of Energy Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Award for Advocacy. According to the Announcement from the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative, “Jameka Hodnett is a passionate...

Destinee Smith ’20

Destinee launched a counselor test preparation business in 2021 called Study Stoop LLC.

Brigid Otieno ’09

A foreign service officer at the U.S. Department of State, Brigid plans and prepares the Secretary of State’s domestic and international travel and reviews briefing materials

Margarita Vasquez Martinez ’20

A paralegal in the anti human trafficking unit of Colorado Legal Service, Margarita has received three U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Awards

Sydney Cross ’10

A passion for global issues and pursuing outstanding opportunities at Trinity put Sydney Cross on a path for her successful career as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State. She earned her...

Eugene Pinkard ’01

Eugene Pinkard is an experienced educator and policy leader who currently serves as director of practice and leadership, at the Aspen Institute’s Education and Society program. The Aspen Institute is an influential, global nonprofit organization...

Chante Coleman ’18

As a lead teacher at KIPP:DC Schools, Chante Coleman is paying it forward: She was one of the very first KIPP graduates to enroll at Trinity, fall 2013, after Trinity officially partnered with KIPP. She...

Dr. Karen Archambault ’03

Dr. Karen Archambault ’03 is vice president of enrollment management and student success at Rowan College at Burlington County. She earned her master of arts in counseling from Trinity in 2003. She received her bachelor’s degree...

Caryle Murphy ‘68

Caryle Murphy is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who has covered some of the most war-torn countries around the globe. As a foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, she reported in the following regions: South Africa...

Kossi Jeremie Siwotso ’12

Kossi Jeremie Siwotso is an attorney and managing partner of the law firm he co-founded, Impact Legal Group, which focuses on immigration and family law, supporting clients seeking asylum, green card status and citizenship and...

Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58

The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58 has dedicated her career to public service, serving as a Congresswoman in the U.S. House of Representatives for eight terms, representing Connecticut’s first district. She graduated from Trinity in...

Amy Costello ’92

Amy Costello is the founder of Tiny Spark, a nonprofit, independent podcast news program that investigates nonprofits, philanthropy, international development and social enterprise. Tiny Spark was acquired by The Nonprofit Quarterly in 2018. She graduated...

Tiffany House ’13

Tiffany House is a small business innovation research commercialization specialist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She earned MBA from Trinity in 2013 and earned her bachelor of science in economics from Central...

Nicole Lang ’89

Dr. Nicole V. Lang is a board certified pediatrician with over 26 years experience in caring for children in the Washington metropolitan area.  She is the founder, president and CEO of both Washington Pediatric Associates and...

Carl Patton ’04

Carl Patton, who has more than 30 years of experience in education, is the principal and chief academic officer of The John Carroll School, a co-educational Catholic high school in Bel Air, Maryland. He previously...

Ruth LaToison Ifill ’17

Ruth LaToison Ifill is the president & CEO of Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG). WRAG is a regional association of foundations and corporate giving programs that embrace and advance a vision of an equitable...

Holly Hill ’05

Holly Hill is the principal of the Wayside Elementary School in Potomac, Maryland. She earned a master of science in administration with a focus on educational administration from Trinity’s School of Education in 2005. Her...

Nicole T. Carr ’09

Nicole “Nicci” Carr is an undergraduate coordinator for Georgia State University in the College of Arts and Sciences’ biology department. She earned a bachelor of arts from Georgia State University and earned her master of...

Dr. Sarrah Johnson ’09

Dr. Sarrah Johnson, DNP, MBA, RN, is the chief diversity and inclusion officer and senior vice president of Operations for U.S. Renal Care. She earned her BSN from Trinity in 2009 and her MBA from...

Angela Anderson ’11

Angela Anderson has been a nurse for 18 years and is currently an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at Georgetown Home Care. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from Trinity in 2011 and...

Natalie S. Wilson ’03

Natalie Wilson is the co-founder and chief operating officer of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. (BAMFI), whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color, provide vital resources and tools to missing...

Torri S. Silver ’10

Torri Silver is currently an organizational development consultant and leads the Atlas Academy and Performance Institute founded by Atlas Research. In her role, she oversees all corporate learning and development programs. She leads the execution...

Kristen L. Hogue, DVM ’06

Dr. Kristen Hogue worked at the Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park as a veterinary assistant while attending Trinity. Today, she owns the practice! After she earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Trinity in...

Naya Eady ’16

“I am beyond grateful for the education I received at Trinity; the small class sizes were great for me. I never felt like I was just a number in the classroom, and my professors were...

Sherron Washington ’03 ’05

Sherron Washington is the founder and CEO of the P3 Solution, a full-service marketing and communications (marcomm) firm in the Washington, DC, region that specializes in providing easy marketing strategy, messaging, design and social media...

Jennifer M. Fisher ’07

Jennifer Fisher is the founder of the Fisher Clay Group, a boutique consultancy dedicated to helping creatives navigate the political landscape and use their voice to influence change. Through her firm, she  advises brands and...

Dr. Jenifer Campbell ’99

Jenifer Campbell, Ed.D., a longtime administrator and former director of residential life at the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham University, was appointed dean of students for Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in January 2021. She is...

Jeanette Jackson Clark ’70

Judge Jeanette Jackson Clark is currently senior associate judge at the District of Columbia Superior Court where she was appointed to the court in 2002 by President George W. Bush. Judge Clark was born and...

Claudia Quiñonez ’20

Claudia Quiñonez is an advocate and organizing manager at the state level for United We Dream, where she worked and interned for several years while she was a student at Trinity. A Dreamer, TheDream.US scholar...

Charlene Valdez ’17

“As a Trinity alumna, I am eternally grateful for the quality education, immense support from the Faculty, and the experiences I had while there. Trinity helped me discover my untapped potential, helped to build a...

Adriana Pino Delgado ’19

“Obtaining a Biology degree at Trinity literally changed my life! Trinity’s motto is “Discover Your Strength”, I definitely found mine!”

Kathleen Sebelius ’70

Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius served as the 21st Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2009 until 2014 under the Obama Administration and was responsible for the implementation of the Affordable Care...

Alysha Rajnarine ’99

Alysha Rajnarine is the associate principal counsel for National Geographic Partners, a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company, where she is in charge of all legal issues for programming licenses and global content acquisitions....

TyKera Marrow ’12

TyKera Marrow is a doctoral student studying clinical psychology at Jackson State University. She was selected to participate in Health Policy Research Scholars, a leadership program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). She is...

KerriLaine Clark Prunella ’08

KerriLaine Clark Prunella is the chief human capital officer at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; she was appointed in March 2020. With 20 years of experience in her field, Prunella has worked in both...

Mary McGowan ’79

Mary McGowan joined the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research as the organization’s first-ever chief executive officer in 2020. As CEO, Mary serves as the primary representative and spokesperson for FSR and leads the organization’s strategic vision...

Janie S. Esteva ’07

Janie Pacheco Esteva is a foreign affairs officer with the U.S. Department of State, where she oversees the promotion of democracy and human rights in Brazil, Venezuela and the Southern Cone for the Bureau of...

Corrine R. Cannon ’00,’03

Corrine R. Cannon is the founder and executive director of the Greater DC Diaper Bank. Since 2010, her organization has given away over two million diapers to low-income Washington, D.C., area families. The diaper bank...

Brittany Walker ’19

Brittany Walker ’19 is a nurse in the Labor & Delivery unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. They have regular patients as well as some COVID-19 patients in the unit.

Samantha Jackson ’18

Samantha Jackson ’18 is a nurse in the cardiac step-down unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

Stephanie Flores ’19

Stephanie Flores ’19 is currently working as a step-down ICU nurse at Shady Grove Hospital. Her unit has had to change some areas to accept COVID-19 patients, especially ones with heart issues.

Elexis Brown ’19

Elexis Brown ’19 is currently working as an RN in the surgical and medical ICU at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

British Abrams ’19

British Abrams ’19 has always known she wanted to be a nurse since the age of four.

Kelly Lee ’20

Kelly Lee Kelly Lee ’20 is a clinical laboratory assistant with Curative, a bio-technology company committed to increasing Covid-19 testing across the U.S. At Trinity, she earned her bachelor of science in biology, with an...

Stacia Brown ’01

Stacia Brown ’01 is a producer at North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC. She earned her Trinity bachelor’s degree with a major in English. She was formerly a producer on Joshua Johnson’s 1A on NPR. She produced...

Christina Swinney ’20

Christina Swinney, Trinity Washington University Class of 2020, has been named a Pope Francis Scholar at the National Catholic School of Social Services at Catholic University for the MSW Program.

Aalayah Eastmond

Aalayah Eastmond, Criminal Justice Major at Trinity Washington University and lead organizer behind the group Concerned Citizens of D.C. spoke at the March on Washington on Aug. 28th, 2020

Ewaoluwa Ogundana ’20

Political Science major and President of the Student Government Council who was recently published in The Hechinger Report.

Natalie Prince ’17

Medical-Surgical Nurse, Geriatric Resource Nurse, Sibley Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Anna Spriggs ’06

Chief of Human Resources and Administration, Truth Initiative, largest nonprofit public health organization in the U.S.

Minnie Barnes ’18

Minnie Barnes is a senior consultant for Deloitte, where she has worked in various positions since she graduated from Trinity in 2018. A graduate of Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., she received a prestigious...

Michelle Mitchell ’06

Michelle Mitchell leads Facebook’s Strategic Communities Initiative, working closely with Facebook’s entertainment, news and sports partnerships teams and Instagram team. Her objective is to make representation “real” — increasing equity and driving value creation for...

Brandon Todd ’09

Brandon Todd, who earned his MBA from Trinity in 2009, is director of corporate policy at Washington Gas. For six years, he served as a D.C. Council Member representing Ward 4. He was Muriel Bowser’s...

Anastasia Kelly ’71

Anastasia Kelly ’71 is a partner with DLA Piper, a global law firm with lawyers in more than 40 countries. She is currently the senior advisor to the chair of DLA Piper and executive director...