Trinity Alumna, Dr. Bi Ade Awosika ‘98 has been chosen as one of the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health for 2021 by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF). Annually, since 2016, NMQF has selected 40 minority health leaders under the age of 40 who have been leading the charge to better patient outcomes and build sustainable healthy communities.
I am a rising third-year student at Connecticut College majoring in Government with a minor in Philosophy. With a nomination to the Posse Foundation from Trinity High School, I received a full-tuition leadership scholarship to study at Connecticut College for my Bachelor of Arts. My passion for activism and work in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion began at Trinity where I was an officer of Students Aligned for Equity and Empowerment. At Connecticut College, I have continued my work to make my College a more equitable and inclusive place through my participation in campus life.
Jerica Tan ’15 is currently a graduate student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where she is working to earn a combined MD-PhD degree. She is spending her spring studying for her second-year medical school exams and volunteering in the COVID vaccination effort. This summer she will begin the Ph.D. portion of her education when she researches the effect of mitochondrial dysfunction in the brain. Her combined MD-Ph.D. degree will allow her to accelerate the translation of medical research to the creation of treatments that benefit patients.
Samantha Sanchez, class of 2010, is a proud entrepreneur and restaurant owner of La Luna, a Mexican restaurant located in Chicago’s vibrant and historically significant Pilsen neighborhood. “After working nearly every role from busser to bartender to Marketing Manager in the restaurant industry since I was 15 years old, I knew that I wanted to take on the challenge of opening up my own restaurant and bringing my ideas and concepts to life,” says Sanchez.
Araceli Rincon ‘00 and her husband Junior Pinal manage Aracely’s Bakery in LaGrange, one of four locations of the Rincon family-owned business. Since March, Araceli and Junior have been donating and delivering meals from their bakery to area frontline workers.
Dr. Laura Williams ‘07 graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology with Honors. After initially pursuing a career in biological anthropology, Laura’s desire to serve led her to medical school.
Maria Spearmon ‘18 is currently a senior at Clark Atlanta University double majoring in Mass Media and Pre Law. Maria shared an update regarding the amazing experiences she has been afforded since graduating from Trinity. This empowered Blazer is setting the world on fire...