Meet Annabelle ’17 #MyTrinityJourney

“My journey at Trinity was very different from what I am doing now. I was more of an artist than a scientist. But I realize now that the lessons I learned apply to both. I think the path I’ve taken is a bit more unorthodox than I would have expected, but now I know that I wouldn’t have it any other way. Recently, I had the confidence to apply to a research position in Estonia, even though it wasn’t directly in line with my academic path or career intentions. Now I am pursuing a degree in Earth & Environmental Science at the University of Michigan. My advice: be bold, ask questions, and NEVER underestimate yourself.”

Annabella Fritts ’17, University of Michigan

Meet Parker ’20 #MyTrinityJourney

“I had no idea I would become so involved at Trinity!  When I first got here my passion was softball, but over the past three years, I discovered that there were other options to try. I participated in basketball, sailing, and service projects. I took classes in drama and choir and became more involved in Trinity’s art program. Last year I played Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, a task that freshman me would never have done. I still take pride in going out on the field and representing the Blazers each spring for softball, but I am grateful for all the other experiences that offered me windows through which I could see many possibilities.”

Parker Phillips ’20, Roosevelt Middle School, River Forest

Grace ’12 #MyTrinityJourney

Since graduating from Trinity in 2012, I went to the University of Illinois where I graduated with two degrees, one in Psychology and one in communication, and a minor in business. During my time at school, I worked as a telemarketer collecting donations, which is where I found my passion for sales! 

Once I graduated from U of I, I got a job at the Kraft Heinz Company as a Business Development Management Trainee in Kansas City. It was a 6 month program in which I got to do a variety of analytical projects for the team I was working on. After that, I was an in-store Customer Retail Manager in the same market. 

I then got a promotion to be a Customer Sales Advisor up in Minneapolis, which basically I managed the money that my team could spend to run deals at various stores. I have since recently been promoted into a Customer Category Manager position, which is an account manager calling on an entire region managing about  $230MM of revenue. I also recently started working at the fitness studio that I frequent, Alchemy 365, as a Studio Lead associate with the hopes of becoming a coach in 2020!

It goes without saying that I could not have gotten when I am today without the education that I received at Trinity. I am beyond grateful for the confidence that going to an all-girls school gave me. I know that if I put 100% effort into something I can do it, even if it seems like it might be too advanced for me or something that I don’t know how to do. The IB program was also a great prep for college and life in general, as it taught me how to buckle down and get difficult tasks done in a timely fashion. I really did learn skills that I still use today while writing my IB essays that help me focus when I have a difficult task to do. 

Grace Cortina ’12

Meet Bi ’98 #MyTrinityJourney

“Words cannot express how invaluable the experiences were to not only be empowered by wonderful educators, peers, staff and advocates at Trinity on a daily basis, but to also have the opportunity to participate in the rigorous training of the International Baccalaureate Program. The curriculum was an impetus to challenge myself while building on fundamental principles that helped shaped my knowledge base and work ethic to prepare myself to pursue a career in medicine. Additionally, that light that has been ignited since then and the ability to now advocate for others through teaching, mentorship, and service continues to rejuvenate my perspective on life. I will be forever grateful towards the people and for the memories that shaped my Trinity days.” 

Bi Ade Awosika, MD, FACP, FHM

First #AllWomanSpacewalk

So glad to be able to witness the first all-female spacewalk. It took 60 years of space exploration, but today Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made the excursion from the International Space Station so that they could make an urgent repair to the station’s power system. That’s the significant part—-they weren’t just floating around in space, these women are skilled engineers called upon to fix a very valuable power system in space. Historical, but once again proving that women are more than capable members of society. All we need is access to a chance to contribute. Trinity is that special place that allows girls to contribute. Here they can shine and be empowered. It’s a great day to #BeABlazer.” – Dr. Roz Iasillo THS Science Teacher #AllGirlsSchool #WomenInStem