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Cate Gillham

Cate is a 2013 Trinity grad who is currently a senior at St. Stephen's Episcopal School.  Cate recently won the Grand Prize for Best Production at the Girls Impact the World Film Festival at Harvard College for her documentary "On Shaving." Cate is now working on a documentary for the entrprenurial group Empowering  a Billion Women by 2020.  Hear Cate speak more about leadership and filmmaking here.


Bailey Pownall and Molly Laycock were part of Trinity’s first graduating class back in 2006. Since then, they have been busy cultivating a world filled with positive social capital. In 2014, Bailey and a group of friends founded the Honeycomb Group, a network of charities and donors raising awareness and funds for under the radar causes through collaboration and fun social events. The news of Honeycomb spread fast and other Trinity alums were quick to jump on board. Molly Laycock is a board member and Merrill Robinson is the Secretary of the Board and External Affairs. Each credits Trinity to instilling the values that propelled them to where they are today.

Click here to read an interview with Bailey and Molly from the Fall 2015 edition of T Magazine

Click here to read an open letter from Molly to the Trinity Family from the Fall 2014 edition of T Magazine.

Click here to check out the Honeycomb Group’s website. 


Nicole Ezell is a 2007 Trinity graduate who is now a senior biology major at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Always putting her warm soul and bright spirit to good use, Nicole focuses her energy on giving back to her community, which is something she hopes to continue doing after graduation. She is part of the Reed College Night Owls, a group that offers students support in staying safe during weekend evenings and special social events. She also interns at the White Bird Clinic, a human services organization dedicated to providing humanistic care to the underserved, primarily homeless, community in Eugene, Oregon. There, her work centers on the main clinic, which provides 24/7 phone and in-person mental health crisis intervention, as well as ongoing counseling and a homeless day-use area, including a phone, bathroom, and mail and message service. After graduation, she hopes to go to nursing school and plans to complete White Bird’s rigorous crisis intervention training.

Click here to learn more about the Reed College Night Owls program.

Click here to learn more about the White Bird Clinic. Nicole promises that any donations (socks, bottled water or Gatorade) sent to White Bird Clinic – 341 E 12th St., Eugene, OR 97401 – would be put to excellent use.


Dylan Cole

Dylan Cole is a 2013 graduate of Trinity Episcopal School. Cole was very active in Trinity’s theatrical productions, and since graduating has already gone on to be featured in the independent drama Hellion, one of only 118 films selected for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. He lists his favorite Trinity memory as playing the villain in the Trinity production of Wiley and the Hairy Man. When he is not starring in upcoming indie flicks, Cole enjoys playing pool and attending St. Stephen’s high school, where he is a freshman. 

Click here to read an interview with Dylan from the Fall 2013 edition of T Magazine. 

Click here to check out Dylan's IMDB page. 

Elizabeth Carls

Elizabeth Carls is a 2007 Trinity graduate who is now a junior at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Recently, Elizabeth had the opportunity to meet renowned journalist Amanda Ripley, who ended up interviewing Carls and using her story to promote her new book “The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way”.  Carls is currently studying abroad in Santiago, Chile. 

Click here to watch a video for Amanda Ripley's latest book. Elizabeth appears at the :44 second mark. 

Click here to read a Q&A with Elizabeth Carls from the Fall 2013 T Magazine. 

Mac Porter

Mac Porter is a 2009 graduate of Trinity Episcopal School and currently a freshman at the University of Michigan. Mac was very active in Trinity’s music program, and after attending St. Andrew’s Episcopal High School in Austin; he decided he wanted to study sound engineering and music production at the University of Michigan. Mac plays guitar, bass, drums and piano and is currently pursuing his dream of becoming a music producer and audio engineer. 

Click here to check out Mac's ReverbNation page with full samples of work he has written and produced. 

Click here to check out Mac's music on iTunes. 

Chris Currens

Chris Currens is a 2009 Trinity graduate who is currently studying business and piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music. During his time at Trinity, Chris was known for his beautiful piano performances during big events like all-school chapel. In the past several years, Currens has performed in concerts, contests and master classes from China to Italy, and was one of only six American teenagers invited to represent the American College of Musicians in Shanghai in February of 2012. 

Click here to watch Chris Currens performing Bach Prelude in D Minor Book II, #6. 


Kelsie Payne

Kelsie Payne is a 2010 graduate of Trinity Episcopal School and a current senior at Connally High School. She started playing volleyball in 5th grade at Trinity and now, Kelsie is signed to play volleyball for the University of Kansas Jayhawks beginning in the fall of 2014. During her time at Connally, Kelsie broke four school records, including setting the best hitting percentage in a season and recording the most career blocks. She plans to major in Psychology and her volleyball dream is to win a national championship and play for the USA in the Olympics. When she thinks back to her days at Trinity, she still remembers her 5th grade math teacher Mr. Moore, who always made class fun and interesting and taught her that it’s OK to ask for help. 

Mady Berry

Mady Berry is a 2008 Trinity graduate who is now in her sophomore year at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mady is in the fashion design department at SAIC although she is also learning about textile design whenever she can. Of the art school environment, Mady says that it is an incredibly inspiring place full of interesting and passionate people with a wide variety of interests. “I tend to not have much free time outside of the studio and sleeping,” Mady jokes. “It’s definitely a lot of work but we are one big family and it is totally worth it.”  Currently, Mady is working on finishing her collection for the big end-of-year fashion show in May. For inspiration, she tapped into her Texas roots and has designed a look she calls “HOME on the Range”, which she calls a bizarre mix of cowboy and Texas football tradition. 

Kimberly Krebs

Kimberly Krebs is a 2008 graduate of Trinity Episcopal School and is now a sophomore at Stanford University where she is majoring in cultural anthropology. While at Stanford, she has embraced many study abroad opportunities that the university offers, most recently traveling to Santiago, Chile for a semester. In Santiago, she took classes including the Modernization of Latin America and Women Writers of Latin America in the 20th century. She also had many exciting cultural experiences, including being there for the Chilean national independence celebration of Fiestas Patrias, and learning the ins-and-outs of Chilean Spanish. Kimberly also spent three weeks last summer on an overseas seminar class in Rio de Janeiro, and is currently studying Portuguese so that she can do more research there in the future. 

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