Austin Trinity

An independent K-8 Episcopal day school five miles from the heart of Austin

Amazing Alumni

Trinity alumni are a proud and growing community who graduate on to academic achievement, community engagement, and leadership. They leave Trinity prepared for excellence in high school, university and beyond.

Alumni: Stay connected and share your story! You are part of a special community – a community that shares memories of a place that helped shape your lives.

Tell us what you've been up to!


 

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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 entreprenurial group Empowering  a Billion Women by 2020.  Hear Cate speak more about leadership and filmmaking.

BAILEY POWNALL AND MOLLY LAYCOCK

Bailey and Molly 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.

Read an interview with Bailey and Molly from the Fall 2015 edition of T Magazine

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

NICOLE EZELL

Nicole 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 offering 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 plans to attend medical school; she is currently researching a computational model of intercellular protein signaling pathways disrupted in schizophrenia for a senior thesis.

Dylan Cole

A 2013 graduate of Trinity, 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 production of Wiley and the Hairy Man. When he is not starring in indie flicks, Cole enjoys playing pool and attending St. Stephen’s, where he is a senior. 

Check out Dylan's IMDB page. 

Elizabeth Carls

A 2007 Trinity graduate, Elizabeth  attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Recently, Elizabeth had the opportunity to meet renowned journalist Amanda Ripley, who interviewing her and using her story to promote her new book, The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way. Carls graduated from Stanford in 2015 with degrees in Economics and Public Policy. Currently, she works as a consultant for Bain and Company in Washington, D.C.

Mac Porter

A 2009 graduate, Mac is currently a senior at the University of Michigan studying Performing Arts Technology. Mac was active in Trinity’s music program, and after attending St. Andrew’s Episcopal  School, he decided 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.  Mac is also the principle of Mac Porter Audio, providing mixing,editing, and mastering audio services for independent musicians. 

Chris Currens

A 2009 Trinity graduate, Chris went on to study Music Business at the University of Texas at Austin. 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, he 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 2012. While at UT, Chris performed and competed in music events around the globe. Since his graduation from UT, Chris is completing an internship at the Long Center for Performing Arts.

Watch Chris perform Bach Prelude in D Minor Book II, #6. 

 

Kelsie Payne

A 2010 graduate, Kelsie is a current junior at University of Kansas. She started playing volleyball in 5th grade at Trinity and now, is a starter for University of Kansas Jayhawks volleyball. During her time at Connally High School, Kelsie broke four school records, including setting the best hitting percentage in a season and recording the most career blocks. Last year, Kelsie led the Big 12 in total kills (496) and kills per set (4.4) and holds KU’s single-season kills record. A breakout 2015-16 year included AVCA All-America First Team honors, and she was named to the USA Volleyball Pan American Cup roster. 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.  Read more about Kelsie and her awards both on and off the court.

Mady Berry

Mady is a 2008 Trinity graduate and a 2016 graduate of the the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied Fashion and Textile Design. Of the art school environment, Mady says 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.” During her studies, Mady received The Morris and Rose Goldman Scholarship (2014), The Ungaro Scholarship (2015) and The Shirley G. Schnackenberg Student Grant in Fashion Design (2016). In September of 2016 she was chosen as a CFDA+ Design Graduate by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Mady has worked for Vivienne Westwood in London, Bernhard Willhelm in Los Angeles, and Signe Bøgelund-Jensen in Copenhagen. Her work has been featured in Paper Magazine, Bullett Magazine, Refigural Magazine, and Women's Wear Daily among others.  Read more about Mady and her creative spirit, and check out her designs.

Kimberly Krebs

Kimberly is a 2008 graduate of Trinity and a 2016 graduate of Stanford University where she majored in cultural anthropology. While at Stanford, she embraced many study abroad opportunities, including 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 on an overseas seminar class in Rio de Janeiro, and studied Portuguese to do research there in the future. 

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