Trinity Rogers.
Trinity Rogers.

Villanova Scholar Named Idol Family Fellow

Spring 2022 | New Orleans

Trinity Rogers, a sophomore at Villanova University majoring in peace and justice, was one of three students named to Villanova’s Idol Family Summer Fellows Program. The new fellowship is aimed at advancing gender equity and promoting social change while fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Trinity will be working on a project entitled, “The ’Steenth Street Project: Recovering Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s Stories of Black Childhood.” Her efforts will focus on the recovery of a lost short story collection written by Alice Dunbar-Nelson, a New Orleans-born, Black author and activist. The project also involves the creation of a digital edition of the collection and the development of a paired teaching curriculum for K-12 school systems.

“I am most looking forward to working with such a talented group of people on this project—all of whom are women and almost all of whom are women of color,” Trinity says. “The project has expanded into community outreach as well, so I am also excited to be of help in any way I can to the education system in Philadelphia.”

Trinity hopes to attend law school, aiming towards a career as a civil rights attorney.

In other campus commitments, Trinity serves as programming co-chair for the Association for Change and Transformation, an organization that educates the Villanova community on dynamics of social identity, power, privilege and oppression, crafting dialogue facilitation and interactive workshops. She is also a member of Amnesty International, the Black Student Union, and the Black Pre-Law Society on campus.

After graduation, Trinity hopes to attend law school, aiming towards a career as a civil rights attorney.