Meet Our Students

Multiple distinct backgrounds. Multiple crucial callings, one common goal: to take their leadership calling to a higher level as a result of their training at Trinity Florida.


Dan Laliberte's Family Portrait

Dan Laliberte

Was addicted to drugs while his girlfriend was seven months pregnant. Now, he is a TIU-Florida student in the dual degree program, earning a BA in Psychology and an MA in Mental Health Counseling.

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Trinity Florida student Marsha Wilson

Marsha Wilson

An African American woman is passionate about training qualified mental health counselors to meet the need for more therapists with the rise in mental and emotional issues following the pandemic…

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Trinity Florida student Marlene Rice

Marlene Rice

Marlene Rice lived an exciting life before coming to Trinity Florida. She worked in Christian television, smuggled Bibles into closed countries, and assisted major organizations in their fundraising. But when Marlene went through a personal crisis, she knew she needed to be anchored more deeply in her faith. “Trinity came to my rescue,” she says…

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Trinity Florida student Jose Fortenez

Jose Fontanez

Jose became a father at the age of 16. He dropped out of school and got a job. His hard-working family had emigrated from Puerto Rico, and Jose was determined to take care of his two children. “I only had a GED,” says Jose, “but I always wanted to go back to school, to accomplish my education. Finally, in my 30s, I said, ‘It’s my time!’”…

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Trinity Florida student Samantha Spann

Samantha Spann

Her family was homeless during her high school years, so Samantha’s future seemed pretty bleak. One day, her mother surprised her by asking Sam if she would visit Trinity International University-Florida with her to ask about taking some classes. Sam was eighteen, and something came alive in her that day..

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Trinity Florida student Jessica Waddell

Jessica Waddell

Jessica was so uncertain of her future and where God was calling her to go after her Associates degree. However, not only did God guide her to Trinity Florida to complete her Bachelor in Christian Ministries but has also led her to continue her education here at Trinity. With she desires to lead in a multi-cultural aspect…

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Trinity Florida student Eduardo Desousa

Eduardo Desousa

Eduardo grew up in a Sao Paulo slum, surviving as a homeless child on the streets of Brazil’s largest city. Eventually, he took up residence in a Christian orphanage. He grew to adulthood there and remained at the orphanage as a resident staff member. An opportunity to visit Fort Lauderdale leads to a high school equivalency certificate. But the pursuit of Eduardo’s deeply held, lifelong dream…

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Trinity Florida student Amor Sierra

Amor Sierra

Amor fights the pervasive, horrific epidemic of human trafficking. As a survivor of a traumatic childhood fraught with sexual abuse, drug addiction and suicidal thoughts, she understands the feelings of trafficking victims because she has suffered some of the same injustices. But Amor realizes that although she had the heart and the background to provide recovery support, she needs more education…

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