People of Alabama: Trinity Wells of Tuskegee

People of Alabama: Trinity Wells of Tuskegee
Trinity Wells wants to be a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. (Amber Sutton / People of Alabama)

“My greatest accomplishment so far in life is probably making it through the first semester of the ROTC program here. I definitely had moments where I thought I wouldn’t, but I’m hoping to commission in three years to become an U.S. Air Force pilot. I’m drawn to being a pilot because, in all honesty, I don’t want to die a boring death. I want to be a part of something bigger than myself and be a part of a team.” – Trinity Wells of Tuskegee

Trinity Wells is in the ROTC program at Tuskegee University. (Amber Sutton / People of Alabama)

Wells is in the ROTC program and studying mechanical engineering at Tuskegee University. She said she was drawn to the historically Black college and university because it’s a big part of her family legacy.

“My whole family went to Tuskegee, but I wanted to come here because it’s a very diverse campus, and it’s in a small town. I wanted to be away from the city. The people here are very sweet, and it’s really family-oriented.”

These are the faces and stories of people from all walks of life who call Alabama home. People of Alabama is a Red Clay Media and Alabama NewsCenter partnership.

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