Trinity McGregor
Trinity McGregor
Photographer

@photosbydanae3

Trinity McGregor is the founder of PhotosByDanae3, a photography business and is now a student at UCLA in Los Angeles, California.
The Challenge
Business: PhotosByDaNae3
Location: Los Angeles, California
Description: Photography services, specializing in portraits and holiday or special occasion photos.
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A few weeks before Christmas, in December of 2018, Trinity’s home was burglarized. The thieves stole a significant amount of her possessions including her MacBook Air, Nikon D3500 DSLR camera and even her dog.  She had saved up for over a year to make these purchases for her photography business. This equipment had been used by her to photograph events such as birthday parties, graduations, sporting events, and provided additional income for herself and her family. 
 
Despite having her business equipment and personal belongings stolen, Trinity managed to rebuild and recreate her successful photography business, PhotosByDaNae3. When faced with difficult circumstances, Trinity has never made excuses or complained. Instead, she has always chosen to work even harder to find solutions and ultimately succeed in all of her artistic, academic and athletic endeavors. Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Trinity's determination to overcome the adversity she faced continues to inspire people across the country. 
The IMPACT
With IMPACT’s help, Trinity was able to recover from the loss of her business equipment as well as jump start her photography career.

Members of IMPACT’s team were able to help Trinity:
  • Recover $2,135 worth of photography equipment, including a Nikon Camera Model D3500 DSLR and MacBook Air.
  • Earn $500 in profit from selling her photographs on the University of Tampa’s campus to put into her Charles Schwab investment account
  • Arrange for a private tour of Manhattan Beach Studios with professional photographer Mark Nicholas
  • Coordinate to be a special VIP Guest on America’s Funniest Videos (AFV) alongside Alfonso Ribeiro
  • Provide a $100 startup investment through a Charles Schwab brokerage account.
Today
Trinity recently graduated high school with two Associate of Arts (AA) Degrees in addition to her diploma. Trinity has chosen to continue her education at UCLA where she plans to pursue a major in a business related field. Trinity intends to continue her photography journey in college, while improving and expanding her work. 
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Industry Mentor
Mea-Lynn Wong
Mea-Lynn Wong
VP Financial Consultant
Charles Schwab
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Project Director
Scott Miller
Scott Miller
IMPACT Board Member
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Project Manager
Cecelia DiNicola
Cecelia DiNicola
University of Tampa
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Research Analysts
Hannah Hines
Alexandra Bohne
Hannah Hines
Alexandra Bohne
Cali Oliver
Cali Oliver
University of Tampa
University of Tampa
University of Tampa
Samantha Hoover
Samantha Hoover
University of Tampa