Founded in the fall of 1987, Traveling Treasure Trunk is Tufts University’s own
children’s theatre troupe that uniquely blends theatre performance with community
service. TRUNK writes, directs, and costumes its own original skits, songs, and
plays and performs them for kids at daycares, hospitals, and preschools in the
greater Boston area. As Tufts’ only children’s’ entertainment troupe, TRUNK takes
tremendous pride in the quality of its performances.
The Traveling Treasure Trunk proudly presents…our brand new website!
Jamie Hess Wollum '15
Hometown: Denver, CO
Minor: Mass Communications and Media Studies
Trunker since: Freshman Fall with Michael and Alyssa ('12)!
As TRUNK’s most ticklish member, Jamie can sometimes be spotted around campus walking her beloved bandana-wearing stuffed animal dog Honey!! When not daydreaming of doing arts and crafts and other various noodly projects, Jamie likes to take photos, jump rope, wear her funky flowery hat, and sing her all-time favorite TRUNK song about our goofy friend Tony, Toe-knee-Chest-nut!! A silly + little known fact about Ms. Jamie T.? She can write using both of her hands!
Michael Goldfarb Maskin '15
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
Major: Political Science and American Studies
Trunker since: Freshman Fall with Jamie and Alyssa ('12)!
As TRUNK’s most pun-alicious member, Michael will always surprise you with the silliest and bestest puns you ever did hear! When not being chased around as his favorite fuzzy TRUNK character Gorilla, Michael enjoys riding his bike, playing baseball, doing wacky- jacks, and reading books. Whatever he does, he just has fun doing it!! A silly + little known fact about Mr. Michael T.? He can juggle and eat ice cream at the same time!
Samuel Ellington Zollman '15
Hometown: Brandon, VT
Major: Developmental Communication, Environmental Education and Media
Trunker since: Freshman Spring with Ethan!
TRUNK’s gangliest and freckliest member, Sam is often seen cruising the streets of Somerville on his long board. When he’s not being a sk8er boy, Sam likes to go exploring, hang with those wacky Trunkers, and peruse the student garden as his favorite TRUNK character, the ever-so-sassy Cattywompus! A silly + little known fact about Mr. Sam T.? When he grows up he wants to be a baseball-playing astronaut rockstar!!
Nikki Bank '15
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Trunker since: Freshman Fall with Jeremy, Marshall and Sarah!
As TRUNK’s giant-veggie-loving member, Nikki could doodle and go exploring all day long if she could! When she’s not acting in her favorite TRUNK skit called Red Bench, this sesquipedalian lady enjoys doing metalwork, collaging, painting, and traveling. She also participates in the Tufts chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls! A silly + little known fact about Ms. Nikki T.? She once won an entire chocolate bunny by guessing its weight!
Rachel Allison Frenkel '16
Hometown: Falls Church, VA
Major: Computer Science
Trunker since: Freshman spring with George!
As TRUNK’s most shower-singingest member, Rachel is always sounding and smelling as fresh as hot cross bunny rabbits. If you can move quick enough, you will find Rachel traveling the world, creating new food concoctions, and doing Magnus-Maximus –level math (she doesn’t even use her fingers!). When she wants to kick back and relax from all of that hulaballo, Rachel enjoys doodling like her favorite TRUNK artiste, Patty Picasso. A silly and little known fact about Ms. Rachel T.? She is a master of awkward parkour.
Sarah “George” Belle Killian '16
Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland
Major: Environmental Studies, Peace and Justice Studies
Trunker since: Freshman spring with Rachel Trunker
As Trunk’s smileyest member, George brings joy wherever she goes. When she is not crooning about her favorite TRUNK character, the lovable Tony Chestnut, George can be found dancing, eating, and fighting climate change all at the same time! Though she is just a freshman, George wants to declare a major in carousel horse riding, which will be sure to make her smile even more. A silly + little known fact about Ms. George T.? She once blew a bubble gum bubble the size of her face! She would make Cha-Cha proud.
Gabrielle Wehmeyer Galat '15
Hometown: Andover, MA
Major: Community Health and Child Development
Trunker since: Junior fall with Rachel K and Sam B!
As Trunk's most REI-posterchild-est member, Gab is always ready with a bowl of oatmeal and brown sugar to take on her bike-rides/runs/hikes. When she isn't sniffing out her favorite scents of clean laundry and campfires, or shouting her favorite song about her friend the penguin, Gab is swooning over her labradoodle Zoe. But don't worry - she is always careful not to make her stuffed Walrus, appropriately named Waury, jealous. A silly + little known fact about Ms. Gab G.? She makes sure to incorporate her bright orange rain coat into all of her outfits - she's at a severe disadvantage in laser tag.
Samuel Wesley Boatner '16
Hometown: Boise, ID
Major: Clinical Psychology
Trunker since: Sophomore Fall with Gab and Rachel K!
As Trunk’s zestiest member, Sam has been found many a time halfway up a tree covered in sap and enjoying his favorite sandwich: peanut butter and jellyfish! When he isn’t gulping down his culinary creations in some far away conifer, or dancing like Backwards Dave all throughout campus, Sam dreams of joining the circus and living under the big top. Zoinks! Even though Sam is busy chasing adventure and painting upside down self-portraits with Rudy the Spider, he will always welcome you along! A zany tidbit about Sam? Before being a Trunker, Sam was raised by gorillas to be the mighty Samsquatch (turns out he doesn’t like the taste of leaves)!
Rachel Anne Kornetsky '17
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Major: Peace and Justice and/or Child Development
Trunker since: Freshman fall with Gab and Sam B!
As Trunk's most cuddle-obsessed member, Rachel can often be found frolicking though meadows and singing some of her favorite Disney music! When not daydreaming about traveling around the whole wide world using her special map reading skills that she learned at Mouse Scouts, just like her favorite TRUNK character Marcel, Rachel likes performing, reading a good book, playing Twister, talking in silly voices, and giving the best hugs ever. A silly + little known fact about Rachel T.? She can say the alphabet backwards faster than she can say it forwards!
Ana Thompson Baustin '17
Hometown: Northampton, MA
Trunker since: Freshman Spring with Hadley and Adam!
As TRUNK's fuzziest member, Ana loves laughing extremely loudly and dancing like a crazy person. If she’s not sitting on TRUNK’s imaginary red bench, you can probably find her drinking tea, frantically memorizing lines for a play, or planning her next adventure. She loves being goofy, which takes up almost all of her time. A silly + little known fact about Ms. Ana T.? She thinks that mud sliding is the best form of transportation!
Hadley Dian Gibson '16
Hometown: Freeport, ME
Minor: Mass Communications and Media Studies
Trunker since: Sophomore Spring with Adam and Ana!
As Trunk's bounciest member, Hadley can be seen hopping around campus all day, because she loves to be the busiest bumblebee! When she isn't chasing down frisbees or writing limericks about wombats, Hadley likes to blow bubbles while lying on the grass, hunting for roley-poleys, and reading a good book. A silly and little known fact about Ms. Hadley T.? She once caught a butterfly one-handed while playing soccer!
Adam MacCameron Kaminski '17
Hometown: Arlington, MA
Trunker since: Freshman Spring with Hadley and Ana!
As Trunk's most adventurer-est member, Adam can usually be found mixing something presumably edible into something else presumably edible. When he's finally sated, look out world! Adam's latest edition comes equipped with zesty dance moves, zesty and zany Birkenstocks, and zesty and zany and quasi-nonfunctional laser vision. A silly + little known fact about Adam T.? He plays the tuba about as well as he can throw it.
Emma June Youcha '18
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Trunker since: Freshman fall with Kat!
As TRUNK’s giggliest member, Emma can be spotted slapping her knee as silently as possible in the library and laughing righteously everywhere else. When she’s not snickering with friends, she can be found singing under her breath, spinning in circles, reading stories aloud, or pulling out the dance moves. A silly and little known fact about Emma T.? She once read a book while hula hooping on roller blades! For real!
Kathryn Ann Gibson '18
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Trunker since: Freshman fall with Emma!
As Trunk’s grooviest member, Kat can by found forever trying to discover the perfect dance move! When she isn’t browsing the intarwebz for yummy hot sauce or flipping through her favorite Atlas, she can be heard practicing her rad-est words and being the most likely to laugh excessively at all the other Trunkers’ jokes. Kat enjoys collecting funny stickers as well as writing some creative stories for her journal that’s hidden under her pillow. A silly + little known fact about Ms. Kat T.? She can make some gnarly goofy faces…ask her to show you sometime!
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