Peer Liaison 2012-2013
Upon entrance to Yale, all first-year students are assigned a freshman counselor whose main purpose is to serve as a guide and mentor during Freshman Year. In addition to the freshman counselor, a Peer Liaison is assigned to each student of color. The purpose of the Peer Liaison is to provide additional support - addressing the issues and concerns more specific to minority students.
The counselors are open to answer any questions concerning life at Yale. Their principal responsibility is to facilitate the new student’s successful transition into college. They serve as a source of support to ensure each counselee's academic, personal, and social success during the first year in New Haven.
Head Peer Liaison
Davenport College ‘13
Hometown: Sequim, WA
Major: History of Science, History of Medicine
Tribal Affiliation: Jamestown S'Klallam
Interests/Activities: My main interests are public health and native health disparities. On campus I am involved in the Association of Native Americans at Yale and Community Health Educators. I also work as a Native Recruitment Coordinator for the Yale College Admissions Office and as a Research Assistant to Professor Naomi Rogers in the HSHM department.
Berkeley College ‘15
Hometown: Peoria, AZ
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Tribal Affiliation: Tohono O'Odham
Interests/Activities: The items I'd put on a resume include, but are not limited to: the Myanmar Project, Yale Faith and Action (YFA), American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Chinese Adopted Siblings Program for Youth at Yale (CASPY), Lab Research, etc, but I also love playing guitar, exploring/going on random adventures, and eating dried mangoes. :)
Pierson College ‘15
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Major: Geology and Geophysics & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
College: Pierson, Pierson College
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Interest/Activities: Paleontology, Organismal Bioremediation, Evolutionary Medicine, ANAAY, AISES, Davenport Pops Orchestra, Yale Precision Marching Band, Club Geo, Instrumental Connections, STARS, and BCAY.