Members

Feel free to reach out to any member at any time! We look forward to hearing your thoughts, ideas, and concerns. For more information about our specific roles, see the Structure section on this site.

 

Executive board

  SALONI RAO ,  President    saloni.rao@yale.edu

SALONI RAO, President

saloni.rao@yale.edu

  HEIDI DONG, Vice President    heidi.dong@yale.edu

HEIDI DONG, Vice President

heidi.dong@yale.edu

  KIRAN DAMODARAN, Chief of Staff    kiran.damodaran@yale.edu

KIRAN DAMODARAN, Chief of Staff

kiran.damodaran@yale.edu

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Hi, I’m Sal! I'm a junior in Davenport and an American Studies and Music Major from Washington, D.C. Aside from Council, I twirl flags with the Yale Color Guard team and am a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. In my free time, I enjoy eating vegan ice cream, watching old British detective shows, making coffee for friends (I’m a barista!), and cheering for the Green Bay Packers. I’m also a big fan of baby squirrels and my carefully-crafted “Soft Folk Rock” Pandora station.

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Hello! I’m Heidi, and I’m a junior in Morse. I’m a pre-med student majoring in MCDB, and I’m from Peoria, Illinois. Last year, I served as one of the University Services Director, and I’m excited to serve as Vice President this year! Outside of YCC, I’m a student tour guide as well as a member of Community Health Educators. When I have spare time and/or am procrastinating, I enjoy reading, attending performances around campus, and watching food videos.

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Hi folks! My name is Kiran and I am a sophomore in Pauli Murray College. I am a prospective Economics and English major originally from the ever-beautiful Garden State, New Jersey. I served as a representative for Pauli Murray this past year, as well as chair of the New Colleges Committee. Outside of YCC, I am a Communication and Consent Educator (CCE) and Vice President of the Yale Undergraduate Consulting Group. In my free time, I love playing soccer and lacrosse, volunteering, and writing.


  CALEIGH PROPES, Events Director    caleigh.propes@yale.edu

CALEIGH PROPES, Events Director

caleigh.propes@yale.edu

  KAHLIL GREENE, Finance Director    kahlil.greene@yale.edu

KAHLIL GREENE, Finance Director

kahlil.greene@yale.edu

  SOPHIE GOTTFRIED, Academics Director    sophie.gottfried@yale.edu

SOPHIE GOTTFRIED, Academics Director

sophie.gottfried@yale.edu

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  GRACE KANG, Student Life Director    grace.kang@yale.edu

GRACE KANG, Student Life Director

grace.kang@yale.edu

  RYLEY CONSTABLE, University Services Director    ryley.constable@yale.edu

RYLEY CONSTABLE, University Services Director

ryley.constable@yale.edu

  BRIENNA CARTER, Communications Director    brienna.carter@yale.edu

BRIENNA CARTER, Communications Director

brienna.carter@yale.edu

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  ADDISON JAKUBOWICZ, Student Organizations Director    addison.jakubowicz@yale.edu

ADDISON JAKUBOWICZ, Student Organizations Director

addison.jakubowicz@yale.edu

  SAMMY LANDINO, task force director    sammy.landino@yale.edu

SAMMY LANDINO, task force director

sammy.landino@yale.edu

 
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COUNCIL OF REPRESENTATIVES and associates

  BEAMLAK ASHENAFI, Benjamin Franklin    beamlak.ashenafi@yale.edu

BEAMLAK ASHENAFI, Benjamin Franklin

beamlak.ashenafi@yale.edu

  NAMRA ZULFIQAR, Benjamin Franklin    namra.zulfiqar@yale.edu

NAMRA ZULFIQAR, Benjamin Franklin

namra.zulfiqar@yale.edu

  OHSHUE GATANAGA, Berkeley    ohshue.gatanaga@yale.edu

OHSHUE GATANAGA, Berkeley

ohshue.gatanaga@yale.edu

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  BRIAN LIN, Berkeley    brian.lin@yale.edu

BRIAN LIN, Berkeley

brian.lin@yale.edu

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Hey guys! I'm Brian Lin, one of Berkeley's YCC representatives. A little about me: I was born in Hong Kong, lived in California for a bit, but have spent most of my life in Lubbock Texas, a college town in middle-of-no-where West Texas. Believe it or not, my family runs a Mexican restaurant there! Other than ordinary classes back high school, I participated in student government and a few athletic teams (sadly, though, not good enough to get recruited by Yale). Here, I am on the club baseball team, (trying) club figure skating, a new volunteer for YHHAP, and a brother in the Sigma Chi Fraternity. I live in North Court with a great group of suit mates, but you can usually find me in Laz, either sleeping or cranking out psets. I am so excited to serve and work with you guys and the Yale community this year, and I am always open to your input and opinions!

  LOUIE GOLDSMITH, Branford    louie.goldsmith@yale.edu

LOUIE GOLDSMITH, Branford

louie.goldsmith@yale.edu

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Good day! My name is Louie, I am a sophomore and the senior Senator from Branford College. I am a proud resident of Brookline, Massachusetts and an avid Boston sports fan. Outside of YCC, I am the Chief Whip of the Independent Party of the YPU and the President of the Fans of the New England Patriots. I love professional wrestling, playing just about any sport with my friends and reading every history book I can get my hands on.

  JOE ALLEN, Branford    joe.allen@yale.edu

JOE ALLEN, Branford

joe.allen@yale.edu

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Howdy! My name is Joe and I am a sophomore in Branford. I am proud to call Detroit, MI my home, and I am majoring in MCDB. Outside of YCC, I work in the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center and volunteer with the HAVEN Free Clinic. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball, listening to music, and filming reality television with my suitemates. I am beyond excited to represent Branford this year!


  JUSTIN JAMES, Davenport    justin.james@yale.edu

JUSTIN JAMES, Davenport

justin.james@yale.edu

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  ROWAN MAJUMDAR, Davenport    rowan.majumdar@yale.edu

ROWAN MAJUMDAR, Davenport

rowan.majumdar@yale.edu

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Rowan grew up in Shanghai, China before moving at the ripe age of 8 to Tampa, Florida. Turns out, they’re really different. Having lived in Asia and Florida, having been exposed to such different regions and cultures, Rowan is a big proponent of the acceptance of diversity and the notion of diverse learning. Before coming to Yale, Rowan completed a 1700-hour service year in the AmeriCorps program City Year. As such, he is a huge advocate for and believer in the power of service, as well as passionate about institutional educational reform in the United States. Rowan is currently planning on majoring in Philosophy, and would like to work in the field of education in the future.

  BESSIE BAUMAN, Ezra Stiles    bessie.bauman@yale.edu

BESSIE BAUMAN, Ezra Stiles

bessie.bauman@yale.edu

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Hi! My name is Bessie Bauman, and I am a sophomore serving as Senator for Ezra Stiles College. I am interested in Economics and Statistics/Data Science. I hail from near Kansas City, Kansas. I was involved with First-Year Class Council last year. Outside of YCC, I am a site coordinator for VITA, a team member of the Urban Philanthropic Fund, and a College Aide for the Ezra Stiles Head of College Office. Beyond my usual obligations, I love hiking, reading, and playing soccer.


  KATHERINE HU, Ezra Stiles    katherine.hu@yale.edu

KATHERINE HU, Ezra Stiles

katherine.hu@yale.edu

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  ELI SWAB, Grace Hopper    eli.swab@yale.edu

ELI SWAB, Grace Hopper

eli.swab@yale.edu

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Hi I'm Eli! I'm a junior in Grace Hopper College studying Cognitive Science and Global Affairs. Besides hanging out with my suitemates and working on YCC projects, you can find me sorting equipment for FOOT, working on some new project in the CEID, or—most reliably—out on the IM fields. When I'm away from New Haven, I'm usually at home in Boston watching the Bruins or the Red Sox, or otherwise wandering through the woods somewhere.

  ELLIE OLDROYD, Grace Hopper    elliana.oldroyd@yale.edu

ELLIE OLDROYD, Grace Hopper

elliana.oldroyd@yale.edu

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Hey! I’m Ellie and I am a junior, originally from Los Angeles. At Yale, I am in Hopper college, pursuing a major in Russian and Eastern European Studies. Before coming to YCC, I served on the Hopper College Council and as philanthropy chair of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. In my spare time, I enjoy petting dogs at the Wooster Square Farmer’s Market, watching Queer Eye, and perfecting my banana bread recipe.


  STEVEN ORIENTALE, Jonathan Edwards     steven.orientale  @yale.edu

STEVEN ORIENTALE, Jonathan Edwards


steven.orientale@yale.edu

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Hi! My name is Steven Orientale and I am a sophomore in Jonathan Edwards College! I am a prospective neuroscience and political science major from New York. In addition to YCC, I am the Vice President of the Jonathan Edwards College Council and am on the Yale Club Swim Team and Yale College Dems. During my free time, I enjoy attending different campus events and spending time with friends.

  NATHALIE BEAUCHAMPS, Jonathan Edwards    nathalie.beachamps@yale.edu

NATHALIE BEAUCHAMPS, Jonathan Edwards

nathalie.beachamps@yale.edu

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I’m Nathalie Beauchamps, a sophomore in Jonathan Edwards, and a prospective EP&E major. I really look forward to serving as a representative for JE on YCC as well as serving on the Undergraduate Organization Funding Committee and the Pre-Law resources project within YCC. I love constitutional law and legal aid so you might find me doing work for the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association, coaching for the Urban Debate league, or attending Black Student Alliance at Yale meetings. I also enjoy playing the violin in the Davenport Pops Orchestra! Besides that you might find me singing, eating the dining hall granola, or talking about my home state of New Jersey. I’m so excited to represent JE and have high hopes for the 2018-19 academic year!

  ABHISHEK SRINIVAS, Morse     abhishek.srinivas  @yale.edu

ABHISHEK SRINIVAS, Morse


abhishek.srinivas@yale.edu

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Yo. I'm Abhi, I'm from lovely Central California, and I'm a sophomore in Morse. I think I'm an Economics or Math major, but only time will tell. At Yale, I'm also involved with the Morse College Council, YHHAP, and the Freestyle Rap Collective. I enjoy basketball, video games, and blasting music wherever and whenever.


  JUSTIN AUBIN, Morse    justin.aubin@yale.edu

JUSTIN AUBIN, Morse

justin.aubin@yale.edu

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Hey everybody! My name's Justin and I'm a Sophomore/Computer Science major in Morse. Just a little about me: I'm from Oak Lawn, IL a suburb 2 miles away from Chicago, some of the activities I'm inolved with on campus include the Yale Climbing Team, Yale Outdoors, Project Bright, and IMs whenever I have time, I love anything to do with nature and the outdoors, and I also enjoy hanging out with friends, playing pickup sports, and traveling whenever possible. Feel free to ask me anything anything mentioned above or, more importantly, voice your concerns/ideas about what YCC should focus on to me at any time!

  ILEANA VALDEZ, Pauli Murray    ileana.valdez@yale.edu

ILEANA VALDEZ, Pauli Murray

ileana.valdez@yale.edu

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  AIDEN LEE, Pauli Murray    aiden.lee@yale.edu

AIDEN LEE, Pauli Murray

aiden.lee@yale.edu

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Hi everyone! I’m Aiden, a sophomore in Pauli Murray from Oro Valley, Arizona; and I’m interested in studying Economics and Psychology. This is my first year on the YCC, and I am eager to bring notable change to Yale’s campus! Outside of YCC, I teach with the Community Health Educators and volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. When I am not busy, you can find me exploring new restaurants, at a spin class, or perusing Facebook for cute dog videos.


  FAUSTO ALEXANDRO HERNANDEZ REYES RETANA, Pierson    fausto.hernandezreyesretana@yale.e du

FAUSTO ALEXANDRO HERNANDEZ REYES RETANA, Pierson

fausto.hernandezreyesretana@yale.edu

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  KIMBERLY CRUZ, Pierson     kimberly.cruz  @yale.edu

KIMBERLY CRUZ, Pierson


kimberly.cruz@yale.edu

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  SOFIA CARO, Saybrook     sofia.caro@yale.edu

SOFIA CARO, Saybrook


sofia.caro@yale.edu

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Sofia Caro is a sophomore from South Florida but currently residing in Massachusetts. While she has not declared a major yet, she is interested in history and the cognitive sciences. A first-time YCC member, Sofia is beyond excited to be a part of an organization where she can use her position to let others be heard. Apart from YCC, she plays Varsity lacrosse, is on Sophomore Council and is a member of the Unorthojocks acapella group. Sofia's life goal is to be able to beatbox! She is so excited for the upcoming year and can't wait to represent Saybrook (the best residential college).


  MEGAN SARDIS, Saybrook    megan.sardis@yale.edu

MEGAN SARDIS, Saybrook

megan.sardis@yale.edu

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Megan Sardis is a Sophomore from New Jersey interested in global health policy and intervention. Her main goal as senator is to act as a friendly liaison between the Saybrook community and YCC. If anyone has any questions or would like their voice heard, do not hesitate to contact her. She has continually been involved with student council since her first year of high school, and is beyond excited to serve on the YCC this upcoming year. Outside of YCC, Megan is passionate about helping the special needs population, whether it be volunteering in the local community or working on projects for foreign countries. She is manager of the Varsity swim team and is involved with a few global oriented organizations on campus. Megan loves all food except coconut and is a big fan of dachshunds.

  SAMIR AL-ALI, Silliman    samir.al-ali@yale.edu

SAMIR AL-ALI, Silliman

samir.al-ali@yale.edu

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Here’s my bio: Samir (rhymes with “hammer”) is a sophomore from Chicago majoring in Classics and Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology. He comes from a big family and loves talking about his nieces. In his free time, Samir enjoys Latin, good Vine compilations, basketball, hip-hop/rap, all things Silliman, chocolate, and helping others as much as he can. If you have any ideas or visions you want to see the YCC actualize (or if you just want to talk) please don’t hesitate to email or chat with him!

  DAISHA ROBERTS, Silliman    daisha.roberts@yale.edu

DAISHA ROBERTS, Silliman

daisha.roberts@yale.edu

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Hi, I’m Daisha and I’m a sophomore in Silliman College from Massachusetts. This is my first year on the YCC and I’m very excited to help make this university a better place. Outside of YCC I’m very involved in Silliman events, club sports, and The Hippopotamus Literary Magazine.


  ANGEL E. MORA, Timothy Dwight    angel.mora@yale.edu

ANGEL E. MORA, Timothy Dwight

angel.mora@yale.edu

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Hi there! My name is Angel Mora and I am a representative for the best residential college at Yale (Timothy Dwight College). Other than engaging in discussions about why TD is the best residential college, I am looking forward to voicing the opinion of my fellow peers through a politically reformed YCC that aims to do what is best for the students of Yale while truly representing your voices. I hope that this year results in true tangible change that will enable students to confide in a student government that is meant for them. I'd love to sit down with anyone that wants their opinions supported and incorporated into administrative change that will benefit the student body. Thank you and have a wonderful rest of your year!

  CLAYTON LAND, Timothy Dwight    clayton.land@yale.edu

CLAYTON LAND, Timothy Dwight

clayton.land@yale.edu

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Hi, my name is Clayton Land and I am your new YCC Senator! I am from a super small town in Kentucky called Lawrenceburg, but I have always had aspirations of doing student government in college, as I worked with some school and local policy in high school. I am a prospective Global Affairs major and I love learning about different cultures, languages and experiences. In my free time, I play video games, do homework (what Yale student doesn’t do this), and love playing sports (just for fun, I don’t play them forreal). Anyways, I am super excited to be your YCC Senator! I am here for you to express your concerns and ideas about making TD a better place! Go Red Lions!

  ANUSHKA WALIA, Trumbull    anushka.walia@yale.edu

ANUSHKA WALIA, Trumbull

anushka.walia@yale.edu

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Hi! I’m Anushka and I’m a sophomore MCDB major from California. Aside from YCC, I dance for Shaka and I’m a member of Havenly (a refugee-run bakery). In my free time, I love writing humor articles, making various kinds of avocado toasts, and creating outfit combinations.


  SARAH BRAKEBILL-HACKE, Trumbull    sarah.brakebill-hacke@yale.edu

SARAH BRAKEBILL-HACKE, Trumbull

sarah.brakebill-hacke@yale.edu

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