Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentors  (Applications for Class of 2022 Peer Mentors will be coming soon.)

College

Peer Mentors

Bios

Benjamin Franklin

Jay, Mitchell

YC 22

Berkeley

Chen, Grace

YC 21

 
Berkeley

Kauffman, Jenna

YC 21

Branford

Serna, Juan

YC 22

Branford

Soldatenko, Arielle

YC 21

Branford

Taylor, Natalia

YC 22

 

Davenport

Weinstein, Jason

YC 21

Ezra Stiles

Monroy, Isabel

YC 21

Grace Hopper

Galls, Drew

YC 21

Grace Hopper

Shah, Priya

YC 22

Jonathan Edwards

Kevin Li

YC 21

Kevin is from Orlando, Florida. He is a junior in JE and also pre-med (he’s got advice about it too!), and his main research focus is in synthetic biology with the Isaacs Lab on West Campus. Outside of working in the Isaacs Lab, Kevin participates in a cappella with the Yale Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, helped coordinate and run the Yale International Genetically Engineered Machine Team (iGEM) as a mentor and last year’s president, and is in the fraternity Zeta Psi.

Jonathan Edwards

Alnajjar, Nadean

YC22

Jonathan Edwards Anna Sun

YC 21

Anna is a junior in Jonathan Edwards College from Memphis, TN. She has been involved with the MCDB Department since her first year at Yale through the Student Advisory Committee. She is excited to also serve as a peer mentor for her fellow classmates in JE this year. The countless combinations of classes to take within the major can feel overwhelming at times, so feel free to reach out to her with any questions about how to fit all the requirements into your schedule or advice on choosing classes!

Morse

Gerber, Brett

YC 22
 

Brett is a junior in Morse College from Bradenton, FL. He is a pre-med MCDB major, currently doing clinical research with Yale’s Clinical and Translational Research Accelerator and studying cancer biology in the Escobar-Hoyos Lab. Outside of the classroom, Brett is a member of the Yale Football team and works for Yale Interpretation Network and HAVEN Clinic.  Whenever we have warm weather, you can find him outside playing spike ball or enjoying the sun.

Morse

Kelly, Kate

YC 22

Morse

Melchinger, Hannah

YC 21

Pauli Murray

Gao, Yasheen

YC 21

Yasheen is from Atlanta, Georgia. She is a senior in Pauli Murray and conducts research on pancreatic cancer at the medical school. Outside of lab, Yasheen enjoys dancing with the Yale Ballroom Dance Team and volunteering at Haven Free Clinic in the social services department. Yasheen is excited to serve as a MCDB peer mentor for Pauli Murray! Feel free to reach out to her with any questions!

Pauli Murray

Garcia, Sabrina

YC 22

Pierson

Lee, Royce

YC 21

Royce is a senior in Pierson College from Bala Cynwyd, PA. He studies metabolic disease in the Rodeheffer Lab at the Yale School of Medicine. He is looking to apply to medical schools this year. Outside of research and classes, he loves mentoring and helping out in any way that he can, serving as the current Head FroCo for Pierson and a STARS Peer Mentor last year. He would be so happy to help out anyone navigate the MCDB major!

Pierson

Wang, Eric

YC 21

Saybrook

Laird, Will

YC 22

Will is a senior from Seattle, WA and is hoping to attend medical school after Yale. At Yale, he does research with the Strittmatter Lab at the Yale med school on Alzheimer’s disease in mouse models. Outside of class and research, Will is a member of the Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams at Yale and is also a CCE. Feel free to reach out to him about MCDB, Yale, pre-med, or anything else as he is more than happy to help out!

Silliman

Stanley Lam

YC21

Stanley’s academic and research interests include genetics and cancer immunology. Outside of classes and lab, he volunteers at CT Hospice and YNHH, and when he has free time, you’ll likely find him playing the guitar. He is excited to help students figure out their course schedules and offer advice for getting through the school year!

Silliman

Kristen Enriquez

YC 21

Kristen is a pre-medical student working towards applying for an MD or MD/PhD. She is currently conducting research in the Hoffman Lab, where she studies the biological mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders, using zebrafish as a model system. Outside of research, Kristen plays for the Yale Women’s Soccer team and is a member of Hypertension Awareness & Prevention Program at Yale (HAPPY).

Silliman

Silliman

Martin, Tommy

YC 21

Sayal, Bhavesh

YC 21

Timothy Dwight

Erica Lin

YC 21

Erica is a junior who hails from San Jose, California. On the science side of things, she studies IgE biogenesis and allergy in the Medzhitov Lab, and is a Rosenfeld Science Scholar. On campus, you might also find her cooking night market snacks for Taiwanese American Society, working on projects with HAPPY and Dwight Hall ExComm, or jamming away in TD Orchestra. She also likes meeting new people — so feel free to say hi anytime!

Trumbull

Lauren Gillinov

YC 21

Lauren is a junior in Trumbull College from Cleveland, Ohio. Outside of her classes, Lauren is a member of the Yale Women’s Tennis team, and a member of the clubs HAPPY and MedSci. She works in a research lab and has served as a peer tutor. In her free time, Lauren loves to spend time with her friends and explore the best coffeeshops around New Haven!

Trumbull

Anushka Walia

YC21

Anushka is a junior MCDB major in Trumbull, originally from the Bay Area, CA. She studies rare skin disorders in a genetics lab at the Yale medical school. In her free time, she like to write humor, volunteer with refugees, and explore New York City’s food scene.