Peer Mentoring

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

College

Peer Mentors

Bios

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

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!
Berkeley

Alice Li

YC21

Alice is a junior MCDB major in Berkeley College, planning to pursue a Ph.D in biological sciences, hoping to work in industry in the future. Two summers ago, she studied abroad in China through the Light Fellowship and this summer, worked at Yale’s Cancer Biology Institute in the Department of Pharmacology in the Lemmon Lab investigating the role of T-cells in cancer biology through Yale’s STARS Summer Fellowship. Your time here as an MCDB major is what you make it to be! If you have any questions regarding the medical or graduate school process, how to find a lab or volunteer opportunities, how to navigate the MCDB major, or how to survive as a STEM major in general, please feel free to reach out to Alice, whenever!

Berkeley

Branford

 

Branford

 

Davenport

 

Davenport

 

Ezra Stiles

 

Ezra Stiles

 

Grace Hopper

 
Grace Hopper

Jordan Young

YC21

Jordan is a first-generation, low-income college student who is a junior majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology on the Biotechnology track. Outside of being an MCDB peer mentor, Jordan is co-social chair and a choreographer of Danceworks, Director of Campus Advocacy and previous President of A Leg Even, Secretary and staff writer for a new publication called Margins Magazine, Delegate Affair team member for Yale International Policy Competition, and a member of Genetics Club. After college, he plans to take some time off to pursue his passion of dance and then apply to medical school after.

Jonathan Edwards

Kevin Li

YC21

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

Anna Sun

YC21

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

 

Morse

 

Pauli Murray

Lukas Corey

YC21

Lukas is a junior in Pauli Murray College studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Computer Science. In addition to being a Computer Science ULA, he is part of the Yale Scientific Magazine, Yale Undergraduate Research Association, and the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Science and QR. He has researched in the Breaker lab for the last three semesters, and is planning to continue to complete the BS/MS program.

Pauli Murray

 

Pierson

 

Pierson

Karen Tai

YC21

Karen is a junior from Houston, TX and spends most of her time researching stem cell dynamics in homeostatic and oncogenic tissues in Valentina Greco’s lab. Outside of research, she is involved in YHHAP Board, Yale Undergraduate Science Olympiad, and volunteers at HAVEN Free Clinic and Yale New Haven Hospital. She also loves board games and playing with her suite’s pet hamster.

Saybrook

 

Silliman

 
Silliman

Kristen Enriquez

YC21

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).

Timothy Dwight

 
Timothy Dwight

Erica Lin

YC21

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

YC21

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.