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The graduate affiliate program (GAP) functions as a bridge to bring Yale College undergraduates and Yale University graduate and professional students together. A dynamic group of eight enthusiastic graduate and professional students is affiliated with Saybrook College for the 2012-13 academic year (find their bios and contact information below). Our graduate affiliates will be visible and available to give advice, mentoring support, and share ideas on every aspect of life over meals in the dining hall – just join them at the Grad Affiliate table or by e-mail if you have specific questions you would like to ask. Grad Affiliates also participate in everyday life at Saybrook by supporting the SAC (Student Activities Committee) in organizing various activities and social events and as advisors to SCC clubs or committees. Saybrugians are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the graduate affiliates’ perspective on applications for fellowships or professional schools, presentation skills, or life after college in general.
Maria Kaliambou, a resident fellow of Saybrook, the GAP co-ordinator.
Christina Mainero hails from sunny Corona del Mar, California. She is a second year MPH student in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases where her primary interests include food borne illness, infectious disease associated with challenges in food and water systems, and biodefense, among myriad other things. Christina enjoys basketball, softball, being outside, running, hiking, learning to skateboard, and so forth. She very much enjoys cooking and having people over, writing, pondering, talking a lot, and exploring! True to her California roots, Christina enjoys wearing flip flops as long as physically possible during the winter, much to the concern of her classmates. She looks forward to talking with Saybrugians about anything and everything!
Luke Pike is 2nd year medical student at Yale. He grew up in a town of 2000 people in Newfoundland, Canada. Luke received his B.Sc.(Honours) in Biochemistry and Chemistry from 2002-2007 at Memorial University of Newfoundland, won the Rhodes Scholarship in 2006, and went on to complete at D.Phil. in Medical Oncology at Oxford University from 2007-2011. He is a competitive power lifterwith several national titles and records, and two world championship meets. He loves to travel—saw much of Europe and Asia while studying at Oxford. In addition to lifting weights, he enjoys hunting, fishing, outdoor sports and activities, and pretty well anything else that keeps him out of the medical school “bubble”. Luke is happy to talk about any academic or personal issue, no matter how big or how small. Catch him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria is a second-year MBA student at the Yale School of Management. Originally from Barcelona (Spain), she is an avid traveler and has lived in places such as Australia, Italy or UK. Prior to Yale she worked as a strategy consultant and she is interested in tech, public policy and international relations. Maria loves ballroom dancing (she did it professionally in college), cooking (paella), and is a die-hard fan of the Barcelona Soccer Team. At Yale SOM, Maria is leader of the Tech club and World Fellow Affiliate, and is focused on strategy and marketing. This summer, she interned at VISA in the Innovation and Global Marketing team, launching a mobile payments system in Brazil. Maria is looking forward to know Saybrugians and chat about anything! email@example.com
Mark Redmond, a native of Chicagoland, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Chicago with a BA in Political Science and Latin American Studies. As a student at the UofC, he studied abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico; Paris, France; and Cairo, Egypt. Mark is currently finishing a Master's degree in International Relations at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He is also a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow with the U.S. Department of State and will become a full-time member of the U.S. Foreign Service on completion of his degree. He has worked with the State Department at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, VA; the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; the Department's Operations Center in Washington, D.C.; and the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. At Yale, Mark concentrates in comparative foreign policy and multilateral diplomacy with regional interests in Europe and Latin America. He will serve on the Graduate Student Assembly, as a Saybrook College Affiliate, and as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Affairs during the 2012-2013 school year.
Will Smiley is a second-year JD student at Yale. He has also earned a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar. Originally from Wisconsin, Will received his undergraduate degree from Hillsdale College in Michigan, and an MA in history from the University of Utah. Along the way, he worked on Capitol Hill for a year and has studied in Egypt, Russia, and Turkey. At Yale, Will serves as a student director of the Iraqi Refuge Assistance Project's legal team, and as an Articles Editor for the Yale Journal of International Law. Outside of school, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing Ultimate Frisbee. He welcomes questions on any topic, including law school, graduate school, studying abroad, or anything else!
Zhu Wang is a second year Ph.D. student in Applied Mathematics. Growing up in the Chinese coastal city of Dalian, she was spoiled by having fresh live seafood every day. As a child, Zhu enjoyed daily trips to the ocean. As an avid fan of pastries and desserts, Zhu likes Palmier, Tiramisu, and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Food is a major part of her life.
Outside of her food life, she has somehow become a banjo fan and dabbles with the instrument. While getting her undergraduate degree at the University of Utah, she had the chance to frequently hike in the Rocky Mountains. Zhu also enjoys the performing arts and consistently takes advantage of the performances on Yale's campus. Being a professional hair dresser has always been her dream job. She can't wait to meet all the Saybrugians and is always happy to chat. Questions are always welcome. Feel free to contact her.
Catherine is a second year student of literature and religion at the Yale Divinity School. She specializes in the theology, religious philosophy and literature of medieval Italy and English, and she hopes to devote her life to showing students that the so-called "dark ages" really weren't that dark after all. A native of the southern California coast, Catherine majored in English at Pepperdine University where she studied abroad in France, Italy, and England. Catherine subsequently served as the President's Leadership Fellow in Malibu, CA and worked for some time in the legal/political world with a brief stint in the Middle East. After spending the summer working at her family's experimental rocket design company, Catherine is looking forward to a year riding with the Yale Equestrian Team, serving as a Buckley Fellow, swing dancing, vegan cooking, and getting to know the wonderful men and women of Saybrook.
Mitchell is a 2nd MFA acting student at the Yale School of Drama. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Mitchell moved to Perth to complete his BA in Music Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He then worked professionally in the industry in Australia for a number of years appearing in such productions as Thoroughly Modern Millie and the national tour of Miss Saigon. He moved to America last year and is delighted to be a graduate afflilate. Mitchell's interests include sports (soccer and basketball), food, travel, and of course theater. He looks forward to meeting you and getting involved in the college. firstname.lastname@example.org