Saybrook 2019-2020 FroCos

The First Year Counselors, or FroCos, all of them Saybrook seniors, play a special role in the college. Together with the Dean, they counsel and advise first-year students, living with them on the Old Campus and providing them with academic and personal counseling during the first year. In addition to bringing an important peer perspective to their roles, the FroCos receive special training in helping students adapt to college life.

Saybrook 2019-2020 FroCos

 

Jazzy Fisher

Jazzy is a proud Saybrugian from Marietta, GA. She is majoring in Cognitive Science, with a focus on Social Communications. On campus, she works as a Yale Tour Guide, sits on the Tsai CITY Student Advisory Board, and does research at the Affective Science and Culture Lab. She also serves on the Saybrook College Council as co-chair of the Media committee, and is a frequent participant in Saybrook IM bowling. In her free time, you’ll find her at Book Trader Café (New Haven’s best coffee shop), attempting to solve the New York Times Crossword, or cooking/baking with friends. She is honored to be serving as this year’s Head FroCo, and can’t wait to welcome you to Saybrook, class of 2023! Say What?!

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Yusuke Imamura

Yusuke is an Economics and Math major from Poughkeepsie, NY. He is the president of the Japanese American Students Union, a two time member of Danceworks (Yale’s non-audition dance group) and was a Tobin Research Assistant with the Department of Economics. In the past, he has studied abroad in China and Japan and this summer he is interning at the Yale Investments Office. He likes to play basketball, piano, and (sadly) watch the New York Knicks on a consistent basis. He hopes to help Saybrook retain its IM championship and three-peat next year.

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John McKissack

John was born and raised in Memphis, TN. You’ll soon find that he is truly a southern boy at heart. At Yale, he chose to double major in African American Studies and Economics, respectively focusing on black representation in literature/the arts and trade/development. Outside his classes, John is quite involved in the performing arts scene on campus. During his first year, he performed with the Yale Symphony Orchestra in the second violin section. In addition, he joined the Yale Glee Club, the oldest mixed gender collegiate choir in the country, and the Latin dance team: Sabrosura. Outside of the arts, John was very active on the Saybrook College Council, co-chairing the activities council in the 2018 calendar year. John eager to greet the class of 2023 with his spicy dance moves and his “peculiar” choice in music.

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Tyler Miles

Tyler is an African American Studies major from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. On campus he conducts research with the Mellon Mays Fellowship and supports LGBTQ+ Saybrugians as the former co-president of SayQueer. He also has spent three years singing and traveling the world with The Yale Alley Cats, one of the oldest a cappella groups on campus. Whenever he isn’t talking about the greatness of Saybrook (which is literally never), he is often exploring food places in New Haven, humming everywhere you see him, or volunteering with community-service groups on campus. He is so excited to welcome the next wave of Saybrugians, SAY WHAT?!?

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Natalie Schoen

Natalie (Nat) is a History of Science, Medicine and Public Health major from outside of Boston, MA. She is part of the Global Health Scholar program, and a Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) fellow. Nat is a proud Saybrugian, serving as a College Aide as well as a Saybrook representative to the Title IX advisory board. She is involved in Community Health Educators, her sorority, and volunteers at the Yale Community Kitchen. She is a pre-med student and has enjoyed research experiences both at Yale and abroad. Say What!?!?
 
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Mariana Suarez-Rebling

Mariana is a proud Yankees fan from New York City, NY. She’s is a Cognitive Science major focusing on criminal mind, and what leads someone to become a criminal. She works in the Infant Cognition Lab, is in the Mock Trial Association, is on the board of the Yale Interpretation Network (connecting students with NGOs in need of translation), and works at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association (NHLAA) doing immigration law. In other words, she’s pre-law. Mariana adores Saybrook, and loves working as a College Aide even more. She hopes to one day work in immigration law, death penalty appeals, or be a public defender. Hopefully, she will eventually make money and donate to Saybrook.

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Ry Walker

Ry is a proud Saybrugian majoring in Astrophysics and African American Studies. On campus, she works as a Recruitment Coordinator for Yale Admissions and is a leader of Engender, an undergraduate social justice organization. In the past, Ry has worked as a Peer Liaison for the Afro-American Cultural Center and as a Research Assistant at Yale Law School. Over the summer, she is working as the Policy Intern at Girls for Gender Equity in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. In her downtime, she loves listening to music/podcasts and re-watching her favorite shows on Netflix. Ry is excited to return to Vandy and have an amazing year with the class of 2023. Boola boola!

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Ben Weiss

Ben is pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.  He grew up in Chicago alongside a twin brother, older brother, and older sister.  Currently, he is excited about the intersection of engineering, fabrication, and art.  Outside of classes, he is one of Yale Pop Up’s cooks, a dancer in Danceworks, and a co-founder of Havenly (a food-powered solution for refugee unemploymnt in university cities).  For the past two summers he has interened at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.  He is looking forward to an incredible year getting to know the class of 2023!

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