Saybrook 2021-22 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 near them on 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 2021-2022 FroCos

 

Lucy Wilkins

Lucy is a proud Saybrugian from Chesterfield, England. She is majoring in Film and Media Studies and Political Science with a language certificate in German. Lucy is on the Screenwriting and Directing track of the Film major and will be shooting her original musical film, Barely Recognizable in the fall. During her time at Yale, Lucy has held three Editor positions at the Yale Daily News: Yale TV Editor, Digital Editor, and Outreach Editor. Lucy wrote and directed the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween Show in 2020 and will be doing it again in 2021. Within Saybrook, Lucy has been an IM Secretary and the manager of the Squiche. She is the Social Media Ambassador for Yale Hospitality as her student job. In the past, Lucy attended a Classical Acting program at LAMDA, and interned for QC Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions. You’ll find Lucy hiking to East Rock, encouraging people to try Marmite, watching british comedy series, or at the Squiche!

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Lauren Delgado

Lauren is from Chicago, Illinois. She is a Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Major as well as an Energy Studies Scholar. Originally class of 2021, she has been living in New Haven for the past year, working at the John B Pierce Lab near Yale’s Medical Campus. She plans to continue this research as a STARS II fellow. Previously in her time at Yale, Lauren has worked for the Peabody Museum Vertebrate Zoology Collections and done research for the Department of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering as well as the Microbial Science Institute on West Campus. Lauren is the former treasurer of Project Bright, tutor for Flyte tutoring, and volunteer tax preparer for VITA.  She can often be found in Steep Cafe between classes on Science Hill or studying in the Saybrook Library (Saybrary). She enjoys exploring new music, baking, and making Office references whenever possible.

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Helia Gagnon

Helia is a proud FGLI student from Birnamwood, Wisconsin, a rural town in the middle of nowhere central Wisconsin. She is majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and is currently in the process of applying to medical schools. On campus, Helia is the Co-President of Genetics Club, a site coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and an undergraduate researcher in the Neugebauer Lab studying pre-mRNA splicing. She has previously been involved with the STARS Research and Mentorship programs, the Yale University - New Asia Exchange Program, and has held a variety of student jobs, including working at the Squiche! During her leave of absence this past year, Helia worked as a barista at Blue State Coffee while earning her EMT license, allowing her to assist with COVID-19 vaccinations throughout Connecticut this spring. In her free time, she enjoys playing board games, biking around New Haven, and watching movies with friends. Helia is looking forward to reviving the lively (and often nonsensical) discussions at the long table in the Saybrook dining hall! 

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Kendra Libby

Kendra is a Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics major from Branford, CT. She has been a researcher in the Su lab since the summer after her first year, focusing on engineering new forms of chimeric antigen receptor for cancer immunotherapy applications. Her love for science extends beyond the lab; she is a volunteer with Girl’s Science Investigations, has been a part of the effort to revive the undergraduate chapter of oSTEM (out in STEM), and was a STARSI peer mentor, helping first years navigate challenging STEM course loads and finding research opportunities. She took a leave of absence for the ’20-’21 academic year to work full-time at a local biotech company. Outside of science, Kendra’s main passions are ballroom dancing and horseback riding. In her free time, she finds sunny spots on Cross Campus to sit and crochet while listening to true crime comedy podcasts.

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Lina Montes

Lina  is a queer, nonbinary Latine from Yonkers, New York. They are a Computer Science major in Saybrook interested in data visualization and digital humanities, and hope one day to engage technology in the investigation of human rights violations through the emerging field of forensic architecture. At Yale, Lina has been involved with the Women and Gender Minorities in CS, Sube: Yale’s Latinx Student Leadership Association and MEChA. They also spend a good chunk of their time on the CS Climate and Diversity Committee advocating for curricular reforms that would most benefit women and nonbinary folks, BIPOC, disabled students, and neurodiverse students in the computer science major. Lina has worked on campus since their first-year in a variety of different roles, ranging from being a Student Developer for the Student Technology Collaborative to a babysitter for Dean Lafargue and HoC Prof. Near. Lina enjoys spending their time learning new languages (they know Spanish, English, Portuguese, and ASL!), learning how to cook, playing Animal Crossing + other video games on their switch, teaching themselves the guitar, and hanging out with friends. You’ll likely be able to find Lina at their favorite spots on campus: sitting in the Saybrook courtyards, unsuccessfully studying with friends at La Casa, or being productive in the Digital Humanities Lab at Sterling!

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Danny Mota

Although they claim to be from NYC for simplicity, Danny is a Computer Science major from a small town near it called Harrison, NJ. He loves talking about tech, expresso, history, sports, video games, sharing photos of his kitten, and a multitude of other seemingly random interests. During his time at Yale, he participated in several organizations such as YHack, RDB, YDN Web, and Yale DSC. Danny has also held a few on-campus jobs as a student developer at SDMP as well as an Undergraduate Learning Assistant (ULA). You can find him at Saybrook IM games, taste-testing foods in the dining hall, watching movies, or trying to study in the beautiful libraries. Feel free to ask him about studying abroad, food spots in New Haven, advice, and pretty much anything in general. He’s happy to help you navigate the exciting experience that is Yale and be there when you need a friend!

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Alexandra Rocha-Alvarez

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Kelsey Tamakloe

Kelsey

 

Alex Wyckoff

Alex is an Economics and History double major from Paris, France.  On campus, Alex is a FOOT leader and works for the Department of Economics and the Center for Language Study.  He has previously been a part of the Spring Fling Committee, Yale EMS as an EMT, and Yale’s Radio WYBCx.  While taking time off last year, Alex contributed to economic research as the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Innovations for Poverty Action, and the OECD.  Alex is looking forward to his fifth year in New Haven where he enjoys exploring the city, hiking, and going to the beach.  Still a dedicated fan of his hometown team, Paris Saint-Germain, he loves playing for Saybrook in soccer IMs.

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