Graduate Affiliates

Graduate Affiliate Program

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 enthusiastic graduate and professional students is affiliated with Saybrook College for the 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.



Henry Jacob: Head Graduate Affiliate

Henry (he/him) is thrilled to be back in Saybrook as a History Ph.D. student
and Whitney Humanities Center Environmental Humanities Fellow! Born and raised in New Haven, he has come to see SY as a second home. As Resident and Head Grad Affiliate, Henry hopes to be a friend and resource for Saybrugians.

Henry Camarillo

Henry is a fourth-year PhD student in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. A first-generation Mexican-American, Henry grew up in Southern California. After finishing high school, he moved to Utah for his undergrad where he developed his passion for evolutionary biology studying freshwater fish in Latin America. After his undergrad, he moved to Kansas to pursue a Master’s in Biology. Since starting his PhD at Yale, Henry has switched from studying fish to studying the evolution of feeding structures in salamanders. When he is not working on his PhD, Henry can be found around East Rock walking his dog Korra. He also enjoys going to the gym, the outdoors, listening to electronic music, and binge-watching whatever tv show he is obsessed with at the time. Feel free to reach him at


Braden Curry

Braden is a third-year student at the law school. Originally from Los Angeles, he is a proud former Saybrugian in the class of 2017. After graduating, he worked as a social-sector management consultant in New York and Dakar, Senegal, where he helped governments, foundations, and multilateral organizations design and implement development programs. At the law school, he focuses on administrative, organizational, and comparative constitutional law. He’s thrilled to be back in the Saybrook community this year and would be happy to chat about anything - from life after college to the best day trips in Connecticut! Just shoot him an email at

Caroline Erickson

Caroline (she/her) is a Masters of Public Health student (BS/MPH program) concentrating in Environmental Health Science. She went to Yale for her undergraduate (SY 2022) and received a degree in Environmental Studies. For the MPH, Caroline is continuing her undergrad research by studying emerging water contaminants in the Vasiliou lab. Outside of the classroom, she loves to hike/backpack, read, practice yoga, and listen to podcasts while walking around New Haven. Caroline is excited to be a graduate affiliate for Saybrook and can’t wait to meet new Saybrugians! If you have questions about environmental science, public health, or anything more general, you can contact her at

Jazzy Fisher

Jazzy (she/her) is an SY 2020 grad who is excited to return back to New Haven to pursue her MBA at the Yale School of Management! Prior to returning to Yale, she spent 2 years in the Bay Area working in HR at Google, but as an Atlanta, GA native, she happily considers the East Coast home. During her time in SY she was an active member of SCC, the SY Brew Club, and served as SY’s Head FroCo her senior year. Fun fact: As the 2020 Mary Casner Prize winner, Jazzy’s name is engraved in the SY Common Room!

Brett Gu

I’m a second-year medical student from Houston, Texas. I went to Yale (SY’19) for undergrad and studied Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Outside of school, you can find me volunteering at HAVEN Free Clinic, doing research in a neuroscience lab, throwing up bricks at the Lanman center or cheering for Tom Brady, the Rockets and the Astros*. Feel free to contact me at to talk about grad school applications, my take on the best pizza in New Haven or anything in between.

Adam Khavia


Sreeja Kodali

Sreeja is a proud 2018 Saybrugian and second-year medical student from New Jersey. She was an MB&B major and conducted neurology research at Yale School of Medicine before starting as a student. Outside of school, she’s a part of the medical school committee for diversity, inclusion, and social justice (CDISJ), psychiatry and social justice conference RebPsych, and interdisciplinary Disability Studies Working Group. She enjoys pajamas, YouTube autoplay, New Haven Ninth Square district, Daily Mail celebrity gossip, and Saybrook steel-cut oatmeal. Say hello at

Emily Sorensen

Emily received her MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism this past May from the School of Drama, where she is currently a DFA candidate researching ecological art and environmentalist performance. She loves to spend as much time as possible outside, especially in the woods, especially now that theatres are not operating. She also enjoys yoga, singing, reading, running, and climbing. Feel free to reach out at

Stephan Sveshnikov

Stephan graduated as a Saybrugian in 2018 and later worked as a cheesemaker in the Appalachian Mountains, volunterred on small farms in Russia, and conducted an Eastern Orthodox church choir in the Utah mounatins. He’s now back in New Haven as a first year PhD in history. In addition to an academic interest in Russian history and philosophy, he loves music, food, and getting ourdoors as often as possible.

Sida Tang

Sida is a first year student in the Master of Architecture I program at the Yale School of Architecture and a 2019 Saybrugian. He is originally from Jiangsu, China, but attended elementary school in New Haven and high school in Georgia. At Yale, he studied architecture, but was also deeply involved with the Computer Science and Engineering departments. He spent the last three years working in architectural practice in New York City and would be happy to talk about his experiences there. During his time in undergrad, he was deeply involved in music and the arts at Yale, and he is looking forward to connecting with students with the wide rang of activities in those fields. Feel free to talk to him about fellowships, portfolios, the graduate school application process for arts and architecture programs, and all the going-ons in the arts at Yale, as well as any questions about New Haven in general.

Nick Wilcox


Brad Wright


Suzanne Xu