YES Stories

Peyton Aiken (she/her) is a rising senior in Davenport from Fairhope, Alabama. Though she has had a lifelong interest in education, she only realized it after taking...
 
Olivia (Liv) Sally (she/her) is a rising junior in Pauli Murray College majoring in Political Science. She has always been attracted to the field of education, which she...
 
Jenny Heikkila Diaz (they/she) is a Yale Class of 2000 graduate from Los Angeles, CA. While at Yale, JHD was in Morse College and majored in Political Science. “My interest...
 
Saket Malhotra (he/him) is a junior in Pauli Murray college majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration and Environmental Science. His interest in education comes from going...
 
Sasha Nelson (JE ’24, she/her/hers) is a sophomore from Seattle, a Classics Major, and our first profile on students in the Ed Studies Certificate Program!  Sasha became...
 
Matt Post (SY ‘22) comes from a family of public school teachers. When his grandparents came to Brooklyn as “dirt-poor Jewish refugees”, public education lifted them up and...
 
Rebeka (Beka) Cabrera (she/her/ella) is a sophomore in Trumbull College majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration (ER&M). Originally from Brooklyn, NY, she has been...