Spring 2022 CCEs

The Communication and Consent Educators (CCEs) are a large, diverse and enthusiastic group of students with at least one semester of college under their belts. Each of them is part of a different set of communities: the group includes singing group members, athletes, feminist activists, fraternity and sorority members, musicians, YDN journalists, LGBTQ center leaders, and sketch comedy artists, to name a few. And this is intentional. We feel it’s more productive to effect positive change from inside of communities than from outside, through existing relationships and shared interests.

Are you interested in becoming a CCE? We’re looking for new CCEs in Berkeley, Davenport, Stiles, Hopper, JE, Murray, TD and Trumbull. Fill out this form to receive an application! Applications are due February 21.

Benjamin Franklin

Yaakov Huba '23

Yaakov is a Junior from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and a double major in Political Science and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. On campus, along with being a CCE, he loves singing with the Yale Alley Cats, spending time in the Jewish community, and playing sports as a Franklin Intramural Secretary. If you want to talk about college sports, he’s your guy, but make sure you don’t ask too many questions or you may be there for hours!

Zoe Kanga '24

Zoe is a member of the Class of 2024 in Benjamin Franklin College. She is majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Justice and Sustainability. Being from New Orleans, LA she is acutely aware of the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion in society, but it also means she loves to ‘let the good times roll’. You can find her on campus in Chinese class, at YSEC meetings, or enjoying student performances.

Andrew Kornfeld '24

Andrew is a member of the Class of 2024 majoring in American Studies. In addition to being a CCE, he organizes with a coalition in Georgia to free incarcerated survivors of gender-based violence, works on the editorial team of Fuse magazine, and hosts a WYBC radio show on Sunday nights at 8. Andrew loves creative writing, running, and making playlists.

Mafalda Von Alvensleben '22

Mafalda is in the Franklin Class of 2022 majoring in Cognitive Science and getting her MPH in Social and Behavioral sciences through the five-year pro- gram. Along with her work as a CCE, Mafalda is the senior advisor for Disability Empowerment For Yale (DEFY) as well as a disability peer men- tor, and she does layout/production management for any campus publication in a pinch. She is mad about chocolate ice cream, bioethics, digital art, her cat Mona Lisa and chatting about astrology/ tarot/witchy things.

Helena Ware '23

Helena is a member of the Franklin Class of 2023 majoring in English while also on the pre-medicine track. Outside of her work as a CCE, she is a member of the Varsity Sailing Team and has worked to launch the Yale Student Athlete Advisory Committee’s YUmatter mental health campaign. Helena is very excited to continue to work to help improve campus culture in her role as a CCE.

Berkeley

Cheryl Chen '24

Cheryl is a member of the class of 2024 and (tentatively) majoring in Mathematics and Philosophy. In addition to being a CCE, Cheryl is a soup-kitchen volunteer at YKC and an avid fan of Berkeley College. She loves gingko trees and misses Chicago.

Krupa Hedge '25

Krupa is a Berkeley 2025-er. She is from Union, Kentucky and is a potential History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health major. Along with being a CCE, Krupa is involved in education justice organizing, volunteering at HAVEN Free Clinic, and dances with Yale Jashan Bhangra and Yale Kalaa. She loves exploring coffee shops, finding new dogs to pet, and taking walks around campus.

Ryan Huynh '23

Ryan is a member of the Berkeley Class of 2023 majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration with a focus on Human Rights. In addition to his role as a CCE, he also works with the Migration Alliance at Yale. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ryan loves Vietnamese food, cheesy rom-coms, and a cozy coffee shop.

Tiya Proctor-Floyd '23.5

Tiya is in the Berkeley Class of 2024 majoring in Political Science. In addition to being a CCE, she is a Co-President of the Black Student Alliance at Yale and is passionate about race and sexuality in dialogue and pet- ting dogs on Cross Campus.

Branford

Nikhe Braimah '25

Nikhe is a member of the class of 2025. In addition to being a CCE, Nikhe is a member of WORD Performance Poetry, conducts policy research through the Yale Policy Institute, and serves as a volunteer income tax assistant through Dwight Hall. He loves writing, watching movies, and finding new study spots.

Conor Downey '22

Conor is a senior in Branford studying Philosophy and Cognitive Science, with particular interests in ethics and moral cognition. Outside of CCE work, Conor conducts research in a Yale psychology lab, gives tours at the Yale University Art Gallery, and explores every part of New Haven within an hour’s walking distance from his house.

Natasha Ghazali '22

Natasha is a member of the Branford class of 2022, born and raised in the New Haven area. She is an ER&M major with a concentration on the intersection between immigrant & refugee studies and spatial-identity formation. She’s spent a lot of time choreographing for Yale Steppin’ Out, and she’s excited to sing in Whim ‘n Rhythm!

Forrest LaPrade '24

Forrest is a member of the class of 2024. While not working as a CCE, he studies Arabic literature and performs with WORD, Yale’s oldest (and hypest) spoken word poetry group. He is a proud Iowan.

Charlene Jamie Miciano '24

Charlene is a member of the class of 2024 double majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Health and Society and History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. Aside from being a CCE, she can be found dancing with the fire dance team Rhythmic Blue, practicing American Sign Language, or teaching math as a ULA. She is also one of Branford’s Title IX representatives. Charlene loves reading, her dog named Appa, and spending time with family back home in Southern California.

Laura Palacio Lodoño '22.5

Laura is a member of the class of 2022.5. She is an Anthropology major from Florida passionate about public health. In addition to being a CCE, she is a board member of Club Colombia and an executive producer of the YDN podcast Attune. Laura loves cooking, her cat Toffee, and walks through nature.

Anika Seth '25

Anika is a Branford first-year from Maryland. She intends to double major in Biomedical Engineering and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. In addition to being a CCE, Anika serves on the Undergraduate Title IX Advisory Board, writes for the Yale Daily News, and plays on Yale’s club polo team. They’re also an avid consumer of Disney Channel original movies and always down to talk all things rom-com.

Davenport

Iszac Henig '23

Iszac is a member of the Davenport Class of 2023 majoring in Earth and Planetary Science. He’s a sprinter on the Varsity Swim & Dive team, and the YU Matter YSAAC Subcommittee chair. Passionate about the environment and mental health, he spends as much time as possible in nature or with friends.

Nora Massie '22

Nora is a member of the Class of 2022 double majoring in English and Environmental Studies. In addition to being a CCE, she enjoys working for Davenport as the college’s Sustainability Liaison, dancing with her best friends in A Different Drum Dance Company and Taps, and participating in political organizing for equity and justice both at and beyond Yale.

Wren Wolterbeek '24

Wren is a member of the class of 2024 in Davenport college majoring in English and is also part of the Education Studies Program. In addition to being a CCE, she is a Head Advising Fellow with Matriculate, a tutor through YETI, a teacher with Splash at Yale, and a fan of IMs (especially table tennis!). Wren loves trying coffee shops around New Haven, making Spotify playlists for her friends, and baking!

Ezra Stiles

Josephine Cureton '24

Josephine is a member of the class of 2024 double majoring in Sociology with a certificate in Data Science. In addition to being a CCE, she enjoys working in the Stiles Head of College Office, teaching middle schoolers with Community Health Educators, and interning at the City Plan Department. She loves taking long walks around New Haven, drinking coffee, and her home: San Francisco!

Isabela Molina '25

Isabela is a member of the class of 2025. She calls the Bay Area home and plans to double major in Urban Studies and ER&M. In addition to being a CCE, she is a Community Health Educator, works on advocacy with YUPP’s Justice Impact Movement, and you’ll often find her at both the AACC and La Casa. She loves capturing moments of her friends and family through her film camera as well as curating music play- lists about her favorite places.

Jamie Yi '24

Jamie is a member of the class of 2024 in Ezra Stiles College. She is from Texas, and she studies Computer Science & Economics. In addition to being a CCE, she works in digital ad production for the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and serves on the board for Yale WGiCS and Code Haven. Jamie loves writing and going hiking with her dog.

Grace Hopper

Lucía Amaya Martinez '25

Lucía is a member of the class of 2025. She is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. Her major is undecided, but she is interested in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Studies and History. In addition to being a CCE, she works at the Law School Library, is a member of YIRA, the Yale Tango club and the LGBTQ co-op. Lucía loves listening to music and watching movies from all over the world.

Sabrina Mellinghoff '24

Sabrina is a CCE in the Hopper Class of 2024 majoring in History of Science and Medicine. She is on the pre-med track and runs for the Women’s Track and Field Team. She is very excited to build community and work towards a healthier culture on campus.

Jonathan Edwards

Natasha Ambriz-Villela '23

Natasha is a member of the Class of 2023, majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration with a certificate in Education Studies. In addition to being a CCE, Natasha is co-Editor-in-Chief of Broad Recognition and is on the board for Ballet Folklórico. Their passions include tattoos, music, talking about queerness, and their home state of Georgia.

River Dufour '25

River is member of the class of 2025 in Jonathan Edwards College. He intends to major in Global Affairs. Outside of Yale, he works for the non-profit Seeds of Peace and sterns on commercial fishing vessels off the coast of Maine.

Maddie Murphy '23

Maddie is a junior in Jonathan Edwards College. She is an American Studies major and is also a part of the Education Studies program, focusing on Indigenous edu- cation and policy. In addition to being a CCE, she works in the JE dining hall, is a member of the Association of Native Americans at Yale, and plays the oboe. Maddie loves biking around campus, dogs, and her home: the Black Hills of South Dakota!

Nicole Park '22.5

Nicole is affiliated with the Class of 2022 and is majoring in Psychology. She is passionate about mental health + wellness advocacy, beautiful YA fic (*Simon Snow trilogy by Rainbow Rowell), tutoring, and ice cream. She’s excited to be back on campus and can’t wait to join new communities & explore new interests!

Jennifer Ye '25

Jennifer is a first-year in Jonathan Edwards College and is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition to being a CCE, she is a student researcher in a computational neuroscience lab and on the Yale Jashan Bhangra dance team.

Morse

Taylor Carroll '24

Taylor is a member of the class of 2024. She enjoys engaging in community building with youth in her hometown, Chicago, Illinois. She is a Political Science major and student in the Education Studies program. In addition to being a CCE, she is a member of the Dwight Hall Civic Allyship and community volunteer in New Haven. Taylor is passionate about achieving equitable access to quality education for students of color.

Kyndall Donalson '23

Kyndall is a member of the Morse Class of 2023 from Springfield, VA, majoring in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health on the pre-medicine track. She is interested in studying health disparities faced by marginalized communities, specifically Black and brown communities and incarcerated individuals. In addition to being a CCE, she is heavily involved with a cappella at Yale as the musical director of Shades of Yale and also serves as a Student Assistant for the Afro-American Cultural Center.

Shayna Elliot '22

Shayna is a member of the Morse Class of 2022. She is an English major in the Creative Writing Concentration and would like to pursue a career in journalism. In addition to being a CCE, Shayna is involved with Yale Effective Altruism, Yale Women’s Club Basketball, and the Yale Daily News.

Sofía Manriquez '25

Sofía is a member of the Class of 2025 in Morse college hoping to pursue a major concentrated in environmental solutions. She is originally from San Diego, California and enjoys her summers in the sun, bodysurfing with friends and working as a State Beach Lifeguard. She is also excited to be a part of the Matriculate team as well as a CCE on campus.

Marco Muñoz '24

Marco is a member of the Morse class of 2024, majoring in Global Affairs and working toward a certificate in Education Studies. He is a political buff originally from South Florida and serves as the president of Yale’s premier competitive speech team, Yale Student Forensics. In his free time, Marco enjoys playing Smash Ultimate, watching Dragon Ball, and keeping up with Ecuador’s national football team.

Eden Senay '22

Eden is a member of the Class of 2022 in Morse College. She is a Cognitive Science major with a focus on how individuals interact with technology. In addition to being a CCE, she is involved with the Black Student Alliance at Yale (BSAY) and has worked as a research assistant in the Intergroup Relations Lab and for the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. She’d love to talk with you about rollerskating, living in her home state of Colorado, campus culture, or anything else!

Pauli Murray

Danya Dubrow Compaine '25

Danya is a member of the class of 2025. She plans to double major in Political Science and Modern Middle East Studies. In addition to being a CCE, she is active in the Slifka Center for Jewish Life and sporadically attends ju jitzu and boxing classes. During her daily treks to and from Murray, she listens to Dominic Fike, Sammy Rae, and the podcast How to Save a Planet.

Danny Kaplowitz '22

Danny is a member of the Pauli Murray Class of 2022, studying History and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. In addition to being a CCE, Danny hosts a radio show on WYBC and writes for Yale’s political satire show, Tilting. He is originally from Michigan and prefers to be near a Great Lake whenever possible.

Zawadi Kigamwa '25

Zawadi is a member of the class of 2025 considering a double major in African Studies and Global Affairs. She is originally from Fishers, Indiana and in addition to being a CCE enjoys working as a Pauli Murray College Aide. Her favorite pastimes include playing sudoku and making zines.

Maya Sanghvi '22.5

Maya is a Cognitive Science major and is psyched about her thesis research regarding conflicted decision making in humans. Her interest in humans also extends to medicine, and she’s on the pre-med track, hoping to go to med school after she graduates. She is involved in the Whaling Crew Tailgating Society (but don’t ask her about sports), does research in a lab, is a Yale EMT, volunteers at HAVEN Free Clinic, and is so excited for her fourth year as a CCE!

Bryant Valladares Turcios '24

Bryant is a member of the class of 2024. He is from Texas and plans on focusing on medicine or a psychology degree. In addition to being a CCE, he dances and choreographs in Sabrosura, is a member of Oye, and swims sometimes. Bryant loves getting smoothies, going on walks, and enthusiastically telling bad jokes.

Pierson

Meg Buzbee '24

Meg is a sophomore in Pierson double majoring in Environmental Studies and Modern Middle East Studies. In addition to being a CCE, she manages broadcast for WYBCx, goes camping with Yale Outdoors, and adds commas to things as a copy editor at the New Journal. Her favorite animal is a cow. She even has a tattoo of one.

Sage Friedman '25

Sage is a member of the class of 2025 from Pierson College. She is a prospective Music or Art History major, and is also interested in film and African American history. In addition to being a CCE, she works as the arts curator for FUSE magazine, sings opera/plays piano, and spends an illegal amount of $$ at Willoughby’s coffee. Her favorite animal is a pig, and she misses being a babysitter/camp counselor!

Eli Kennard '24

Eli is in the Class of 2024 in Pierson College. His major is currently undeclared, but he is studying Computer Science and Psychology. He is passionate about ultimate frisbee, the outdoors, getting to know people, Utah and his home, Salt Lake City, and fostering a healthy campus culture regarding sex. Eli is a FOOT leader and is excited to get to know everyone on campus through the communities he’s involved in.

Skylar Kronrad '25

Skylar is a first-year from South Florida. She is in Pierson College and plans on majoring in something biology-related, focusing on women’s health. In addition to being a CCE, she is part of the Speakers and Events Committee for Y Fashion House and loves going for walks with her dogs on the beach.

Saybrook

Will Laird '22

Will is a member of the Class of 2022, an MCDB major, and is pre-med as well. In addition to being a CCE, Will is on the Yale Men’s Cross Country and Track Teams. He is excited to continue working as a CCE to improve campus culture.

Petru Neagu '23

Petru is a member of the Class of 2023 majoring in Computer Science and Economics. He is from Bucharest, Romania but went to high school in Bristol, UK. Petru is also a member of the varsity sailing team and has been sailing since he was nine years old.

Mirabel Nguyen '24

Mirabel is a sophomore in Saybrook College studying Humanities. In addition to being a CCE, she works for the Saybrook Head of College Office and enjoys playing piano, collecting houseplants, and visiting coffee shops around campus.

Anusha Sarathy '23.5

Anusha is a junior majoring in Global Affairs and couldn’t be more excited to be a CCE! She is half- Czech, half-Indian and grew up in Bangalore, India. Outside of class, she is Co-President of the Women’s Leadership Initiative and loves to read and run.

Vanya Shivashankar '23

Vanya is a member of the Class of 2023 from Olathe, Kansas. She is a Cognitive Science major and Global Health scholar on the pre-med track. Along with being a CCE, Vanya teaches with Community Health Educators, works with the South Asian Society at Yale, and dances on Yale Rangeela.

Silliman

Jasselene Paz '23

Jasselene is a junior in Silliman College born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. She is an Ethnicity, Race, & Migration major and a Human Rights scholar. In addition to being a CCE, she dances with Sabrosura, Rhythmic Blue, and Taps; DJs her own radio show with WYBC, and is the president of Central Americans for Empowerment at Yale. Jasselene loves chatting and taking naps at La Casa Cultural, repping Central America, and drinking oat milk dirty chais.

Olivia Schnur '25

Olivia is a first year in Silliman College. She is a prospective Psychology or History major. In addition to being a CCE, she is on the Yale Women’s Rowing team and works for the YDN in copy editing. Olivia loves reading, spending time with her friends and family, and is originally from Connecticut, making Yale a very easy drive away!

Jack Twyford '23.5

Jack is a member of Silliman’s class of 2023.5, double major- ing in Political Science and History. In addition to being a CCE, he enjoys playing on Yale’s Varsity Football team, attending Scholars of Finance meetings, and promoting student-athlete mental wellness through YSAAC’s YUMatter Initiative. In his free time, Jack enjoys going on road trips and listening to podcasts.

Veronica Zimmer '25

Veronica is a first year student in Silliman College from Guilford, Connecticut. In addition to being a CCE, she enjoys singing a cappella with Mixed Company, performing in theater productions on campus, and volunteering in New Haven. She also loves reading, running, crafting, and cooking.

TD

Josephine Holubkov '24

Josephine is a member of the Class of 2024. She is planning to be a linguistics major with a focus on language and mind, and she is interested in going to law school after graduation. Besides being a CCE, she is a member of the Yale Slavic Chorus and interns for the Yale Law Journal. She loves Slavic folk music, trying new foods, bad jokes, and Timothy Dwight College.

Emmy James '23

Emmy is a member of the Class of 2023. She is originally from South Carolina and is an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major. In addition to being a CCE, she is the photographer for Yale Precision Marching Band and plays in the percussion section. Her favorite animals are stingrays, and she loves gardening.

Ariana Plaza '23

Ariana is a junior in TD from New Haven, CT. She’s studying History of Science, Medicine and Public Health on the pre-med track. In addition to working with the CCEs, she’s the Vice- Chair of Despierta Boricua, the Puerto Rican organization on campus and works at a local greenhouse on the weekends. She’s passion- ate about public health and loves watching slam poetry videos on Youtube!

Trumbull

Jesse Chen '23

Jesse is a junior from Atlanta, Georgia majoring in Statistics and Data Science. In addition to being a CCE, he loves working in the Trumbull College office as Head Aide, singing with his a cappella group The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, and meeting the incredible Yalies that surround him. Be sure to say hi if you see him around!

Boris Epié '22

Boris is a member of the Class of 2022. He is a Psychology major on the Neuroscience Track on a pre-med track. Outside of CCE he is involved in several Neuroscience and Psychology labs. You can also always find him at Yale sporting events. He is very passionate about his home, Gabon, and always looks forward to the summers when he can go back to visit his family.

Alayna Lee '22

Alayna is a member of the Class of 2022 majoring in East Asian Studies and Political Science. Apart from working as a CCE, she is also involved with the Yale International Relations Association and the Trumbull Fellows’ Program. Her major loves include: searching for Korean food in New Haven, making all- too-specific Spotify playlists, and staying up too late watching films with her roommate. She is passionate about the work of the CCEs and believes in the potential of an ideal sexual culture for everyone at Yale!

Project Coordinators

Boris Epié, TC '22
Danny Kaplowitz, MY '22
Will Laird, SY '22
Alayna Lee, TC '22
Helena Ware, BF '23