Meet the Student Organizations Consultants

To find out the name of your Student Organizations Consultant, use this form.

Alden Walters

JE ‘18

Alden is a senior in Jonathan Edwards majoring in Religious Studies. On campus he is a member of Tangled Up In Blue, and has volunteered with the Yale Children’s Theater. A native of Arkansas, he loves Southern literature and being outdoors, whether camping, farming, or just playing music. He’s excited to help organizations make on-campus life more fulfilling for every student. 

Alexander Vidal

Branford ‘19

Alex is a sophomore in Branford College from Miami, Florida. He is an Economics major and is particularly interested in development and behavioral economics. Besides being a Student Organizations Consultant, Alex helped start the Yale Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics and the Yale Student Finance Society, as well as being involved with the Yale Tory Party and serving on the Branford Housing Committee. Outside of Yale, he enjoys basketball, politics, rowing, and coffee (a bit too much!). He is very excited to work with all the Student Organizations this semester!

Alexandra Small

Silliman ’18

Alexandra Small is a junior in Silliman College from Connecticut.  She is majoring in Global Affairs, with a focus on international development, and Ethics, Politics, and Economics. On Yale’s campus, Alexandra is very involved in the Yale International Relations Association, an organization that operates Model United Nations programs around the world and provides tutoring programs, academic publication opportunities, and research trips.  Within this organization, she serves as Director-General of Administration for Yale Model United Nations Taiwan and Co-President of Yale Model Government Europe.  In addition to working on organizing Yale’s Model UN and Model Government conferences for high school students, she also participates in various political groups on campus and served as the Chairman of a political party within the Yale Political Union last semester.  As a Student Organizations Consultant, Alexandra looks forward to taking what she has learned through her extracurricular experiences and provide options and advice with regards to funding opportunities, meeting methods, leadership structure, event planning, etc. for other extracurricular groups.   

Archeta Rajagopalan

Branford ‘19

Archie is a junior in Branford. Currently she’s a Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology major and pre-med. On campus, she is the Social Media Coordinator for the Yale Science Magazine and is co-president of the South Asian Society. Additionally, Archie is a member of Rangeela, Yale’s bollywood dance team, a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, a Branford Aide, and she works at a lab at the Yale School of Medicine studying polycystic kidney disease.  

Carman Drake

Calhoun ‘18

Carman Drake is current senior at Yale, majoring in Global Affairs, with a focus on the Middle East and international security. Aside from working as a Student Organizations Consultant, she is a FroCo (first year counselor) in Hopper College and a FOOT leader. She is also involved in the Yale Refugee Project, and other volunteer opportunities at Yale. She looks forward to working with your group this year! 

Chidera Osuji

JE ‘19

Chidera is a junior in JE with Nigerian roots from the metro Atlanta area. Interested in the ways socioeconomic background intersects with culture and identity, she is double majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration and Economics but has no idea what is in store for her future. Outside of being an SOC, she is an Advising Fellow with Matriculate, the Gates Millennium Scholar Campus Based Leader, and a member of Shades of Yale as well as the group’s PR manager and winter tour manager. In her free time she loves to takes naps, read, and watch choreography videos on YouTube. She looks forward to supporting student groups and helping them meet their goals!

Isabella Teng

Berkeley ‘20

Isabella is a sophomore in Berkeley from northern California, which means she’s still getting used to the cold New Haven winters. She is planning to major in Computer Science and outside of class she works with Women’s Leadership Initiative at Yale as co-business manager, dances with Yale Danceworks, and volunteers with Code Haven. She’s excited to work with a variety of student groups for the upcoming fall!

Janeen Thomas

Morse ‘19

Janeen Thomas is a junior in Morse College from Atlanta, GA. She is majoring in Neuroscience, and enjoys baking, writing letters, and studying in cozy cafes. On campus, she is a Chaplaincy Fellow, involved with Yale Students for Christ, and volunteers at Yale-New Haven Hospital through the Living History Project. She is so excited to join the Student Organizations Consulting team and cannot wait to work with the amazing groups on campus!

Lane Unsworth

Saybrook ‘19

Mike  Yoon

Silliman ’18

Mike is a senior in Silliman College currently double majoring in East Asian Studies and Political Science with a focus on Japan-Korea Relations. Mike’s extracurricular involvement is mainly with the Yale International Relations Association, where he has been on team’s that put together conferences in Korea, China, Taiwan, and Budapest. Outside of classes, Mike enjoys traveling to New York to try different restaurants and dessert shops. Mike is looking forward to working with all his groups this year!

Nana Ama Akowuah

​Morse ‘18

Nana Ama Akowuah was born and raised in Ghana, and is a third-year student studying Chemical engineering at Yale.
 
She is a founding member of the Dislabelled initiative that seeks to improve the special education system in Ghana and is the President of the Yale Association for African Peace and Development (YAAPD). 
 
She is particularly interested in issues pertaining to entrepreneurship and governance in Africa and is also involved with the Yale African Students Association. In her free time she loves to read and her current favorite book is a A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. 

Rebecca Yan

TD ‘19

Rebecca is a junior in TD majoring in Economics and Global Affairs. Outside the Dean’s Office, she is a Production & Design editor at the Yale Daily News and pitches stocks in Yale Student Investment Group. She was formerly on the Executive Board of the Yale College Council and is a member of Alpha Phi sorority. In her free time, she likes to run to East Rock, eat Arethusa, and think about how much warmer it must be at home in Atlanta, GA.

Sydney Wade

Stiles ‘18

Sydney Wade (ES ’18) is a junior from Atlanta, GA. She is an Economics and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology double major and is passionate about global health and healthcare entrepreneurship. Outside of the Dean’s Office, Sydney is the Chief of Staff on the Yale College Council and the Finance Director for the Ivy Leadership Summit. In her free time, Sydney enjoys dancing, traveling, running, and designing websites.

Topiltzin Gomez Juarez

Hopper ‘18

Topiltzin Gomez is a senior in Grace Hopper College studying Ethics, Politics, and Economics. He is from Waukegan, Illinois a small city north of Chicago to which he credits his love for community development and lakefronts. He can be found organizing with MEChA, zapateando with Ballet Folklorico de Yale, or making wholesome buff chick wraps in the Hopper buttery. In his free time he enjoys watching anime, training for 5k runs, and raising a pet plant. He is super excited to give student organizations the information and help they need to be the best they can be.

Travis Brady

Pierson ‘18

Travis is a senior in Pierson College, double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and French. He is interested in developing low-cost methods for bringing advanced medical interventions to otherwise under-served areas. He has spent his summers doing a variety of work, including mentoring boys in New Haven, assisting in microdevice based research, and studying abroad in France. This upcoming year, he will serve as a First-Year Counselor and can be found playing basketball in his free time.

Valentina Connell

TD ‘20