Meet the Student Organizations Consultants

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

Abeera Saeed

Benjamin Franklin ‘21

Abeera Saeed is a sophomore at Yale University studying Ethics, Politics and Economics with a concentration in Behavioral Economics. Hailing from Jersey City, she is the co-founder of the ALI Leadership Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to training urban youth in low-income areas to become the activists, organizers, and grassroots leaders of tomorrow. She has also worked with various local politicians and nonprofits, helping to manage a campaign that got the youngest Muslim elected official in America onto the school board of Jersey City while also helping 30,000+ young people register to vote through DoSomething.org as a marketing intern. She is a Yale Presidential Public Service Fellow and spends her free time in between classes tutoring refugees, volunteering with the Yale Alumni Association and watching Leonardo Dicaprio movies.

   

Brooke Tobin

Davenport ‘20

Brooke Tobin is a senior in Davenport College double majoring in History and Political Science. She grew up in Toronto, Canada but now lives in Los Angeles, California with her parents and five siblings. On campus, she has been involved with Yale Women’s Club Soccer, Camp Kesem, FOOT, and Community Health Educators. She is very excited to be working with student groups on campus! 

   

CJ Irsfeld

Benjamin Franklin ‘21

CJ is a junior in Franklin studying history and economics and is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Aside from SOC-ing, he’s involved with Dwight Hall Urban Fellows, the Yale Glee Club, Students for a New American Politics PAC, and the staff of a local alderman. He spends his time in New Haven drinking lots of coffee, finding places off-campus to read, watching Riverdale, and listening to the Front Bottoms. He’s super excited to help support student organizations this year!

   

Elayna Garner

TD ‘20

Elayna Garner is a senior in Timothy Dwight college, and an Ethics, Politics, and Economics major.  On campus, she has been involved with Dwight Hall, TD’s Student Activities committee, and the Yale Drama Coalition.  She has also loved being a preorientation leader for FOCUS and welcoming new students to Yale. She is also a FroCo! Elayna is excited to help and support student groups!  

   

Erin Choi

Stiles ‘21

Erin is a junior in Ezra Stiles College from Germantown, Maryland and majoring in Psychology with interests in urban studies and design. She is involved in Unity (Yale’s Korean drumming troupe), Yale Gospel Choir, and has worked on student film productions on campus. In the past year, she has studied abroad in Tokyo and Osaka. In her spare time, she loves drinking Donut Crazy’s hot chocolate, listening to music, and studying at cafes. Erin is thrilled to be working with and supporting student groups on campus this year!

   

Jessica Ainooson

Stiles ‘20

Jessica is a senior in Ezra Stiles College who was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, though her family is from Ghana. She is a History of Science and Medicine major as well as a Global Health Fellow. Outside of class, she dances with Dzana (an African dance group) and performs poetry with Oyé (a spoken word group).  Jessica has also planned a college conference (Security Council Simulation at Yale). Outside of that, Jessica is obsessed with ice-cream, music, and writing. Overall, Jessica is very excited to work as a Student Organizations Consultant this year!

   

Julian Johnson

Berkeley ‘21

Julian Johnson is a junior in Berkeley College. Originally from Hayward, California ( 20 mins outside of San Francisco) he loves all things sun and is still getting used to the East Coast winters ( if you ask him about them he’ll cringe). He is majoring in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health and is also PreMed. On campus, Julian is a part of the Undergraduate Organization Funding Committee (UOFC), the Yale Gospel Choir, and is a volunteer at the Yale New Haven Hospital. Julian’s favorite hobbies include service work, movies, reading poli-sci and fiction books, and binge-watching Netflix. He is looking forward to further getting to know organizations on campus and serve as an advocate that can provide support, counsel and resources in any way possible.

   

Jyot Singh

Silliman ‘21

Jyot is a junior from Atlanta, GA majoring in Global Affairs. Outside of class, he is actively involved in the Silliman College community by being a Head of College Aide and was the 2018-2019 President of the Silliman Activities and Administrative Committee (SAAC). You can usually find him acting like he’s studying in The Acorn, trying to get Walter the Sillidog to like him, or eating in the Silliman dining hall. Jyot is also actively involved in the Sikhs of Yale and engages in progressive politics. If you ever want to strike a conversation, please don’t hesitate to approach Jyot! He probably is procrastinating anyway.

   

Katie Wells

Benjamin Franklin ‘21

Katie Wells is a junior year in Benjamin Franklin College and a Global Affairs major. She is from Grand Rapids, Michigan and loves to cook, play piano, and travel. On campus, Katie is a member of the varsity sailing team, serves as the vice president of Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) and is as a World Fellow Liaison at the Jackson Institute. She’s excited to support student organizations, particularly in regards to questions about community engagement. 

   

Luis Leon Medina

Branford ‘22

Luis is a sophomore in Branford and a prospective Economics and/or Statistics & Data Science major. He is originally from El Salvador but resides in Houston, Texas. On campus, Luis is involved with the Yale Daily News, SUBE and Ballet Folklorico Mexicano. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, writing short stories and watching movies. As a first-time SOC, he looks forward to supporting student organizations.
   

Ray Johnson

Grace Hopper ‘21

 
   

Salma Shaheen

Silliman ‘22

I was born and raised in Hebron, Palestine until I was sixteen years old. I, then, moved to Changshu, China for two years to study at United World College of Changshu. Currently, I am proud to be the first-ever Palestinian undergraduate student at Yale University coming from Palestine. I am a sophomore at Silliman, double majoring in Economics and Political Science. I appreciate diversity, and I always seek to surround myself with a diverse group of people to continuously challenge myself intellectually and to learn adaptability. My sense of humor along with my strong Arabic accent makes me a confident communicator and a strong relationships builder in various environments. Outside class, I am a huge activist. I am involved in Student for Justice in Palestine and OneVoice. Through these two organizations I organize campaigns, protests and awareness sessions regarding the question of Palestine. I am also part of Havenly ( best baklava in New Haven – approved by all Arabs!), Yale Arab Association and UNICEF. On my free time, I like to play soccer, mix some music and engage in some cool consulting projects in the Middle East. Overall, I am very excited to work as a Student Organizations Consultant this year support all the student groups! 

Tanvi Mehta

​Berkeley ‘21
 

Tanvi Mehta (BK ‘21) is an interdisciplinary Political Science major from Columbia, SC with a concentration in health policy. She is interested in the intersections between population health, sociology, and political science. Outside of class, she is on Yale’s Bollywood team – Rangeela, a Co-Director for Camp Kesem, an EMT with Yale EMS, a member of the Whaling Crew, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. She loves to spend time with friends, go to sporting events, travel, and pursue her passion for photography!