Class of 2024.5 Major: Undecided College: Timothy Dwight Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Activities: Yale Dramat, YTOC, and Club Polo About: Hi'ya! I'm from Wisconsin, so I get asked a-lot of questions about cheese. So let's get this done real quick once. When preparing your cheese platter(a charcuterie is only for meats) ya'll need a variety. Ya got your soft cheese(goat cheese, brie), ya got your medium to semi-hard cheese(swiss, cheddar) and ya got your hard cheese(parmesan, manchego). Any cheese platter worth its fat content includes all three. Ope! almost forgot, do not put cheese curds on a cheese platter. They command the respect of a separate serving vessel, but no yeah, seriously respect the curd. By'ya!
Class of 2024 Major: Ethics, Politics, and Economics College: Pauli Murray Hometown: New York City, NY Activities: Yale Dancers, The Lowenstein Project, YIRA About: Malaika has a total of two personality traits: being from New York and loving olives more than anything. Thank you for your time.
Class of 2024 Major: Ethics, Politics, and Economics College: Saybrook Hometown: Boerne, Texas Activities: YMTA, Creative Writing, playing ping pong About: William Andrew James the Fourth (or Drew as he’s commonly known) is obsessed with traveling, Mac n’ cheese, and writing—even though he has been procrastinating writing this bio. He’s also very passionate about criminal justice reforms and politics. When Drew’s not thinking about those things, he’s probably preoccupied with thoughts about Lorde and that one really banger song from “Ratatouille.” His notorious indecisive tendencies are making him ponder whether or not he needs to add anything else to this paragraph, but he thinks it’s good for now.
Class of 2024 Major: Physics and Philosophy College: Pauli Murray Hometown: Tucson, AZ Activities: Air Force ROTC, saying "I'm waiting until the pandemic's over to get more involved" About: Height: 5'5 (5'6 on a good day) Breed: different Objections: sustained Lactose: intolerant
Class of 2024 Major: Economics College: Pierson Hometown: Burr Ridge, IL About: Spencer’s personality traits include loving Costco’s free samples, hating Tangerine La Croix, and feeling neutral about Double Stuffed Oreos. He loves Broadway musicals, bad jokes, spending time with friends, and the word “Pumpernickel”. Spencer severely overthought this bio, and will be ending it before he decides to change anything else. Which is right… now.
Class of 2024 Major: Who knows? College: Saybrook Hometown: Hanahan, South Carolina Activities: Weightlifting, Boxing, Wrestling, Not Running, Resident Sayghost About: If you ever want to workout, talk to me, and you may just get to become part of the exclusive Mock Trial Lifting Club for Courtroom Flexing. If not, let me convince you. If you think you have an excellent taste in music, recommend something to me – I’ll probably like it. If I don’t, I have bad news for you.
Class of 2024 College: Morse College (Morse always wins!) Hometown: Lantana, TX Activities: Yale College Council, YBWC, Yale Dems, YWLI, professional shower singer About: Lauren is an avid lover of chai lattes, singing on a whim, and the color purple. As a Virgo and former orch-dork (violas>violins, no discourse allowed), Lauren loves competition shows just a bit too much. She also is an amateur cook/baker, and will probably ask you to try a new creation every now & then. In her free time, Lauren enjoys study brunches at cafe’s, taking a stand for political/social change in her community, and spending quality time with friends & family.
Class of 2024 Major: Ethics, Politics, & Economics College: Jonathan Edwards Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California Activities: Moot Court, Yale Political Union, Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, mindlessly scrolling through TikTok, and occasionally playing guitar. About: Quinn is not a fan of introspection, and feels a bit pressured to use this space to say something fun and quirky. She swears that she is, in fact, fun and quirky, but thus far has offered no evidence to support this claim.
Class of 2024 Major: Undeclared College: Pauli Murray Hometown: New York, NY Activities: Community Health Educator, Alphi Phi, Woads Scholar, Bass Library Ghost About: Hannah likes talking about being from New York City, mispronouncing words (including her own name), wearing way too much jewelry, and ketchup. Hannah gets highly stressed out coming up with fun facts about herself and wants you to know this. Hannah enjoys public speaking, even after she got booed off the stage of a middle school debate tournament (and that was before she yelled “You’ll all be working for me someday”). She also holds the New York State record for fastest time to fail a driver’s license test, a record some people say can never be broken.
Class of 2024 Major: Chemical Engineering College: Branford Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX Activities: Yale Cheerleading, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Alpha Phi, Yale "Theater scene", Teacher for Splash and Sprout About: First let’s get this out of the way. No it’s not Die-yuh its Day-uh. Also, that new singer Daya… not her real name, she stole mine. Now that that’s finished. If you ever see me around campus or around the world, hand me a cookie or chocolate. After that moment, I will be your best friend. I’m not saying I ever want to speak to you again, but you will forever have a place in my heart.
Class of 2024 Major: Political Science and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies College: Pauli Murray Hometown: Toronto, Ontario Activities: YMTA, Title IX Student Advisory Board, Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies Research Assistant, Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association About: Taylor is from the superior country that is Canada. No, she does not live in an igloo, but yes, her Canadian cash does smell like maple syrup. She’s currently the only international student in the YMTA. 😮 In her free time, she enjoys calling soda “pop,” pronouncing “z” as “zed,” and adding extra “u”s to words (even when they aren’t necessary). If you ever try to mock her cherished culture by repeatedly saying “eh!” or “aboot,” she WILL unfriend you on Instagram.
Class of 2024 Major: Political Science and Economics (intended) College: Grace Hopper Hometown: Mountain View, California Activities: Yale Undergraduate Moot Court, Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association, St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel About: Avid upholder of the law, turtleneck aficionado, rule of three enthusiast
Class of 2024 Major: Undeclared College: Branford Hometown: Naperville, IL Activities: YDN, debate, sleep About: Arya grew up around the world but only knows English (and half of French). His two great loves are his hamster, Suki, and his PS4. He also likes listening to music from all genres (yes, including country) and overthinking to an absurd degree. In his free time, Arya enjoys napping, listening to albums all the way through, and more napping.
Class of 2024 Major: Political Science College: Berkeley Hometown: Yorba Linda, California About: Colby used to compete in teen pageants (seriously, google her), but she quickly realized she couldn't make a career out of it. After trading in the crown and sash for a sensible suit, she chose another activity where she could talk a lot and look good doing it. Enter, mock trial.
Class of 2024 Major: Undeclared (probably EP&E) College: Timothy Dwight Hometown: Denver, CO Activities: Mock trial and the Yale Glee Club (Its not a show choir like Glee the show. Just the traditional university choir) About: Justin Ferrugia is complex, like a mature Bordeaux. Justin likes a lot of things. Justin likes the snow, Justin likes to read, Justin likes to write, occasionally Justin likes to do a little math, and Justin likes to play the cello. What does Justin like to do in his free time? Justin doesn’t really know what free time is yet. When he finds that out, he’ll get back to you.