Splash at Yale Team

Katherine
My name is Katherine, and I am currently a senior majoring in Statistics and Data Science! I grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, right outside of Boston. As a high schooler, I attended Splash at MIT and learned how to make cinnamon rolls! I also learned other fun things like calligraphy and opened my eyes to many things I never saw in school. On campus, I do cancer research in a biostatistics lab. I am currently codirecting Sprout and am a former president. I also help develop the website and
plan on continuing working with Splash wherever I end up at graduate school! 


Ellis
Hi, my name is Ellis, and I'm a senior majoring in Cognitive Science.Before coming to New Haven, I lived in Yarmouth, Maine. I would have loved to be able to attend a Splash program in high school, so I'm really excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our Yale Splash students! I've enjoyed the past classes I've taught at Splash (most notably The Splash Wizard Tournament: A Harry Potter Trivia Contest, Learn to Knit, and Startups in Silicon Valley), and I'm a former Splash president. In my free time, I love cooking, reading, and doing any kind of craft - I most recently picked up cross-stitching!


Andy: 
My name is Andy Sandweiss, and I’m a senior majoring
in Architecture with a concentration in Urban Studies. Although originally from Bangor, Maine, I split my childhood between Maine and Lima, Peru, where I visited my family. As an avid urbanist and fan of public transportation, I run Yale’s urban studies discussion group and manage the Urban Studies Program’s website. Outside of Yale, I volunteer at a local tour group and enjoy riding trains.



Hannah Nikole: 
My name is Hannah Nikole (two first names), and I am a senior at Yale from Southern California, majoring in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Outside of that, I love learning about architecture, literature, the environment. I have previously taught Splash classes such as Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Public Speaking, where I developed a passion for education. At Yale, I do research on how climate change affects leaf appearance and mentor students at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning and as a First-Year Counselor. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, watching films, and getting sunshine whenever she can!


Jack: 
Hi, my name is Jack, and I am a junior in Hopper College and one of the current Co-Presidents of Splash. Outside of Splash, I am a Statistics and Data Science major and am also completing a program in Education Studies. Other activities I do consist of serving as a statistics research assistant, other education/mentorship initiatives (particularly around disability and LGBTQ+ identity), and an education policy research group. My hobbies include reading, strategic board games, and current events.


Ava 
My name is Ava, my pronouns are She, Her, Hers and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and am an Education Studies Scholar. I grew up in Iran and I moved to LA as a high school student. In the future, I hope to be involved in medicine and education. In my free time I like to bake, color vases, and play the violin. On campus, I teach Farsi, volunteer at the Yale New Haven hospital, and work with refugees. Most importantly, I am one of the co-presidents of Splash!


Landon
My name is Landon Allen, and I am currently a sophomore double majoring in Psychology and English. I grew up in Long Island, New York, and I am interested in creative writing, tennis, psychology and education! On campus, I work in a psychology lab and am part of both Telltale, a storytelling group, and New Haven REACH, where I serve as a mentor for high school students applying to college. I am honored to co-direct the Spring Splash 2019 program, and more than anything, I love to teach classes in areas involving positive psychology and development!


Rohan
Hi, my name is Rohan Angadi, and I am a sophomore in Davenport College! I’m from the small town of Clovis, New Mexico. At Yale, I work at the Asian American Cultural Center and the Davenport Buttery. I’m also a Matriculate Advising Fellow and a special events coordinator with the Yale Undergraduate Math Society. I am a math major interested in working with educational policy after graduation. Growing up in rural New Mexico, my community had very little access to educational resources such as Splash. I’m excited to help Splash provide middle and high school students the opportunity to learn in a fun and welcoming environment.


Avi
My name is Avi Cohen and I am a first year student at Yale University interested in medicine; I am planning on majoring in biology. I am from Burlington, Vermont, and have lived there my whole life. In my free time, I enjoy running and skiing. At Yale, I also interview patients at Yale New Haven hospital about their life stories. In addition to being an Admin, I like teaching Splash classes about physics! I am currently a co-direct of Spring Splash 2019.


Ananya
My name is Ananya Kachru and I am a first year student at Yale University and am interested in the nexus between politics, women empowerment, and education. I am from Woodbridge, Connecticut (yes! only a little more than five miles away from Yale!) and previously took part in both Splash and Sprout as a student. At Yale, I am a part of the Yale Debate Association, South Asian Society, Women’s Leadership Initiative, and of course, Yale Splash! In my free time, I love to travel, take photos for VSCO, dance, browse through inspirational quotations, and just talk about literally anything. I am very excited to be co-directing Spring Sprout, and look forward to meeting you all soon.


Maria
My name is Maria Canon and I am a first year majoring in Physics and possibly Psychology. I have moved around quite a bit but my family now lives in Jacksonville, Florida, although upstate NY (in the country) was my favorite place to live. In my free time, I enjoy reading, talking, movies, Crossfit, exploring, and traveling but especially learning about cool new things! I am part of the Yale AFROTC program and want to be a pilot in the military after college. I am honored to join such an amazing program as Splash and am excited for what’s to come!


Matt
My name is Matthew Chin and I am currently a Yale first-year in Berkeley College. Originally from Malden, Massachusetts, 20 minutes outside of Boston, I attended MIT Splash in high school. I am passionate about Statistics and Data Science as well as Psychology. Outside of being an admin for Splash, I enjoy balancing my academic life with activities such as running and innovating with Design for America.




Natalie
I am Natalie Troy and I am a first-year student interested in history, education, spanish literature, and data science. I spent the first half of my life living in Princeton, NJ and the second half in Chapel Hill, NC (go Heels!). On campus, I am a member of the Yale College Democrats, Ramona (the women’s club ultimate frisbee team), the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association, and a teacher and admin for Splash! In my free time, I enjoy hiking with Yale Outdoors, reading, and exploring coffee shops, cat cafés, and art galleries around New Haven. My favorite constitutional amendment is the Fourth Amendment and my favorite author is Jane Austen.


Aisha
Hi, my name’s Aisha, and I’m a first-year in Jonathan Edwards College. I’m interested in Political Science and Sociology. Outside of being an admin for Splash, I spend a lot of time planning how to be like Michelle Obama when I grow up. I attended Splash at Yale in high school, and I’m really excited to be involved with the administrative side of the program.



Jackie
I’m Jackie Folmar and I’m a first-year in Berkeley College! I’m from the suburbs of the best city in the world, Chicago. At Yale, I’m a college advisor through Matriculate and I work with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Flyte Scholastics. I’m super interested in science and I’m currently considering majoring in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. In my free time, I enjoy watching Netflix and reading. This is my first year with Splash and Sprout, and I’m excited to help students have a wonderful time at our programs!


Matthew
My name is Matt Wang and I am currently a first-year in Saybrook, objectively not the worst college at Yale. I’ve spent most of my life in Princeton, NJ, but I tell people I’m originally from L.A. so people won’t question my loyalties to the Lakers and the Rams. I’m super interested in physics and philosophy, but will probably major in mathematics anyways. Outside of Splash, I’m in the Society of Physics Students and First-Years in Service; in my free time, I like to play the piano, play basketball, and procrastinate.




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