Splash Biography

CLARA LEW-SMITH, Yale first year, undeclared major

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a first year here, and I am considering studying Global Affairs or Political Science. I come from Vermont, where I was long involved with community organizing efforts, particularly concerning education and ways to make education more equitable and more geared towards the needs of students. Working with several nonprofits, I've also been involved with efforts to make education student-centered on a regional and national scale.

Past Classes

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E3548: Prejudice and Injustice in American Schools: A Dialogue in Sprout Spring 19 (Feb. 16 - Mar. 02, 2019)
Many adults in schools do not offer their students a space to discuss difficult topics like safety, injustice, racism, and prejudice and students' experiences with them. This course runs like a college-level seminar with focus on student-driven dialogue rooted in the historical and current context of exclusion and inclusion in American public schools.