Splash Biography



AMELIA SULLIVAN, Passionate Anthropology Student




Major: Anthropology

College/Employer: Gateway Community College

Year of Graduation: 2022

Picture of Amelia Sullivan

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Born in Boston, raised in CT. Art history enthusiast and lover of books. Interests include The Renaissance, oil painting, and cooking. My major is Anthropology.

I'm on the dean's list with a 3.8 GPA at my current college, and will be transferring in as a junior to George Washington University in DC for the Fall of 2021.

Excited to be teaching again for Yale Splash!



Past Classes

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X4321: Let's Bake Some Cookies! in Splash Fall 2020 (Nov. 14, 2020)
Take some time to yourself during these stressful times and come bake with us for an hour! We'll be making chocolate chip cookies. Learn about basic baking terms through a fun game, and follow along while we make this sweet treat together. Feel free to bake your own cookie recipe during this class if you'd like.


H4259: Introduction To Psychology in Splash Spring 2020 (Apr. 11, 2020)
Come learn about the history of psychology, the brain, famous case studies and more!


H4261: Help I'm Lost In France in Splash Spring 2020 (Apr. 11, 2020)
Have you been dropped in France and don't speak any French?! Never fear, this crash course will teach you how to introduce yourself, count, ask for help and more. Come have fun, and be prepared to learn as well!


A4264: Introduction to Ancient Art in Splash Spring 2020 (Apr. 11, 2020)
Come learn about the art of the ancient world! We will be exploring art from Egypt, Greece, Mesoptamia, Rome and more.


H4009: Introduction To Psychology in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Students will learn about unique and interesting aspects of the brain, the history of psychology, the biopsychosocial approach, look at fascinating case studies in psychology, and much more! Have you ever wondered why group projects usually have one person that does significantly more than the others?


C3871: Introduction To French in Sprout Fall 2019 (Sep. 28 - Oct. 12, 2019)
Back by popular demand, Introduction to French is back! Students will learn about how to conjugate commonly used verbs, introduce themselves, use helpful phrases and more. Come learn about this Romance language and get an introduction into learning another language. Student reviews, Fall 2018 "Amelia is so passionate about the subject, it was so much fun!" "The teacher was very nice. She made the lesson so fun!"


H3701: Intro To French in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Bonjour! Learning a new language can be daunting. But, in this informative (and hopefully fun) class, students will get a basic introduction to this lovely language. Students will learn how to introduce themselves, learn basic phrases if ever needed in a pinch, and more.


H3703: Intro To French in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Bonjour! Learning a new language can be daunting. But, in this informative (and hopefully fun) class, students will get a basic introduction to this lovely language. Students will learn how to introduce themselves, learn basic phrases if ever needed in a pinch, and more.


H3704: The Hero's Journey in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Have you ever observed that many of the stories and books you have read seem to follow a similar framework? These stories probably followed the path of the hero's journey! Come learn about the hero's journey in this class, where we will explore common archetypes, themes, plot lines and more. Students will have a chance to look at the three main components of this journey, and delve deeper into the steps of this voyage of discovery for heroines and heroes. After learning all about the hero's journey, we will try to apply what we have learned by composing a short story. If you can, please bring a notebook and writing utensil with you.


H3751: Introduction To Psychology in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Students will learn about unique and interesting aspects of the brain, the history of psychology, the biopsychosocial approach, look at fascinating case studies in psychology, and much more! Have you ever wondered why group projects usually have one person that does significantly more than the others? Why do we often assume we know more than we actually do? In the past, have you ever justified something you did that you wouldn't normally do? Why does the smell of glue for example, bring back such strong memories of a grade school classroom? Learn about these questions and more when you come take this introductory psychology class!


H3289: Preamble To Psychology in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
Students will learn about unique and interesting aspects of the brain, the history of psychology, the biopsychosocial approach, look at fascinating case studies in psychology, and much more! Have you ever wondered why group projects usually have one person that does significantly more than the others? Why do we often assume we know more than we actually do? In the past, have you ever justified something you did that you wouldn't normally do? Why does the smell of glue for example, bring back such strong memories of a grade school classroom? Learn about these questions and more when you come take this introductory psychology class!


A3290: Prelude To Rembrandt in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
Rembrandt: an iconic painter and etcher known for his powerful scenes and usage of light. He dominated the Dutch Golden Age with his provocative and moving works of art. Come learn about his life, techniques used, famous works and more. What are the works of art is he well known for? What inspired Rembrandt? What was his personal life like? Come learn about the answers to these queries and much more! This class should be enjoyable and fairly easy to understand but it will move quickly, students should be aware of this. If we have time, students will use the techniques they have learned about, and apply them to their own creation, done right in class!


H3370: The Hero's Journey in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
Have you ever observed that many of the stories and books you have read seem to follow a similar framework? These stories probably followed the path of the hero's journey! Come learn about the hero's journey in this class, where we will explore common archetypes, themes, plot lines and more. Students will have a chance to look at the three main components of this journey, and delve deeper into the steps of this voyage of discovery for heroines and heroes. After learning all about the hero's journey, we will try to apply what we have learned by composing a short story. If you can, please bring a notebook and writing utensil with you. If you don't have these items, please don't worry, however. I will make sure paper and pencils will be provided for any students who do not have this.


H3399: Introduction To Anthropology in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
Come get an introduction to the field that studies us all! To get us started, we will learn about the four different sub-disciplines of this intriguing field. We will also look at cultures around the world, and connections to our unique backgrounds. In addition to this, we will also look at common pitfalls encountered in the field, and regard widely used research techniques. Students will learn about this, and see how anthropologists then utilize these methods of research to maximize their understanding of humans. Come explore all of this, and more, including the following: What are different cultural customs found around the world? What are the four fields of anthropology?


H3448: Middle School Edition: Preamble To Psychology in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
Middle school students will learn about interesting and unique aspects of the brain, the history of psychology, look at fascinating case studies in psychology, and much more! Have you ever wondered why group projects usually have one person that does significantly more than the others? Why do we often assume we know more than we actually do? In the past, have you ever justified something you did that you wouldn't normally do? Why does the smell of glue for example, bring back such strong memories of a grade school classroom? Learn about these questions and more when you come take Preamble to Psychology!


C3291: Introduction to French in Sprout Fall 18 (Sep. 29 - Oct. 13, 2018)
Students will learn about how to conjugate commonly used verbs, introduce themselves, use helpful phrases and more. Come learn about this Romance language and get an introduction into learning another language!