Splash Biography



CHARLOTTE VAN VOORHIS, Yale senior majoring in American Studies.




Major: American Studies

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

Picture of Charlotte Van Voorhis

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Charlotte was born and raised in costal Massachusetts with three siblings. She did ballet and modern dance for seven years growing up before playing sports all throughout high school. She is now a senior majoring in American Studies at Yale with a concentration in Linguistics and hopes to get a Masters in Social Work after graduation.



Past Classes

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X3921: Lessons in Positivity in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
We'll be discussing what to do when you're feeling down and how to stay positive even in those situations. Exercises include positivity journals, cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation!


H3922: Lessons in Linguistics in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
This class focuses on the intricate medium through which humans communicate: language. What is the difference between a language and a dialect? Why do some people talk differently than others? We will explore how each of us speak in slightly different ways, called idiolects, and how each one is effective at communicating. Lastly, we will tackle the topic of linguistic prejudice and why some ways of speaking are looked down upon and others raised up. Hopefully everyone will leave a little bit more observant of the world than before!


E3795: Keep Smiling! Lessons in Positivity in Sprout Fall 2019 (Sep. 28 - Oct. 12, 2019)
We will discuss different strategies for staying positive even when life gets you down. We will brainstorm healthy practices such as gratitude journaling, yoga and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.


H3646: Periods, Pads, and Poverty in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Do you or a loved one menstruate? Do you or a loved one wish you knew more or felt less awkward talking about periods, menstrual health, period poverty, period product alternatives, or just love talking about periods? If so, our class is for you! There is so much more to know about periods than how long to keep a tampon in without getting Toxic Shock Syndrome. All over the world, girls face extraordinary struggles whenever they get their period. Imagine not knowing how you would be getting your next box of pads. Or imagine not even knowing what a pad was. Worst of all, imagine not knowing what to call your period or why you bleed for a week each month. Some of us in America are fortunate enough to have answers to all of those questions, but for girls and women around the world many of those questions remain unanswered. If you want to know how you can fight to end period poverty, join the menstrual movement and end the stigma around menstruation, then consider taking this class, and getting involved with PERIOD, a national nonprofit full of young activists dedicated to advancing the menstrual movement.


H3658: Keep Smiling! Lessons in Positivity in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Strategies for looking on the bright side, reducing stress and remaining optimistic. We will talk through different practices like thank you-note writing, positivity journaling and mental reframing that can increase the tranquility in your life. We will also have fun activities like yoga, dance and meditation. Growing up can be tough but with some reframing, you can make the most of it!


E3518: Keep Smiling! Lessons in Positivity in Sprout Spring 19 (Feb. 16 - Mar. 02, 2019)
Strategies for looking on the bright side, reducing stress and remaining optimistic. We will talk through different practices like thank you-note writing, positivity journaling and cognitive behavioral therapy that can increase the tranquility in your life. We will also have fun activities like yoga, dance and meditation. Growing up can be tough but with some reframing, you can make the most of it!


E3082: Self Portrait in Sprout Spring 18 (Feb. 17 - Mar. 03, 2018)
Learn the anatomy of the face and understand the proportions that make up your own. Using these techniques we will draw self-portraits using only a mirror.