ESP Biography

HANNAH NEVES, Yale first-year with a love for the ancient world

Major: Undecided

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2022

Picture of Hannah Neves

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hannah is a first-year undergraduate international student from sunny Brazil.
She absolutely loves learning about ancient cultures, and hopes to someday become an archeologist studying ancient Mesopotamia. She’s particularly interested in mythology and literature, and spends a lot of time learning ancient languages (like Greek and Egyptian), so that she can read books in their original language. Other pastimes include reading fantasy and sci-fi books (her favorites are Percy Jackson and Harry Potter!), and baking cupcakes.

Past Classes

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Happy Birthday! in Sprout Spring 19 (Feb. 16 - Mar. 02, 2019)
This course combines math, history/social studies, and maybe even music to tell the story of the tradition of the birthday celebration. Why do we celebrate them, and how did birthday traditions originate in different cultures? Also, your two instructors have the same birthday! What are the odds? This is a mathematical (probability-related) problem called The Birthday Problem, and we will also show you what it is and why we can predict the likelihood of sharing a birthday with someone in a random group of people.