Splash Biography

JORGE LEMA, Yale Senior Studying Political Science.

Major: Political Science/Urban Studies

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a rising senior at Yale University majoring in Political Science with a concentration in urban studies. I am interested in urban history, government, and law because I want to help historically disadvantaged communities access resources to achieve social and economic mobility.

In the future, I hope to attend law school and seek ways to ensure that urban residents of all backgrounds access opportunity.

Through SPLASH, I have had the opportunity to share my passions with diverse public school students, specifically the history of Step - a form of dance I practiced for nearly two years.

Past Classes

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A2267: The History of Step in Splash Fall 16 (Nov. 05, 2016)
Step is a form of dance that involves making beats and rhythms with only your body - a sort of body percussion dance form. Stepping finds its origins in African foot dances, primarily the "gumboot" dance in South Africa. Join us as we explore the history of step and its journey from Africa to the United States, both in the context of historically-black colleges and universities and Yale today. In this course we will both learn about step as a dance form and learn steps that the Yale Step Time (Yale's Steppin' Out) performs! The course will be led by members of the Yale step team.