Splash Biography

KELSI CAYWOOD, Yale senior studying global politics.

Major: Political Science

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Kelsi is a political science major focusing on international politics and law. She loves working with students from a wide-range of backgrounds on topics that she cares about!

Past Classes

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H3007: Crazy Ideas: How to Dream Big and Act On It in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 11, 2017)
From the written word to Apple, Tesla, and Uber, ideas that started out pretty crazy have changed the world. We've learned to appreciate history, but, far too often, we aren't taught how to build the future. This workshop will focus on brainstorming solutions to today's problems, both small and large. We'll teach you the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, how to pitch your idea, and how to lead a team to bring your idea to life. Students from all disciplines are welcome; crazy ideas come in all shapes and sizes, whether its in food, government policy, the arts, or beyond.

H1300: Mighty Beans: History, Economics, and Culture of Coffee in Splash Fall 14 (Nov. 08, 2014)
Ever since an Ethiopian goatherd saw his flock jittering after tasting a strange fruit, coffee has captured our tastebuds and invigorated our imagination. Coffee today is a $100 billion dollar industry employing 25 million people from impoverished harvesters to hipster baristas. Throughout history, it has been an incredible driving force, and serves as a fascinating case study for global economics and cultural diffusion. Learn about how coffee may have accelerated the enlightenment, propelled global trade, and shaped the world since antiquity! And learn how to make specialty brew for yourself! Beans will be provided, as will mugs. Students entering with Starbucks venti mochaccinos will be politely asked to leave.