Splash Biography



LAUREL HUMPHREYS, Yalie studying Ecology & Evolutionary Biology




Major: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm currently a junior studying a few different things that mainly fall under the umbrella of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology! Outside of classes, I am involved in Yale Children's Theater, and I run an improv workshop called Curtain Call for middle schoolers in the New Haven area. I am also a FOOT leader (that's "First-Year Outdoor Orientation Trips"), meaning I organize and lead backpacking trips for incoming first-years at Yale.

A lot of my time is spent at the Biological Anthropology Lab, where I manage our bone collection. I recently started doing research on epiphytes at the Comita lab at the School of the Environment.



Past Classes

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E4430: Mycology: The Fungus Among Us in Sprout Fall 2021 (Oct. 02 - 16, 2021)
What is a mushroom? What is mycelium? How do plants communicate with each other? How can mold model cities and move mountains? Could collaboration be just as strong of a force as competition? How do (mostly) invisible fungal relationships shape our planet? Welcome to the exciting world of fungal ecology. If you've taken a liking to lichen or consider yourself a fungal/fungi, there's mushroom for you in this class. We'll dig into this unexplored kingdom and explore what it means to be a human in a fungus's world.


S4429: Mycology: The Fungus Among Us in Splash Fall 2021 (Nov. 13, 2021)
What is a mushroom? What is mycelium? How do plants communicate with each other? How can mold model cities and move mountains? Could collaboration be just as strong of a force as competition? How do (mostly) invisible fungal relationships shape our planet? Welcome to the exciting world of fungal ecology. If you've taken a liking to lichen or consider yourself a fungal/fungi, there's mushroom for you in this class. We'll dig into this unexplored kingdom and explore what it means to be a human in a fungus's world.


A4394: Play By The Hour in Splash Spring 2021 (Apr. 24, 2021)
Join Yale Children's Theater actors Jacob and Laurel for this One-Hour Playwriting Workshop! Can we build out characters and a story arc in under an hour? The clock is ticking... we'll find out!