Splash Biography

NATALIE TROY, Yale sophomore studying history

Major: History

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a sophomore from Chapel Hill, NC. I'm passionate about American history, constitutional law, the environment, Jane Austen, Roman propaganda / street-art, and public education. I'm thrilled and honored to be co-directing Fall Splash 2019! On campus, in addition to being a teacher and admin for Splash, I also play on Yale Ramona (our womxn's ultimate frisbee team), and I enjoy hiking with Yale Outdoors.

Past Classes

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S3940: The Great Emu War & the Environment in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
The country: Australia. The year: 1932. Armed with modern technology, thousands of Depression-era Australian settlers faced off against their most formidable foe yet: the dreaded emu. Despite their guns, the humans arguably lost this war. To this very day, emus damage Australian crops. What does it mean for farmers to fight against wildlife? What happens when new animals and plants interact with existing ecosystems? Why is Australian wildlife so cool? How do we consider species to be "pests," and how do we consider them valuable to the environment or the economy?

C3793: The Fourth Amendment in Sprout Fall 2019 (Sep. 28 - Oct. 12, 2019)
What is the Fourth Amendment? What is privacy? How should the US government interact with issues of privacy and agency in its citizens' lives in the digital age? How do issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation intersect with concerns of privacy and policing in the real world? Take this class in order to learn some background on the evolution of the Fourth Amendment over time, discuss your thoughts and opinions on privacy, and have a fun and relevant introduction to one small aspect of constitutional law! Please note that this class may examine some content that contains some strong language.

H3767: Battle of the Amendments in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
We've all heard of the Bill of Rights. But which Right is the most ... right? Come learn more about our Constitution's amendments, watch us debate why our favorite ones are the "most important," and then debate which amendments matter most to you.