Splash Biography



WILLOW SYLVESTER, Yale sophomore studying Global Affairs




Major: Global Affairs

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Willow Sylvester, I'm a first-generation sophomore at Yale College studying Global Affairs. My passion is refugee studies and policy-making, and this summer will be my second summer in Africa studying just that! I've never taught in a classroom setting before, but I have experience teaching swim lessons to younger kids, chairing Model Congress sessions for high schoolers, and working with exchange students to help them adapt to a new culture.



Past Classes

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H3642: Refugees in America in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Students will learn basic information about refugees and be introduced to key concepts through a competitive collaborative quiz and an online simulation. The class will end with an open discussion and letter writing to refugees registered in New Haven.


H3656: Refugees in America in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Students will learn basic information about refugees and be introduced to key concepts through a competitive collaborative quiz and an online simulation. The class will end with an open discussion and letter writing to refugees registered in New Haven.


E3515: Refugees in America in Sprout Spring 19 (Feb. 16 - Mar. 02, 2019)
Students will be introduced to a few key concepts of refugees in America, will use an online simulation to experience the life of a refugee, and will write letters to refugees registered with IRIS in New Haven.