ESP 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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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.


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.


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.