Peer Liaisons



Abby Wang

Abby Wang (Benjamin Franklin ‘22)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Undeclared (prospective Ethnicity, Race & Migration)

Hometown: Stonington, CT

What I’m Up To This Summer: Studying Chinese in Beijing on the Light Fellowship!

Extracurriculars: Chinese American Students Association (CASA), WYBCx, Yale Daily News, Ward 26

Hobbies: Reading, TV shows, watching cooking videos, and enjoying exceedingly long dinners with pals

Hello class of 2023, and welcome to Yale! My name is Abby and I’m a sophomore in Benjamin Franklin. On campus, I’m on the board of CASA, I host a weekly Yale Radio show, and I intern for a local New Haven alderman. In my free time, I love to read and binge-watch TV—I’m a huge BoJack Horseman enthusiast. I grew up in a predominantly white suburb of Connecticut, so discovering the AACC and all the resources and amazing people that the center has to offer was a formative part of my first year. I can’t wait to connect you all to the same resources and community. I’m so incredibly excited to meet all of you and to witness your growth over the next year!

Aditi Shetty

Aditi Shetty (Jonathan Edwards ‘21)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Applied Math

Hometown: Kensington, MD

What I’m Up To This Summer: Finishing up a semester abroad in Lima, Peru

Extracurriculars: FOOT, STEM tour guide, research, Yale Outdoors, South Asian Society

Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, reading, watching rom-coms

Hi 2023! My name is Aditi, and I am a junior from Maryland, right outside of Washington, DC. I’m an Applied Math major, and I’m also in the Energy Studies program and hoping to get a Advanced Language Certificate in Spanish. I’m spending spring [and most of summer] 2019 in Lima, Peru, but I’m so excited to get back to campus in the fall and to get to know all of you! In my free time, I love reading, swimming in Payne Whitney gym, going for long walks, writing in my journal, and playing MarioKart on the Wii in the AACC (Waluigi all the way). Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about science or engineering at Yale, the South Asian community here, studying abroad, or especially if you have any rom-com recommendations! See you all soon!

Alice Park

Alice Park (Silliman ‘21)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: History and Statistics & Data Science

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD

What I’m Up To This Summer: I’ll be in Washington, DC working as a software engineering intern at Facebook. (And eating my way through DC!)

Extracurriculars: STEM-PERL research, Yale Students for Christ, The Acorn

Hobbies: Reading, eating, doing crossword puzzles, drinking coffee/exploring new coffee shops

Hey Class of 2023! Welcome to Yale! I’m Alice and I’m a junior in Silliman studying History and Statistics & Data Science. I’m so thrilled to be the PL for Silliman this year and I’m really looking forward to meeting you all and watching you thrive at Yale! On campus, I work as a barista at The Acorn (Silliman’s student-run coffee shop!) and as a research assistant at the STEM Program Evaluation & Research Lab. I’ve also been involved with the Asian American Students Alliance and the Yale Daily News, so feel free to ask me about any of those things! In my spare time, I love reading and writing journalism, going for sunset runs, and dancing to old 2000s bops with my suitemates. I can’t wait to meet you all soon, and please feel free to reach out with any questions or to say hello!

Amanda Zhang

Amanda Zhang (Benjamin Franklin ‘21)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Economics and Environmental Studies

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

What I’m Up To This Summer: Working at a start-up as part of the Bulldogs in the Bluegrass program.

Extracurriculars: Yale Daily News Business Team (YDNB); Yale Center for Business and Environment - Conservation Finance Network Writer; Danceworks; Yale Undergraduate Consulting Group (YUCG); Chinese American Students Association (CASA)

Hobbies: Napping, online shopping, watching nature documentaries, dancing, wildlife photography

Hi Class of 2023! I’m a junior in Franklin (PL for Murray) and am super excited to see everyone on the campus in the Fall! I was born and raised in Atlanta (the hometown of several PL’s this year!), and am a huge southern food enthusiast. Around campus, I’m involved in a few business groups and love dancing with my Danceworks fam. Some of my favorite things to do include dragging people on late night food runs, listening to movie scores, and just sitting and talking with my friends in my common room. I was a bit intimidated by Yale before I got to campus, but this place has shown me so much warmth and joy - you’ll soon be able to experience that too! Can’t wait to meet you all, and feel free to reach out with any questions!

Caleb Kim

Caleb Kim (Berkeley ‘21)

Pronouns: he/him/his

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Dacula, GA

What I’m Up To This Summer: I’ll be doing research at UC Berkeley in the Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development Lab. I’ll be working with kids and seeing how they learn language!

Extracurriculars: Hangarak, Research Assistant at the Canine Cognition Center. and Splash at Yale

Hobbies: Scream-singing, procrastination, napping, and honestly, League of Legends

Welcome to Yale! I’m super excited to welcome all of you onto campus! I’m a rising junior in Berkeley, majoring in Psychology. I went to high school in Georgia but actually my parents live in Idaho now! I also dabble in theater, sing with Hangarak, and do research at the Canine Cognition Center (best lab at Yale). I’ll be taking a bunch of Psychology courses and will be starting Chinese next year, so we might share some courses together. Let me know if we do!

Eui Young Kim

Eui Young Kim (Saybrook ‘21)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Philosophy

Hometown: Seoul, Korea

What I’m Up To This Summer: Researching Buddhist perspectives on resentment, learning meditation (hopefully) getting fit

Extracurriculars: Yale Effective Altruism, Accent Magazine, Resource Generation, No Closed Doors, Yale Stands With Comfort Women, Jook Songs

Hobbies: Personal writing, watching movies, dogspotting, photography, going to art museums, indoor rock climbing

I’m an international student from Korea who can pass as American, interested in moral, political, feminist, and eastern philosophy. I did Directed Studies my first year and studied Chinese in Beijing on the Light Fellowship last summer. I’ve also been involved with the Yale Daily News, the Asian American Students Alliance, and First Years in Service. You can find me at Bass Cafe, the AACC, or Berkeley common room. Ask me how to pronounce my name and I’ll try my best to explain — I’ll try my best with yours too :’) So excited to see you!

Isabella Cheng

Isabella Cheng (Grace Hopper ‘20)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Economics and East Asian Studies

Hometown: Johns Creek, GA

What I’m Up To This Summer: Working at a non-profit consulting firm in New York City

Extracurriculars: Chinese American Students Association, China Hands Magazine, Working at the Connecticut Children’s Museum 

Hobbies: Collecting postcards, watching ASMR on YouTube, trying new food 

Hello and welcome to Yale! My name is Isabella, and I’m a senior in Grace Hopper College. I’m so excited to get to know all of you better and help you learn to both love and succeed in this crazy place that is Yale. A little about me– I was born in Shanghai, China but grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta. Growing up near Atlanta means I was also raised on a diet of Waffle House, fried chicken, sweet tea, and country pop. Although I am now a vegetarian (ask me why I stopped eating meat!), I still love Waffle House, sweet tea, and country pop. At Yale, I study Economics and East Asian Studies with a regional concentration in China, and am involved in many Chinese/Chinese American related extracurriculars. In my free time, I love chilling with friends, eating Americone Dream ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s, and sending snail mail to friends and family. I can’t wait for all the fun we’ll have together!!

Jessica Trinh

Jessica Trinh (Branford ‘20)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Neuroscience (B.S.) and pursuing a Master of Public Health in the 5 year B.S./MPH program 

Hometown: Rockford, IL (1.5 hours west of Chicago) 

What I’m Up To This Summer: This summer I am merging my love of food with my academic major and will be conducting neuroscience research in the Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center understanding how we form taste perception as part of my senior thesis.

Extracurriculars: Head Aide of Branford College, Education Director at HAVEN Free Clinic, Yale Scientific Magazine staff writer, UNITY (Korean Drumming), Research 

Hobbies: Baking and cooking, watching netflix (rewatching Great British Baking Show and Jane the Virgin episodes), spending time with family and friends, exploring which dining hall has the best bananas

Hi class of 2023! My name is Jessica and I’m so excited to meet you all and welcome you to the *best* residential college at Yale. Despite what people in Chicago may feel about deep dish pizza, my heart belongs to New Haven style. On campus, I am involved with various stem outreach programs for high school and middle schoolers, from Pathways to Science to the volunteer branch of Yale Scientific Magazine. I also spent the last summer working with a food justice non-profit and am heavily involved with the Branford community, including baking cakes for monthly birthday celebrations. Within the AACC, I have been involved with Vietnamese Students Association and currently play in Unity, a Korean drumming group. In my free time, I love trying various desserts at Claire’s Corner Copia and hosting events for friends. I remember how hard my first year was, and I hope that as your AACC PL I can also help create a warm and inviting community that helps the transition to college more smooth, Besides just smothering you with lots of free food and love, I look forward to helping connect you to the resources at the AACC and Branford!

Justin Cheong

Justin Cheong (Pierson ‘21)

Pronouns: he/him/his

Major: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Hometown: Newton, MA

What I’m Up To This Summer: I’ll be doing chemistry research, volunteering at Yale New Haven Hospital, and interpreting at HAVEN Free Clinic

Extracurriculars: HAVEN Free Clinic, The Science, Technology and Research Scholars (STARS) Program, Community Health Educators

Hobbies: Learning languages, traveling, taking pictures, art, sleeping

Class of 2023, Welcome to Yale! I’m a rising junior in Pierson College, and I’m excited to be a peer liaison for the AACC. My parents were born and raised in Vietnam to Chinese parents, and I have inherited this mixed culture as a first-generation Asian American. Although it has been difficult to manage these different cultural identities, the AACC has been a space where Asians and Asian Americans of all diverse backgrounds can celebrate their heritage. I’m passionate about studying languages and talking about Asian diaspora. I also love spicy food and horror movies! Academically, I’m a prospective Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major, and I’m pre-med. Outside of classes, I’m a Spanish-English medical interpreter at HAVEN Free Clinic, a teacher for Community Health Educators, and an academic peer tutor. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions about multicultural identity, STEM and pre-med, languages and linguistics, or anything at all. I look forward to meeting you all and supporting you as you thrive at Yale!

Lillian Yuan

Lillian Yuan (Pierson ‘21)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: Cognitive Science and Economics

Hometown: Naperville, IL

What I’m Up To This Summer: I’ll be working in marketing for SonderMind, a Denver-based online behavioral health network.

Extracurriculars: I’m a part of Yale Students for Christ, the Hippopotamus Literary Magazine, and the Crockett Lab. 

Hobbies: Singing, dancing, writing fiction, and hanging out with my twin sister Vivian

Hey everyone! I am a junior in Pierson college, and I’m looking forward to meeting you all next year. In my free time, I love psychoanalyzing people and characters, watching Game of Thrones with my suitemates, and hosting impromptu dance parties to musical soundtracks (Dear Evan Hansen is my current favorite).  I’m really interested in exploring how culture affects every day experience and I love meeting new people, which is why I’m so excited to be a peer liaison. Welcome to Yale, and see you in August!

Perry Wang

Perry Wang (Saybrook ‘22)

Pronouns: he/him/his

Major: Undeclared

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York 

What I’m Up To This Summer: Studying abroad in Beijing, China thanks to funding from the Light Fellowship

Extracurriculars: Yale Rugby, Chinese American Student Association, Yale Undergraduate Diversified Investment

Hobbies: Playing the violin, Reading anything and everything, Exercising, Talking about Game of Thrones

Hi everyone! My name is Perry and I am a sophomore in Saybrook College who is tentatively planning on double-majoring in Global Affairs and Economics. I am unbelievably excited to meet all of y’all in the fall and hope you all are having amazing summers so far! I was born in Brooklyn, New York, growing up in a very diverse community that is mostly made up of Chinese immigrants like my parents. On campus, I’m also involved with the Chinese American Students Association, acting as current co-social chair. I play rugby with the club team here and am a member of the Yale Undergraduate Diversified Investment. This summer, I’ll be in Beijing studying Chinese at the Harvard-Beijing Academy so if any of y’all are in China, feel free to reach out! Looking forward to see you all soon!

Ryan Tsedevsuren

Ryan Tsedevsuren (Timothy Dwight ‘21)

Pronouns: he/him/his

Major: East Asian Studies and Economics

Hometown: Seattle, WA

What I’m Up To This Summer: Will be in Seattle and Japan!

Extracurriculars: WYBCx Radio, Rumpus, TD Student Activities Committee, Asian American Students Alliance, LEGO club

Hobbies: Cooking, finding new songs, reading works by Asian authors, traveling to new places

Hey Class of 2023! I’m super excited to meet all of you, so please roll through the AACC. I’m a junior in TD double majoring in Economics and East Asian Studies with a concentration on Japan. I’m not that far along in the Econ major, so if you are an Econ major, we may even take classes together! I really enjoy discovering new study spots on campus and in New Haven, so if you’re ever in need of a change of scenery, I’d be so down to show you some of the best spots around. Also, for all the music enthusiasts out there, feel free to join me on my radio show as a guest. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you at the beginning of the school year!

Stella Xu

Stella Xu (Berkeley ‘21)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: East Asian Studies and Undecided (Linguistics or ER&M)

Hometown: Milpitas, CA

What I’m Up To This Summer: Civic Engagement Intern at Minkwon Center in Flushing, Queens

Extracurriculars: Immigrant History Project, Jook Songs, UNITY Drumming

Hi Class of 2023— welcome to Yale!! I’m Stella and I’m a rising junior from the San Francisco Bay Area. When I’m not living at the AACC, I enjoy biking around New Haven, thrifting, learning languages, and working on different creative projects with friends! I also love cats, tattoos, astrology, and boba. I’m so excited to meet and get to know all of you throughout the year!

Travorn Mahadeo

Travorn Mahadeo (Jonathan Edwards ‘20)

Pronouns: he/him/his

Major: Neuroscience

Hometown: Detroit, MI 

What I’m Up To This Summer: I’ll be interning at a healthcare non-profit in Boston, MA. 

Extracurriculars: Research at the Bordey Lab/Medical School

Hobbies: Playing Spikeball, napping, watching horror movies, eating (big fan of boba and Thai food), and exploring New Haven restaurants.

Hey Class of 2023 - Welcome to Yale! I’m so excited to get to know you over the next year! Before that, let me tell you a little bit about myself: I’m a senior in Jonathan Edwards college. I was born in New Jersey and raised in Michigan - New Haven practically feels like home to me. I am incredibly excited to be a peer-liaison for the AACC – this will be my second year as a peer liaison! In the past three years, I’ve been an active part of the Asian American community. I was  co-president of the Vietnamese Students Association at Yale and I’ve also danced for Yale Jashan Bhangra. Last summer, I was also in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, studying Vietnamese language. This summer, I’ll be in Boston, interning at a non-profit, which is focused on healthcare and entrepreneurship! If you have any questions about healthcare/medicine, pre-med at Yale, New Haven, etc., please feel free to reach out! I look forward to meeting all of you!