Peer Liaison Program

Peer liaisons are upperclassmen who help connect first-year students to the wealth of support and programming initiatives based in the LGBTQ Resource Center, the University Chaplain’s Office, the Office of International Students and Scholars, the Afro-American Cultural Center, the Asian American Cultural Center, the La Casa Latino Cultural Center, and the Native American Cultural Center. This program will rely on the resources available at each center, and the peer liaisons will serve as a resource for first-year students and guide them to the services they need.

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Peer Liaison Request Form

Apply to be a Peer Liaison

2014-2015 Peer Liaison Application


• Yale College rising sophomore, junior, or senior in good academic standing who exhibit consistent, exemplary conduct
• A student who is receptive to feedback and open to new ideas, experiences, and different points of view
• A warm, friendly, individual who has the ability and sensitivity to work with a diverse population
• Someone who manages his/her time effectively and works well under pressure

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Role model, adviser, trusted mentor who establishes a meaningful learning relationship
• Empowers mentee to be engaged, responsible, and proactive citizen at Yale
• Referral agent for center/campus resources
• Provides social, academic, emotional support
• Helps new students transition to life at Yale
• Attends and participates in ongoing training and routine meetings with center directors


• Competitive hourly wage
• Flexible scheduling from 5-10 hours per week
• Training, knowledge, and experience working with a diverse student population
• Develop and refine interpersonal, mediation, and peer counseling skills


List of 2013-2014 Peer Liaisons

Afro-American Cultural Center

Director: Rodney T. Cohen

  • Ruth Assefa
  • Julia Dixon
  • Bechir-auguste Pierre
  • Akinyi Ochieng
  • Shamillah Bankiya
  • Illyana Green
  • Etoroabasi Ekpe
  • Paige Curtis
Asian American Cultural Center

Director: Saveena Dhall

  • Kevin Chen
  • Ysabel Ilagan
  • Jenna Cook
  • Andrew Chun
  • Jessica Wang
  • Lorraine James
  • Winnie Huang
  • Kathy Phan
La Casa Latino 
Cultural Center

Director: Rosalinda Garcia

  • Sara Torres
  • Michelle Pinon
  • Raquel Zepeda
  • Alfonso Toro
  • Taylor Nicolas
  • Deanna Palenzuela
  • Christopher Melendez
  • Marisa Moraza
Native American Cultural Center

Director: Theodore C. Van Alst

  • Christian Brown
  • Emily Van Alst
  • Mitchell Rose Bear Don’t Walk
  • Justin Riner
  • William Allread
Office of LGBTQ Resources

Director: Maria Trumpler

  • Katherine Chockley
  • Baldwin Giang
  • Emily Ward
  • Grace Gallogly
  • Jonas Rosenbruck
  • Jose Limon
Office of International Students and Scholars

Director: Ann Kuhlman

  • Divyansh Agarwal
  • Zahra Baitie
  • Juliet Caragianis
  • Victor Kang
  • Takaomi Konari
  • Jez Marston
  • Linh Nguyen
Chaplain’s Office

Director: Sharon Kugler

  • Ayesha Muhammad
  • Shira Telushkin
  • Jiao Zhang
  • Sabrina Rangi
  • Micah Sukol
  • Tess Maggio
  • Didem Kaya