Peer Liaisons

Upon entrance to Yale, all first-year students are assigned a counselor called a FroCo whose main purpose is to serve as a guide and mentor. Native students are each assigned a Peer Liaison to provide additional support - addressing the issues and concerns more specific to being a Native student at Yale.

The counselors are open to answer any questions concerning life at Yale. Their principal responsibility is to facilitate new students’ successful transition into college. They serve as a source of support to ensure each counselee’s academic, personal, and social success during the first year in New Haven. They hold bonding events and are around the NACC to talk with you about concerns, whether they be about Native identity, coursework, or social life.

Contact Head Peer Liaisons Alanna Pyke and Hanna Sheridan with questions.

 

Hanna Sheridan                                                                                           Trumbull ‘18

Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Major: History
Tribal Affiliation: Seneca Nation of Indians

My name is Hanna Sheridan and I am from Buffalo, NY. I’m going to be a senior this year in Trumbull College studying history. At Yale I am a part of a few different groups on campus including ANAAY, Trumbull College Council, Club Archery, YSAN and am a Trumbull Office Aide. The NACC has been an incredible home for me and I am very excited to help you all discover what amazing things Yale has to offer!
 

Alanna Pyke                                                                                                Pauli Murray ‘19

Hometown: Akwesasne, New York
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Tribal Affiliation: Mohawk

I’m Alanna Pyke and I’m a junior in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. I’m from Akwesasne, NY and I’m St. Regis Mohawk. I’m also the current Vice President of the Association of Native Americans at Yale and co-President of the Yale Sisters of All Nations. Occasionally I am a member of the Yale Club Figure Skating group and other groups in the NACC. Feel free to reach out if you want to talk about any of those things or have any questions!
  Andy DeGuglielmo

Silliman ‘18

Hometown: Peabody, Massachussetts 
Major: Political Science and German Literature
Tribal Affiliation: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Boozhoo! I’m Andy, a senior in Silliman studying political science and German
literature. I’m a member of the Mackinac Band of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and I live in Boston, Massachusetts. Aside from being a Peer Liaison, I’m a member of ANAAY and Blue Feather. Outside of the community, I’m social chair of the Danceworks and I’m the head manager at the Silliman Buttery! In my free time, you can probably find me hanging out at the NACC, in the Silliman courtyard, or at Toad’s Place. I can’t wait to welcome you all to the community and feel free to reach out with any questions regarding academics, extracurriculars, or social life at Yale!
  Chase Warren

Berkeley ‘20

Hometown: Fort Yates, North Dakota
Major: Ethnicity, Race, and Migration (Prospective)
Tribal Affiliation: Hunkpapah Lakota
 
Háu, mitákuyepi. Čhaŋtéwašteya napéčhiyuzape ló. Chase Warren emáčiyapi. Íŋyaŋ Woslál Háŋhemátaŋhaŋ. Akíčhita Háŋska él wathí na New Haven,
Connecticut ektá wathí. Húŋkpapȟa Lakȟóta na Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna Dakȟóta na Ȟaȟátȟuŋwaŋ kȟoškálaka hémačha.
Hello my relatives. I greet you all happily and welcome you all to the NACC! I am from Fort Yates, ND on the Standing Rock Reservation. I am Húŋkpapȟa Lakȟóta,
Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna Dakȟóta, and Anishinabe from White Earth. I plan to major in ethnicity, race, and migration (with a focus in Native American Studies) and procure a certificate in education studies. I am involved with ANAAY, Blue Feather Drum Group, and the Yale Precision Marching Band. Most of the time you will find me at the NACC goofing off, at the Berkeley College dining hall, or at the gym getting shots up for any of your Yale College needs.
  Hannah Selwyn
Hopper ‘20
 

Hometown: Stevenspoint, Wisconsin
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Indigenous Nation: Lakota

Hello! My name is Hannah and I’m a sophomore in Hopper College majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. The NACC has been my home away from home since the first few days of my first year. At Yale, I’m involved in ANAAY, the Ivy Native Council, and Dwight Hall. This summer, I participated in the STARS program and conducted neuroscience research at the Yale School of Medicine. I’m so excited to meet you all in the fall and to welcome you to the NACC. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
 

Marlee Kelly                                                                                                 Ezra Stiles ‘20

Hometown: Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Major: English, possible Ethnicity, Race, and Migration
Tribal Affiliation: Oglala Lakota

Hey y’all, my name is Marlee! I’m Oglala Lakȟota from Pine Ridge, South Dakota. This year, I’ll be a sophomore in Ezra Stiles (the best) college. At Yale I’m a lowkey member of ANAAY and am involved in the Yale Dramat. I’m studying English with a possible double major in Ethnicity, Race and Migration. Outside of Yale, I enjoy books that aren’t too long and reading my horoscope. You can usually catch me sitting outside somewhere, probably looking confused, I’m not (I promise I know what I’m doing). Welcome to Yale and I’m super pumped to get to know you this year!