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 Liaison Andrea Wiglesworth at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
|Katie McCleary, Baaapáaliksshitchish (Pretty Flower)
I am so proud to be a member of the Yale Native community. I’m a history major and really enjoy taking native studies courses. I’m involved in a few different groups on campus like ANAAY, Trumbull College Council, and YHAAP. This is my first year as a peer liaison for the NACC, and I’m excited to be able to give back to a community that has meant so much to me. I am also a proud alumna of the Washington Internships for Native Students program at American University, where, like at Yale, I had the opportunity to study and work with native students from all over the country.
Nicota is active in the Native American community at Yale as a Peer Liaison, having served as a House Manager his freshman year. He is also the Activities Coordinator for the Yale Native American Arts Council. Nicota loves athletics and plays rugby for the Yale Rugby Football Club. He dedicates much of his time to the program through team workouts and is currently serving as the Social Chairman. Nicota’s academic interests revolve around economics, finance, and racial studies. He wants to improve the situation of the Native American in the U.S.
Alanna Pyke Timothy Dwight ‘19
Alanna is involved in the Association of Native Americans at Yale as the Brunch Coordinator, a participant in the STARS program, and occasionally other groups in the NACC. She likes to ski, ice skate, and play lacrosse in her spare time.
Ezra Stiles ‘17
Hometown: Page, Arizona
Kodi is heavily involved in the Native American Cultural Center, holding officer positions in ANAAY, AISES, Blue Feather Drum Group, and the Indian Health Initiative, as well as a position on the Cultural Center’s Executive Board. He is a premed Ethnicity, Race, and Migration major, and he worked as an academic and personal mentor to local middle school students, with the goal of increasing high school graduation rates in New Haven. In his free time he enjoys classic rock, playing ukulele, running, and spending time with friends. He loves Yale, and considers the NACC his home within a home-away-from-home.