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 Peer Liaisons are open to answer any questions concerning life at Yale. Their principle responsibility is to facilitate new students’ successful transition into college. They serve as a source of support to ensure each mentee’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 Micah Greyeyes with questions.

Micah Greyeyes – Head Peer Liaison (They/Them)

Berkeley ‘24

Major: English & Theater and Performance Studies

Hey everyone! I’m Micah and I’m a senior in Berkeley double majoring in English and Theater and Performance Studies. I’m Cree from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, and grew up in Toronto, Ontario. In addition to working at the NACC, I’m invloved in extracurricular theater, YIPAP (Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program) and the BK Film Society. In my free time, I love drawing, hanging out with friends, and drinking coffee at Willoughby’s. 

Jordan Sahly (He/Him)

Trumbull College ‘24

Major: Chemical Engineering

Aiya’ai everyone! My name  is Jordan and I’m a senior majoring in Chemical Engineerning. I was born and raised in Minnesota, but I’m Eastern Shoshone from the Wind River territory in Wyoming. At Yale I am the currrent treasurer for the Native and Indigenous Student Association at Yale (NISAY) as well as the secretary for the Yale Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). When I’m not in classes or meetings, you can find me distracting my friends at the NACC, watching TikToks with my laptop open, or doing beadwork anywhere with a flat-ish surface. 

Kala‘i Anderson (He/Him)

Berkeley College ‘25

Major: Ethnicity, Race, & Migration

Aloha everybody, my name is Kala‘i Anderson and I am currently a junior in Berkeley College. I’m aiming for a degree in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration however this is subject to change as I am interested in many subjects. I’m from a small town on the island of Maui called Makawao where I live with my family and grandparents. Some fun facts about myself are that I have a twin brother, I play piano, and I worked as a kayak tour guide this past summer.

Sunni Parisien (She/They)

Pauli Murray College ‘25

Major: Ethnicity, Race, & Migration and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Sunni Parisien (she/they) is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Anishinaabe) from Belcourt, North Dakota. A third year in Pauli Murray college, they are interested in studying Ethnicity, Race, & Migration and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. In her free hours, she can be found adventuring to every coffee and book shop in New Haven, wistfully looking at pictures of her cat Penelope, and napping the amount of time equivalent to an elder’s. If you see them on campus, say hi and ask for a dad joke. You are guaranteed to regret it or your money back!

Ivy Pete (She/They)

Grace Hopper College ‘26

Major: Ethnicity, Race, & Migration

Ivy Pete is a Paiute and Blackfeet student activist studying Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. Ivy’s heritage is central to her work; she led the movement to retire her high school’s derogatory “Indian” mascot and championed the passage of legislation in Washington State to regulate the use of Native American names, symbols, and imagery in public schools. At 18, Ivy was named a 2022 Champion for Change and the ACLU of Washington’s Youth Activist of the year. Over the summer of 2023, Ivy worked for the Spokane Tribal Network as a Forager and Gardener in their Food Sovereignty Program. In this role, she deepened her passions for land-based community work and storytelling. She is honored and humbled to serve as an advocate for her people and empower other Indigenous young people to do the same in and outside of educational spaces. 

Reid Hightower (He/Him)

Benjamin Franklin ‘26

Major: Chemical Engineering

Hi! My name is Reid Hightower and I’m a second-year in Benjamin Franklin studying Chemical Engineering. My family is from the Ohkay Owingeh pueblo in New Mexico but I was born and raised in Las Vegas. Outside of class, I’m involved with the YSO, STARS, and the NACC through AISES and NISAY. In my free time I enjoy practicing the tuba, exercising with my friends, and hanging out at the NACC. 

Makayla Suina (She/Her)

Morse College ‘26

Major: American Studies and Education Studies

Hi everyone! My name is Makayla and I am a sophomore in Morse College planning to major in American Studies and Education Studies. I am from Cochiti and Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico. I grew up in Cochiti where I live with my mom and grandparents. Outside of class and the NACC, I’m involved in YPI (Yale Policiy Institute), Common Closet Pop Up, and volunteer with Yale Votes. Catch me around campus with a silly drink in hand and headphones on playing a perfectly crafted Spotify playlist.