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

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Major: English & Theater and Performance Studies

Tribal Affiliation: Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

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

Hometown: Maple Grove, Minnesota

Major: Chemical Engineering

Tribal Affiliation: Eastern Shoshone

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

Hometown: Makawao, Maui

Major: Ethnicity, Race, & Migration

Tribal Affiliation: Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian)

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

Hometown: Belcourt, North Dakota

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

Tribal Affiliation: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Anishinaabe)

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

Hometown: Spokane, Washington

Major: Ethnicity, Race, & Migration

Tribal Affiliation: Pyramid Lake Paiute and Amskapi Pikuni Blackfeet

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.