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
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Major: English & Theater and Performance Studies
Tribal Affiliation: Muskeg Lake Cree Nation
Hey everyone! I’m Micah and I’m a junior 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 junior 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.
Cynthia Campbell (She/Her)
Jonathan Edwards College ‘24
Hometown: Grinnell, Iowa
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Tribal Affiliation: Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (Ho-Chunk)
Ho’a! My name is Cynthia (Thia). I was born and raised in the Midwest and give much credit to this for my love of the outdoors. In addition to working as a PL for the NACC, I am also a member of Native and Indigenous Students at Yale (NISAY), the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the Yale Cheer team, and the Yale Visual Arts Collective. I love spending time in community and enjoying the little things in life.
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 sophomore 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.
Mara Gutierrez (She/Her)
Pierson College ‘25
Hometown: Killeen, Texas
Tribal Affiliation: Dine´ (Navajo)
Hello! My name is Mara. I am Diné, Trinidadian, Indian, and Mexican. I am a sophomore. I am in NISAY and Lux Improvitas! I currently live in Texas. My dad was in the military so I have also lived in Colorado and Virginia. If I’m not in class you can find me in the NACC doing work or procrastinating from doing work. I’m super excited to be a PL!
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 first 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!
Kyle VanHatten (He/Him)
Pierson College ‘25
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
Tribal Affiliation: Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in
I was born and raised in Fairbanks Alaska. I’m passionate about econometrics, running, and martial arts. I plan to attend graduate school and work in fields that work with real-world empirical data. I want to return to Alaska to work and use my academic skills to improve economic outcomes for my Athabaskan people.