Co-coordinators, or "Cocos" are the leaders of SCOMM and CHE. They are responsible for selecting Steering Committee members and CHE teachers, planning the organization's Monday Night Meetings (MNMs), working with advisors to enhance CHE's curriculum and the training of its teachers, and increasing CHE's outreach efforts in New Haven.
- Olivia is a senior in Trumbull College. She is from Stratford, Connecticut and studies English, pursuing a concentration in poetry writing. Olivia has been involved in CHE throughout her time at Yale, starting as a group member in Nutrition & Substance Abuse, becoming a Single Classroom Educator and then SCE Group Head before taking on the role of CoCo. She hopes to become a doctor. Outside of CHE, Olivia dances in Yale Ballet Company and A Different Drum (you can often find her grooving in an empty studio) and runs creative writing workshops for local elementary schoolers. Olivia is so excited to help this special organization grow in her final year.
- Aiden is a junior in Pauli Murray from Oro Valley, Arizona. In his first year, he joined CHE as an educator in the Intro/Mental Health Group, where he began to understand the impact that CHE has on the lives of both New Haven students and also on CHE teachers. Inspired by the mission of CHE, Aiden joined SCOMM his sophomore year as a Group Head for the Intro/Mental Health Group alongside Natalie Schoen. In this role, he felt that CHE took on a whole new sense of purpose—one where he was able to grow and develop a team of new CHEs. This year, Aiden is excited to drive CHE forward as one of the Co-Coordinators of the organization. Although he is neither studying a STEM-related field nor considering medical school, Aiden has been able to find community and purpose through the Community Health Educators. To him, it has been an opportunity to pursue his interests in public health, education, and social impact-driven work. Throughout this year, Aiden is eager to work alongside his fellow Co-Cos, Lauren and Olivia, as well as the entirety of SCOMM to ensure CHE goes above and beyond in ensuring that students across New Haven have access to comprehensive, fact-based, peer-to-peer health education.
- Lauren is a junior in Davenport from Scarsdale, New York majoring in Cognitive Science. Ever since she joined CHE two years ago as a member of the Intro/Mental Health group, CHE has been one of the most rewarding parts of her Yale experience. Last year, Lauren served as a High School Liaison, working with high schools to plan CHE’s workshops. This year, she is excited to lead such an amazing and impactful group of CHE teachers as a CoCo. Outside of CHE, Lauren does research at the Yale Child Study Center, is a member of Yale’s debate team, and enjoys running and baking.