Intro & MEntal Health
Shaan is a sophomore in Morse College and is planning on majoring in Neuroscience and HSHM. Both as an aspiring physician and CHE member, Shaan wishes to encourage discourse on health to be a dialogue and not a monologue. He especially wishes to catalyze more conversations about mental health as a former member and current group head of the Introduction and Mental Health group. Outside of CHE, Shaan conducts neurology research at the School of Medicine, volunteers at HAVEN Free Clinic, and writes op-eds for the Yale Global Health Review.
Lily (she/her/hers) is a sophomore in Branford College planning on majoring in Global Affairs and is originally from Chicago, Illinois. After joining CHE during her first-year at Yale, she is now a group head for the Introduction and Mental Health group. CHE has given Lily an outlet to pursue her passion for educating others as well as a platform to help de-stigmatize mental illness/discussions surrounding mental health amongst middle and high school students. Besides CHE, Lily is in the Yale Exit Players, Yale’s oldest improv group, and is the Philanthropy Director for her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. In her free time, Lily enjoys FaceTiming her French bulldog, Thor, and binge-watching TV shows at an alarmingly fast rate.
Nutrition & Substance Abuse
Medha uses she/her/hers pronouns. She is one of the group heads for Nutrition and Substance Abuse. In her free time, she loves going to the beach, biking, and making banana bread.
Carmen Ozonas is a Junior in Morse College studying Political Science and History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. She was born and raised in a small town in Puerto Rico, where she’s lived her whole life. Carmen is now going into her third year with CHE! Before becoming Group Head for the Nutrition and Substance Abuse group, she was an educator for this group. Other than CHE, Carmen is also on the board of Bridges ESL, a non-profit organization that provides English tutoring to immigrants and visiting internationals in the New Haven community. She is also a member of MCC, her residential college council. Carmen is super excited to get to know her group and all the other CHE’s!
Christina is a junior in Davenport studying HSHM and Global Health Studies. She is originally from Chicago but currently lives in New York City. Christina believes education is one of the most important components of improving community health, and can’t wait to work with an amazing cohort of educators to teach Healthy Sexuality this year! Outside of CHE, Christina does infectious disease research at the School of Public Health, volunteers at HAVEN Free Clinic, writes poetry with WORD, and is a Japanese language TF. Ask her about cooking Japanese food and embroidering!
STIs & Contraception
Sameeran is a sophomore in Davenport College and is planning on majoring in Neuroscience. After joining CHE in his freshman year, he is now a group head of the STI and Contraception program. He is really excited to be more involved with New Haven's schools and to engage with students as a fellow peer. He is from San Diego, likes podcasts, and can cook a mean burger too.
Samantha Pohly is a sophomore in Silliman College who hails from New York City. She is on the pre-med track and plans to major in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. Apart from CHE, Samantha sings with Mixed Company a cappella and was involved in multiple theatrical productions at Yale. In her free time, she enjoys napping and watching Game of Thrones.
Relationships & Abuse
Middle School Educators (MHM) Group Heads
Alicia Alonso uses she/her/hers pronouns. She is a sophomore in Silliman College originally from New York City and currently on a leave of absence. She is studying Political Science and the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health (HSHM). She is now the group head for Middle School Educators after serving as an educator with MSE! In addition to CHE, she is a Voter Engagement Captain for Yale Democrats, an Associate Editor for The Politic, and the Director of Special Programs for Yale Model Congress. During her gap semester, she is interning for the health care practice group of a firm in Washington, D.C. Serving as a Community Health Educator was an absolute highlight of her first year at Yale, and she is so excited to get to know her MSE small group and the rest of this year's CHE!
Helen uses she/her pronouns. At Yale, she is a junior in Branford College majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Health and Society and a Global Health Scholar. Helen is passionate about health education and has really enjoyed teaching New Haven middle schoolers with CHE in the past. In her free time, Helen is a research assistant at the Child Study Center, works with the Branford College Council, and goes on long runs/walks around New Haven.
Single Classroom Educators (SCE) Group Heads
Aria is a sophomore in Davenport College planning to major in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. She’s originally from a small town in Minnesota, where her local high school had very limited health education and she saw the importance of organizations like CHE. Going into New Haven high schools to teach kids about mental health was one of the highlights of her first year at Yale, and she can’t wait to continue with CHE as a Single Classroom Educators group head.