Intro & MEntal Health
Tara is a sophomore in Branford College from Chicago, IL. She taught the Intro and Mental Health Workshop her first year in CHE and is excited to now be a co-group head of the workshop! She is studying Astrophysics, and has a passion for teaching and tutoring. Tara is also part of one Yale’s improv comedy groups, Just Add Water. She looks forward to another amazing year teaching and being involved in New Haven’s schools.
Hieronimus (Harry) is a senior in Silliman college from Thousand Oaks, CA. He is a psychology major who is passionate about mental health awareness, advocacy, and destigmatization. After Yale, Harry plans to go onto medical school and become a psychiatrist. When not teaching with CHE, Harry does data science research in psychiatry, enjoys the outdoors, and reads self-improvement/life-hacking books. Harry is very excited to be a group head for the Introduction and Mental Health Workshop this year!
Nutrition & Substance Abuse
Heather is a junior in Berkeley from Centerville, Ohio, and is majoring in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. She got involved in CHE because she loves teaching and thinks that health education is can be one of the most valuable things that students learn. Last year, she taught the Relationships & Abuse workshop, and this year, she is one of the group heads for Nutrition and Substance Abuse. She enjoys everything about food, and also loves to go hiking.
Michael is a junior in Silliman from New York City. He has been involved with CHE since freshman year when he started by teaching the Relationships and Abuse workshops. He has since taught the Michigan Health Model in middle schools and served as high school liaison to the New Haven schools. Michael is a Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology major with a passion for community engagement and health education. When not working with CHE, he enjoys playing intramural volleyball and conducting biomedical research at the Yale School of Medicine.
Jillian is a junior in Branford from Canton, Ohio and has been involved in CHE since her freshman year. She started off teaching the Healthy Relationships and Abuse workshop in high schools and after falling in love with CHE, she entered a leadership role as the group head for Nutrition and Substance Abuse last year. Jillian is a pre-med Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major who has a passion for public health and spent her summer conducting interdisciplinary sexual health research in Nicaragua. In her free time, she enjoys reading, volunteering at local clinics, and spending time with friends. She is so excited to be the group head for Healthy Sex this year!
Charlie is a sophomore prospective MCDB major in Davenport College from Scarsdale, NY. Beside serving as group head for CHE's Healthy Sexuality workshop, he enjoys singing with the Baker's Dozen and writing for Yale Scientific Magazine. In his free time, Charlie can be found running all over New Haven, attempting to do yoga, or reading up about healthcare and the LGBTQ+ community. Charlie cannot wait for another great year in CHE!
STIs & Contraception
Claire is a junior in Trumbull College. She is a mathematics major from Bethesda, Maryland. She became involved in CHE due to an interest in health sparked by her mother who is an obstetrician gynecologist. In her freshmen year she served as a teacher in the STI's and Contraception group, which she is excited to co-head for the second year. She is excited for another great year of teaching and hopefully providing more information on STI testing and contraception resources available to the New Haven community!
Cynthia is a sophomore in Silliman College from Short Hills, New Jersey. She is a prospective Economics and Math major. Cynthia joined CHE during her first semester at Yale because she not only enjoys being involved in the New Haven community, but she also has a strong interest in health and health education as both of her parents are surgeons. During her first year with CHE, Cynthia taught Healthy Sexuality in classrooms; as a sophomore, Cynthia will co-head the STIs and Contraception group. In addition to teaching in the New Haven community, Cynthia enjoys reading, spinning and being a member of organizations like the Pi Beta Phi sorority on campus.
Relationships & Abuse
Erika is a junior in Branford College majoring in psychology on the neuroscience track. She attended public schools all her life in Brooklyn, New York and was eager to get involved with teaching health education in the New Haven public school system. Erika is super excited about returning to the Healthy Relationships and Abuse Workshop as the Group Head this year. Apart from CHE, she conducts research in the Mechanisms of Disinhibition Lab and assists a law student who is exploring the intersection between psychology, law, and philosophy. In her free time, Erika enjoys singing, finding strange pieces of clothing to add to her closet, spending time with friends, and getting out of the Yale bubble.
Rachel is a junior in Grace Hopper College from Evanston, IL. Last year, she taught the Relationships and Abuse (RelAbu) workshops in classrooms, and she is thrilled to be a RelAbu group head this year! Rachel is double majoring in sociology (concentrating in health and society) and economics, and she ultimately wants to work in public health. Outside of CHE, she enjoys volunteering through Dwight Hall, working at the Hopper Buttery, and spending time with friends.
Middle School Educators (MHM) Group Heads
Geeta is a junior in Hopper College from Sylvania, OH. She taught Middle Schools last year and seeing the fifth/sixth graders every week was the best part of her semester. She has been a part of CHE since freshman year and is so glad she joined. She is very excited to be co-leading the Middle Schools workshop for CHE this year. Geeta is majoring in Neuroscience and in HSHM and is premed.
Hannah is a senior in Branford from Los Angeles, CA. For the past two years, she has been a group head for the middle school curriculum. As a sophomore she was a group head for Healthy Relationships and Abuse -- the same workshop she taught in New Haven high schools her first year as a CHE. Hannah is a Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology major and a Global Health Scholar. She enjoys playing tennis for Yale's club tennis team, baking, and paddle boarding!
Becca is a junior in Davenport from Atlanta, GA. She is a History of Science, Medicine and Public Health major and a Global Health Scholar. She currently serves as a middle school coordinator for CHE and has been teaching in middle schools for the last two years. She is also the head of the advocacy branch of the YHHAP Board with a special focus on starting up a student run shelter, works in an integrative environmental physiology lab that focuses on women’s health, and is a tournament director for the Yale Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, Ramona.
Single Classroom Educators (SCE) Group Heads
Nitya is a junior in Trumbull college from Austin, Texas. She is double-majoring in History and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She became involved with CHE as a first-year, teaching the Intro/Mental Health workshop for a year and teaching as a Single Classroom Educator (SCE) her second year. She's excited to be co-leading the SCE's this year and looking forward to teaching in classrooms soon!
Lily is a junior History of Science, Medicine and Public Health major from Morgantown, West Virginia. She has been a member of CHE since her freshman year, teaching both as a middle school SCE and as a Michigan Health Model educator. She is very excited to be one of the group heads for the high school SCEs this year! Outside of CHE, Lily enjoys working in lab, researching rural health, swimming, hiking, and hanging out in the Davenport dining hall.