First-Year Counselors

First-Year Counselors are the first point of contact for first years looking for help or advice. They are a select group of seniors who live on Old Campus with the first years and dedicate their senior year to the job. Being a FroCo is a full-time commitment every day at all hours, and the students chosen do a truly remarkable job. The 2022- 2023 FroCos are listed below.

Daniel Lu

Hey everyone! I’m Daniel (he/him) and I am super excited for the upcoming school year! I have grown up in Connecticut (about an hour away from campus) and have a German Shepherd and Siberian Husky at home. I spent this past summer interning in New Haven and playing ultimate frisbee after work. At Yale, I study Computer Science & Economics and double major in Statistics & Data Science. I’m super involved with Süperfly (@yaleultimate), the men’s club ultimate frisbee team, and the Guild of Carillonneurs (@yalecarillon), who play the bells in Harkness Tower. I’m also involved in Christian fellowships (@ucwyale) and finance groups (@yainvestments) on campus among many other things. During my free time, you’ll find me lounging in the courtyard or the common room—always excited to hear what people are up to and how their days have been. Looking forward to all the fun events and duty nights to come!

Sayda Martinez-Alvarado

Hi everyone! My name is Sayda (she/her), I’m from Northern Virginia, and I’m so excited to be a Davenport Froco!! I’m majoring in Psychology and am an Education Studies Scholar. On campus, I’ve been involved with a ton of first-generation, low-income (FGLI) jobs and extracurriculars like Matriculate @matriculateyale, The Community Initiative @fgli.yale, and Academic Strategies @academicstrategies. I am also involved with the Davenport Pops Orchestra @davenportpops and have the privilege of having one of the BEST on campus jobs as a student aide in the Davenport College Office! I can’t wait to meet you all so very soon! Welcome home gnomies!

Ayanle Nur

What’s up y’all! My name is Ayanle (he/him) and I have the honor of being a Davenport FroCo this year. I’m from Denver, Colorado. I study Neuroscience on the pre-med track. On campus, you can find me at the Afro-American Cultural Center @yaleafamhouse. I’m involved with the Yale Black Men’s Union @yalebmu, Black Pre-Health at Yale @bphyale, Yale Muslim Students Association @yalemsa, and the Nu Gamma Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. @nugammanupes. I’m also a mentor for the Academic Strategies Program @academicstrategies. In my free time you can find me playing basketball or getting boba. I’m looking forward to meeting you all soon!!!

Christian Robles

Hey! My name is Christian (he/him) and I am super excited to be one of the Davenport Frocos this coming year. I was proudly born and raised in Washington, DC. At Yale, I study Political Science and am in the Education Studies Scholars program. On campus, I am involved with student journalism and New Haven Public School tutoring programs. In my free time, you can find me at Payne Whitney or scootering around New Haven. Can’t wait to see y’all in a month!

Sebastian Roizner-Rodriguez


Katherine Sylvester

My name is Katherine and I’m psyched to be a Dport froco this year. I’m from Bethesda, MD (yet another DMV native) and I study statistics & data science at Yale. On campus I love playing with the women’s ultimate frisbee team (@yaleultimate), volunteering at the IRIS food pantry, playing board games, attempting to make vases in the Davenport pottery studio, and occasionally showing up at Yale Debate Association events. Hoping we can propagate some plants together this year and/or find other ways to have fun! I will see you all soon wow and I’m so excited!!

Emily Tian

Hi everyone :-) I’m Emily (she/hers), and I’m very, very excited to be a Davenport FroCo this year. I was born and raised in Rockville, Maryland and study Philosophy here at Yale. This summer, I’m working at a legal aid organization in NY, helping out on a state senate campaign, and writing about animal welfare. On campus, I’ve been involved with student journalism, effective altruism, and policy research. I love poetry, most mornings, Citibike rides, and the color green, but probably my favorite pastime of all involves sitting outside in the fall or late spring, ostensibly reading, but really just watching people go by. I’ve been told I give good (but crushing) hugs. Late August couldn’t come sooner — so excited to meet you all❤️


Eda Uzunlar

hey y’all! i’m eda she/hers and can’t wait to meet you all in August! My family’s from Turkey and I was born and raised in South Dakota (shoutout middle america). I’m a modern middle east studies/poli sci double major and an education studies scholar, and love talking about all of those! I also ran our radio station, WYBC (@wybcyale) for two years and it’s been my favorite thing about college so far. I was originally class of ‘22 but took a gap year during covid to do some broadcast and illustrative journalism (you can still find my intern day in the life if you scroll far enough down at @npr but it is heavily embarrassing). When i’m not at the radio station, you’ll find find me in the dport aides office, the egyptology room in sterling, or a dark corner of the underground. see you in the fall!!