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 2021- 2022 FroCos are listed below.


Deon Ababio

Hi, my name is Deon Ababio. I’m from Manasses, Virginia, and I am a Statistics and Data Science Senior at Yale seeking to improve the lives of others through Data and Strategy. I have an interest in using Data Science, Business Development, and/or Product Management to develop partnerships and products! I am currently interning at IBM.

Selma Abouneameh

Hi! I’m a rising senior and MCDB major from Derby, Connecticut. On campus, I’m involved with the Muslim Students Association and I volunteer at CT Hospice and for TeleHealth Access for Seniors! I also conduct research in an infectious disease lab at the Yale School of Medicine. In my free time, I love baking, binging Netflix shows, and exploring new places! 

Sam Castro

Hey Davenport! My name is Sam Castro. I am from Cicero, IL, and I am rising senior in Davenport. I am majoring in political science on the pre-med track. I can’t wait to get to know you all this coming year!

Uma Dwivedi

Hello! My name is Uma, I’m a sociology major from Kirkland, Washington. I love writing of all kinds; poetry, fiction and nonfiction.  I’m so excited to be a froco and potentially your froco this year!

Anna Gumberg

Hey fellow Gnomes! My name is Anna and I am a senior in Davenport, Class of 2022. I am a philosophy major from Carmel, CA. In my free time, I write for the Yale Daily News.

Matthew Krick

Hi everyone! My name is Mathew Krick and I am majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. I am originally from Costa Rica but have grown up in Costa Rica, Mexico, and different parts of the US. Now, I live in Groton, CT - about an hour drive from New Haven. A few of my hobbies include singing with my a cappella group, doing cardio workouts, and volunteering! On campus, I am also involved as a Co-Director for Camp Kesem at Yale and work in Hematology Malignancies Research. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and introduce you to Yale and the Davenport Community! 

Yousra Omer

Hi Dport, I’m Yousra! I’m from Auburn, Alabama and I’m majoring in Interdisciplinary Political Science with a focus on health policy and politics. On campus, I’ve served as a Co-Coordinator for Community Health Educators (CHE), president of the Yale Muslim Students Association (Yale MSA), and president of the Davenport College Council (DCC). I’ve also been a member of the Yale College Council Business Team and an editor for the Yale Global Health Review (YGHR). I continue to stay involved in Davenport as a Head College Aide. In my free time, I love watching movies with friends and cooking for everyone who comes to visit!

Jocelyn Ra

Hi all! I’m Jocelyn and I’m violinist from Seoul, South Korea, majoring in Neuroscience. Besides being a FroCo at Davenport, I play for the Yale Symphony Orchestra. I began playing the violin since I was 10 and particularly enjoy Bach solo pieces and ensemble music. When I’m not running up and down Science Hill, you can find me curled up in a blanket with a cup of hot tea (even in the summer– it’s a vibe) and a good anime series. 

Michael Rogan

Hey y’all! I’m Michael. I’m from Palm City, FL,  and I am a Neuroscience major on the Pre-med track.  I’m passionate about social justice, community involvement, research, and learning. In my work, I aim to explore and study ways that science and medicine can be used to empower marginalized populations. I can’t wait to meet all your first years this coming fall!