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 2023- 2024 FroCos are listed below.

Thomas Hamblet

Hi, I’m Thomas (he/him). I’m from just south of Boston and am a huge Boston sports fan. At Yale, I’m double majoring in Statistics and Economics. Outside of classes, I am one of the captains of the Club Roundnet team, I am the head of intramural sports in Davenport, and I coach soccer. Looking forward to meeting all of you soon.

Wren Wolterbeek

Hi everyone! I’m Wren (she/her) and I am so excited to be one of the Davenport Frocos this year (and, most importantly, to tell you about coffee shops and hidden gardens around New Haven). I’ve lived in a small/rural town in New Hampshire called Rindge my whole life and grew up on a farm. I’m majoring in English and am an Education Studies Scholar. On campus I’ve been involved with Matriculate at Yale (@matriculateyale), the Writing Center, and the Academic Strategies Program working with FGLI groups. In my free time I love to teach with Splash at Yale, tutor with the Yale Education Tutoring Initiative, and wander around New Haven! I am so excited to meet you soon - welcome home gnomies! 

Arnelle Larose

Hi! I’m Arnelle (she/her/hers) and I’m so excited to welcome you to Dport! I am an EP&E and Anthropology double major with specific interest in Francophone post colonial studies. My other interests include romance novels, pilates, and long walks on the beach at sunset (specifically the Jersey Shore, the most beautiful place in the known world). I have bad hand eye coordination and love Twizzlers. So please don’t throw them at me. Welcome! Woo! 

Daniela Naumov

Hello, new gnomies!! I’m Daniela (she/her) and am so excited to be a part of your awesome FroCo team this year! I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, but my roots are in Serbia and Macedonia. I’m majoring in Neuroscience on the pre-med track, and am really passionate about community-centered healthcare and health equity. On campus, I have the BEST job as an Office Aide for the Davenport College Office, volunteer at the HAVEN Free Clinic and IRIS, and am a FOOT leader. In my free time, I love trying new restaurants and coffee shops in New Haven. I’ve been trying my own hand at cooking this summer, so stay tuned for some frosh-exclusive dishes in the FroCo suite :)) Welcome home!! 



Nathalia Reis

Hi everyone! I’m Nathalia (she/her), and I can’t wait to meet all of you soon! I’m originally from Long Island, just across the sound from New Haven. I’m a Cognitive Science major, and I’m currently working on some clinical psychology projects as a research assistant in the Yale Affect Regulation and Cognition (ARC) Lab. I’m also a member of the Guild of Bookmakers, and when I’m not sewing up a text block, you can find me knitting and crocheting. This summer, I’ve really gotten into making fresh lemonade and playing board games so, get ready for some lemonade-fueled game nights next year! Welcome to Davenport!!

Esther Dominguez

Hi everyone! I’m Esther (she/her). I am beyond excited to be welcoming you to the Yale community and your new home in Davenport! I’m originally from Miami, FL, and my family has roots in Cuba. I study History and Political Science, and hope to go to law school in the future. Outside of the classroom, I have been involved with La Casa Cultural and have engaged in community service through Dwight Hall, in organizations including the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association and the Yale Interpretation Network. In my free time, I like to explore New Haven’s amazing coffee shops (Jitter Bus ftw!) and food scene, go on long walks, host game nights with friends, and keep up my Duolingo streak (currently learning Portuguese!). I can’t wait to meet you all! 

Alan Balboa-de la Fuente

Hello everyone! My name is Alán (he/him), and I am a rising senior at Davenport College, majoring in psychology. Although I was born and raised in southern Texas, I currently live in Mexico with my family. At Yale, I am heavily involved with Yale Students for Christ and offer translation services for the Yale Interpretation Network. I have also served as an Advising Fellow for Matriculate and Head Peer Liaison for La Casa Cultural. In my free time, I splurge on skin care products, enjoy thrift shopping with friends in New York, and walk around campus with an iced oat matcha latte from the Underground in my hand. I can’t wait to meet you all!