Graduate Affiliates

Michael Avi-Yonah

Law

 

Dani Barlow

Drama

 

Sarah Jane Bever-Chritton

Law

 

Doni Bloomfield

Law

 

James Campbell

Law

 

Enoch Chang

Medicine

 

Brian Chen

Law

 

Dervin Cunningham

Yale School of Medicine

To those of you I have not met yet, my name is Dervin Cunningham and I am currently a 2nd year at Yale School of Medicine. I was created in South Georgia and my family is from Jamaica. As for hobbies, I like a lot of things……. music, basketball, strolling, philosophizing, ordering books off of Amazon, and much more. Not sure yet what I will be doing in the future but my hope is that whatever it is I never stop dreaming. I look forward to meeting each of you, so if ever seen around the college or campus don’t hesitate to say hello. Wishing you all nothing less than the best!

dervin.cunningham@yale.edu

Benjamin Daus-Haberle

Law

 

Tyrone DeSpenza

Yale School of Medicine

Tyrone is from New Orleans, so he spends most Sundays watching the Saints, the best football team.  He studied Neuroscience and was a member of the Varsity Track team as a an undergraduate at Dartmouth College.  He is now a 2nd year MD/PhD student in Neuroscience at YSM, and is interested in understanding the molecular genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders. Feel free to contact Tyrone to meet for med school/premed advice over coffee, going out for a run, or watching sports, especially the Saints :) 

tyrone.despenza@yale.edu  

Weilai Dong

GSAS, Engineering

 

Suzanne Estrada

GSAS, Engineering

 

Sarah Fitzpatrick

Medicine, PA

 

Elijah Fromm

Mathematics

 

Stephanie Garlock

Law

 

Seunghwa Han

GSAS, Engineering

 

Jennifer Hanberg

Medicine

I’m a first year medical student and so excited to be part of the Davenport community again! I studied mathematics as an undergraduate and graduated in 2013; since then I’ve participated in a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Bryn Mawr College and done two years of research in cardiology. Outside of academics, I really enjoy healthy baking, running/hiking, board/card games, playing the piano, and foreign languages (always looking for a chance to practice Russian, German or Spanish!) Please don’t hesitate to reach out – I’d love to talk about alternative paths to medicine, pre-medical or veterinary volunteering, life as a married (medical) student, optimal running routes in New Haven, or the secret of the 50-calorie brownie.

Jennifer.hanberg@yale.edu

Isabelle Hannah

Law

 

Eve Houghton

English

 

Chaney Kalinich

Public Health

 

Will Kamin

Law

 

Clare Kane

Law

I was a Davenport Froco during 2013-2014 (shoutout to my froshbabies who are now Frocos themselves!) While at Yale I double-majored in English and Ethics, Politics, & Economics and played ultimate frishbee. I spent two years teaching high school English in rural Texas on the Mexican border, and I’m back at law school to focus on immigration law and legal teaching. Originally from Washington State, I love hiking, biking, camping, running, backpacking, kayaking, and anything else that gets me outdoors. Let’s go for a run! Or shoot me an email and let’s talk about anything.

Phillip Kaplan

Law

 

Les Kiefer

Engineering

 

Jonathan Klein

Medicine, PA

 

Ela Leshem

Law

 

Ned Levin

Law

 

Don Li

Medicine

I am currently a third year MD/PhD student, which means that I spend most of my time around the hospital; however, more importantly, I was a 2013 graduate of Davenport and a former Dport freshman counselor. Unfortunately, that means that I have never quite lost my tendency of trying to give advice on just about any subject regardless of my qualification for doing so. I enjoy hanging out and I am always open to having a meal or meeting up if you have questions or if you just want meet for any reason whatsoever. In particular I was very involved with Yale Summer Session, the Yale Political Union, and general being a pre-med at Yale so if you are interested in talking about those subjects you should definitely contact me at Don.Li@yale.edu. Looking forward to meeting you!

don.li@yale.edu

Jared Lucky

Engineering

 

Sam Murullo

Law

 

Elsa Mota

Law

 

Shannon Price

Law

 

Neal Ravindra

Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry

I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and I’m part of the integrated graduate program in physical and engineering biology. My dissertation research is focused on understanding how several weak protein-protein interactions enable the rapid assembly of large macromolecular networks. I’m currently obsessed with modular protein interaction domains and I’m trying to figure out exactly how ‘modular’ they are. The broader goal of my current fixation is to try and understand  how the relationship between binding specificity and binding affinity affects the function of signaling networks, and, in particular, endocytosis, the process by which cells internalize extracellular signals and nutrients. I use CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing techniques, bioinformatics, mathematical modeling, single-molecule imaging, and quantitative microscopy to help me generate the content of my dissertation. Before I transitioned into biology at Yale, I studied physics and philosophy as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame. In my spare time, I’m involved with the New Haven Science Fair as a member of the Scientific Review Committee and I love playing the violin, cooking, and hiking. So, if you’re interested in getting involved in the local science fair (mentoring, judging, or reviewing projects), or if you’re thinking about applying to graduate school, or even if you’re in need of an amateur violinist or an informal conversation about anything, please reach out to me at <neal.ravindra@yale.edu> and I’d be happy to chat with you!

Rev. Pat Reidy, C.S.C.

Law

 

B. Rey

Law

 

Kirsten Rischert-Garcia

Divinity

 

Shireen Roy

Public Health

 

Josh Rubin

Law

 

Sylvia Ryerson

American Studies

 

Aanchal Saraf

Engineering

 

Becca Schapiro

Public Health

 

Kevin Shankar

School of Management

 

Michael Solotke

Medicine

 

Maragaret Traylor

Engineering

 

Ilana Usiskin

Medicine

 

Aishwarya Vijay

Medicine

I was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa. I was an Yale undergrad and a proud Gnomie (go Davenport!) and received my BS in Electrical Engineering. I took a few years off and am now back in New Haven as a 1st year medical student. I spent some time during my gap years doing global health research abroad in Malaysia. When I’m not doing medicine, my passion in music - I played the violin throughout undergrad and am now part of the medical symphony and a resident string quartet at the School of Medicine. I also love to do yoga and cook (and eat). If you have any questions about medical school, taking a few years off or student life in general, please reach out! I am so excited to be a Davenport Graduate Affiliate and am looking forward to an amazing year. 

aishwarya.vijay@yale.edu

Anna Vinton

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Originally from Colorado, I’m a 2nd year PhD student in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department. My research broadly focuses on developing theory to improve the management of natural systems. I have a background in pure mathematics, and I’ve studied a range of systems from birds, to african cichlids, to bacteria. If you have any questions about my field of research, graduate school or anything else feel free to reach out to me! 

anna.vinton@yale.edu