UCS Peer Advisers are a select group of Yale students providing resume and cover letter assistance and reviews, counseling on internship and job search process, and answers to questions about UCS programs and services during walk-in hours. All Peer Advisers have been chosen based on relevant skills and experience and have completed a thorough and rigorous training program. As Yale students, UCS Peer Advisers possess the insight and perspective to effectively relate to and understand their peers' needs, questions, and concerns.
Margaret Coons, Silliman '14
Margaret is a senior majoring in History. Outside of class, Margaret sings with the New Blue and is an editor for the Yale Historical Review. In Summer 2012 she was a part of Yale Summer Session's intensive language program in Bilbao, Spain, then spent a semester in the UK before receiving the Lewis P. Curtis Fellowship to research the cultural exchange of gender norms in the British Empire in India during Summer 2013.
Allison Lazarus, Jonathan Edwards ‘14
Allison is a senior majoring in History. She is the Executive Editor for the Yale Review of International Studies, leader of the Manson Prison Education Initiative, and a freshman counselor in JE. Allison spent past summers working in public policy think tanks in Washington, D.C. and completed an internship through the Bulldogs in Israel program in Tel Aviv.
Ruth Nakaar, Morse ‘14
Ruth is a senior majoring in Political Science. Her Yale experience has taken on a decidedly international character, with time spent in Ghana, Japan, and Israel. During the summer after her freshman year, she interned at two economic development NGOs in Tamale, Ghana. She pursued her love for Japan by studying Japanese in Tokyo and Nagoya under a yearlong Light Fellowship, as well as by interning at a Tokyo nonprofit through the Fred Packard Yale World Fellows International Experience Internship Program. Most recently, she participated in the Bulldogs in Tel Aviv program, interning for an Israel-China organization.
Julie Reiter, Berkeley ‘14
Julie is a senior in Berkeley College majoring in English. She is currently writing a senior thesis juxtaposing feminine "portraits" or depictions of female characters from the novels of George Eliot and from the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites (particularly, John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt) in order to assess varying interpretations and perspectives with respect to femininity in 19th Century British literature and art. This past summer she served as a curatorial intern for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's Department of Painting and Sculpture in Washington, D.C. The previous summer she attended Yale in London, as well as completed a photography project through a fellowship from the Creative and Performing Arts Award. She serves as the Staff Photographer for the blog Middleman, a tutor for New Haven Reads, and is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Allison West, Saybrook ‘14
Allison is a senior, double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Political Science - International Security. She studied in London as a part of the Yale in London summer program in 2011. In the summer of 2012, she completed a helicopter engineering internship in Denver through the Bulldogs in the Rockies program. This past summer, she worked at a rocket engineering start-up company in Boulder, Colorado. At Yale, she's a four-year varsity swimmer, does microgravity engineering research with NASA's Reduced Gravity Office, and is a member of the Yale College Republicans and a local church.
Mendy Yang, Pierson '15
Mendy is a junior double majoring in economics and psychology. She is interested in business, social impact, and entrepreneurship, and has been very involved as leaders in both organizations such as the Yale Business Society as well as Net Impact. She is involved with service and mentorship-she has Co-Chaired Relay For Life and is the Chair of the Students and Alumni Mentorship Committee. She is also involved with the cultural organizations on campus as the Co-President of the Chinese American Students Association and the Co-Coordinator of the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC). Last summer, Mendy was able to combine all of her interests by interning in Israel with PresenTense, a social enterprise organization dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs launch their startups. This past summer, she interned in New Orleans with the Recovery School District, a unique entrepreneurial government organization at the forefront of education that seeks to turn around failing schools.