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Pricila Chavez Lara
Pricila Chavez Lara

Pricila is a second year Master of Arts in Religion, concentration in Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies candidate for the year 2020. They were born in Playas de Rosarito, B.C., Mexico, and raised in Southern California. They have traveled to 20+ countries doing social justice advocacy and defending human rights next to leaders and peace makers from around the world. Their work uses music as a vehicle for social change (foci: mental health, race, immigration law, and LGBTQ+ issues). They find effective conversations between groups for conflict resolution important, specifically Muslim and Christian relations, and Indigenous/marginalized communities affected by corporate profit. Additionally, Pricila is the director of the women’s Center at Yale Divinity School (www.sites.google.com/Yale.edu/ydswomenscenter) and the orchestra conductor of the Yale College Timothy Dwight Chamber Community Orchestra (TDCCO).

Hakan Yilmaz
Hakan Yilmaz

Hakan studies Neuroscience at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and has an engineering background in Mechatronics. His interest in Computational Cognitive Science led him to visit the US in the beginning of 2019 (MIT and Yale) where he now completes his Master studies. While he’s investigating the ingredients of biological and artificial intelligence, he wants to act intelligently on helping others to live better lives.

Stephanie Hu
Stephanie Hu

Stephanie is a first-year from New Jersey. She chose to join Effective Altruism because she feels that too often people’s attempts to do good fall short of their goals because they fail to use reason and evidence to plan their actions. Outside of trying to do as much good as possible, she enjoys learning biology, playing tennis, skiing, and listening to country music.

Matthew Burtell
Matthew Burtell

Matthew is from Dearborn, Michigan and studies Computer Science. He is interested in Effective Altruism as a framework for creating a more just and equitable world.

Katie Skoff
Katie Skoff

Katie ’21 is from Vienna, VA and is a prospective Cognitive Science major. Since learning about Effective Altruism in her first year at Yale, her interest in helping others has grown, especially in the areas of animal welfare and global poverty.

Alannah Maynez
Alannah Maynez

Alannah is a junior from Portland, OR. She studies psychology in order to better understand how we connect with others, and ultimately, how this understanding can motivate compassionate thought and behavior. Her desire to learn about, engage in, and encourage prosocial behavior drove her involvement in YEA.

Huahao Zhou
Huahao Zhou

Huahao is a junior at Davenport double majoring in Computer Science and Global Affairs. He grew up in China, and he loves meeting people from different backgrounds and ideas. You can talk to him about AI, religions, traveling, LGBTQ rights in Asia, and anything you want to talk about.

Rachel Calcott
Rachel Calcott

Rachel is a sophomore studying Cognitive Science and Philosophy. She was drawn to the way that Effective Altruism helps her put her value system into practice, and puts her in touch with an incredible community of people who are dedicating their lives to making the world a better place.

Emma Wilson
Emma Wilson
Emma Wilson '21 is from Chicago, Illinois and is a Russian and Eastern European Studies Major. She joined YEA because she was affected by something written on this website: "Too often, people are paralyzed by the amount of suffering that seems to be present in the world...or unsure about how, if at all, they can help."