James Woodall is a junior in Trumbull College from Summit, NJ, majoring in Religious Studies. As with all other important parts of his life, he came to YHHAP through VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), where he volunteered as a tax preparer and then a site coordinator. While not staring quixotically off camera (see right), which constitutes the majority of his YHHAP duties, he works with the Alumni Association and continues to volunteer at VITA. He enjoys old music, new TV, and pretty much all books.
Ruth Hanna is a sophomore in Silliman College from Boston, Massachusetts, who is double majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Previously, she coordinated YHHAP’s food rescue programs. Outside of YHHAP, Ruth plays ultimate frisbee with Yale Ramona and enjoys baking, biking, and reading.
Zana Davey is a senior in Berkeley College from Sun Valley, Idaho. Zana has done just about everything in YHHAP, from working as a case manager at No Closed Doors to running Project Homeless Connect to writing the weekly newsletter. She served as the co-director in 2013 and now sits on the board in an advisory role. When not brimming with YHHAPpiness, Zana enjoys mogul skiing, going backpacking, and reading a seemingly endless litany of food blogs. She is double majoring in Political Science and Ethnicity, Race, & Migration.
Danny Ullman is a senior in Morse College from Rye Brook, New York. He is majoring in Cognitive Science and works in the Yale Social Robotics Laboratory. Danny, having previously served as YHHAP’s Food Rescue Coordinator, serves as the senior advisor to YHHAP’s food rescue programs. He additionally serves on the board of the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. This year he is working on two special projects that are a collaboration between YHHAP and Dwight Hall. When not working in Dwight Hall or lab, Danny can likely be found doing what any walrus (the Morse College mascot) loves most in this world…playing intramural inner tube water polo!
Julia Calagiovanni is a senior in Silliman College from Syracuse, New York. She is an English major who served as co-director in 2014. She is a case manager at No Closed Doors and previously worked on education and outreach for YHHAP. Outside of YHHAP, she is an editor of the New Journal, a magazine about Yale and New Haven. In her free time, Julia enjoys reading, knitting, and spending time with friends.
Shea Jennings is a junior in Trumbull College from Louisville, Kentucky. She served as co-director in 2014, coordinated YHHAP’s community workshops series in 2013, and now volunteers with VITA. Outside of YHHAP, she co-coordinates the Dwight Hall Student Executive Committee, researches insurgent violence at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and serves as managing editor for the Yale Global Health Review. Shea is a Political Science major concentrating in health policy. In her free time, she enjoys running, Skype sessions with her dog, and graphic design.
Daniel Pollack is a junior in Stiles from Long Island, New York, majoring in Math & Physics. He volunteers with Hunger Heroes at the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen and more recently has been co-coordinating the launch of YHHAP’s new Yale-Veterans Partnership Program. Outside of YHHAP, he is Policy Director for the YCC Science & Engineering Subcommittee and a reading buddy with an awesome fifth-grader at New Haven Reads. In his free time, he enjoys reading, exercise, and spending time with family and friends.
Stephanie Siow is a sophomore in Pierson College and a prospective Economics and History of Science, Medicine & Public Health double major. In YHHAP, she serves as the Treasurer and also volunteers as an intake coordinator at VITA. Aside from YHHAP, she is actively involved in the Yale Leadership Institute, Malaysian and Singaporean Association, international community, student government (she served on the Freshman Class Council last year), and Community Health Educators. She hopes to make a positive impact wherever she is.
Serena Tharakan is a freshman in JE from Glen Rock, NJ who has no idea what she’s majoring in. She is excited to be one of this year’s Fast Coordinators and has also previously served with Kitchen 2 Kitchen, one of YHHAP’s Food Rescue programs. Outside of YHHAP, Serena is involved with Yale’s Relay for Life Event, Yale PALS, and the Undergraduate Organizations Committee.
Food Rescue Coordinator
Emily Wu is a sophomore in Trumbull College and a likely linguistics major. She co-coordinates YHHAP’s KeepSAFE project and manages publicity for YMindful, Yale’s meditation group. In her spare time, she also enjoys watching British comedy shows and communing with nature.
Project Homeless Connect (PHC) Coordinators
Yale-Veterans Partnership Program (YVePP) Coordinators
Darby Henry is a sophomore in Pierson College from Mill Valley, California. She is a prospective Cognitive Science major concentrating in psychology, neuroscience, and criminal justice, and she co-coordinates YHHAP’s Yale-Veteran Partnership Program. Outside of YHHAP, she works in Yale’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab, volunteers with the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, and plays club soccer.
Clothing Connection Coordinator
Phyllis Kate Thompson