Leadership

The YHHAP Board oversees all YHHAP projects, manages our advocacy operations, and fosters the YHHAP volunteer community. Individually, we have each been inspired and humbled by those we serve. Together, we are fiercely committed to improving our New Haven community. We are the Fall 2019 YHHAP Board, and we look forward to seeing you in action soon.

 
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Annie cheng, chair

Annie is a senior from Florida double majoring in Ethnicity, Race and Migration and Political Science. She founded YHHAP’s Restaurant Rescue Project and, beyond YHHAP, Annie is highly involved in the Yale International Relations Association as a member of the competitive Model UN team, and she also serves as a conference director. She loves food, the earth, sustainability, and especially the intersections of all three. Find her at annie.cheng@yale.edu.

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nishanth krishnan, co-director

Nishanth is a junior in Timothy Dwight studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. He's an active volunteer with No Closed Doors and the ED at Yale New Haven Hospital. You'll usually find him turning soil on the Yale Farm or researching B cells at the School of Medicine. He enjoys biking, watching SNL, and pretending to know what good coffee is. He's chatty--reach him at nishanth.krishnan@yale.edu.

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renee tung, co-director

Renee is a junior in Stiles from Maryland majoring in Neuroscience. She was a former project head for the Restaurant Rescue Project and is involved in neuroscience research, the Piano Collective, and usually some form of science-y volunteering outside of YHHAP. She enjoys taking walks with good music or company when the weather's nice, being that annoying person playing piano in the common room (or more often the practice rooms), collecting styrofoam squishy brains, and playing cards. Feel free to contact her at renee.tung@yale.edu!

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karen tai, treasurer

Karen is a junior from Houston, TX studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Karen is also a member of YHHAP advocacy. Outside of YHHAP, she volunteers for HAVEN free clinic and runs Yale Undergraduate Science Olympiad. In her spare time, you'll find her curled up in a coffee shop with a cappuccino in one hand and a memoir in the other. She loves conversations and can be reached at karen.tai@yale.edu.

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Andrew bilodeau, advocacy chair

Andrew is a junior in Morse College majoring in history. In addition to serving as Outreach Chair, he is the Head of Project Homeless Connect. Outside of YHHAP, he leads a civil rights research team through the Roosevelt Institute at Yale and is a Communication and Consent Educator. Andrew is enthusiastically from Los Angeles and loves sports, dad jokes, and twitter. You can reach him at andrew.bilodeau@yale.edu

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suzanne brown, outreach chair

Suzanne is a sophomore in Silliman hoping to major in Ethics, Politics & Economics. Passionate about solving the issue of poverty, she interns at New Reach as a Dwight Hall Urban Fellow, volunteers with No Closed Doors, lobbies with Yale Dems, and advocates for First-Generation, Low-Income students on campus. You can reach her at any New Haven coffee shop, or suzanne.brown@yale.edu.

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limei vera, community chair

LiMei is a sophomore from Los Angeles studying political science. As community chair, she is dedicated to creating spaces where Yale students can learn from, and work with, grassroots organizations in New Haven. She volunteers for No Closed Doors and Yale Dems, and interns for a public interest law clinic. In her free time, she enjoys reading, singing, and going to the beach. Feel free to reach out to her at limei.vera@yale.edu.

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tomas carrillo, membership chair

Tomas is a junior in Morse College, double majoring in History and Urban Studies. Born and raised in Lakeland, Florida, he tries to remind everyone that he is from Lakeland, Florida. Within YHHAP, he is the project head for Big Sibs and volunteers with the Restaurant Rescue Project. In his free time he enjoys sports, reality TV, and frozen fruits. You can reach him at tomas.carrillo@yale.edu.

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ricardo aguilar, fundraising chair

Ricardo is a sophomore in Pierson College from Pompano Beach, Florida. Ricardo hopes to major in Political Science or Global Affairs. He is the new Community Action Chair for MEChA and serves on the FCC as the council's Treasurer and representative. He enjoys eating at the butteries, playing soccer, and chilling outdoors. Reach him at ricardo.aguilar@yale.edu.

 
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Anna Kane, Communications chair

Anna is a junior in Jonathan Edwards College from Viroqua, Wisconsin majoring in American Studies with a concentration in politics and American communities. Outside of YHHAP, Anna volunteers as a mentor for first-gen and low-income high school students with Matriculate and works in the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence as research assistant. She also loves working with Yale theater and leading incoming first-years through the woods on FOOT trips! She’d love to hear from you at anna.kane@yale.edu.