Peer Mentor Program

To more effectively disseminate valuable information regarding the major, the Yale College Dean Office has established an informal peer mentoring system. Peer mentors are juniors and seniors in a major selected and trained to convey advice and information to their peers, as a way of increasing and diversifying mentoring resources within majors. Peer mentors meet with prospective and current majors to provide advice and information regarding Economics. They can answer questions about what it’s like to major in Economics, what classes you may wish to take in the major, how you find a research opportunity, and so on. Occasionally, mentors will hold community-building events in the major and participate in the academic fairs for first- and second-year students. 

First- and second-year students are encouraged to contact any of the peer mentors with questions about Economics and to attend their events.

Please note that peer mentors may not sign schedules or any other official Yale College forms.

2021-2022 Peer Mentors

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Derek Chen
derek.chen@yale.edu
Timothy Dwight College
Class of 2022
Major: Economics, Statistics and Data Science 
 
Favorite Quote: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” - Mark Twain
Jack Kelly
jack.kelly@yale.edu
Morse College
Class of 2022
Major: Economics & Mathematics 
 
Favorite Quote: ”There is no harm in being sometimes wrong - especially if one is promptly found out.” – John Maynard Keynes
Salma Shaheen
salma.shaheen@yale.edu

Silliman College
Class of 2022
Major: Economics

Favorite Quote:“My freedom: is to be what they don’t want me to be” - Mahmoud Darwish

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