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.

2020-2021 Peer Mentors

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Alya Ahmed
Pauli Murray College
Class of 2021
Major: Economics and Math
Favorite Quote: “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!”  - Audrey Hepburn
Derek Chen
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
Lara Varela Gajewski
Saybrook College
Class of 2021
Major: Economics, History of Art
Favorite Quote: “The brain is wider than the sky” - Emily Dickinson

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