Freshman Counselors 2016-2017

Mallory Isburg

Mallory Isburg (pronounced Ice-berg, no lie) was born and raised in the beautiful state of South Dakota. She is a Sociocultural Anthropology major with a passion for Indigenous Studies who spent her Junior Fall abroad in México, a place she also holds near her heart. You’ll be most likely to find Mallory lifting weights in the Stiles gym, talking with the awesome security guards and workers of the college, in the Head of College’s office working, or taking trips to East Rock with friends. She has a love for things that most people seem to dislike, whether it be bitterly cold wind, plain soda water, the Post Office on campus, moving heavy boxes, or even Kanye West. She is thrilled to meet the Class of 2020!

Paul Styslinger

Paul is a Political Science and History of Art major from Birmingham, Alabama. A collector of moose objects and Yale memorabilia, he can be found researching random topics in the library’s Manuscripts and Archives collection. Paul also has a terrible sweet tooth and (at least likes to think) he has tried every hot chocolate in the New Haven area – ask him for recommendations on cool places to check out in the city, regardless of your preference for sugary items. When not singing with the Yale Glee Club or visiting one of the university’s art galleries, he enjoys reminiscing about his days building sets for theater productions and working with the Myanmar Project.

Yuki Hayashi

Yuki is a Psychology Neuroscience major also studying Health Policy in the Master’s program at the Yale School of Public Health. A Japanese citizen, she has spent half of her life living in Chiba (near Tokyo!),  after spending her childhood years in Singapore, Malaysia, and New York. At Yale, she has loved leading the International Students’ Organization (ISO) with international friends on the board and visiting local high schools with Students for Autism Awareness at Yale (SAAY). Now that she recently overcame her Netflix addiction by deactivating her account, you can find her eating dinner for hours with friends in the Stiles dining hall, being dragged to the gym by her athletic suitemates, or playing squash for fun.

Amey Mahajan

Amey is an Applied Math and Economics double major, with a concentration in Statistics. He usually leads off short biographies by clarifying that his name is pronounced “Ameya” - like “uh - may - uh”. Born and raised in the (best place in the world, a.k.a. the) Bay Area of California, he is actively involved with MathCounts Outreach, serving as its President for the 2016 year, as well as the Yale Student Investment Group (YSIG) as an investment manager. You can usually find him with friends, playing classical guitar, listening to as many different types of music as possible, or in the Stiles gym. Most importantly, he is super excited to meet the Class of 2020 and spend a great year with them!

Daad Sharfi

Daad Sharfi is an Economics and Ethnicity, Race and Migration double major with a passion for civil rights law, immigration policy and development economics. She was born in Oman, raised in a Sudanese home and currently lives in Chicago (MID WEST BEST WEST!) At Yale, she has found wonderful communities through the Muslim Student Association, the African Student Association and the Afro-American Cultural Center. She can often be found performing spoken word poetry with ¡Oye! Spoken Word, engaging in advocacy and activism with the Yale Chapter of Students Organize for Syria, drinking copious amounts of hot cocoa at the Chaplain’s Office and coffee-shop hopping around New Haven. In her free time, Daad loves to bake, watch reruns of The Office, make Spotify playlists for any possible occasion, and color (outside the lines!). She is so excited to be a FroCo and to meet the incredible Class of 2020!

Phillip Wilkinson

Phil loved growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but caught the travel bug early in life. In addition to studying abroad in Mexico, Spain, China, Italy and the UK he has performed concerts on all six inhabited continents with the Yale Spizzwinks(?). When he’s not singing, playing the cello, biking up East Rock or finding people to speak other languages with, he enjoys studying global affairs and reading up on world history. As a Yale Tour Guide, he never tires of introducing visitors and prospective students to the school that has given him so many opportunities to learn and grow. Phil can’t wait for another fantastic year with the Moose in Ezra Stiles!

Dianne Kaiyoorawongs

Dianne is an ethnicity, race, and migration major who grew up in Sarasota, Florida.  Her family is originally from Thailand, and she has lived in various countries including India, Guatemala, and most recently, Morocco. At Yale, Dianne has been involved in various activities around New Haven, but she is most proud to call Stiles her home. On campus Dianne can be found hanging out with her friends in the courtyard or taking salsa lessons at the Payne Whitney Gym.

Cesar Garcia

Cesar is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Major pursuing the premed track and originally from Tehachapi, California. At Yale, he has worked as an undergraduate researcher in the department of Biomedical Engineering studying neutrophils and how to treat brain cancer with nanoparticles. He is also involved in the hip hop scene on campus and is part of Yale’s only breakdance team called Cerebral Adikts. When he isn’t in a lab, you can find him spinning on his head in the Stiles dance studio. He is excited to meet the new class and looks forward to welcoming everyone in the fall!