First-Year Counselors 2019-2020

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Thomas “Tommy” Atlee

Tommy is a native Angeleno majoring in Economics with an interest in Urban Studies. On campus, he has worked in Ezra Stiles College Office and Payne Whitney Gymnasium. Tommy is also a member of CITY Yale (Yale undergraduates’ urban studies group), Chi Psi fraternity, and the sports-fan group The Whaling Crew. You can catch him running on Science Hill, binge-watching the latest HBO drama, or drawing up crazy startup ideas for the business that will make him a bazillionaire. He is so excited to be spending this year on Old Campus with the Class of 2023!

Jackson Cole

Jackson is from Dallas and is proud to be born and raised a Texan. Majoring in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, he is very interested in ensuring that all students have educational opportunities to succeed, and he hopes to eventually become a teacher back in Dallas. During his time at Yale, Jackson has worked in the Ezra Stiles Head of College Office, has been involved with an athletic spirit group called the Whaling Crew, and is a member of the Chi Psi fraternity at Yale. The Ezra Stiles FroCo team made a very positive impact on Jackson’s life in his first year, and he looks forward to spending his next year alongside the class of 2023 - go moose! 

Marlee Kelly

Marlee grew up in Pine Ridge, South Dakota and is a member of the Oglala (Lakȟota) Sioux Tribe. She studies contemporary Native American literature in the English Department. Aside from classes, she is an extremely lowkey member of the Association of Native Americans at Yale (ANAAY) and a student worker at the Yale Center for British Art. Marlee has spent her sophomore and junior years working as a Peer Liaison for the Native American Cultural Center. When not at the NACC or YCBA, you can find her in the dining hall or buttery, or alternatively, on the street, on her way to get coffee. If you see her feel free to say ‘hi’ and ask what she’s listening to, she can almost guarantee it’s going to be Taylor Swift (to which she knows every word) or some mid-2000s, pop punk hit (i.e. Panic! at the Disco).

As a first generation, low income student, Marlee is passionate about making Yale an accessible place, offering the college student wisdom she has gained, and is excited about welcoming the Class of 2023 to Stiles (read: the best college)!!

Marcelina Kubica

Hannah Lee

Hannah grew up in the busy metropolitan city of Daejeon, Korea, but also spent half of her childhood surrounded by corn in Columbus, Ohio. Getting the best of both worlds at Yale as well, Hannah is double-majoring in Anthropology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Currently, she is studying the healthcare system in Puerto Rico, as well as doing laboratory research on the immunology at the maternal-fetal interface. One of Hannah’s fondest memories at Yale is pulling off the BEST dance event, Ezra Gala, with the best team on Earth: the Stiles Student Activities Committee. She also finds many of her communities in Korean American Students at Yale (KASY) and by organizing with Students Unite Now (SUN). You can often spot her happily skateboarding (and falling) down Science Hill and scouting around the campus for great (free) food with friends. Hannah’s love language is saying the best jokes at the wrong time, so she dearly hopes that the Class of 2023 is ready for all the love!

Annabelle Pan

Max Schlenker

Max grew up in Deep Gap, North Carolina with dogs, cats, horses, and chickens and now studies History, with a focus in social change and social movements. During his time at Yale, Max has worked at the Office of Gender and Campus Culture, the Undergraduate Admissions Office, and Yale Law School. In addition to dancing on Yale’s one and only step team, he also plays flute in his spare time. Max loves world languages, Instagram, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Ezra Stiles, the best residential college at Yale! As a Froco, Max is looking forward to an amazing year with the class of 2023.