First-Year Counselors 2022-23

First-Year Counselors (FroCos)

The First-Year Counselor Program “affords first-year students access to experienced, mature, and knowledgeable members of the senior class. The program selects exceptional seniors to live among first-year students on Old Campus or in residential colleges and offer oversight, advice, and guidance. First-Year Counselors, colloquially known as ‘FroCos,’ seek to ease the transition of incoming first-years to the academic, social, and cultural life of Yale College.”

Ezra Stiles has 8 FroCos from diverse backgrounds and unique experiences in their time as undergraduates. They are beyond excited to be working with the newest class of first-year moose, and living with them in beautiful Lawrance Hall on Old Campus!

Jocelyne Arguelles Torres

Hailing from Denver, Colorado and Aguascalientes, MX, Jocelyne is an Ethnicity, Race, and Migration major and an Education Studies scholar. Both in and out of the classroom, Jocelyne is interested in challenging traditional understandings of knowledge, and expanding philosophies of education to increase relevance to people from marginalized backgrounds. At Yale, you can find her at MEChA meetings, in the Stiles dining hall, or on the grass in the Stiles courtyard (only when it’s 65° or higher). In between classes and naps, she enjoys making desserts in the student kitchen and spending time with friends. 
 
Jocelyne loves being a Stilesian; no other residential college comes close to Ezra Stiles! She can’t wait to work with her fellow frocos and welcome the Stiles Class of 2026. She’s excited for a year of froco duties filled with food, music, and community! Welcome to the Herd! GFM!

Josh Beale

I’m Josh Beale(he/him/his), head FroCo for Ezra Stiles College. I’m a First Generation, Low Income student originally from Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania who is majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. While at Yale I have previously researched the effects of debt on mental and physical wellbeing with Dr. Harper at the School of Medicine, and I currently work in Dr. Nachtergaele’s lab doing research on RNA modifications. Beyond research and academics, I’m an amateur guitarist, avid hiker, home cook, Vice President of the Yale Undergraduate Student Dairy Organization, and President of the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Student Association.

Xinyu Chen 

Xinyu was born in China, but moved to California in third grade and has since then been thriving in the dry heat of the central valley. As a Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry major, she travels up the Science Hill a lot for research at the Bass Center (not the library). Xinyu also has an interest in languages so she’s obtaining a certificate in Spanish and working as a Chinese tutor at Yale Center for Language Study (CLS). Outside of classes, she has been involved with various groups including working as an Emergency Medical Technician for Yale Emergency Medical Service, serving as Co-Director of Girls in Science, and serving as Co-President of Building Bridges. Her interest in healthcare also led her to become a founder and President of Yale Undergraduate HOSA.
 
In her free time, Xinyu enjoys hanging out with friends. You can find her picking up food/boba from Snackpass orders; she loves hatching the chickens on Snackpass! She likes to game on her friend’s laptop because she doesn’t want to become addicted by having the game on her own laptop. If you hear her say variations of “pog” (play of the game), she means to express “cool.” She is very excited to meet the freshmeese and cannot wait to show you the great community at Stiles!

Laura Haight

Laura (she/her) was born in Toledo, Ohio but has spent most of her life in (the very beautiful and underappreciated!!) upstate New York. At Yale, Laura studies history with an emphasis on histories of policing and incarceration and post-conflict memory and reconciliation. Outside of working as a tour guide at the Yale Center for British Art, Laura works as a fellow at the City of New Haven, where she works on projects related to homelessness and supporting formerly incarcerated people. Laura has spent much of her time at Yale at Dwight Hall—the Center for Public Service and Social Justice—working with the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project and the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project. She’s always happy to answer any questions about Dwight Hall or advocacy-related work!
 
In her free time, Laura loves reading and writing poetry (please send her your favorite poem!), thrifting, supporting Syracuse basketball (even when it’s really, really hard to), and exploring New Haven, a place she now considers a kind of second home. You can find her alternately soaking in the sun in the Stiles courtyard and grabbing a late-night coffee at Midpoint. Laura hopes to be a unique source of support for Stiles first-years balancing family obligations with school and can’t wait to welcome all the frosh moose with warmth, empathy, and laughter. gfm!!

Eamon Hauser

Hi, my name is Eamon (he/him), and I am a Psychology major from New York, New York! As someone who has gone through almost all of the Psychology track so far, I am always happy to talk about the major or the field. But I also came to college with no clue what I wanted to do, and came to the realization that I wanted to study Psych after a few years at Yale. So I’m always happy to talk about the process (and it’s a real process) of finding the right major for you. Within the Psychology major, I am particularly starting to focus on clinical psychology, and specifically, different types of neurodivergence in childhood and adolescence, so if you’re interested in that, don’t hesitate to ask me about it! I’ve also taken many film courses at Yale, as well as a huge variety of other classes. But when I’m not going to class, you can often times find me at rehearsal for my a cappella group, Yale Out of the Blue (OOTB!!). There are plenty plenty plenty of groups on campus, and I’d be very happy to help anyone through the (very hectic) rush process (rush ootb). Other than that, I’m a big sports guy, especially basketball (Go Dubs), so I’ve done a lot of IM’s during my time at Yale. And I also work as a Studio Engineer for the Stiles-Morse Crescent Underground Recording Studio. But in general, Stiles has been such a great community for me and all of us these past few years, and I can’t wait to share it with all the new incoming moose! GFM!!

Rakib Kabir

Rakib (he/him) is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major from Arlington, MA. He hopes to go to medical school after taking a gap year and enjoys working as a research assistant in the Khokha Lab at the Yale School of Medicine. 
 
In his free time, Rakib enjoys playing cards, biking, playing video games, and working on cars. Growing up, he visited his parents hometown in Bangladesh frequently and he considers it a second home. When he’s not doing research at Yale, Rakib spends his time volunteering at HAVEN Free Clinic, attending events at various student groups, and exploring New Haven. He enjoys listening to hip-hop and rap music and is always open to taking music recommendations. He is very excited to be a FroCo and to welcome the class of 2026 to campus. 

Joe Murphy

Though not named Frosty, Joe is a proud Wisconsinite who grew up near Lake Mich in Milwaukee. He is a history major, focusing on the Baltic Diaspora during the 20th century. He is also enrolled in the BA/MA program for history, so feel free to ask him questions about academic opportunities (if asked, he will always recommend a history class). Besides being a research assistant for different Yale history professors, Joe volunteers for St. Thomas More and teaches Catholic Catechism to youth. As an NROTC student, his early mornings are often occupied and you may see him in uniform on occasion. Although currently training in Southern California, Joe cannot wait to return to snowy New England to greet the newest members of the ES Herd. 

Zaporah Price

Born in Michigan but raised in Chicago, Zaporah is a true Midwesterner at heart. She is an English major in the Creative Writing concentration, studying postcolonial poetics within the works of African diasporic authors. Her interests lie in fiction, cultural criticism and analysis, and long-form journalism.  
 
Many of her college extracurriculars center writing and community service. At Yale, she has served as a journalism mentor for middle school students in East Rock, a staff reporter covering Black communities for the Yale Daily News, a writing tutor for undergraduates and an editorial assistant at the Yale University Art Gallery. A lover of the arts, you can find Zaporah attending one of Yale’s many theater performances (and even working on some of the undergraduate productions) or dancing with Rhythmic Blue—a fire, hip-hop dance group. 
 
Ask her about the best study spaces on campus (HAAS Library or the Humanities Quadrangle), academic resources, and the best pizza in New Haven (objectively Yorkside or Pizza House). She is always willing to watch silly Rom-Coms, play Spicy Uno, and visit the Stiles Buttery—because a buff-chick quesadilla warms the belly during a cold New Haven winter.