Stiles Aides

Office Aides

Stiles Office Aides are stewards and ambassadors of the Ezra Stiles Community.  They are responsible for sorting mail and packages, running the DVD and Game Library, dispensing candy, helping with room lockouts, and organizing Fiesta Fridays in the College Office. Aides also help work Teas, fellows’ dinners, study breaks, and other Stiles events.

Nareen Barwari

Nareen is a Junior Stilesian who hails from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is a proud midwesterner but does not mind being on the east coast (though she has very aggressive feelings about the rain here). She is a political science major but has very broad interests so you can catch her in a wide variety of classes! Nareen is a candy expert, iced coffee lover, and all around fan of anything with sugar. She considers herself an expert binge-watcher of all TV shows, however classes sometimes get in the way of that. When she isn’t in the office, she is working with Camp Kesem, representing Stiles on YCCs’ class councils, or watching cheesy movies with her KKG sorority sisters. Nareen loves meeting new people so stop by the office and discuss the best candies or your favorite Netflix show with her! 

Bessie Bauman

Bessie is a proud Stilesian with a passion for all things moose and Ezra Stiles. Throughout her college career, Bessie has served as President of the Ezra Stiles College Council, YCC Senator for Ezra Stiles, a member of the Student Activities Committee, and of course, a College Aide. Her favorite Stiles events include Medieval (K)night, Pub Night, and Arts Week. If not somewhere in Stiles, Bessie can be found working with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, mentoring other students as a First-Year Counselor and Academic Strategies Mentor, or frequenting coffee shops with friends. Also, Bessie is a proud Kansan, and she enjoys hearing all of the jokes people have about the Wizard of Oz. By the way, she knows she isn’t in Kansas anymore.

Reta Behnam

Reta is a junior from sunny San Diego majoring in psychology on the neuroscience track. When she’s not learning about what makes moose tick or studying at various coffee shops she’s running around campus attending Camp Kesem meetings and working in the CANDLab. Random fun fact #1: When Reta first found out she got into Yale the residential college she wanted to be placed in was Stiles because she thought Medieval (K)night was a hilarious tradition. Fast forward two years and she can confirm it’s a lot of fun! Random fun fact #2: She loves rom-coms and has seen far too many (Top 3: The Proposal, When Harry Meets Sally, and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) but knows there are so many more out there so please stop by the office and chat with her about your favorites!

Marty Chandler

Marty is a senior and froco from the suburbs of Seattle who loves Starbucks, trees, and the rain, as you might expect, but who also loves his home and family in Stiles just as much! Around campus, you’ll see him performing improv, hanging in the Moose Butt while writing plays, or running with his fellow office aides (Moose Muscle)! Be sure to stop by the office and ask him about the Theater Studies and Psychology majors, his knitting-hobby-turned-Stiles-club (SKC!), his Star Wars and Parks and Rec obsessions, or what fun Stiles video projects he’s working on.

Aivy Duong

A Bay Area native and current Senior, Aivy is a History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health Major who is also pursuing a Masters in Public Health degree with a concentration in Healthcare Management. Hoping to promote health equity, she aims to go to medical school following graduate school. On-campus, Aivy is very involved with the dance community, taking on numerous leadership roles with multiple dance groups. When she’s not working in the Stiles Office (which is the best job on campus!), Aivy is serving as a research assistant in a neurobiology lab, catching up with friends, or having rom-com movie nights. She is very excited to meet all of the new Stilesians!

Francesca Nyakora

Francesca is a rising sophomore in Ezra Stiles. While her family is originally from Kenya, Francesca grew up in a few different places around the world and her global upbringing has very much shaped her interests at Yale and beyond! She enjoys traveling, learning languages, and learning about the world. Around the College, you’ll likely have the (mis)fortune of hearing her trying to speak one of the four languages she is trying to learn at any given moment. In addition to working in the Stiles Head of College Office, Francesca also works as a Yale Tour Guide, competes on Yale’s Model UN team, and is heavily involved in the Yale International Relations Association. When not at extracurricular, in class, or on Duolingo; you will likely find Francesca relaxing at the Afro-American Cultural Center with her friends or enjoying a scoop (or multiple scoops) of ice cream at Arethusa.

Robert Samec

Robert (also known as Robbie) is a Junior from Mill Valley, California twenty minutes north of San Francisco. Though he’s an Architecture Major he also spends a lot of time focussing on publication and graphic design. In the 2020-21 academic year he’ll be be Co-Creative Director at the Yale Herald (you should read it!!). When he’s not in the office, he’s probably in the Stiles weaving studio, at the Architecture building, or out for a walk with friends in New Haven. If you ever see him around, definitely say hi!

Jocelyn Zhou

Jocelyn is from a cityburb a few minutes outside of Boston called Brookline. During her first year, she tried a whole bunch of social science classes, and she hopes to major in one that ends in “ology.” Before the pandemic, you could find her writing spoken word poetry with Jook Songs, learning to dance through Danceworks, or yelling “DOG” before chasing down said creature and (politely) asking for some cuddles. She loves taking naps in libraries (the Stiles one has several comfy couches) and meeting new people, so feel free to say hi and help her devise new dessert combinations in the Stiles dining hall.


House Aides

Stiles House Aides assist with Teas, fellows’ dinners, study breaks, and other Stiles events.

Jacob Abdallah

Class of 2021

Cove Geary  Class of 2021
Logan Howard Class of 2021
Jaeger Johnson Class of 2021
Mary Clare McMahon Class of 2021
Camden Smithtro Class of 2021
Milo Tamayo  Class of 2021
Faith Tomlin Class of 2021
Jonathan Wu Class of 2021
Jacob Earle Class of 2022
Mahdeen Kahn Class of 2022
Frank Lukens Class of 2022
Sofia Ortega-Guerrero Class of 2022
Noa Rosinplotz Class of 2022

Nicole Wang

Lydia Broderick

Annie Giman

Annie Yan

Class of 2022

Class of 2023

Class of 2023

Class of 2023