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.

Richard Cardoso

Richard is a junior majoring in Latin American Studies and Global Affairs (but only claims the former). While his family is originally from Mexico and he has spoken Spanish for his entire life, Richard is still learning how to roll his Rs :( When he is not practicing that, he loves to explore New Haven with friends, write poetry with ¡Oye!, dance with Ballet Folklorico, and watch George Lopez episodes. He is always available to grab a cup of coffee and talk about Star Wars, random tik-toks, or his home state of Texas! YeeHaw

Josephine Cureton

Josephine is a junior Stilesian from San Francisco. While she’s a strong believer that the West Coast is the best coast, she will concur that nothing beats New England fall. She’s majoring in Sociology with a certificate in Data Science so she can claim to be a ~woman in STEM~. Outside of the office, she is a CCE (Communication and Consent Educator), coordinates new membership groups for Dwight Hall, and teaches middle schoolers with Community Health Educators. In her spare time, she enjoys trying out new recipes, taking long walks around New Haven, and relating far too hard to certain lyrics from Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers’ Nothing New. She’s so excited to meet the new froshmooses- feel free to say hi!

Lexi Dalrymple

Lexi Dalrymple is so excited to be a part of the herd! She is a sophomore from San Antonio, Texas pursuing a double major in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology and Russian and Eastern Eurasian Studies and is pre-med. If she’s not in class, doing homework, working in the office, or doing research, you will probably find Lexi in a ballet studio or stretching! After training pre-professionally during high school, Lexi is Co-Artistic Director of the Yale Undergraduate Ballet Company. She is also a complete musical theatre nut, performing in two Dramat shows her freshman year, so if you want to listen to show tunes or have any questions about dance and theater at Yale, feel free to ask her. She is a total foodie and stress-baker, so if you want dessert recommendations, she would love to give you her little tips for making great sweets or where to find a sweet treat in New Haven. She unashamedly admits that one of the best parts of Stiles is its proximity to Ashley’s!

McKenzie is a senior Stilesian who is double majoring in African Studies and Political Science. She’s from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma though her family comes from all over the south. A part of both the Cherokee and Choctaw nations, she is active in multiple groups at the Native American Cultural Center at Yale. She’s an adamant YA novel addict, thinks the jitter bus is the best coffee in New Haven, and can be seen snagging cookies from the Stiles knitting circle from time to time. 

Nayeli Gonzalez-Vazquez

Nayeli is a Junior Stiles Moose from Puerto Rico who lives in New Braunfels, Texas (about 20 minutes out from San Antonio) who loves all things Ezra Stiles related! As a History of Science, Medicine and Public Health major, she’s interested in going to medical school and loves hearing random history facts. When she’s not working in the Stiles office, Nayeli’s tutoring with the Urban Improvement Corps, in Bible study, at one of the many Yale museums, or on FaceTime with someone. Nayeli loves to meet new people so make sure you stop by and say hello!
KJ is a sophomore Stilesian from Charlotte, North Carolina planning to major in Astrophysics. Outside of being an Aide, she serves as the Director of Yale Undergraduate Science Olympiad and, this year, as one of the Stiles student kitchen managers! In her free time, KJ is involved with research on campus, makes a lot of scrambled eggs, and frequents very many coffee shops (she is loyal to Book Trader). KJ is also a lover of small talk, chats, and conversations of all kinds, so feel free to say hi anytime!

Francesca Nyakora

Francesca is a senior 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 is double majoring in African Studies and Global Affairs, and getting a certificate in Human Rights. 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 president of the Yale Model African Union. In her free time, 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.


Ignacio is a Sophomore in Ezra Stiles College (gfm!), and he hails from rural Virginia, nearing the North Carolina border. He is an aspiring Neuroscience major who is also pre-med and hoping to obtain his Chinese language certificate. Ignacio had the opportunity to participate in several on-campus extracurricular activities, as well as gain research experience at the Yale Medical School. He’d be happy to discuss these opportunities for any aspiring researchers! When he is not spending time studying or working, he can be seen drinking coffee with friends, volunteering in whatever he can find, going on hikes, FaceTiming his mom, and reading. He is so excited to chat with the lovely Stiles community, so please say hi whenever you see him in the dining hall or anywhere else!


Robert Samec

Robbie is a Senior from Mill Valley, California, just north of San Francisco. Though he’s an Architecture Major he also spends a lot of time illustrating an collaborating on various design projects. He has served as Co-Creative Director at the Yale Herald (you should read it!!) and now sits on its editorial board. 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.

Colton Basar
Lydia Broderick
Sophie Foster
Olivia Fugikawa
Annie Giman
Helen Hall
Hillary Jean-Bart
Amanda Lawless
Margot Lee
Samantha Lorr
Frank Lukens
Paul Moon
Sofia Ortega-Guerrero
Ximena Pulido
Noa Rosinplotz
Victoria Smithson
Annie Yan