First-Year Counselors (FroCos)

Timothy Dwight First Year Counselors (FroCos)

George Hua

George (he/him) is a senior double majoring in Statistics & Data Science and Economics. He is from Montreal, Canada and spent five years of his childhood in China. He is also currently pursuing a Masters of Music at the Yale School of Music and considers piano one of his biggest passions. During his time at Yale, he has been involved with the Yale Undergraduate Piano Collective, Elmseed Enterprise Fund and Economics research. 
 
In his free time, George loves to run, drink tea and coffee, discover new music and play board games. He is very excited to welcome TD’s class of 2025! 
 
 

Ihea Inyama

Ihea Inyama (he/him) is from Ewing, New Jersey (in Central Jersey, which does exist), and is an Economics major. He is involved in comedy on campus; he is part of a sketch comedy group (The Good Show), and an improv comedy group (The Purple Crayon). He has also worked as a Peer Liaison for the Afro-American Cultural Center, as a Cluster Technician for the Student Technology Collaborative, and as a Cultural Connections Counselor.

During his free time, Ihea likes watching Netflix, playing the piano (VERY casually), devoting his soul to IM soccer, and being entirely mediocre at chess. He listens to a bunch of stuff, but his favorite music genres are R&B and soul! Ihea is super excited to meet the class of 2025!
 
 

Calvin Kaleel

Hi all! My name is Calvin Kaleel, and I’m one half of the frocos for entryway F! A Los Angeles native, I study Modern Middle Eastern Studies focusing on water security in the Levant. I also play the double bass, and I am a member of the Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective, Yale Jazz Ensemble, and Yale Combo program. Catch me in my free time at the intramural soccer field or playing board games and Dungeons and Dragons with my friends! 

E-mail: calvin.kaleel@yale.edu

Clayton Land

Clayton Land (he/him) is from Lawrenceburg, Kentucky (#rurallife) and is studying Global Affairs and History along with a certificate in Spanish. On campus, he has been involved in the Yale College Council, Rural Students Alliance at Yale, Yale Students for Christ, and the Yale College Admissions Office. He is also involved in the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy and pursued an independent research project about Appalachian economic development strategies.

During his free time, Clayton likes to play video games, go on hikes, explore New Haven coffee shops, and sit on TikTok for HOURS (it’s a problem). He LOVES To talk about being from Kentucky, a small town, or the South (and all three sometimes). His music taste is mostly hip hop, pop, and country but still growing! Clayton is absolutely stoked to meet the class of 2025 and welcome you to the TD community!

 

Oscar Lopez

Oscar Lopez (he/him/his) is an English major hailing from South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, specifically the city of McAllen. On campus, he writes with WORD: Performance Poetry, tutors with the Urban Improvement Corps, and this year, he is proud to serve as a FroCo in TD. His passions are reading and writing, and some of his favorite writers include James Baldwin, Mary Oliver, and Toni Morrison. In his free time, Oscar also listens and cries to Amy Winehouse records, goes on runs, and watches sitcoms. He is absolutely thrilled to welcome a new class of TD first years to campus!

E-mail: oscar.lopez@yale.edu

Katerine Melnyk

(Head FroCo)

Katerina (she/her) is from College Park, Maryland and is studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB). She hopes to go to Medical School and enjoys working as a research assistant in the Melia Lab at the Yale School of Medicine. When she’s not in the lab she can most often be found in the pool, either playing water polo or practicing synchronized swimming.

In her free time she enjoys making art or helping others make art in the TD Art Studio. (Ask her about how to make a tote bag!) She can often be found reading, riding her bike, trying to learn how to longboard (without falling), or watching TV shows with friends. She’s very excited to be a Froco and to welcome TD’s class of 2025 to campus!

 
 

Rachel Roberts

Hi! I’m Rachel Roberts (she/her/hers). I’m from Sylvania, GA. I’m an Architecture major. On campus, I’m the director of the Yale Undergraduate Gospel Choir (YGC). I’m also a member of the Women’ Club Rugby team. In my free time I like to arrange music, watch anime, and read comics.

E-mail: rachel.roberts@yale.edu

Xavier Ruiz

Xavier Ruiz (he/they) is from Houston, Texas and is studying Computing and the Arts. On campus he spends a lot of time at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media teaching students how to make games and other virtual experiences in the Yale Students’ Immersive Media club. He has also done design work for the Yale Herald and the Yale Interactive Machines Group.
 
Xavier loves going to concerts, playing video games, and making people laugh. His favorite show of all time is RuPaul’s Drag Race (and all of its international spinoffs), and he will try to find any excuse to run away to New York City when he gets the chance. Xavier is excited to meet the next generation of TD students and potentially have a small, baby hand in their success at Yale.
 
 

Athena Stenor

Athena (she/her) is from Brooklyn in New York City. She is a chemical engineering major pursuing a language certificate in German. Athena loves writing and history, and always uses whatever credits she has left in her schedule to squeeze in a few humanities classes. Outside of school, Athena does research at the Saltzman Lab, which specializes in drug delivery and biomedical engineering. She’s also involved with the Black Solidarity Conference and the Yale Scientific Magazine.
 
In her free time, Athena enjoys trying out new restaurants, listening to new playlists on Spotify, sporadically practicing guitar, and watching scary movies. 
 

E-mail: athena.stenor@yale.edu

Erti Tushe

Erti (He/Him) is a first gen student from Chicago. He is double majoring in Economics and Political Science. Outside of the classroom, Erti has spent his time on the College Council, representing TD as a senator. Besides schoolwork and extra curriculars, Erti loves representing TD in IMs, grabbing a light night snack in the buttery, and relaxing in the TD courtyard with other Red Lions. He is extremely excited to be a Froco and cannot wait to get to know the class of 2025! 

E-mail: erti.tushe@yale.edu