Morse College Aides 2019-2020

What is a College Aide?

The Morse College Aides man the front lines of the College by working in the front office. They sort your mail and packages, let you check out DVDs and other equipment (including WiiMotes and a karaoke machine), and they help you back into your room in case you’re locked out. The aides also work behind the scenes during almost all Morse events: College Teas, Mellon Dinners, study breaks, and more (including our annual Easter Egg Hunt). Our Photography Aide keeps a visual record of all college events, making sure to get every Morsel’s good (blubbery) side. Contact our aides at morsecollege.officeaides@yale.edu

Morse College Aides 2019-2020

Onyx Brunner ‘20

(Chief Aide)

Onyx is a senior who lives and breathes Morse College. If you’re looking for him, check the seminar room or the HOC Office. Onyx is from Chicago, Illinois (yes, actually from the city) and to know him is to know that  coffee is the way to his heart. He’s double majoring in Ethics, Politics&Economics and French (and he won’t let you forget). Onyx stays busy outside of Morse too. During his junior year, he was the President of the Yale Black Men’s Union and coordinated a joint College Tea between the Union and Morse. This year, Onyx is thrilled to return as Chief Aide in addition to being one of Yale’s Head Tour Guides (a position shared with another Morsel, because Morse Always Wins). In his (little) free time, Onyx loves to travel and take naps. 

Zach Miller ‘21 

(Chief Aide)

  Zach Miller is a junior from Hemet, California, meaning he is from the best state, best coast, and now the best college. Zach lives and dies for Morse on a daily basis, and is somehow the only Aide to ever be seen carrying boxes or heavy things (swole? nah, mostly just sweaty). If you don’t recognize Zach from running frantically around Morse or walking around campus to the beat of his customizedwalking playlist, you might have seen him in the Walrus Costume — he’s the taller one that does body rolls and big drops. Zach is a Global Affairs major who also spends time on campus working with Every Vote Counts and Restaurant Rescue Project, coordinating Morse IMs, and teaching swim lessons through SNUGs. 

Josh Diaz ‘21

  Josh is a junior from New Jersey. But he’s from Mantua, NJ, which is South Jersey kind of near Philly and kind of near the shore but actually near nothing. While he is at the moment undecided, Josh is probably going to major in the social sciences. But definitely not in economics, since he spends much of his time dismantling the capitalist illusion. His summer job was working for his dad installing hard wood floors, which is why you probably noticed his capable arms during move-in or while in his Morse Aide polo. He also advises low income and/or first generation high school students on applying to college as a Matriculate Fellow. You might hear the sounds of Josh’s guitar, saxophone, or freestyle rap wafting across the courtyard from Entryway I, where he resides with a *phenomenal* suitemate who wrote this bio. 

Rebecca Goldberg ‘21

  Rebecca is a junior from Louisville, Kentucky (pronounced loo-a-vull, local style), who is very excited to be living and working in Morse this year and getting closer to all its brutalist architectural glory, the dining hall walrus skeleton, and her one true love, Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks. Rebecca is an English Major with a creative writing focus and a die-hard graphic design nerd. When she’s not seen working in the Morse library or sweating off her stress in the Morse gym, you can find her designing in the 2-room at the Yale Daily News, stomping and hissing at YPU debates, or working (& protesting!) with a number of advocacy groups on campus. Swing by the office and say hi!

Stephanie Malta ‘21

  Stephanie is a junior in Morse College from Miami, Florida. She is a prospective Neuroscience major. On campus, she is involved in organizations like TEDxYale, HAPPY, and Latina Women at Yale. She is also part of an all-women’s a cappella group, Something Extra.

Parker Redcross ‘21

  There are two things Parker Redcross never jokes about: Morse and oatmeal. Growing up in a city of mispronunciations, “Parker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania” has always enjoyed juggling and non-sequiturs. To be known as the awkward one of the vegans among the aides (not that he isn’t the only vegan), Parker, like many others who enjoy backwards somersaults, was born in a tunnel.