Morse College Aides Spring 2020

*College Aide operations and Morse events will be adjusted in accordance with COVID-19 public health guidance for the 2020-2021 school year. Check back later for more specific instruction on how and when to visit the Morse Office. For more information, visit the Yale College COVID-19 Announcements and FAQs page. If you do not find the answer to your question there, please reach out to us.*

What is a College Aide?

The Morse College Aides man the front lines of the College by working in the front office and staffing college events.. 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 2020-2021

Isaiah Martinez ‘22

(Chief Aide)

Isaiah Martinez is a senior hailing from west Texas. Before you ask, yes - he wears cowboy boots, loves country music, and drives his dad’s old, beat-up Chevy. And yes, Texas is the best state in the world. When it comes to residential college pride, you can count on Isaiah to show out for Morse every time! If you don’t catch him at IMs (intramurals), then there’s a good chance that you’ll see him making his rounds in the Morse dining hall (the best dining hall on campus) and hanging out with the amazing Morse community. Isaiah is a History major, concentrating in U.S. history, and he spends his time on campus as a coordinator for Morse IMs and a chief aide of the Morse College office. 

Christian Davis ‘23

(Chief Aide)

 

Christian Davis is from Newberry, South Carolina. He’s an EP&E major, a critically-unacclaimed musician, and the biggest fan of Morse pickleball this world has ever seen. On campus enjoys working both in the Morse Head of College Office and the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library (he spends most of the money he makes on candy). He runs, hikes, plays tennis, watches movies, plays cards, and tries his best to survive chess games for more than four moves. He thinks that every residential college is the best residential college as long as it’s Morse, and he will stop at nothing to project his inner walrus to the world. He’s always excited to meet new people, so say hello if you see him around!

Amy Brooks ‘24

(Office and Events Aide)

 

Amy Brooks is a sophomore from Tulsa, Oklahoma (Yalies from Oklahoma like to call themselves the Oklahomies). Though she is not entirely sure what to major in, she is interested in Economics and Environmental Studies. She eventually wants to find a cross-section between sustainability, finance, and fashion. Amy is involved in several on-campus organizations including Scholars of Finance, VITA, China Hands, and Yale Fashion House. In her free time, you can find her scrolling (maybe making) TikTok and spending way too much money at Shake Shack. 

Nita Qiu ‘24

(Office and Events Aide)

 

Nita is a sophomore (currently) majoring in Computer Science and Psychology. She’s originally from Woodbury, Minnesota and firmly believes that the correct word for soft drinks is “pop”. When she’s not practicing piano or studying, she’s reliving the 2000’s in her airpods and coasting around on her ripstick. Nita also loves to stay active whether it’s on a cute jog with friends or ripping a frisbee with her suitemates. Be sure to say hi if you ever run into her at the best dining hall on campus (most likely in the pizza line)!

Abby Davis ‘24

(Office and Events Aide)

 

Abby Davis is from Newberry, South Carolina and is a prospective E&EB and/or MCDB major. After undergraduate studies, she plans on attending medical school and eventually becoming an OB-GYN. In addition to working as a Morse Aide, she volunteers with VIDA Volunteer at Yale, works as a student note-taker and babysitter and is involved with Yale Students for Christ. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, and being outdoors. 

Melissa Tamarkin ‘24

(Events Aide)

   

Yvonne Trenh ‘24

(Office and Events Aide)

   

Yasmine Halmane ‘24

(Office and Events Aide)

  Yasmine Halmane is a sophomore from Teaneck, New Jersey. She’s currently considering a history major; she especially enjoys learning about how history has influenced modern society and the implications of history on current world politics. She enjoys reading in Atticus even though she doesn’t drink coffee (she exclusively prefers chai), running along Yale’s more scenic routes, and exploring the local thrift shops. She is a photographer for the YDN, Yale’s campus newspaper, and serves as a legislative fellow for the Yale Democrats. After she graduates, she hopes to finally fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a Starbucks barista.

Thuy An Nguyen ‘24

(Events Aide)

   

Bradley Nowacek ‘23

(Events Aide)

   

Jillian Albrecht ‘22

(Office and Events Aide)

 

Jillian Albrecht is from Green City, Missouri. She’s majoring in chemical engineering and plans to work in the agriculture industry. On campus, she works in an environmental engineering lab and is involved in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Yale Chapter, Matriculate, and our Questbridge Chapter. At home in Missouri, she spends most of her time outside. She has two horses, a mini horse, and the cutest pup. She’s always happy to share pony or pup pictures and stories!

Cecilia Russell ‘25

(Events Aide)

   

Sofia Rabbani ‘25

(Events Aide)

   

Jordan Fullen ‘25

(Events Aide)

   

Ketty Nguyen ‘25

(Events Aide)

   

Ikem Emekekwue ‘23 

(Events Aide)

  Ikem Emekekwue is a junior and math major from New York (Long Island, not the city). Ikems are chronic procrastinators and can be found watching any newly released Netflix shows (no matter how bad) to avoid starting his psets. Keep an eye out for bright red shoes, which serve as one of their distinguishing features. While commonly thought of as a docile and aloof species, they’ve been known to occasionally show signs of genuine mirth in the right conditions (at Wendy’s for example). If you plan to raise your own, beware. They will steal your silverware, draw on your walls, and dismember your stuffed animals in an attempt to play surgeon.

Kalisa Vasquez-Minas ‘25

(Events Aide)

   

Brendan Murray ‘22

(Events Aide)