Morse College Aides Spring 2020

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 a junior 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!

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)

 

Melissa is from San Diego, California and is an Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Major. As you could probably guess, she is really into plants and mushrooms. When she’s not in class learning about fish or rocks or something, you can find her watching trashy Kpop YouTube videos, playing Minecraft, and tending to the literal jungle in her suite. She also participates in the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project. Melissa is a die hard Morsel who has dyed her hair Morse red. She’ll also yell at you if you come into the office without a mask. 

Yvonne Trenh ‘24

(Office and Events Aide)

  Hellouu! My name is Yvonne! I’m a sophomore from Los Angeles, California! I’m thinking of double majoring in Enviromental Studies and Sociology (both with concentration in Public Health) and possibly going pre-med! At Yale, I’m involved with MCC, CASA, and Matriculate! Catch me around various study spaces working ~very~ hard with my friends! 

Kalisa Vasquez-Minas ‘25

(Events Aide)

  Kalisa is a first-year from Los Angeles, California and a prospective EPS major on the Solid Earth Science track. Having lived there their whole life, Kalisa is excited to experience the northeastern seasons and take trips to big cities on this side of the country. When they’re not studying or talking to their mom in Spanglish, you could find them watching Attack on Titan, rereading Percy Jackson, or tweeting about how tired they are.

Thuy An Nguyen ‘24

(Events Aide)

   

Bradley Nowacek ‘23

(Events Aide)

   

Cecilia Russell ‘25

(Events Aide)

 
Cecilia is a first-year from Washington, DC planning to major in mechanical engineering. Her favorite season of the year is summer and 
the idea of a New England winter is completely terrifying to her. In her spare time, she enjoys jogging, drinking tea, and complaining loudly to anyone within earshot about her psets. Her uniform consists of a huge yellow puffer coat and anything with floral prints, so she is incredibly easy to recognize. Say hi!

Sofia Rabbani ‘25

(Events Aide)

  Sofia Rabbani is a freshman from Birmingham, Alabama. When asked, she says she is a prospective Mechanical Engineering major, but is mostly undecided. She has a little walrus figurine named Alistair Hugo in her dorm to signify her college loyalty. In addition to being a Morse aide, she also displays her love for the best residential college by being a part of MCC. In order to convince herself and others she’s secure about her choice of major, she spends a lot of her time on campus in the CEID (that engineering lab with windows for walls). She can also sometimes be found in the Admissions Office, where she works as a Recruitment Coordinator. In her free time, she loves reading fantasy books, talking about the MCU and Game of Thrones, and listening to Taylor Swift.

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.