On December 16th, YAAA and the New Haven Club, Inc. were able to donate Christmas gifts for a family of three registered with the Christian Community Action Agency, Inc. (CCA). Collectively, we raised $430 and received items listed on the family’s wish list. YAAA is truly thankful for all of the donations and those who volunteered to wrap gifts. For more than 51 years, CCA has been a force for community building and social change. CCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
YAAA Career Connections
What is your title?
I am a financial assistant, level 4, within the Child Study Center’s business office.
What are your main responsibilities within that role?
I initially started on the Pre-Award team (Other Sponsored Research). As of November 1st, there has been a change in staff, and I now provide support in all capacities.
How would you say you started off your career? Can you walk us through your journey while at Yale?
Since 2016, the Yale Police Department (YPD) Turkey Giveaway has fed over 3,500 New Haven Residents. We have worked with the alders, the schools, and local non-profit groups within the City of New Haven to pinpoint elderly, disabled persons, and families that are truly in need during the holiday season.
Tell me about your current role at Yale University?
In conjunction with working as a Patrol Officer, I have recently been assigned as an Engagement and Inclusion Liaison (EIL) to the Yale African American Affinity Group, along with Berkeley and Hopper Colleges.
What are your main responsibilities?