Hey all! My name is Lauren and I’m a sophomore in Grace Hopper College. I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area (#westcoastbestcoast) and thinking about majoring in English. I’m involved with Yale Students for Christ, the Hopper College Aide team, and of course the incredible Chaplain’s Office. In New Haven, you can probably find me writing in Book Trader Café, running in the East Rock neighborhood, or chilling in the AACC or La Casa Cultural. The transition to Yale can feel overwhelming, but the Chaplain’s Office and many other sources of support are here to listen, love, and provide ice cream for all situations. Hit me up for tips on surviving your first winter as a warm-weather native, being multiracial, balancing faith and social life, dining hall hacks, or truly anything else that’s on your mind. I had so many questions as a first-year and no detail is too small to ask. Can’t wait to meet you!