President of Internal Affairs

Madison is a junior in Pierson College from Corpus Christi, Texas, and is majoring in Political Science. As Internal President, she evaluates and modifies the internal structure of YULAA, including supervising all YULAA volunteer-related concerns. Regular responsibilities include running board meetings, managing the YULAA website and email, and writing the weekly newsletter. During her first year, Madison served as the Treasurer of YULAA and a dedicated member of the JUNTA for Progressive Action Project. During her second year, Madison served as the Development Director for YULAA and successfully created new volunteer opportunities. Aside from YULAA, Madison is currently the Co-President of the Yale Fashion House and Co-President of Maison de Beauté at Yale: An Undergraduate Organization. Madison also previously served as Co-President of RISE: Refugee and Immigrant Student Education. Outside of school, she enjoys traveling with her family, spending time with friends, and playing the piano. She can be contacted at



Development Director 

Ilyana is a junior in Benjamin Franklin College from London, England, double majoring in Cognitive Science and Philosophy. As Development Director of YULAA, she is in charge of creating and taking the lead on new service projects. Previously, she worked with YULAA as a member of the New Haven Legal Assistance Association project, assisting attorneys with legal research to compile document indexes for individuals seeking asylum in the United States. In addition to YULAA, Ilyana also works with the Lowenstein Project at Yale Law School, is co-founder of the Justice Impact Movement at the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, and is currently interning for the Renew Democracy Initiative. She also loves reading, painting, and spending time with her friends. She can be contacted at



Advocacy Director

Esther (she/her) is a sophomore in Davenport College from Miami, Florida. As Advocacy Director, Esther is in charge of planning advocacy meetings and assists with selecting and contacting speakers as well as with the development of new YULAA projects. She joined YULAA in her first semester at Yale working as a Spanish interpreter in the Translation Team. Outside of YULAA, Esther also serves as the Outreach Co-Coordinator for the Yale Interpretation Network and is involved in Yale Dems. She can be contacted at




Melina Joseph is a sophomore in Branford College from West Haven, Connecticut. She plans to study literature and psychology. As Treasurer, she is responsible for budgeting and securing funding to support YULAA's programming. Melina got involved with YULAA during her freshman year through legal research work at the Center for Family Justice. On-campus, she works at the Yale Law School, serves as a board member and tutor at Bridges ESL, and is involved with Harvest, leading first-years in farming and camping! In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends, cook spicy food, and watch Studio Ghibli films. Feel free to reach out to her with any questions or just to say hello at!



Membership Coordinator 

Taylor is a sophomore in Pauli Murray College from Toronto, Canada. She is currently planning on double majoring in Political Science and Theater and Performance Studies. As Membership Coordinator, Taylor is in charge of leading recruitment efforts and hosting social events throughout the year for YULAA members. Last year, she was a member of the Partnership for Strong Communities and Connecticut Fair Housing team. Outside of YULAA, Taylor serves as the Publicity Director for the Yale Mock Trial Association, is involved in the leadership of the Yale Women's Center, and provides input as a member of the Undergraduate Title IX Advisory Board. If you ever bump into her, Taylor is always down to chat about politics, fashion, or why Whale Tea is the best bubble tea spot in New Haven. She can be contacted at



Events Coordinator 

Charlie is a junior in Pierson College from Lexington, Virginia, studying Political Science and Spanish. As Events Coordinator, he invites speakers from a variety of fields to talk to YULAA's members about legal aid and advocacy. Before joining the board, he was a project leader for the Resource Access Mapping Project and volunteered for Apostle Immigrant Services in Fair Haven. Outside of YULAA, you can find Charlie tutoring for Bridges ESL, phonebanking for the Yale College Democrats, and going for runs around New Haven. You can reach him at


President of External Affairs

Cameron is a junior in Silliman College from Southern California majoring in Economics and Political Science. As External President of YULAA, he supervises YULAA's projects and services and helps build new partnerships with organizations in New Haven and Connecticut. Previously, he served as a dedicated member of the Apostle Immigrant Services project. On campus, other than YULAA, Cameron is also involved with the Yale Policy Institute. In his free time, he enjoys boxing, watching old seasons of Survivor, and missing 90% of his shots in the Sillidome. He can be contacted at

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