As an adventurer, Kayla is always trying to find new ways and places to learn. They enjoy using engineering and computer science ideas in the context of other subject areas like fashion design. When they’re not elbows-deep in the cinematography of a most fashionable film, you can find Kayla trying to replicate the makeup looks of past Met Gala attendees.
Andrea is currently a senior in high school. For the past 3 years, Andrea has been a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and emotional literacy. Andrea works alongside multiple organizations through her non-profit, The Anxiety Kids. She is excited to join the Youth4Wellness board as the Tri-Chair for Member Development and continue to amplify the voices of youth in the mental health community. In the future, she aspires to pursue neuropsychiatry. In her free time, Andrea enjoys reading, watching Formula 1, and spending time with friends and family.
My name is Sebastian, most people call me Sebas. I am a senior in High School in South Florida. My favorite color is red. I’m Cuban, and I'd love to study political science while in college. During my free time, I love listening to music, hanging out with friends, and working on community service projects. I'm super excited to be able to work with my board members to launch projects aimed at normalizing conversations around promoting mental health and preventing substance misuse in youth!
I’m Tiffany. I am a senior and I’m Cuban, Jamaican, Puerto Rican, and French. I was born and raised in Queens, New York and lived there for 9 years. My favorite thing to do is go to Barnes and Noble and read.
I'm Kevin, a senior in high school. I'm an eager learner who is striving to enter the field of sports journalism in the future. To me, it is important to educate and inform, which is why I am active in my school's newspaper and a member of Youth4Wellness at Yale.
Hi! My name is Cassie, and I’m a high school senior. Besides mental health awareness, my interests include playing the saxophone, skiing, and traveling. I’ve worked with Youth4Wellness at Yale since last July, and I’m incredibly excited and honored to serve as a tri-chair on Youth4Wellness!
My name is Vanessa, and I am currently 18 years old and majoring in psychology at Florida International University. I am a huge fan of alternative rock and it always keeps me at peace when I want to relax. One of my goals is to make a difference in other people's lives and have an impact.
My name is Luis. I am in the 12th grade. Mental health is a fundamental pillar of my life as I come from the Dominican Republic and an immigrant family; it is something I need to bring awareness to. I’m also a part of the Walnut Society Club at my high school, which focuses on providing support to students by students.
Whitney is a current senior in high school. She advocates for the importance of mental health and health equity. She engages actively in organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Future Health Professionals (HOSA), Justice is Us Project, and so much more, including Yale’s Youth4Wellness Board!
Trucy is a current sophomore at Yale University. Her research interests include public health efforts that intersect with behavioral and psychological sciences. She is also interested in how public health issues are related to economics. After undergrad, she hopes to pursue a master's in public health. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, and visiting local coffee shops!