This year as JCC President, my team and I delivered on 100% of our campaign promises.

Let's do it again next year. Practicality. Specificity. Belonging.

1. Expanding MCAT/LSAT/GRE exam reimbursements to cover test preparation resources and subscriptions (7Sage, UWorld, MCAT Qbank, Kaplan, trips to consulting receptions and conferences). Reimbursements should also include travel costs associated with touring graduate schools. 

2. More affordable Summer Session courses by making them proportional to financial aid. The maximum financial aid for a summer class currently sits at 50%. Even students on 100% aid still have to pay around $2,400 for one class. Every student, regardless of whether they are on financial aid, should be able to request 1 free credit for a summer class to put toward graduation requirements.

3. Pushing for dean's excuses/extensions to accommodate professional development reasons, including conferences, interviews, and tests.

4. Connecting Yale students with alumni recruiters at major companies across majors, and organizing "recruiter receptions" where students can network, gain valuable professional advice (EVENTS).

5. Providing tax support for international students.

6. Subsidizing Lyft/Amtrak/Metronorth travel costs for students on financial aid. Collaborate with Lyft to secure deals.

7. Graduating seniors should be able to use their International Study Abroad awards.

Creation of new rehearsal spaces; establishing more avenues of funding and grants for performing arts, theater, spoken word and music groups on campus. Since not every group has a large endowment to travel and make membership accessible to all, it is important to support all groups in their endeavors. Such grants can be used to subsidize travel, professional development, speaker events, and competitions.



1A. Pushing administration to grant all students one retroactive Credit/D/Fail per year. Giving students the freedom to pursue rigorous, interesting classes without fear of academic repercussion or compromising mental health should be a priority. 

1B. Some classes have a policy where a student's grades drop after three absences or latenesses. These policies should not exist.

2A. Free or significantly subsidized therapy from Yale Mental Health for up to a year if a student chooses to take a leave of absence for mental health reasons. Students who are on a leave of absence should be granted access to YC3 and Walden as well. 

2B. Establish more accessible routes of healthcare for transgender students; many students seeking hormonal replacement therapy must turn to expensive outside providers. Per a feature by YDN reporters, "...Students and faculty expressed frustration at their experiences with Yale Health, not only by limited coverage under the Basic Student Health Services insurance plan but also by a pattern of deadnaming and misgendering from healthcare providers."

2C. Yale Health Insurance currently does not cover more specialized mental health treatment options, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Students who are encountering these mental health challenges must find an outside provider, incurring additional costs. This policy would be most relevant for students who did not waive their Yale Health Insurance. 

3. Students requesting a leave of absence OR who are forced to withdraw OR whose financial aid package changes to the point that they can’t afford housing, are typically given 72 hours to move out. The timeframe should be extended to two weeks. For students in the latter two situations, their assigned financial aid officers should work extensively with them in those two weeks to figure out a sustainable solution. Sometimes, students don’t have houses or understanding, loving families to go home to.

4. Expand the number of gluten-free, vegetarian, kosher, halal, and vegan options offered (Yale Hospitality).

5. Putting epipens in every dining hall. Chances are, we have all heard about allergic reactions due to food contamination. In addition to working with Yale Hospitality to implement a more streamlined, thorough labeling system, we must prepare ourselves for emergencies by having emergency resources on hand.

6. Expanding the number of sensory, sustainable water fountains in entryways.

7. Clubs should maintain the right to terminate the membership of alleged sexual assault assailants, following a right to respond, discussion, and consultation with University administration. Currently, the Title IX office posits that no clubs are allowed to expel members unless a formal UWC investigation is completed.

8. Continue advocating alongside student leaders on campus for Yale to offer a course in Bengali/Bangla, despite Bangla being one of the most spoken languages in the world.

Right now, students whose parents make less than $75,000/yr receive full aid. I will fight to raise that threshold to $100,000, in light of soaring tuition costs and Yale's expected cost of attendance surpassing $90,000 next year.

Continue distribution of free menstrual products, laundry supplies, and sexual health products in all 14 residential colleges. 

Pushing back against legacy admissions; recognizing that diversity is multidimensional and will take a lot of internal structural changes, too. Hold Admissions Office accountable for transparency and communication in procedure following the axe of affirmative action. 


1. Partnerships with local businesses to get students discounted food, drink, hairstyling/haircut services, and nail services. Continuing the network of local business partnerships that the Junior Class Council has already established this year, including Muslims of the World, Soul de Cuba, Whale Tea, Kaiyden's Coffee, and Looseleaf.

2. The Yale Gala and Glambot, taking inspiration from the MET Gala and Glambot (open to all four years)

3. Work with the forthcoming JCC leaders and the Yale Society Initiative to continue the partnership.

4. Networking receptions with recruiters from major consulting, journalism, investment banking, quant, and private equity firms. 

5. Continuation of traditions such as monthly Dark Academia Study Hours, annual Night at the Museums, and Harvard-Yale merchandise fundraisers. 

6. Collaborate with campus extracurriculars, cultural centers, and outside groups to host events for all four class years. 

7. Dream Big Malaria Sleepout (Fundraiser for Malaria) and Fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society



  1. CCAM, the premiere source of rentable cameras, equipment, and technology, should be accessible to undergraduates as well. Right now, it is only available to graduate students and Yale students who are taking graduate art courses.

  2. Establish the Lab Match program. STEM undergraduates know what it’s like to cold email dozens of professors, not knowing if their labs have sufficient spots and occasionally never hearing back. Or worse… you email 30 professors, 3 accept you, and now you have to turn 2 down and burn bridges. The Lab Match program would accept applications from students hoping to join a lab and then funnel and forward those applications to participating PIs, across all scientific and psychological disciplines. Students would rank their top 3 choices for labs to join, and I will work to ensure that every participant gets matched somewhere (EVENTS).
  3. Allocate some funds toward purchasing camera equipment for Bass and Sterling Libraries (i.e. putting more equipment into circulation so students can loan them). 

  4. Paid student note-takers in major lecture classes.

  5. There are equipment fees associated with taking certain lab, arts, and photography courses at Yale. Students pay for their lab coats, sketch pads, and notebooks, for example. These barriers should be eliminated to maximize the number of students who can apply for the courses.

  6. Extend  creative writing application timeline. Have professors host an annual public meeting giving advice about how they review and judge creative writing applications (EVENTS). 

  7. Working with administration to create more non-competitive or minimally competitive fellowships and grants for summer research. Labs are notoriously underfunded, and some have difficulty paying students.

  8. Comprehensive internship databases accessible to all four grades, with opportunities organized by discipline and grade level (EVENTS).

  9. Ensuring that every academic major and department at Yale has free merchandise for their students.

  10. Yale's museums continue to hold many anthropologic collections of remains that belong to Native Americans and Indigenous peoples. Remains, funerary objects, and sacred objects must be rightfully returned to their homelands.


  1. Making STEM labs more energy efficient and reduce plastic waste in research by requesting that Principal Investigators get a Green Certification. The Green Certification pushes for more sustainable research practices, including pipetting and experiment preparation.
  2. Continuing the push for bird-friendly buildings around campus and the testing of deterrent films. We won this year!
  3. Collaborating with YHHAP to funnel resources to the community and supporting their meal donation drives.


1. Timing major class events so that they do not clash with athletic department games.

2. Advertise Yale athletics games and wins through the weekly Events newsletter.

3. Pushing for classroom policies that accommodate the busy schedules of student athletes.