Executive Team

 

2017-2018

 

Charles Parrino, Executive Director

 

Charles Parrino (MC ’19) is an Economics and History double-major from Washington, DC. In his free time, Charles loves to watch sports and read and write for fun.  His other campus activities include writing for the Yale Economic Review and serving as a research assistant for the Econ department.  He can often be found at Pitaziki or watching the Office on weekends.  He joined RSL because the day he got into college was one of the best days of his life, and he wants to help others achieve that goal.

Kevin Lin, Director of Operations

Cameron Ferguson, Director of Human Resources

Cameron Ferguson (BR ’18) is an East Asian Studies major from Boston with an interest in Chinese politics and sociology. In addition to serving as RSL Director of Human Resources, Cameron writes articles for the Yale men’s tennis team, volunteers with No Closed Doors to help New Haven residents obtain employment, and serves on Yale’s Senior Class Council. Since his freshman year, he has spent over two and a half years interning and studying abroad in China, which has shown him firsthand the importance of higher education in an increasingly globalized world. In his free time, he enjoys working out and watching Tom Brady lead his beloved Patriots to the Super Bowl.

Jasmine Fisher, Director of Development

Austin Mills, Director of Outreach

 

 

2016-2017

 

Luying Yan, Executive Director 

 

Luying DOO

Luying Yan (MC ’17) is a molecular, cellular and developmental biology major from New York City with dreams of becoming a surgeon. She joined RSL in hopes of making college education more accessible to underprivileged students. In addition to serving as director of RSLHotline and social media for RSL, Luying is also a proud member of Yale’s badminton team. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, riding rollercoasters and shopping. When those aren’t options, she’ll settle for a sappy romantic comedy and some good food. She can be reached at luying.yan@readysetlaunch.org

 

 

Natalya Doris, Director of Development

Natalya

Natalya Doris (BR ’17) is from Miami, FL. She currently plans on majoring in applied math, but is also interested in mechanical engineering, physics and economics. She spends most of her time outside of class on the water; she is a member of the Yale Varsity Coed and Women’s Sailing Teams. In her free time, she loves catching up with friends, playing the piano or watching some of her favorite TV shows on Netflix. She joined RSL because she was so grateful for all of the counseling she got through her college application process and wants to share what she learned with motivated students who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity. She can be reached at natalya.doris@readysetlaunch.org

 

Mayra Negrete, Director of Alumni Relations and External Affairs

Mayra

Mayra Negrete (MC’17) is a psychology major from Los Angeles interested in education and developmental psychology. She joined RSL because she attended an under-resourced school and wants to help others who are in similar situations. Her interest in education has also led to her becoming a tutor at New Haven Reads and working as a classroom assistant in a second grade classroom. During her free time she enjoys watching Suits and Pretty Little Liars. She can be reached at mayra.negrete@readysetlaunch.org.

Mimi Pham, Director of Human Resources

Mimi

Mimi Pham (MC ’17) is an Economics and History double major hailing from the beautiful Tampa, FL. Mimi attended an under-resourced high school in Tampa and joined RSL hoping to help students in similar situations navigate the maze that is applying to college. Outside of RSL, Mimi is president of the Vietnamese Student Association and mentors middle school students through the Jones-Zimmerman Academic Mentoring Program. To unwind, you can find Mimi trying new foods and shopping. She can be reached at mimi.pham@readysetlaunch.org.

 

2015-2016

 

Radu Simion, Executive Director 

 

Radu Exec

Radu Simion (CC ’17) is majoring in Political Science. RSL mirrors the club he started in high school called College Prep Club. Therefore, he is both honored and appreciative of being given the opportunity to continue his tradition of service with RSL. Outside of RSL, he is genuinely interested in astronomy, languages, martial arts, web and app development, and political discourse. He can be reached at radu.simion@readysetlaunch.org.

 

 

Luying Yan, Director of Operations

Luying DOO

Luying Yan (MC ’17) is a prospective molecular, cellular and developmental biology major from New York City with dreams of becoming a surgeon. She joined RSL in hopes of making college education more accessible to underprivileged students. In addition to serving as director of RSLHotline and social media for RSL, Luying is also an administrative manager for Ventures in Science and a proud member of Yale’s badminton team. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, riding rollercoasters and shopping. When those aren’t options, she’ll settle for a sappy romantic comedy and some good food. She can be reached at luying.yan@readysetlaunch.org

 

Natalya Doris, Director of Development

Natalya

Natalya Doris (BR ’17) is from Miami, FL. She currently plans on majoring in applied math, but is also interested in mechanical engineering, physics and economics. She spends most of her time outside of class on the water; she is a member of the Yale Varsity Coed and Women’s Sailing Teams. In her free time, she loves catching up with friends, playing the piano or watching some of her favorite TV shows on Netflix. She joined RSL because she was so grateful for all of the counseling she got through her college application process and wants to share what she learned with motivated students who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity. She can be reached at natalya.doris@readysetlaunch.org

 

Mayra Negrete, Director of Alumni Relations and External Affairs

Mayra

Mayra Negrete (MC’17) is a psychology major from Los Angeles interested in education and developmental psychology. She joined RSL because she attended an under-resourced school and wants to help others who are in similar situations. Her interest in education has also led to her becoming a tutor at New Haven Reads and working as a classroom assistant in a second grade classroom. During her free time she enjoys watching Suits and Pretty Little Liars. She can be reached at mayra.negrete@readysetlaunch.org.

Mimi Pham, Director of Human Resources

Mimi

Mimi Pham (MC ’17) is an Economics and History double major hailing from the beautiful Tampa, FL. Mimi attended an under-resourced high school in Tampa and joined RSL hoping to help students in similar situations navigate the maze that is applying to college. Outside of RSL, Mimi is president of the Vietnamese Student Association and mentors middle school students through the Jones-Zimmerman Academic Mentoring Program. To unwind, you can find Mimi trying new foods and shopping. She can be reached at mimi.pham@readysetlaunch.org.

 

2014-2015

 

Adriana Rodriguez, Executive Director 

 

Adriana RSL

Adriana Rodriguez (CC ’16) is a current RSL mentor majoring in American Studies with a concentration in Politics and American Communities as well as an Education Studies Scholar. She was born and raised in Chicago, and is a low-income first generation college student herself. For that reason, she strongly believes in ReadySetLaunch’s mission and  enjoys guiding high school students through the college application process. Besides  ReadySetLaunch, she is an active member of Mecha de Yale. She also loves to dance and is part of the Yale Ballet Company. During her free time, she likes watching Jane the Virgin, Suits, Once Upon a Time, and Pretty Little Liars. She can be reached at adriana.rodriguez@readysetlaunch.org

 

Benjamin Fait, Director of Outreach

17Benjamin Fait

Benjamin Fait (BR ’17) is studying Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Literature. In addition to ReadySetLaunch, he spends his time researching, running, and watching M*A*S*H. He can be reached at benjamin.fait@readysetlaunch.org

 

 

Radu Simion, Director of Human Resources

Radu RSL

Radu Simion (CC ’17) is a current RSL mentor majoring in Political Science. RSL mirrors the club he started in high school called College Prep Club. Therefore, he is both honored and appreciative of being given the opportunity to continue his tradition of service with RSL. Outside of RSL, he is genuinely interested in astronomy, languages, martial arts, web and app development, and political discourse. He can be reached at radu.simion@readysetlaunch.org

 

 

Hemali Shah, Director of Development

Hemali

Hemali Shah (BR ’16) is an RSL mentor studying chemistry, particularly biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, and catalysis. She was born and raised in New York City, and as such, is familiar with the difficulties of finding proper guidance and working through the system. She hopes to be able to contribute to RSL’s growth as a great organization that helps highly motivated and promising students navigate the complexities of the college application process. She can be reached at hemali.shah@readysetlaunch.org

 

Jihad Womack, Co-Director of Operations

17Jihad Womack

Jihad Womack (TR ’17) is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major. He is from the best state, New Jersey. When he is not doing something science related, he is either at work in the Yale Admissions Office or watching television in Portuguese! He joined ReadySetLaunch to help students navigate the college application process successfully. He decided to join the executive board to help ReadySetLaunch move forward and continue to improve, so that we can better help students get access to higher education! He can be reached at jihad.womack@readysetlaunch.org

 

Luying Yan, Co-Director of Operations

Luying

Luying Yan (MC ’17) is a prospective molecular, cellular and developmental biology major from New York City with dreams of becoming a surgeon. She joined RSL in hopes of making college education more accessible to underprivileged students. In addition to serving as director of RSLHotline and social media for RSL, Luying is also an administrative manager for Ventures in Science and a proud member of Yale’s badminton team. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, riding rollercoasters and shopping. When those aren’t options, she’ll settle for a sappy romantic comedy and some good food. She can be reached at luying.yan@readysetlaunch.org