Selihom Yosief

My name is Selihom Yosief (she/her), and I am from the illustrious box state, Colorado! Specifically, Aurora. I am majoring in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health (HSHM) on a pre-med track in hopes of one day doing research in the fields of mental and global health as a psychiatrist. 

On campus, I find joy in building spaces of community, and have planned the most recent Black Solidarity Conference, danced on two different dance teams (Dzana & Desta), and have served on the board of the Eritrean and Ethiopian Student Association. Currently, I am working on two research projects at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, I am the lead fellow of ‘Through the Eyes of She’ (TTES), a gender-equity initiative under the Council on African Studies, and I volunteer with various clinics and health organizations in New Haven. I am also doing Directed Independent Language Study (DILS), through which I am studying my native language, Tigrinya!

In my free time, you can find me defending Colorado as the best state in the US, napping (or yapping) in the Branford library, and frolicking around campus on sunny days! I am so happy to welcome you all to Branford, and in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. Welcome to Yale!