2012 Student Executive Committee

The Student Executive Committee meets weekly to determine and implement its priority projects, provide ongoing support for the effective management of student service and advocacy programs, allocate resources, make policy recommendations and initiate programs for the Yale and New Haven communities.


Dwight Hall Co-Coordinators

Jensen Reckhow   917.403.5766            Marlena Vasquez   408.507.0484








The Dwight Hall student coordinators lead the student-directed service offered by Dwight Hall, with a focus on supporting member groups. They manage the major initiatives and day-to-day operations of Dwight Hall, facilitate the Executive Committee and Cabinet meetings, and engage in long-term planning for the Hall. The coordinators are the chief liaisons representing student interests to staff and to the Board of Directors. They are available to any student or community agency seeking information about Dwight Hall and individual member groups.


Public Relations Coordinator

Ulises Ceja   310.353.6415

It is the responsibility of the Public Relations Coordinator to communicate the activities, opportunities, and visions of Dwight Hall to the community. Ulises proactively manages the placement of information into media outlets using press releases and direct communication to protect, publicize, and enhance the work and workings of the Hall. As there are many students who are unaware of all the resources that Dwight Hall has to offer, he serves as the contact person to direct people to their specific areas of interest. In addition, Ulises sends out the weekly Dwight Hall email newsletter, the D-Holla. Ulises designs publicity materials for Dwight Hall groups and maintains content on the website. He also helps plan events along with the Dwight Hall Management and Marketing Fellows.


Financial Coordinator

William Redden   917.371.3177

The financial coordinator’s primary responsibility is managing the Campus and Community Fund, through which Dwight Hall provides $12,000 in grants each semester for service and social justice work. The coordinator also advises groups on financial issues (e.g. bank accounts, 501(c)(3) incorporation, budgeting) and helps groups with fundraising, grant-writing, and soliciting in-kind donations. William is always happy to talk to groups via email or meet with them in person.




New Membership Coordinator

Leah Sarna   617.529.9430

This officer coordinates the provisional member group process through which new groups apply to join Dwight Hall. The coordinator assembles and chairs the Membership Committee in evaluating and advising the new groups. The New Membership Coordinator works closely with Dwight Hall’s Program Director during the process; and not only leads the membership committee in evaluating each of the groups applying for Dwight Hall membership, but also serves to advise the new groups in assuring their sustainability, success, and integration into the Hall’s community.



Social Justice Network Membership Coordinator

Yvette Borja   650.534.7921

As a liaison to the SJN, Yvette oversees Dwight Hall membership resources for SJN groups. She works with the Magee Fellow, the SJN coordinators,and students in SJN member groups. SJN is a coalition of organizations and individuals working for social justice and social change at Yale, in New Haven, and beyond. SJN is dedicated to building a community of social justice advocates, while helping activists develop skills necessary to achieve change. Yvette will be working this semester to develop practical resources and support systems for SJN member groups.



Education Network Membership Coordinator

Olivia Lynch   857.222.5615

The Education Network (Ed Net) liaison works alongside the Ed Net coordinator and the Public School Intern coordinator to improve communication and continuity within Dwight Hall’s network of education-related member groups. Olivia represents the interests of these groups to the Executive Committee and to the greater New Haven educational community, working closely with the Public School Interns to develop and strengthen relationships between member groups and the New Haven Public Schools. The Network provides resources and support for any Yale-affiliated group looking to involve itself in New Haven schools or the community, and also seeks to serve the interests of education-related groups whose work extends beyond the local level.


Public Health Coalition Membership Coordinator

Elliot Morse    917.951.9268

Elliot serves as the liaison to the Public Health Coalition of Dwight Hall, which is a broad network within the Yale community–and beyond–of people and groups that strive to affect positive change in fields relating to public health. This includes groups committed to advocacy surrounding a specific issue, condition or disease; cultural groups; service organizations; individuals who want to learn about how health issues interface with their own goals; anyone with an interest in public health. Elliot works with all these groups to foster a Public Health community and answer questions about Dwight Hall and its resources. The mission of the Public Health Coalition is to promote public health awareness, education and service in the Yale and New Haven communities. General membership in PHC is open to all members of the Yale community.

International Network Membership Coordinator

Teresa Logue     786.213.3105

Teresa serves as the liaison to the International Network, Dwight Hall’s newest network. (With the creation of the International Network, Dwight Hall’s network organization of members groups is complete so that each group now receives network benefits.) The International Network includes groups that focus on international service and advocacy. Teresa, working alongside the International Network coordinators, supports member groups by connecting them to the resources Dwight Hall offers. More generally, Teresa hopes the International Network can foster a community promoting student service abroad.


Institutional Service Coordinator

Alyssa Bilinski   203.383.0734

As the Institutional Service Coordinator, Alyssa works to connect New Haven non- profits and student volunteers for one-time service opportunities as part of the Moment of Service. These events are organized through the College Service Representativees program, Dwight Hall traditions like Days of Service, and collaborating student organizations. Alyssa is always looking for new non-profits and students interested in the Moment of Service.




Development Coordinator

David Langdon   317.946.2573

The Development Coordinator helps with projects that ensure continuous growth and long-term financial stability of Dwight Hall, including alumni fundraising efforts and the Dwight Hall phonathon.