Peer Liaison Program

The peer liaison program is a Yale College program that connects upper-class students with first-year students to connect them with identity programming and support options. We join our colleagues in the four cultural houses, the LGBTQ Center and the Chaplain’s Office in this program.

Peer liaisons (PLs) are representative of many different disability experiences within Yale. Peer liaisons are matched with a group of first-year students that receive accommodations through our office and choose to participate. They will provide individual check-ins and support to that group. They will also, as a team, provide fun and/or educational programs for first year students.

To sign up for a PL, please visit the Yale College Website. If you have questions about the program, please connect with Susan Olson (

Meet the PLs

Alexis, a pale white woman with dark, long brown hair and blue eyes, smiles at the camera. She is wearing dangly silver earrings and a black and white sweater with a turtleneck.

Alexis Sye

Pauli Murray College ‘25
History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health

Alexis is a junior in Pauli Murray College majoring in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. She is originally from Onalaska, Wisconsin but has loved her time on the east coast. At Yale, Alexis is the head peer liaison for SAS, a Disability Peer mentor, and an ASL tutor. She is also the Vice President of Disability Empowerment for Yale and American Sign Language at Yale and the undergraduate Scholarship Chair of Delta Alpha Pi, a disability honor society. Alexis is passionate about disability rights issues and hopes to one day work in the intersection of disability, public health, and law. In her free time, Alexis enjoys reading, weight lifting, and baking. 

Alexis works with students in Pauli Murray and Ben Franklin colleges.

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Chisom Ofomata

Jonathan Edwards College ‘25
History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health

Chisom (she/her) is a junior in Jonathan Edwards College majoring in the History of Science, Public Health, and Medicine. She is excited to support Yale’s disability community and work with SAS to make the institution more accessible for current and future students and staff. Chisom is the current president of Disability Empowerment for Yale (DEFY) and American Sign Language at Yale (ASLaY). She is also a Disability Peer Mentor and a member of the Nigerian Students Association; Black Pre-Health Students at Yale; Delta Alpha Pi; and Dzana, an Afrobeat dance group. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family. Please feel free to reach out to her at

Chisom works with students in Jonathan Edwards, Trumbull, and Grace Hopper colleges.

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Karen Wang

Branford College ‘24
Ethnicity, Race, and Migration

Hello beautiful people, my name is Karen! I am a rising junior majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. I’m from Granger, Indiana, which is just fields of potatoes and corn, but the Midwest is my home nonetheless.

On campus, I’m a co-coordinator for First Years in Support of New Haven with a wonderful team of cocos, write spoken word with Jook Songs, and marginally involve myself with theatre. I also conduct research on the oral histories of Chinese restaurant workers as a fellow with the Mellon Mays-Edward Bouchet program. I can be found sneakily roller-skating on Beinecke Plaza, which seems to be one of the only flat and even surfaces at Yale (apparently you’re not allowed to skate there but shh, it’s okay). Or dyeing my hair incessantly. If you’re curious about any of these, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Yale is not an easy place to be, and it is a continuous effort to make this place more accessible and just. So, whether it’s writing an email to ask for an extension, finding ways to establish healthy boundaries, or accessing healthcare, I am here to support you!

You can reach me at my email here, (VERY important to have the kpw34, otherwise it gets sent to a med school professor who has seen too many emails meant for me). I’m so excited to be in community with you all!

Karen works with students in Branford, Ezra Stiles, and Morse colleges.

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Lusangelis Ramos

Saybrook College ‘25
Neuroscience and Global Health Studies

Hello, hello my wonderful PLees! My name is Lusangelis, and I am a Neuroscience major pursuing a Global Health Studies Certificate. I live in Brooklyn, New York, but I was born around the beautiful, green Andes mountains of Valencia, Venezuela (though they are not the mountains in my picture). As a first-generation, low-income, queer, disabled, immigrant Latina woman, I am very proud of the communities I belong to. At Yale, I am a Questbridge Scholar, a Latin American & Iberian Studies Undergraduate Fellow, and a member of Delta Alpha Pi (an international honor society for students with disabilities). Additionally, I am part of the Club Venezuela and Y-NEURO leadership boards. I love learning languages (I’ve been learning Mandarin for 6 years), coding, engaging in the arts and humanities, and pursuing multidisciplinary ways to solve all types of problems. In my free time, I love to hang out with the besties, sing, watch reality tv dating shows, paint, and relax! I’m so excited to get to know you and be a part of your support system on campus. My email is if you ever need to reach me. See you soon <3

Lusangelis works with students in Saybrook, Silliman, and Timothy Dwight colleges.

Sara, wearing a black turtleneck and silver necklace with her brown-blonde hair down, sits in front of a window at Sterling library.

Sara Dzigurski

Pierson College ‘24
Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry (MB&B)

Sara is originally from Belgrade, Serbia, but has also called Los Angeles her home since the age of nine. On campus, she is involved with the Women in Science at Yale (WISAY) organization, and she also volunteers with the American Red Cross at Yale and at the HAVEN Free Clinic. She is involved in research in the MB&B department and has a particular interest in studying the presence and functional effects of RNA modifications. She is looking to attend medical school after graduation. Sara enjoys being outside during her free-time, and she specifically enjoys hiking, running, and walking (both around campus and in nature!) In addition to spending time in nature, she loves going to coffee shops around New Haven and is excited when they have gluten-free oat milk for lattes. She is looking forward to being a SAS Peer Liaison and is excited to welcome the class of 2027!

Sara works with students in Pierson, Davenport, and Berkeley colleges.