Congratulation to our Class of 2020!


Help Us Congratulate our Graduating MEChistas!


Emily Almendarez, Silliman College

Emily Almendarez is an Ethnicity, Race & Migration major hailing from Los Angeles. Since she arrived at Yale, Emily has modeled the way to be in community with others, for four years serving as a member and co-moderator of MEChA and as a Peer Liaison (PL) for La Casa, this year as its Head PL. Emily is the daughter of Central American immigrants, Luis and Dina Almendarez, from Honduras and Guatemala. For her commitment to community, Yale College is honored to bestow a 2020 Nakanishi Prize on Emily Almendarez.


Jesus Lopez, Branford College

Jesus Lopez is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major hailing from Los Angeles. Since he arrived at Yale, Jesus has been part of La Casa’s community, and served MEChA in various roles, but most solidly as the secretary. Jesus is the son of Mexican immigrants. For his commitment to community, Jesus has been awarded La Casa’s 2020 Leadership Award.

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