Last year’s teachers


Jeb Cui is a rising sophomore in Silliman college from Northern Virginia. He plans to double major in Physics and Computer Science and is interested in the Education Studies certificate. When he isn’t studying or hanging out with Yale Undergrad Quantum Computing club, he loves to cook and play cello. He’ll never say no to hotpot! Especially when it’s with his friends. He’s very excited to teach this summer and share his love for learning!


Chidimma Nzekwe is a first year in Silliman College majoring in neuroscience on the pre-med track. After graduating, she plans to attend med school before becoming a physician. In her free time, she loves reading, running, and listening to music. She also loves to cook and experiment with learning how to make new dishes. She’s super excited to teach for U.S. Grant this summer!


Ethan Estrada is a rising junior in Yale College from Austin, TX. At Yale, they study Ethnicity, Race, and Migration and Comparative Literature and work at La Casa Cultural de Julia de Burgos and the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning. Outside of school, they love reading, writing, photography, and being outside in warm, sunny weather that reminds them of home. Ethan is super excited about this summer with U.S. Grant and can’t wait to meet all the students!


Lyn Rodriguez is a rising sophomore in Branford College from New Haven, Connecticut. At Yale, they plan to major in Ethnicity, Race, & Migration and is interested in pursuing the Education Studies Certificate. During the school year, they work at La Casa Cultural de Julia de Burgos. In their free time, they loves listening to music, playing video games, and playing with their dog. As a former U.S. Grant student, Lyn is excited to teach this summer and meet all the students!


Mikayla Labissiere is from Danbury, CT and is a rising senior. She is currently pursuing a BS/MS degree in biomedical engineering . At Yale, she spends time in her residential college (Benjamin Franklin) with her suitemates and friends, works in a biomedical lab on campus, and sings with her A Capella group.Outside of academics, she loves singing, writing, cooking, and baking. She is super excited to have the opportunity to teach for U.S grant this summer and to meet all the students!

We can’t wait for you all to meet the teaching team in person this summer!

An Introduction to the Co-Directors—


Chernice Mbogori is a rising Junior from Nairobi, Kenya majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Political Science.  Outside of the Grant Program, she is involved in the Yale Women’s Rugby TeamYale Undergraduate Productions House, works as a  Saybrook College Aide,  dances of Yale’s African Dance Team Dzana and is the Director of Events and  Partnerships within the  Women’s Leadership Initiative. Chernice loves quad biking, spending time outdoors, dancing, reading literature, public speaking, exploring restaurants, and trying new recipes. She is excited to be joining the US Grant Summer 2023 Team!


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Dylan Carlson Sirvent León is a rising senior in Pauli Murray College majoring in Political Science. He is from Guanajuato, Mexico but has called many places home, including Salt Lake City, Columbus, Ohio, and New York City. In his free time, he loves to play the guitar, play soccer, and to play Game Pigeon. He is so excited to be returning to U.S. Grant for a second summer!