First-Year Counselors

The First-Year Counselor Program was established in 1938 and has been ever since an intrinsic and essential component of Yale’s advising system for first-year students. The program has evolved in many ways over the years, but the general purpose of the program has remained the same: to help ease the transition of incoming first-years to the academic, social, and cultural life of Yale College. Find out more about the First-Year Counselor Program here.

Trumbull is lucky to have a team of seven great First-Year Counselors. Together they make Bingham an especially wonderful place for all first-year Trumbull students.

Trumbull First-Year Counselor Team

Uzo Biosah

Uzo Biosah is from sunny Los Angeles, California and reps the West Coast pretty strongly (West Coast = Best Coast). She’s a skateboarder (mostly for transportation, not tricks), a stepper, a wannabe ballet and hip-hop dancer, and a baker (carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is her speciality). After taking Race, Class, Gender, and American Cities during her sophomore year, she left the pre-med track to become an Ethics, Politics and Economics Major with plans of concentring in urban development policy. At the Af-Am House (one of her favorite places on campus), Uzo has served on the board of the Black Student Alliance at Yale and as a Peer Liaison. You can find her cruising around campus, rooting for Steppin’ Out (Yale’s finest and only step team), or giving campus tours to prospective students and families. She prefers Arethusa’s ice cream to Ashley’s, and she’s a major fan of Vivi’s bubble tea. She looks forward to meeting the Class of 2023!Email Uzo

Krista Chen

Krista is from Long Island, New York and is proud to say that they do, in fact, have the best bagels. She is majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and conducts research in an immunology lab, studying new therapeutic targets for cancer immunotherapy. Outside of academics, she loves working for Circle of Women, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing girls’ access to education, editing for the Yale Global Health Review, dancing in Danceworks, and volunteering for HAVEN, the free clinic. Krista was also a FOCUS leader and loves exploring New Haven. In her free time, she enjoys going to art museums, watching cooking shows and sitcoms, hiking, and trying to find the best buffalo chicken sandwich in New Haven (it’s the Wenzel). She is incredibly excited to meet the class of 2023 and welcome them to Yale!Email Krista

Joe Doran

Joe is originally from Northern Virginia but currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is double majoring in Economics and Global Affairs and hopes to eventually join the US Foreign Service. Joe is a lifelong swimmer and is currently the captain of the Yale Men's Club Water Polo team. Before becoming a FroCo, he worked as a Head of College office and events aide, a student media tech, and a Russian tutor at Yale's Center for Language Studies. Joe's interests include sports (mainly swimming and baseball), literature, slavic languages and cultures, and man's impending mission to Mars. He comes from a large family (plus an even larger Trumbull Family!), and he is so excited to get to know the members of the Class of 2023! Email Joe

Simon Doss-Gollin

Simon grew up in the wonderful Elm City of New Haven and is thrilled to have spent his college years studying there as well. He is majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and has spent the last two years doing research on the evolution of viruses and bacteria in the Turner Lab here at Yale. He is a captain of the Yale Club Squash team, and a passionate member of the Mens C2 Club Soccer team. Currently, he is spending the summer in Salvador Brazil, studying Zika in collaboration with teams at the Federal University of Bahia and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. He looks forward this year to welcoming the class of 2023, and to helping bring Trumbull back to intramural greatness. Email Simon

Heeral McGhee

Heeral was born and raised in Americus, a small town in rural Southwest Georgia made famous by peaches, peanuts, and Jimmy Carter. Because of his experiences there, Heeral majors in EP&E with a focus in socioeconomic disparities in rural communities especially along racial lines. During any given day, Heeral demonstrates Georgia pride by repping Georgia t-shirts, Atlanta sports (UGA Football most importantly) and listening to Atlanta Hip Hop and R&B ( trap rap usually but not exclusively). Before becoming a Froco, he worked at the AFAM house as a Peer Liaison, staffed the AACC as a historian, and worked for Trumbull as an office aide. He loves to play sports (especially tennis), explore New Haven and talk to people. Heeral cannot wait to meet the Class of 2023 and introduce them to Trumbull, Yale, and New Haven! Email Heeral

Jasmyne Pierre

Jasmyne is from Jericho, NY and is majoring in Psychology in the Neuroscience Track. She conducts research in Yale's Clinical Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab and is particularly interested in the impact of traumatic stress on psychosocial development. She also works on a research study examining toddler sleep in socioeconomically disadvantaged families. She loves working with kids and hopes to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Outside of the lab and classroom, Jasmyne spent three years working at the Women's Center (and has taken many naps on the fantastic velvet couches there) and is involved in mental health awareness and advocacy projects on campus. She can often be found drinking tea in some of her favorite places on and near campus—Trumbull, the Women's Center, and Jojo's (try the London Fog!!). When she's not working, she's usually knitting and/or listening to music. She can't wait to meet the Class of 2023!Email Jasmyne

Sarah Wie

Sarah was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, and she is majoring in Psychology on the Neuroscience Track. She is involved with neuroscience research on campus and plans to study psychiatric disorders for her senior thesis. Sarah loves swimming on the Yale Club Swim team, and she teaches math to New Haven middle school students through MathCounts Outreach at Yale. She is one of the co-founders of Crisis Text Line at Yale, which is a volunteering group dedicated to increasing involvement with Crisis Text Line, a global texting hotline for people in crisis. Sarah has loved being a part of TCC and helping to plan events for Trumbull, as well as working as an Office Aide. In her free time, Sarah enjoys penny boarding around campus, exploring new places (especially coffeeshops), Korean food, Junzi night lunch, and taking pictures. She is so excited to welcome the Class of 2023 to Yale's best residential college!Email Sarah