YUPP Executive Board
Co President & Co York Coordinator
Eunice (she/her/hers) is a sophomore majoring in Statistics & Data Science. She is passionate about fighting for more justice and humanity in deconstructing the prison industrial complex. In YUPP, she is currently the co-president and York co-coordinator. She looks forward to working with the rest of the amazing board to build upon YUPP’s criminal justice research, intentional work, & community collaboration.
Nadja (she/her/hers) is a junior in Morse College from New York City and is majoring in Psychology and History. Since high school, she has been passionate about criminal justice reform and has been active in advocacy efforts tackling the school-to-prison pipeline, mass incarceration, and police brutality. She joined the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project her freshman year where she served as a tutor for the G.E.D program, and later was the Events and Speaker director along with Sasha Carney. Outside of YUPP, she is also a member of the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association and the Jane Matilda Program, a cultural enrichment program designed to engage high school students of African descent. For fun, she loves to sing, bake, and spend time with family and friends.
Co President & Co Advocacy Head
Willa (she/her/hers) is a sophomore in Pauli Murray college majoring in Ethnicity, Race, & Migration. She is born and raised in New York City, minus the five years she lived in Northampton, MA. For YUPP she currently serves as the Co-Head of Advocacy and Co-President. She has worked with YUPP’s Police Accountability advocacy group for the past two years. Outside of YUPP, she plays for Yale Softball and is a proud member of Kasama: The Filipinx Club at Yale.
Co Advocacy Head & Co Speakers & Events Head
Kanyinsola Anifowoshe (she/her/hers) is grateful to be co-head of Advocacy this year! She’s a rising sophomore, prospectively majoring in History of Art, who is passionate about art as a tool for personal and social transformation. She enjoys dancing, sunrises, and baking bread.
Co Speakers & Events Coordinator
Hannah (she/her/hers), originally from Los Angeles, is a sophomore at Yale majoring in CS&Econ and Political Science. She is dedicated to prison abolitionism and dismantling the criminal justice system. She has been involved in YUPP since her first-year and is super grateful to be able to learn from and work amongst passionate organizers and activists.
Co Speakers & Events Head
Mel (she/her) is the Speakers and Events Coordinator. She is interested in YUPP because she wants to assist local organizers and grassroots movements in their fight for a more just world for the incarcerated. Her hobbies include getting food with friends and journalism!
New Ventures Director
Priyanka (she/her/hers) is the New Ventures Coordinator for the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project. She is a rising sophomore in Ezra Stiles college, currently taking a gap year from Yale. Priyanka is interested in expanding YUPP's role in working with community organizers and also works as a co-project head of YUPP Advocacy's Police Brutality Database.
Kamiye (she/her) is a part of the class of 2024 and is YUPP's Secretary. She takes interest in YUPP’s work because she believes no one should be subject to the dehumanization of the prison industrial complex. Her hobbies/interests include creative writing, making playlists, and reading novels.
Alice (she/her) is a sophomore and currently serves as YUPP’s treasurer. She is interested in applying strategic analysis and quantitative skill sets to nonprofit work. She also enjoys following the NBA, cooking/baking, listening to new Spotify playlists, and eating Hot Cheetos.
Matt Post (he/him) is a junior in the Education Studies program majoring in Ethics, Politics & Economics. Previously having served as president of YUPP, coordinated YUPP advocacy, and worked on YUPP’s Police Accountability group, Matt now serves as YUPP’s Manson Prison Coordinator, where is working to establish a remote discussion group with incarcerated young men at a local youth correctional institution.
Co Rikers Debate Coordinator
Liz (she/her/hers) is a junior in Hopper College majoring in Computing & the Arts. She is the Rikers Debate Co-Coordinator along with Mel. Growing up in St. Louis, she saw the effects of the tragedy in Ferguson firsthand. Since then, she has always wanted to abolish the current police and prison systems in America. Her hobbies include reading, skiing, archaeology, & strolling.
Co York Coordinator
Jordan (she/her/hers) is a rising junior from Minnetonka, Minnesota and co-coordinator for the York prison program. She’s an American Studies major as a well as an Education Studies scholar. As former Speaker and Events Coordinator and President of YUPP, she’s excited to stay involved on board and continue to shape the future of the organization. In her free time, she loves to bike and bake.
Co Mourning Our Losses Coordinator
Eliza (she/her/hers) is a rising sophomore currently on a gap year in Washington, DC and prospectively majoring in American Studies or Political Science. She co-founded Mourning Our Losses in May 2020 and has spent her time away from school expanding the organization and deepening its impact in the face of this nationwide tragedy. In addition to criminal justice, her interests span issues related to immigration, education, and socioeconomic inequality. On campus, she is also a physics peer tutor and a member of the Yale Glee Club and Yale Club Swimming.
Co Mourning Our Losses Coordinator
Andrew (he/him/his) is a rising sophomore spending his gap year leading the political advocacy team of Mourning Our Losses (MOL). MOL supports state-wide campaigns for prison releases and connects incarcerated people to outside resources, operating under the understanding that prisons are a public health crisis. Outside of YUPP, Andrew is a Weekend Editor for the Yale Daily News and plays on the Yale club frisbee team.
Co CT Bail Fund Hotline Coordinator
Donasia (she/her/hers) is a rising junior from New Haven, CT majoring in African American studies and in the Education studies program. She’s passionate about abolitionist teaching and co-coordinates YUPP’s CT Bail Fund Hotline group. Outside of YUPP, Donasia enjoys roller skating, dancing, and oatmeal.
Co CT Bail Fund Hotline Coordinator
Mia (she/her/hers) is a current junior majoring in American Studies and a co-leader of YUPP’s partnership with the CT Bail Fund Hotline. She loves reading (both for school and for fun) and cooking.
Project M.O.R.E & Pardon Program Coordinator
Molly (she/her/hers) is the Project M.O.R.E & Pardon Program Coordinator: She is passionate about reentry work because she believes every returning citizen should have the same employment, housing, learning, and voting opportunities as any other member of society and wants to work to ensure that this is the case in New Haven, Connecticut, and across the country. In her spare time, she gets overly-competitive about board games yet often loses anyway.