- Beyond YSN
2017 Orientation Leaders
Welcome to YSN!
We are excited to have you all join us in August for Orientation. Alongside the OSA staff, we have a group of Orientation Leaders dedicated to helping you transition to YSN. Check them out below! They are all part of the YSN New Student Facebook page and will be hosting Facebook Live events starting the last week of June. Feel free free to submit questions for the Facebook Live event by clicking here.
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
Favorite Thing About YSN: that the West Campus Farm is in walking distance
Involvement: Student Government (SGO), OSA Fellow
Fun Fact: “I am a goddess, a glorious female warrior”
Specialty: Midwifery and Women’s Health
Hometown: Dalton, MA
Favorite thing about YSN: playing with all the models and toys in the lab
Involvement: Orientation leader, DESK volunteer (kitchen aid)
Fun Fact: I have been surfing in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Hometown: New Bedford, MA
Favorite thing about YSN: The family I’ve made *aw*
Involvement: Leader of Health Justice Collaborative, Health and Wellness Chair, NotOtherwiseSpecified, MinorityStudentNurses…if anyone wants to start a vegan club, please email me!
Fun Fact(s): I used to do gymnastics, my patronus is a dolphin, and I plan to work teaching yoga into my future clinic life
Specialty: Adult/Gero Primary Care NP
Hometown: San Jose, California
Favorite thing about YSN: YSN Soccer team!!
Involvement: Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS)
Fun Fact: My favorite food is Sushi!
Specialty: Psychiatric Mental Health
Hometown: Anchorage, AK and Portland, OR
Favorite thing about YSN: My brilliant, supportive, and collaborative peers. And Neal Greene!
Involvement: HAVEN Free Clinic, Addiction Medicine Collaborative
Fun fact: I have a scar on my chin from getting hit in the face with… a tambourine.
Specialty: Adult/Gerontology Primary Care
Hometown: Queens, New York
Favorite thing about YSN: The passionate students!
Involvement: Community Chair, Co-Chair Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Specialty, and Minority Student Nurses
Fun fact: I once did a 10-day noble silence meditation retreat.
Name: Rachel Creevy D’Errico
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Favorite thing about YSN: the great friends!
Involvement: DESK volunteer, PICU and outpatient pediatric RN Fun Fact: I’ve been with my husband since we were 15 years old <3
Specialty: Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health
Hometown: Long Beach, California
Favorite Thing About YSN: The amazing friends I have here! Also most professors are fine with my knitting in class; I’ve even had some ask about my projects after class was over.
Involvement: Employee at GPSCY (the graduate student bar), YSN Mental Health Task Force
Fun Fact: I have two cats here in New Haven. One of them drools all over me when she cuddles, and the other likes to be held like a baby.
Hometown: Silverton, OR
Favorite thing about YSN: Being surrounded by compassionate and intelligent people that inspire you to be a better nurse every day! (Also, the hallway down by the labs in the basement is big and private enough for doing cartwheels when you’re anxious about exams.)
Involvement: Not Otherwise Specified (NOS), and the Orientation Committee!
Fun fact: I can put my feet behind my head.
Specialty: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Favorite thing about YSN: the community!!
Involvement: Orientation Chair on SGO, United States Health Justice Collaborative
Fun Fact: I played trumpet in my undergraduate college marching band, and traveled to 5 different states with the band!
Speciality: Nurse Midwifery/Women’s Health
Hometown: Marshall, North Carolina
Favorite thing about YSN: SGO Events. Bagels on Tuesday morning! Also, my classmates :)
Involvement: SGO CNM/WHNP speciality co-representative (2017-2018), Yale Doula Project volunteer
Fun Fact: I’m a dual Dutch-American citizen
Hometown: Boston, MA
Favorite thing about YSN: The diversity of student’s experiences prior to coming to YSN!
Involvement: Wait….people do things at YSN other than study?? ;)
Fun Fact: I was a competitive Irish Dancer growing up and was on the Irish Dance Team at Boston College.
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Thing About YSN: Student advocacy for issues of social justice!
Involvement: Latinx Grad Network
Fun Fact: I watched the entire first season of Gilmore Girls during my road trip from Austin to New Haven - needless to say, I was hooked!
Specialty: Women’s Health and Midwifery
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Favorite thing about YSN: The way that GEPNs take care of each other
Involvement: Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) Liaison and Co-Founder; Global Health Justice Program Fellow; NURSE Corps Scholar; Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
Fun Fact: In a recent conversation with my wife about her upcoming move to New Haven, we made a list of all of the varieties of hot sauces that she needs to bring with her. Because priorities…
Specialty: Acute Care
Hometown: Pound Ridge, NY
Favorite Thing about YSN: How much I learn from my classmates on a daily basis! And all of the shadowing opportunities I’ve had just by talking to professors & preceptors.
Involvement: SGO Treasurer, HAVEN Free Clinic
Fun Fact: I love to knit!
Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
Hometown: New Bedford, MA
Favorite thing about YSN: Being around passionate, motivated, social-justice minded colleagues
Involvement: Primary Care Progress, Yale Hotspotting Program, US Health Justice Collaborative, HAVEN Free Clinic, SGO FNP Liaison
Fun Fact: I’m a super-nerd about health policy and primary care innovation