Peer Mentoring

Peer mentors are juniors and seniors who have navigated the English major in different ways: some are double majors, others have pursued a writing concentration, still others are pre-med, and so on. They can talk to you about their specific research interests, how they decided to study abroad, how they juggled their course load, and which extracurricular activities they’ve found meaningful. In addition to reflecting on their specific experiences, our peer mentors are happy to talk through questions or concerns that you might have about your own path through the major. 

There are several ways you can meet one or all of our majors. You can drop in for an informal chat during their “office hours” in the dining halls. You can also say hello to them during one of our future advising or social events. Or, you can email a mentor directly.

As always, the DUS and Associate DUS are available to talk about specific major requirements and policies, and you can also seek out your faculty advisor for guidance. But our department’s peer mentors provide another advising resource for you: they are the ones who’ve actually gone through the major, and they have a sense of how their experiences in English relate other Yale communities.

Here is a list of the mentors and their fall office hours:

Thurs Sep 19 11:30-12:30 @ Hopper with Zulfi
Mon Sept 23 11:30-12:30 @ Hopper with Lauren
Tues Oct 1 12:30-1:30 @ Hopper with Minh
Thurs Oct 10 11:30-1:30 @ JE with Alexus
Thurs Oct 17 11:30-12:30 @ Hopper with Zulfi
Mon Oct 21 11:30-12:30 @ Hopper with Lauren
Tues Oct 29 12:30-1:30 @ Hopper with Minh
Thurs Nov 7 11:30-1:30 @ JE with Alexus
Thurs Nov 14 11:30-12:30 @ Hopper with Zulfi
Mon Nov 18 1:30-2:30 @ Hopper with Lauren (note new time)
Tues Nov 26 12:30-1:30 @ Hopper with Minh
Thurs Dec 5 11:30-1:30 @ JE with Alexus
Spring office hours with Janis, Marina, and Olivia TBA.