Graduate Assistants

La Casa’s Graduate Assistants (GAs) manage a few of La Casa’s initiatives.

Our newest GAs, Sebatián and Laureano, oversee the Latinx Graduate Network (LGN), which is La Casa’s initiative to support Latinx students across Yale University’s 13 graduate and professional (G&P) schools. La Casa’s GAs serve as a main point of contact for Latinx/e G&P students, including each respective school’s group that centers Latinx/e student needs. You can learn more about these graduate student groups through our “Students” tab or clicking here.

Our Head Graduate Assistant, Taina, is a returning GA and manages the Student Coordinators of La Casa, including their programming efforts and center responsibilities. 

GAs are members of La Casa’s leadership team, often collaborating with administrators, Head Peer Liaisons, and Head Student Coordinators to help manage our center-wide programs and support efforts for our various constituents.

Taina Perez

Pronouns: She/Her

Head Graduate Assistant, Student Coordinator Manager

Hola todxs! My name is Taína (named after the Taínos :)) and I hail from the boogie down Bronx, NY. I am a proud daughter of two immigrant parents. My father is from the Dominican Republic and my mother is from Mexico, therefore, making me an interesting mix - aka a mangu taco. I’m currently pursuing my Masters of Environmental Management at the Yale School of the Environment. A fun fact about myself is that I love traveling (profile pic was taken in Morocco) and eating. A life goal of mine is to visit at least 60 countries and I am a huge fan of trying new restaurants. During quarantine, I spent most of my time reading, expanding my playlists, and dancing. Down to talk about anything from skin care to environmental justice to indigenous self-determination so just lmk what’s up. I look forward to being part of La Casa familia and uplighting the Latinx community in any capacity at Yale!

Sebastián Eddowes Vargas

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Graduate Assistant, Latinx Graduate Network 

Bio coming soon!

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Laureano Quant Callejas

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Graduate Assistant, Latinx Graduate Network 

Bio coming soon!