Graduate Assistants

La Casa’s Graduate Assistants (GAs) manage the Latine Graduate Network (LGN). LGN is La Casa’s initiative to support Latine students across Yale University’s 14 graduate and professional (G&P) schools. La Casa’s GAs serve as a main point of contact for Latine G&P students, including each respective school’s group that centers Latine student needs. You can learn more about these graduate student groups through our “Students” tab or clicking here.

GAs are also 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.

Katy Maldonado Dominguez

Head Graduate Assistant

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Katy Maldonado Dominguez is a first-generation college student with research interests in Central American Studies, Migration Studies, and Latinx Geographies. She received her bachelor’s degrees from UCLA in Chicana/o Studies and Geography in 2019. Her research interests are shaped by her experiences as a Central American immigrant from Honduras. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her cat and try out new crafts like punch needling, felting, sewing, etc. If you want to talk about crafts and cats she’s the gal for you. 

Brianna Laboy

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Brianna Laboy is a first-generation college student with academic interests in how religion, specifically Christianity, looks across cultures, nations and identities. She received a B.S. in Social Sciences in 2023. Brianna is half Mexican and half Puerto Rican, and loves being a Titi. She is also married to her husband, Bradley. Some of Brianna’s hobbies include reading, music, Lego, traveling and trying new foods! 

Evan Cao

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Evan is a Cuban-American medical student applying into primary care. He received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University with a concentration in Biology in 2020. His research focuses on health disparities in the recently incarcerated and the ways in which different communities respond to vaccine education. When not on the wards or in the lab, you can find him fishing, hiking, or listening to records.

Odyssey P. Mann

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Hello Friends! My name is Odyssey Mann! I am a first-generation Latina from El Paso TX. I have a B.A in Philosophy and Religion from Southwestern College in Winfield Kansas and am currently obtaining a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. My faith is super important to me, and I enjoy talking anything ethics, philosophy, or spirituality. I also enjoy advocacy work, community organizing, social justice work, and building relationships. When I’m not pondering the existence of the universe, I’m probably making or listening to music. I am super proud of my hispanic lineage and so excited to meet the La Casa community!