Advising Information


Dr. Yarrow Dunham, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Psychology
Dr. Yarrow Dunham
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: K 304
Office Hours: By appointment via email
Area: Developmental
Dr. Steve W. C. Chang
Neuroscience Track Advisor
Office: K 310
Office Hours: By appointment via email
Area: Neuroscience
Dr. Arielle Baskin-Sommers
Clinical and Graduate School Advisor
Office: Kirtland 217
Office Hours: by appointment via email
Area: Clinical
Andrea Chamba
Department Registrar
Office: Kirtland 109
Office Hours: by appointment via email

Zach Silver
Graduate Assistant DUS
Office Hours: by appointment via email
Area: Developmental
Zach is available to meet with students to discuss course selection, senior and graduation requirements, theses, etc.

Senior Mentors (2020-2021)

These are senior mentors appointed by the DUS. If you have any questions about course selections and majoring in Psychology and want to talk to students who have been in similar situations, contact them!

Andre Faria

Hi! I’m Andre. I’m a rising senior from Eastern Kentucky, and I will be taking a year off during the 2020-2021 academic year. During my time at Yale, I’ve studied abroad in Germany and the UK both during the summer and the semester. I’ve also worked in a few psychology and public health labs. I came to Yale a physics major who’d never taken a psychology course, but now I’m an aspiring clinical psychologist! If you need any advice about working in labs, studying abroad, or just simply academic or social advice—feel free to ask me!

Julia Chertkof

Hello! I am a senior Psychology major pursuing the B.S. I had a bit of a journey finding the right major for myself, but I am so happy I found psychology! I studied abroad over the summer, and completed all of the pre-med prerequisites, although I am no longer pre-med. I am planning to complete a post-bac research fellowship, and eventually to pursue a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. I am happy to talk about anything about Psychology or the process of finding the best major for you!

Jadyn Trayvick

Hey y’all! I’m a senior pursuing a B.S. in Psychology. At Yale, I’ve worked in two labs researching autism at the Yale Child Study Center since my sophomore year. I spent much of my first 3 semesters trying to decide between majoring in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science and MCDB but found that the psych major was best for me. I am planning to pursue a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology hopefully focusing on autism. I’m happy to talk about all aspects of the psychology major and trying to decide which major is the best fit for you, as well as help in finding lab positions and thinking about post-grad plans.

Landon Allen

Hey everyone! I am a senior from New York, double majoring in Psychology and English. I have worked in a psychology lab since the beginning of my sophomore year, and I am on the Executive Board of Yale Psi Chi, the Yale Chapter of the International Honor Society in Psychology. If you have any questions at all about the Psychology major, whether it be related to courses, major requirements, B.A. vs. B.S., lab work, navigating a double major, general tips, or really anything at all, please do not hesitate to reach out! I would love to speak with you!

Mina Hughes

Hi, I’m Mina! I’m a senior from the New Haven area double majoring in Psychology on the neuroscience track and East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan. It definitely took me a long time to finally decide on these two areas of study, but I’m really happy with my decision. At Yale, I work in the Affect Regulation and Cognition Lab as well as the Yale Child Study Center. In the future, I hope to get a PhD in clinical psychology. If you have any questions at all about the neuroscience track, double majoring, or would just to chat, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d love to hear from you!

Tully Goldrick

Hello! My name is Tully (They/Them). I’m a rising senior from central Florida in Davenport College. I am double majoring in theater & performance studies and psychology within the neuroscience track. I was interested in clinical psychology originally but now I am pre-med hoping to specialize in psychiatry. Last summer through the ISA I studied abroad in Italy as part of a neuroscience program through Harvard, which was an amazing opportunity.  I changed my major several time before finding psychology to be the perfect fit! So I would be happy to answer any questions about the psych major, neuro track, studying abroad, being a double major, pre-med, or anything else!