Fatima Chughtai, another of our founders, is a rising junior from Baltimore. She is studying psychology and hopes to work in the field of mental healthcare in developing countries. She is excited to bring LETS to normalize the experience of mental illness especially in communities of color where mental healthcare is not prioritized or given importance. In her spare time, Fatima enjoys listening to spoken word and spending time with her friends. She likes taking trips to the local beach and park over weekends.
Favorite ice cream flavor: Butter Pecan
Brian Matusovsky is a rising junior from Los Angeles, studying to work in the field of global mental health. They are excited to work with LETS to encourage open dialogue among Yale students, and want to make sure that nobody on campus ever feels alone in their experience. In their spare time, Brian likes to attend classes at Yogis at Yale, write poetry with Voke LGBTQ Spoken Word Group, and take walks with friends around New Haven.
Favorite ice cream flavor: Ben and Jerry's Vegan Caramel Almond Britt
Kathryn is a rising sophomore in JE studying psychology and neuroscience. She is very interested in exploring the neural mechanisms behind habit formation and addictive behaviors. Kathryn is excited be a part of Projects LETS in order to normalize campus conversation around mental health through education and peer support systems. She hopes the club can help create an environment where students can feel as comfortable talking about antidepressants and therapy as they do antibiotics and routine health checkups. She also hopes improve mental health policies on campus including the reinstatement process and accessibility to psychological services. In her free time, Kathryn remains loyal to her NorCal roots by practicing yoga, meditating and hiking.
Favorite ice cream flavor: Coffee
Antonija recently graduated from Brown University with a degree in Experimental Psychology. She is currently working as a research assistant in Anticevic Lab at Yale University investigating cognitive and affective changes in neuropsychiatric illness. While at Brown, Antonija was an active member of LETS, where she worked as a Peer Mental Health Advocate (PMHA) and a board member for the Second Annual Ivy Mental Health Conference. She is passionate about fighting ableist university policies & administrators and advocating for peers. In her free time, Antonija likes to cuddle with her emotional support dog and watch Netflix.
Favorite ice cream flavor: Ben and Jerry's "Everything but the"