The East Rock Record

2021-2022 Team

Ako Ndefo-Haven

Ako Ndefo-Haven

My name is Ako Ndefo-Haven, and I'm a junior at Yale majoring in History. I'm very excited to join the ERR team and work with these young journalists who bring so much curiosity, creativity, and passion to their reporting.

Dereen Shirnekhi

Dereen Shirnekhi

I'm Dereen, a junior at Yale studying sociology and an East Rock Record mentor. I love being a part of the ERR because the students always surprise me with their valuable input, amazing investigative skills, and refreshing ideas.

Mao Shiotsu

Mao Shiotsu

I'm a junior at Yale studying Global Affairs and History. I love working with the  East Rock Record journalists every week, hearing their whacky, insightful story ideas and helping them put it all down into words!

Jack McCordick

Jack McCordick

I’m Jack McCordick, a senior at Yale majoring in Humanities. It’s a privilege to work with all of the wonderful and curious East Rock students each week.

Jacob Israel

Jacob Israel

I’m Jacob Israel, a senior at Yale majoring in Psychology with a focus in neuroscience. I really enjoy seeing the amazing creativity, intelligence, and curiosity that the ERR students have to offer! Outside of my studies, I am passionate about music and film, and I hope to explore these passions more in the future!

Emiliano Gómez

Emiliano Gómez

My name is Emiliano and I'm a senior-year history major at Yale College and proud mentor. I am delighted by the opportunity to think and learn once again with the hardworking student-journalists of East Rock School. 

Nimran Shergill

Nimran Shergill

My name is Nimran Shergill, and I am a sophomore at Yale studying Mechanical Engineering. I am also the tech coordinator for the spring sessions of East Rock Record. I am excited to be a part of the students' journaling journeys!

Rachel Calcott

Rachel Calcott

I'm Rachel Calcott, a senior at Yale majoring in English and Cognitive Science. I'm passionate about storytelling and love working with these young journalists as they explore their city and community through writing.

Caitlyn Clark

Caitlyn Clark

I'm Caitlyn, a junior Political Science major and East Rock Record mentor. I have been so thrilled to combine my excitement for education and journalism through the East Rock Record this year.

Laura Pappano

Laura Pappano

I'm Laura Pappano, a journalist and author. I started The East Rock Record to bring kids and college mentors together to report and write about their community. They are absolute pros!

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