Two Yale undergraduates have been awarded summer fellowships to work with the Yale Prison Education Initiative during our summer 2018 session.
Joseph Gaylin (Branford 2019) has been awarded a Liman Summer Fellowship through the generosity of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School. Joseph is majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration with a concentration in Urban Studies. On campus, he is one of the leaders of Yale Students for Prison Divestment, a member of the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, and poet in Oye Spoken Word. Joseph has previously worked at the Brennan Center for Justice as well as the Federal Public Defender for the district of Maryland. He is passionate about criminal justice reform from both a grassroots and policy perspective and hopes to incorporate both while working at the Yale Prison Education Initiative this summer. He is from Baltimore, Maryland.
Abigail Clayton (Trumbull 2019) has been awarded a Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship. Abigail is a senior at Yale University majoring in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. On campus, she is involved with multiple peer education programs, including the Sexual Literacy Forum and the Communication and Consent Education program. This summer, she is excited to be a part of the Yale Prison Education Initiative as a Dwight Hall Summer Fellow! Her passion for the work being done by YPEI stems from her past involvement with reentry programming as well as an interest in legal and policy reform for incarcerated people.