“In the 2017-2018 academic year, I worked three different jobs on Yale’s campus, ranging from box office work to calling alumni for donations to cover my student contribution. While my peers worried about arriving late to an extracurricular activity or campus event, I worried about maximizing the amount of time I was working, often sacrificing my physical and mental health in the process. I explicitly remember almost missing a majority of Spring Fling my first year because I was scheduled to work most of the day. When I pictured myself at Yale, I imagined primarily focusing on academics and extracurriculars like many of my peers but was instead faced with the reality of my position as a low-income student.”
Christian Millian, he/him/his. Davenport 2021.