We are happy to announce that Wilbur Cross senior Daniela Flores has been accepted to Yale University. Daniela has been an EVO student throughout all of high school and is an interpreter in Sci.CORPS. From the article:
Meeting and working alongside the Yale undergraduate and graduate students teaching EVO classes helped Flores realize that college could be part of her future even though it hadn’t been for anyone in her family. “EVO made sure that every instructor spread the message that colleges strive to make sure their students represent different communities throughout the country,” she said.
Flores said her favorite part of being a Sci.CORPS interpreter was interacting with the museum visitors. The experience informed her thoughts about her future at Yale and beyond. In addition to studying chemistry, she’d like to stay involved in both teaching and community service. She also hopes to continue working with EVO as a Yale undergraduate. Although the Peabody had planned to close galleries in July for major renovations, COVD-19 led them to do so a bit earlier than expected, and many of the museum’s resources and activities have since moved online. Motto said EVO students have assumed a prominent role in developing the museum’s online presence.
“These are young people with a lot of talent, energy, and skill,” she said, “so having them help us think outside the box about how we can best serve the communities we all live in made a lot of sense.” Chris Norris, the Peabody’s director of public programs and exhibitions, said the museum views EVO as a partnership between the museum and the students. “Their presence here enriches the museum, guides and informs our programming, and makes us better servants for the New Haven community,” he said.