Co-Chair, July 2020 to June 2022
Program Coordinator for Engagement and Campaign Initiatives, Office of Development
I joined Yale back in 2018 and quickly became involved with FLY soon after. (I even attended my first Steering Committee meeting during my first two weeks here!) FLY has allowed me to expand my network outside of my department and build meaningful connections with other early career professionals across the university. I am honored to be in a position to help FLY continue to grow and develop their vision. As a program coordinator in the Office of Development, I work closely with the campaign planning team, focusing on volunteer structure, management, and engagement. Before Yale, I worked as a Family Care Specialist/Summer Camp Director with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I enjoy running races, Zumba, and playing with my energetic Rottweiler, Ava, in my free time.
Co-Chair, January 2020 to June 2021
Instructional Designer and Developer, Environmental Health and Safety
I attended my first FLY event in 2015 and have actively been involved on the steering committee ever since. FLY has provided an outlet for me to step outside of my shell while meeting new people, giving back to the community, and continuously learning. I am committed to supporting my peers with resources and knowledge needed to create unique paths at Yale University, and beyond. I joined Yale University in 2014 and held positions in the Department of English and Office of Development before joining Environmental Health and Safety. As an Instructional Designer and Developer with EHS, I develop online training courses to promote safe work practices. I earned a B.A. in Public Relations and a M.S. in Instructional Design, both from Quinnipiac University. In my spare time, you can find me traveling, taking photos, or competing in Spartan obstacle course races.
Celestina Gentile (Emeritus)
Co-Chair, January 2019 to June 2020
Recruiter, HR Staffing
I have been involved with FLY since its beginning in 2014 and I am passionate about helping young professionals find a voice at Yale and help them create long-lasting careers at the University. I also love connecting FLY members from all over campus, especially helping newer staff to build and expand their networks. I am a Recruiter in the HR Staffing Office where I support hiring and career development initiatives for the University. I have been recruiting at Yale since 2008 and previously worked for People’s United Bank. I earned my Masters of Business Administration in Management from Sacred Heart University and Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in Marketing. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Steve, travelling, yoga, wineries, and being outdoors any chance I can get.
Katie Rowe Glynn (Emeritus)
Co-Chair, January 2018 to January 2020
Principal Gifts Program Coordinator, Office of Development
I have been at Yale since 2009 and have seen how the young professionals community at Yale has thrived with the addition of FLY in 2014. It is an honor to serve as co-chair and to create programming, opportunities, and resources for my peers. The connections I have made through FLY are invaluable, and I hope that others feel the same. Currently I work as a program coordinator in the Office of Development, supporting fundraisers with writing and research projects. My previous roles at Yale were at the MacMillan Center and the Office of International Affairs. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, yoga, and trying out new restaurants.
Patrick O'Brien-Sevilla (Emeritus)
Co-chair, January 2017 to January 2019
Communications Officer, Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning
Mela Toro Waters (Emeritus)
Co-chair, January 2016 to January 2018
School Relations and Training Manager, Center for Emotional Intelligence
Alina Nevins (Emeritus)
Co-chair and Co-founder, January 2014 to January 2017
Assistant Director of Information Technology, Office of International Students and Scholars
Becky DeSalvo (Emeritus)
Co-chair and Co-founder, January 2014 to December 2015
Former Director of Enrollment Management and Diversity Initiatives, School of the Environment