Airenakhue is a sophomore at Yale University from Brooklyn, New York majoring in Political Science. She is a member of the Prep for Prep program, an academically rigorous nonprofit organization that prepares low-income students of color for placement at independent schools in NYC and boarding schools in the Northeast. She attended Brooklyn Friends School where she was deeply involved in Upper School Senate, the Diversity Awareness Initiative for Students (DAIS), Youth Action Project (YAP), and various diversity initiatives both in and out of school. Her hobbies include cooking, trying different restaurants, and playing instruments like the piano and the steel pan.
Airenakhue's passion for tutoring and mentorship stems from her experiences in the Prep for Prep program, where she received academic advice and mentorship from her advisors throughout the course of the Preparatory Component of the program, and later served as an Advisor for 3 summers for the next generation of Prep students. Acknowledging the difference between her path and that of many of the people she grew up with, has made clear to her the important role opportunity and proper guidance plays in academic success.
At Yale, Airenakhue serves as a tutor for The Urban Improvement Corps, is a Peer Liaison for the Afro-American Cultural Center, and a member of Yale's step team, Steppin' Out.
Fun Fact: Airenakhue used to be left-handed, but is now a right-handed person who does everything else with her left hand.