Jorge Lema

Jorge is a sophomore at Yale from Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of immigrants from Ecuador and has a younger sister in high school. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School where he majored in Law & Society and was heavily involved in The Kiwanis Educated Youth (KEY) Club and performing arts. Outside of school, Jorge practiced Tae Kwan Do and worked as a mover with his dad.

Jorge is a prospective history major and is passionate about public education. He hopes to understand the role that education, and access to it, has played in the creation and culture of different communities. He sees public education as an institution with the power to equip young people with the tools to question, challenge, and change society. He has considered working in education policy, perhaps as a teacher, administrator, or lawyer, but is not sure.

At Yale, Jorge works as a Tour Guide for the Yale Visitor Center and Recruitment Coordinator for the Admissions Office. He also volunteers at Fair Haven Elementary School and is a proud member of Yale’s step team, Steppin’ Out.

Fun Fact: Nothing makes Jorge happier than vegetable pizza (with a lot of cheese).