SIDURI BECKMAN

Siduri is a Freshman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration High School, where she ran cross country and track, the feminism club, and tutoring for all four years of high school. As a Philly girl, her favorite places are the 20 mile trail that runs along the Schuylkill River in the center of the city and the local empty movie theater at 9AM on a Sunday.

Siduri is so excited to be working with Urban Improvement Corps because she is a proud graduate of the Philadelphia public school district and believes that public education has the power to profoundly impact lives. She has been an active advocate for public education for her entire high school career, working with teachers' unions, the state congress, local publications, poetry groups, the school reform commission and the city council.

At Yale, Siduri works with the Urban Improvement Corps and the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project.

Fun Fact: Even though she loves Philadelphia, Siduri does not like Philly cheesesteaks.