Sidney Velasquez
College Application Course Instructor

Sidney Velasquez is a rising sophomore majoring in American Studies at Yale University. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA, but currently resides in Seville, Spain as an au pair. She is involved with Yale Tour Guides; tutors New Haven students through the Yale African American Cultural Center; volunteers her time with the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project; and most recently took on a legal internship with Root & Rebound – an organization that provides legal aid to currently and formerly incarcerated people in California. She has a passion for equity, justice, and prison/police abolition. Through her work with the Ed Center, she hopes to continue to bridge the gaps in higher education among first-generation and/or low-income students. In her free time, she scrolls through TikTok, Twitter, and listens to endless political podcasts.