Women of Yale: New Haven’s Social Mavens

Get inspired by some social entrepreneurs down the road at Yale:

A friend once asked me if there was ‘something in the water at Yale’ that helped to produce female social entrepreneurs, the way Stanford breeds tech entrepreneurs,” recalls Jessica Pliska, a Yale political science grad who co-founded the Opportunity Network back in 2002 to help high-performing, low-income high school students achieve college and career success. But while Pliska says that Yale students are “perhaps … more socially conscious than at peer schools,” she thinks that the real secret of Yale’s success lies in a number of other factors.
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Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.