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Kai S.

she/her • majoring in Religious Studies • class of 2022


When evaluating whether a mentor would be a good match for your student keep in mind that the greatest leading indicator of success is how well a mentor and their mentee get along.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Would the student find this person inspiring?
  • Do they share any interests, hobbies, or lived experiences?


2018 - 2022 • Yale UniversityNew Haven, Connecticut
2005 - 2018 • Spence SchoolNew York, New York
I’ve been a Curious Cardinals mentor since July 2022I am passionate about mentoring students in the areas of Biology, Algebra II, K-6 Grade Science, Essay Writing, Biology, Global Health, Mandarin Chinese, K-6 Grade Math, Chemistry, History, Pre-Algebra, Chemistry, Literature, Grammar & Spelling, History, Creative Writing & Poetry, Reading, Algebra I, and American Sign Language.


I graduated from Yale College in the spring of 2022, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with distinction. At Yale, I concentrated on bioethics at the intersection of history, religion, and medicine and completed pre-medical coursework. My interest in bioethics, as well as my passion for disability rights and mental health advocacy, stems from my life-long friendship with my cousin, who has CHARGE Syndrome. Through my involvement with the CHARGE community, I learned American Sign Language (ASL). While in high school, I also became involved in scientific research to improve the outcomes for children with developmental disabilities. I am now a published researcher and remain involved in research dedicated to the unique experiences of individuals with disabilities and mental health conditions. I am so excited to join the Curious Cardinals community and can’t wait to meet my new students and mentees!

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Our mentorship sessions happen virtually over Zoom. It’s important to get a sense of how someone’s personality can come through on a video call. The best way to ensure your student is excited about learning is to have someone on the other side that they look forward to talking to.

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