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Lula T.

she/her • majoring in Sociology - Music Concentration • class of 2025


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?


2021 - 2025 • Yale UniversityNew Haven, Connecticut
2017 - 2021 • Nyack High SchoolNyack, New York
I’ve been a Curious Cardinals mentor since April 2023I am passionate about mentoring students in the areas of Theater, Music, Creative Writing, History, Literature, Reading Comprehension, Reading, History, Academic Coaching, College Essay Writing, Literary Analysis, Grammar & Spelling, Creative Writing & Poetry, and Essay Writing.


Lula is a junior at Yale majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Music and a minor in Education Studies. She loves all kinds of writing – music, poetry, journalism, creative fiction, etc. – and can often be found taking the train into NYC with her favorite novel or journal in hand. Otherwise, she’s probably singing in the kitchen, or sitting at the piano with her dogs nearby. At Nyack High School, Lula balanced her time between academics, music, and being the editor-in-chief of her school’s newspaper. She was fortunate enough to have starred in her school’s musicals and directed some of their fall plays, along with organizing and participating in talent shows for fellow classmates and musicians. Outside of the classroom, Lula volunteered at ArtsRock, a nonprofit organization that helps bring multicultural arts programming to diverse audiences in Rockland County. She especially enjoyed helping at children’s shows, greeting kids with milk and cookies at the end! As lockdown started her junior year, Lula spent the remainder of her high school career interning at a PR company for healthcare, assisting with the development of new COVID-19 vaccines in the marketing world. She graduated as the valedictorian and student body vice president and was awarded the Edward Hopper House Artistic Curiosity Scholarship for following her unique artistic path in songwriting. At Yale, Lula is deeply curious about the intersection of the arts and culture, especially through literary manifestations. Her extracurriculars reflect this passion, as she is the events coordinator and a staff writer for DOWN magazine, a BIPOC-centered webzine with a focus on arts and community that encourages writers and creatives of color to work together and amplify each other’s voices. She also acts and stage-manages in Yale’s undergraduate theater scene, and helped start Yale Songwriters Collective, a space for songwriters of any expertise to practice their craft – individually and through open mics. More recently, she is the lead singer of a band on campus and spends her free time producing a podcast with her best friend. Lula is endlessly excited by the chance to share any of her passions for songwriting, music, and literature with Curious Cardinals!

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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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