Student Leaders

Student leaders perform many of the operational functions of PDLI. They plan and organize the capstone trip, bring speakers to campus, promote PDLI to other students and in the media, and help raise funds for the program.

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Co-Director

Calista Washburn
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Calista Washburn is a second-semester junior at Yale studying Ethics, Politics, and Economics.  Originally from New York City, she has worked for the Pesticide Action Network, the Amy McGrath campaign, and the New Haven Mayor's Office. When she isn't leading Yale's first-year outdoor orientation trips in the New England wilderness, she can be found debating with the Yale Political Union, volunteering at the Yale Farm, and woodcarving.

Co-Director

Daniel Posner
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Daniel Posner is a second-semester junior from New York majoring in History. He spent two summers at Seeds of Peace International Camp where he engaged in dialogue with students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Egypt. Daniel has worked on a Congressional campaign in Dallas during the midterm election and studied Spanish abroad. At Yale, he leads TAMID and is a member of MoneyThink and S4CD.