Summer Journeys

Taft students and faculty travel far and wide every summer, to both learn about and make an impact on the world. Some work to make a difference closer to home. They all have remarkable stories to tell.

The Road to Discovery

Ayden Cinel '22

Ayden Cinel '22 took a deep academic dive into biomedical building blocks through a new, virtual and immersive course in modern biology, part of Columbia University’s prestigious program for high school students.

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But to Serve

Julissa Mota '22

Julissa Mota '22 is a passionate learner. Over the summer she became a passionate teacher, guiding young students in Central America.

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A Global Perspective

Francesca Nyakora '19

For Francesca Nyakora ’19, international relations is a way of life, with family in Kenya and relatives working for the United Nations across the globe. It also led her to Yale this summer to study international affairs and global security as a Yale Young Global Scholar.

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