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Sydney Daniels

Sydney Daniels

ISPS 
Undergraduate Director's Fellow
Title 
Yale College, Political Science

Sydney Daniels is a sophomore in Yale College, majoring in Political Science. She is interested in the politics of inequality, more specifically welfare policy and the criminal justice system reform. Sydney explores these fields in part through her current position as the Alumni Outreach Coordinator for Yale Students for Prison Divestment where she negotiates closely with the Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility to urge the Yale Corporation to divest from the private prison industry. She also serves as a General Education Diploma (GED) tutor at Manson Youth Institution, a juvenile detention facility. Sydney, as a member of the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association, is on a team that is working to create an interactive map of the city of New Haven that documents instances of police brutality. Sydney is also very involved in Davenport College: she serves as both the Graduate Affiliate Coordinator for Davenport College Council and as an aide for the Head of College’s office.