Interns

Jad Bataha (he/him)

Jad is a rising sophomore at Yale from Palestine. He is a Computer Science and Economics major, and is very excited to be an intern at Havenly this summer. At Yale, Jad is involved with the Yale Model United Nations as Director-General of Operations, the Yale College Council as Director of the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee, and as a Language Director at the Yale Interpretation Network. He is also currently doing research at the Yale School of Medicine, exploring barriers to and facilitators of pediatric surgical care access to refugee families in Southern Connecticut. At Havenly, Jad is the Fellowship Coordinator and is primarily responsible for organizing the 6-month fellowship program which provides paid work and ESL; Digital and Financial Literacy; Job Readiness and Career Coaching.

Isabelle Thomas (she/her)

Isabelle Thomas is a rising junior in Yale College studying environmental engineering while following the pre-medical track. She joined Havenly this past Summer as one of two Fellowship Development Interns and was drawn to our organization because of our inspiring mission. This Summer, Belle has worked on adding curriculum for Cohort 4's fellowship as well as promoting our organizing efforts on social media. As an aspiring obstetrician-gynecologist and daughter of Haitian immigrants, the refugee and immigrant community holds a special place in her heart. She is so grateful to be part of our organization and is looking forward to Havenly's continued growth and impact on the refugee and immigrant communities.


Wei-Ting Shih (she/her)

Wei-Ting is currently a sophomore at Yale, where she plans to double-major in Ethics, Politics & Economics and History. She was born in Taiwan, but moved to Nicaragua when she was young, and considers both countries to be home. Having been an immigrant almost all her life, Wei-Ting was drawn to Havenly’s incredible mission, as well as its strong commitment to migrant empowerment and social advocacy. At Havenly, she works in the Operations team, and is also involved in projects related to communications and translation.

Julia Miranda (she/they)

Julia Miranda. is a junior History and Anthropology major at Yale. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to an Argentine father and American mother, she was raised in several countries across the world and is currently based in Lebanon. As the child of a first generation Bolivian immigrant to Argentina who grew up during the country's last dictatorship, and as someone that has been in between cultures their whole life, their approach to their work is rooted in the communal struggle against state violence in all its forms and in practices that center prison abolition, decolonialism and queer and trans freedom. She is very happy to have the chance to spend the summer at Havenly coordinating Operations, in a space she has come to call one of her homes.