John Martin came to New Haven to renovate a family building, but ultimately founded the Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op. The Co-op is membership based to fix bikes, with a connected nonprofit recycling used bikes, working with the police department and the Yale Sustainability Project, and has turned over more than 200 bikes. It’s become a platform to encourage the cycling community and a space for people to hang out and socialize.
Laura McMillan is the Director of Communications for Connecticut Fund for the Environment, a registered lobbyist, and volunteer managing editor of a print literary magazine out of Brooklyn, Armchair/Shotgun Literary Magazine. The magazine, “published occasionally and with good reason,” was founded by friends from Wesleyan, where she went undergrad
MaryAnn Staggers got her start with New Haven Reads as a paid intern through First Niagara Bank. She’s since been taken on as an employee and became Assistant Site Director at Science Park in her now junior year at Albertus Magnus College, majoring in Sociology, hoping to attend graduate school for social work and one day have an impact at DCF.
Yale’s senior assistant director of admissions, John Yi, is also an indoor cycling instructor at SHIFT cycling, volunteers extensively with Yale’s LGBTQ affinity group, but only recently stepped down as the musical director of the a cappella group What’s On Tap. As an undergrad at Yale, he was hooked on the environment and city: big enough to be interesting and small enough to be familiar.