BOLD Perspectives

BOLD Perspectives

Every Yalie has a story

What is BOLD Perspectives?

BOLD Perspectives logoBOLD Perspectives is an opportunity for BOLD (Bulldogs of the Last Decade) alumni to come together to share their experiences and adventures as a Yalie. Past themes explored the theme of Leading in Your Community (Brooklyn) and Navigating the World Inside and Outside of Yale (New York City).

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BOLD Open Mic Night
  • BOLD Perspectives 2021

Coming Soon — Open Mic Night

This February, join us for a night of live storytelling. Speakers from around the world will come together to share personal tales of life at and after Yale. 

More details coming soon!

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New York City night view
  • BOLD Perspectives NYC

When Worlds Collide

Navigating the World Inside and Outside of Yale

Alumni storytellers stepped up to the mic to tell personal tales of their experiences on campus and beyond at The Greene Space in New York on February 29, 2020.

BOLD Perspectives: Previous Speakers

Johnathan Terry ’17

Originally from Chicago, Johnathan attended a boarding high school on the east coast before attending Yale as a history major. He works as the Policy Advisor for the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution.

Natalina Lopez ’16

Natalina is a marketing strategist passionate about baked goods (eating, not baking them). She works at Twitter in Los Angeles, where she is one of the few people who does not own a car and one of fewer who attempts to walk everywhere. 

Robert Scaramuccia ’19

Robert is an independent radio producer from Massachusetts. While at Yale, he created the Industrial New Haven podcast, contributed to the Undergraduate Admissions podcast, and served as a senior editor for the New Journal, a creative nonfiction magazine.

Cody Pomeranz ’15

Cody Pomeranz is a speechwriter from Cincinnati. He spends his free time doing stand-up comedy and cheering on—or crying over—his beloved Cincinnati Bengals. He is currently the Director of Speechwriting at the DNC.

Kristin Budde

Kristin Budde is a Midwesterner who set out as an English major, but some­how ended up as a psychiatrist. Currently, she spends her days (and some­times nights) working at Yale-New Haven Hospital’s psychiatric emergency department. 

Partnering with a Storytelling Expert

Matthew Dicks Storytellers prepared for BOLD Perspectives with Moth six-time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks by honing stories and presentations during virtual workshops.

If you’re not familiar with this type of storytelling, check out examples of stories that Matthew has told previously: My Father's Son [video] and This is Going to Suck [video].