Dillon Tjiptamustika is a member of Yale School of Public Health’s (YSPH) Class of 2020. He was born, raised, and currently resides in California's East Bay where he works as a life sciences consultant. During his time at Yale, Dillon served as YSPH's Graduate & Professional Student Senate (GPSS) representative and then as the GPSS vice president. He also founded the Asian Graduate Network, an affiliate organization of the Asian American Cultural Center.
Dillon currently serves on the boards of the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health and the Yale Club of San Francisco. In his free time, Dillon enjoys bouldering, hiking, camping, and drinking boba. Here, the newly minted Eli Ambassador talks about why he came to New Haven, Yale's impact, and balancing the relationship between professorial relationships and free food.
I chose Yale because after speaking with students and professors here in addition to visiting the campus in person, I felt Yale was the best place to foster my growth personally, professionally, and spiritually.
What is your most enduring memory of your time at Yale?
Going to and then leaving church on Sundays with friends followed by studying (or goofing off) in a Bass study room together until late at night. Great times.