Staff

Rachel Littman

Rachel Littman

BA, Yale; JD, Seton Hall Law School

Executive Director

Rachel has been with YANA since 2015. She co-founded the YANA New England Chapter and was a member of the Board’s Executive Committee as Chair of Chapter Chairs. She also started the Rhode Island Chapter of Yale Women. Starting July 2021, Rachel will assume the role of President of the Yale Club of Houston. Rachel worked for several years as a Wall Street corporate finance attorney before turning her attention to higher education and nonprofit governance. She served as the chair of the Board of Trustees of Moses Brown School, an independent K-12 Quaker school in Providence, RI. Rachel also focuses on matters related to racial and socioeconomic inequities in access to and success in education through her research platform website, www.SeeTheGaps.org.  Rachel stepped up to be YANA’s first Executive Director in 2019.

Liana Epstein

Liana Epstein

BA, Yale

Communications Director

Marta Hodgkins-Sumner

Marta Hodgkins-Sumner

BA, Yale

Volunteer Social Media Director

Marta Hodgkins-Sumner graduated from Yale College in 2010. She has worked both domestically and abroad in nonprofits, education, and international development. Most recently, she was a part of the inaugural class of Peace Corps volunteers in Kosovo and worked as the Director of Membership and Programs at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. She is currently the Manager of Corporate Partnerships at Read Ahead, a NYC reading-based mentoring program. She’s excited to support YANA’s mission and to strengthen the Yale community’s involvement in the nonprofit and social impact space.