Hi there! Meet the 'Winks of 2022!

Hi there! Meet the 'Winks of 2022!

Emmett Solomon '23+1

Emmett Solomon '23+1

New York, NY

BARITONE

Emmett is so smoking hot that he once set off a fire alarm. When the firefighters arrived, they were instantly smitten. They keep on sending him calendars.

Giri Viswanathan '25

Giri Viswanathan '25

Pittsburgh, PA

TENOR II

Giri is a very talented musician. He plays guitar, piano, kazoo, bass, bagpipes, the heart strings, himself, and he’s now just learning ukulele!

Liam Richardson '24 (Business Manager)

Liam Richardson '24 (Business Manager)

Phoenix, AZ

BASS

Liam is majoring in Statistics & Data Science, and is a Yale-paid writing tutor, and did art for our album, and held six jobs this summer. He’s got a lot of free time.

Sebastian Li '24

Sebastian Li '24

Hangzhou, China

BARITONE

Sebastian is easily the most knowledgeable ‘Wink. Go ahead, ask him about any civilization and he can rattle off its history, at least if it was in EU4 or Civilization 6.

Adam McPhail '25 (Musical Director)

Adam McPhail '25 (Musical Director)

Rochester, MN

TENOR II

On tour, Adam seeks out the surrealist art exhibition he read about in the New York Review of Books. Luckily, in rehearsal, he is an unwavering realist.

Boris Beev '25

Boris Beev '25

Sofia, Bulgaria

BARITONE

There is nothing funny about Boris.

Eduardo Pagliaro-Haque '24

Eduardo Pagliaro-Haque '24

Hamden, CT

BARITONE

Eduardo’s height is notable. Legend has it he was trying to audition for the basketball team but got lost and walked into Spizzwinks’ tryouts.

Jake Latts '24

Jake Latts '24

Louisville, KY

TENOR I

As the former Pitchpipe (our word for Musical Director), Jake’s done a lot of memorizing parts. He’s also memorized every song on Broadway. Any part. Any musical. Seriously. Try him.

Paris Suksmith '25

Paris Suksmith '25

Pakkret, Thailand

TENOR II

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,165,423 residents in an area of more than 105 km² (41 sq mi), making it the 34th most densely populated city in the world.

Thomas Lowe '25

Thomas Lowe '25

Washington D.C.

BASS

Thomas addresses his mom as “mother.” Now there’s nothing wrong with that, but you have to admit it’s a little strange.

Charlie Stephenson '25

Charlie Stephenson '25

Lexington, KY

TENOR I

Charlie travelled outside the United States for the first time with the ‘Winks. Most of the countries we visited would have him back. Others? Let’s just say MIKA felt threatened by his rendition of Grace Kelly.

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Adrian Venzon '23+1

Adrian Venzon '23+1

Las Vegas, NV

Was a BASS. Where’d he go?

After the ‘Winks, Adrian was President of Kasama, Yale’s Filipino students organization, and he thought long and hard about whether to do more a cappella, but then he realized that if he joined the Whiffenpoofs, he could be Will’s section leader. His decision was made.

Likes: Animal Crossing, teaching, bidets.  

Alex Lawson '23

Alex Lawson '23

Baltimore, MD

Was a TENOR II. Where’d he go?

After the ‘Winks, Alex decided our music wasn’t high enough, so he joined the all-senior Whim ‘n Rhythm. Now he sings alto, and he’s also the Business Manager. He’s also in MX. Ask him about it.

Likes: Sunglasses, nuts and sports, particularly the Baltimore Ravens and other losing teams.

Will Salaverry '22+2

Will Salaverry '22+2

Fairfax, CA

Was a BASS. Where’d he go?

After the ‘Winks, Will left to work with Disability Empowerment for Yale (DEFY). Then, he missed a cappella, and now he’s the Business Manager of the all-senior Whiffenpoofs. He also wants to be a teacher… poor kids.

Likes: English, Spanish, talking about the Bay Area.

 

Derek DeMel '21+1

Derek DeMel '21+1

Athens, OH

Was a TENOR II. Where’d he go?

After the ‘Winks, and the Whiffenpoofs, Derek stuck around to study Personalized Medicine and Applied Engineering at the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science. We’re pretty sure he’s building a cyborg.

Likes: Catan, Ohio, cats (as pets) and chicken (as food).

John Paciga '22+1

John Paciga '22+1

Annandale, NJ

Was a TENOR I. Where’d he go?

After the ‘Winks, John was ready to start his professional music career, but there was one mountain still to climb: so he did. He was Pitchpipe of the Whiffenpoofs. He also studies psychology.

Likes: Keytars, pancakes, big hit songs. 

Nikhil Harle '22+1

Nikhil Harle '22+1

Bellingham, WA

Was a TENOR II. Where’d he go?

After the ‘Winks, Nikhil departed to become the President of Opera Theater of Yale College (OTYC). He also studies physics, and is a founding member Yale Undergraduate Quantum Computing (YuQC)… for some reason.

Likes: Forging his own path, walks and Professor Emeritus Richard Lalli.

Tavi Wolfwood '21+1

Tavi Wolfwood '21+1

Amherst, MA

Was a TENOR I. Where’d he go?

After the ‘Winks, Tavi looked at the real world, and decided he’d much rather be Business Manager of the Whiffenpoofs. Now he’s done that, he’s a Global Health Scholar at the Yale Jackson School for Global Affairs and the Yale School of Public Health.

Likes: Credentials.

Sebastian Roizner-Rodriguez '22+1

Sebastian Roizner-Rodriguez '22+1

Peabody, MA

Was a BARITONE. Where’d he go?

After the ‘Winks, Sebastian joined the Whiffenpoofs. Then, he joined the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. He probably maybe possibly reviewed your application.

Likes: Philosophy, dancing, the philosophy of dancing.

Brendan Rose '21+1

Brendan Rose '21+1

Los Angeles, CA

Was a BARITONE. Where’d he go?

After the ‘Winks, Brenden stuck around to do research in RNA and gene expression at the Yale School of Medicine, or so he says…

Likes: Chess, dogs, facial hair both because of and despite the feedback of others.

 

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