John Whalen is the Humanities Program Manager for Yale Young Global Scholars. He has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Tufts University. Prior to joining the leadership team, John taught as a YYGS lead instructor for five summers. Before beginning his doctorate, John taught high school and middle school English and History in New Jersey, New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Connecticut. John also has an MFA from The New School and a B.S. in International Environmental Studies from Rutgers University.