Benjamin Franklin College Council (BFCC)

Elected Members 2022-2023

President: Ryan Brinda

Ryan is a junior from Lander, Wyoming and is excited to serve as the BFCC president for the upcoming year! He is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) major, planning to attend medical school after graduation. Aside from planning exciting events and activities in Franklin, Ryan works as a recruitment coordinator in the Admissions Office, swims with Yale Club Swimming, and hikes and camps with Yale Outdoors. Ryan can often be found with a coffee in hand (likely an iced coconut latte from Jitter Bus), searching for study spots in random buildings around campus, munching on a bagel from Olmo, or spending way too much time chatting in the Franklin dining hall. 

Vice President: Raymond Lucarelli

Hi Franklinites, my name is Ray Lucarelli and I am going to be serving as your BFCC Vice President this year! I am majoring in political science, and I hail from the great and very far-away state of Connecticut. I’m looking forward to organizing some ~super fun~ Franklin events and trips this upcoming year (did someone say a Franklin Ski Trip….?) Outside of the BFCC I work as a Yale Tour Guide, I go horse riding once a week off-campus as a member of the Yale Equestrian Team, and I serve as the Yale Votes treasurer. Feel free to email me at any time if you have ideas, concerns, or suggestions about Franklin (or alternatively, you can always email me just to say hi and/or introduce yourself — I promise I’ll respond)!

Secretary: Eleanor Schoenbrun

Eleanor is a member of the BF Class of 2025 and plans on majoring in Global Affairs and Economics. Outside of BFCC, Eleanor serves on the Points of Light National Youth Advisory Council, is the Yale Feature Twirler for the YPMB, a student representative for Students and Alumni of Yale (STAY), Yale Alumni Fund Student Ambassadors (YAFSA), and serves on The Women’s Network-Yale exec board. She is looking forward to her second year of serving her fellow Franklinites through the BFCC!

Treasurer: Mackenzie Topper

Hi, Franklinites! My name is Mackenzie Topper from York, PA and I’m a senior double majoring in Psychology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. I’m also involved in Yale’s Course of Study Committee, Matriculate, research, and Danceworks. I’m also a member of the FGLI community. Some of my favorite things about Franklin are our dining hall & staff, our yearly mural paintings in the basement (look for mine by the music practice rooms!), and, most importantly, DOGAPALOOZA. In my free time, you’ll likely find me watching Real Housewives, painting, reading, looking at pictures of my furry son Toulouse and missing him dearly, and spending time with my Franklin friends. If you see me, feel free to stop me and say hello, I would love to meet you all and hear your ideas for Franklin!