Thursday, 2/23/2023, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM ET

Yale's Happiness Professor's 5 Tips to Manage Stress as You Plan Your Future

With Dr. Laurie Santos

Yale's Happiness Professor's 5 Tips to Manage Stress as You Plan Your Future

Let’s be real. Planning for your life after high school can be stressful and overwhelming. Maybe you feel pressure from outside sources, or maybe you’re your own worst critic. It’s normal to feel this way and small amounts of stress can be healthy at times, but too much can be harmful. Join BigFuture as we present Yale University’s Happiness professor, Dr. Laurie Santos, who will share 5 tips to manage stress and get your mental and emotional health questions answered.

Laurie Santos

Speaker: Dr. Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos is the Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Dr. Santos is an expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices. Her new course, Psychology and the Good Life, teaches students how the science of psychology can provide important hints about how to make wiser choices and live a life that’s happier and more fulfilling. Her course recently became Yale’s most popular course in over 300 years, with almost one of our four students at Yale enrolled. Her course has been featured in numerous news outlets including the New York Times, NBC, The Today Show, GQ Magazine, Slate and O! Magazine. A winner of numerous awards both for her science and teaching, she was recently voted as one of Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10” young minds and was named in Time Magazine as a “Leading Campus Celebrity.” Her podcast, The Happiness Lab, has over 90 million downloads.

Moderator: Elissa Kim

Elissa Kim is the Senior Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent, at the College Board. Across the globe, she helps make the College Board a fantastic place to work and grow. Elissa started her career in New Orleans, where she taught English and reading to 9th- and 10th-grade students. She was recruited by Teach For America's national office and spent more than 17 years leading the organization’s recruitment and selection efforts. She served on the Metro Nashville Public Schools Board of Education for four years before being appointed to the Tennessee State Board of Education in 2016. Elissa holds a BA in history and religion from Northwestern University, which she attended on a full-ride tennis scholarship.