Welcome 2020 HDFS Graduate Cohort!

Antonia Caba

Antonia Caba

  • Preferred Name: Antonia
  • Hometown: Chelmsford, MA
  • Advisor: Ryan Watson
  • Area of interest: Sexual and gender identity development, SGM youth health
  • Things you do in your free time: I love to hike, run, and experiment with vegan/vegetarian cooking and baking!
  • Fun fact: I was born in Sydney, Australia and lived there for 10 years.

Minjung Choi

Minjung Choi

  • Preferred Name: Minjung
  • Hometown: Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Advisor: Dr. Alania Brenick
  • Area of interest: Culture and diversity
  • Things you do in your free time: Yoga, reading and cooking!
  • Fun fact: I came here with my husband and my dog.

 Vanessa Esquivel

Vanessa Equivel

  • Preferred Name: Vanessa
  • Hometown: Kansas City, MO
  • Advisor: Dr. Linda Halgunseth
  • Area of interest: Diversity and Culture, Child and Adolescent Development
  • Things you do in your free time: I love trying out different coffeeshops, reading, and spending time with family
  • Fun fact: My first language is Spanish

Veronica Hanna-Walker

Veronica Hanna-Walker

  • Preferred Name: Veronica
  • Hometown: Bountiful, UT
  • Advisor: Eva Lefkowtiz
  • Areas of interest: Sexual identity development in emerging adulthood, sexual possible selves, sexual meaning/meaning-making, healthy sexuality within the dyad.
  • Fun Fact: I run Spartan races.

Cali Salafia

Cali Salafia
  • Preferred Name: Cali 
  • Hometown: Cromwell, CT 
  • Advisor: Keith Bellizzi
  • Area of interest: Psychosocial factors and adjustment to chronic illness, patient-provider communication, social determinants of health, and resilience and perceived growth following cancer survivorship. Additionally, social media use and its association with behavior and well-being.
  • Things you do in your free time: Travel, watch documentaries, try new places to eat, spend time with loved ones.
  • Fun fact: I have hiked Mount Washington in New Hampshire, which is reported as having one of the most inclement weather climates in the world. I’m glad I did it but never again!

 Stephanie Shen

Stephanie Chen

  • Preferred Name: Stephanie
  • Hometown: China
  • Advisor: Shannon E. Weaver
  • Areas of interest: Couple relationships
  • Fun Fact: I have a big face.