Welcome 2021 HDFS Graduate Cohort!

HDFS Grad student cohort 2021

Yuyang Hu

yuyang hu

  • Preferred Name: Yuyang
  • Hometown: Zhejiang, China
  • Advisor: Beth Russell
  • Area of interest: Parents' impact on youth psychological well-being
  • Things you do in your free time: Exercise, drink coffee and play video games
  • Fun fact: I was major in law as an undergrad

Darlis Juvino

  • Preferred Name: Darlis
  • Hometown: White Plains, NY
  • Advisor: Dr. Sara Harkness
  • Area of interest: Culture, diversity, minority studies, prevention/intervention studies, and identity development
  • Things you do in your free time:  Visit new places and try new foods
  • Fun fact: I lived in Brazil for five years

Sydney Klein

  • Preferred Name: Sydney Klein
  • Hometown: Rochester, NY
  • Advisor: Alaina Brenick
  • Area of interest: Diversity & Culture
  • Things you do in your free time: Trying new recipes and taking dance classes!

Ben Renley

  • Preferred Name: Ben
  • Hometown: Norwalk, CT
  • Advisor: Dr. Ryan Watson
  • Area of interest: Social determinants of health impacting SGM youth and young adults
  • Things you do in your free time: Journal, NYT crossword puzzles, and listen to (a lot of) music on the park swings
  • Fun fact: I have an autograph from my favorite artist, Lorde!

Nate Stekler

Nate Stekler

  • Preferred Name: Nate Stekler
  • Hometown: Avon, CT
  • Advisor: Preston Britner
  • Area of interest: Attachment theory and ACEs
  • Things you do in your free time: Ski and hike
  • Fun fact: I can ski on one leg

Sarah Wen Elizabeth Warykas

Sarah Wen Warykas

  • Preferred Name: Sarah Wen
  • Hometown: Oakdale, CT
  • Advisor: Kim Gans
  • Area of interest: Health, Prevention and Well being
  • Things you do in your free time: Horseback-ride, eat out with friends
  • Fun fact: I am a Registered Dietitian (RDN) and have my MS in Nutritional Sciences

Rui Wu

Rui Wu

  • Preferred Name: Rui
  • Hometown: Qinghai, China
  • Advisor: Dr. Alaina Brenick
  • Area of interest: Diversity and Culture, Child and Adolescent Development
  • Things you do in your free time: Hiking, Crafting, Calligraphy and Cooking
  • Fun fact: I grew up at high altitude area (above 3000 meters)