Meet the Barn Staff

Alexandra

Alexandra KhlyustovaField and Degree Program: Chemical engineering, Ph.D. program

Home: Moscow, Russia

Best Parts of Working at the Barn: Meeting new graduate students from different fields, large variety of events, friendliness of the staff.

Favorite Activity at the Barn: TGIF!


Behrooz

Behrooz AzimzadehField and Degree Program: Soil and crop sciences, Ph.D. program

Home: Iran

Best Part of Working at the Barn: Friendship and trust among staff (aka the soul of the Barn)

Favorite Activity at the Barn: Working for TGIF, trivia nights, and kid-friendly events


Diana

DianaField and Degree Program: Mathematics, Ph.D. program

Home: Chevy Chase, Maryland

Most Looking Forward to this semester: Trivia!


Diego

The Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student CenterField and Degree Program: Geological sciences, Ph.D. program

Home: Talcahuano, Chile

Best Parts of Working at the Barn: Pretty much everything. It has allowed me to practice my English and meet people from different cultures. I love how inclusive the Barn is with everyone. Also it has allowed me to make new friends.

Favorite Activity at the Barn: TGIF, by far. I love how many people come to the Barn, how crowded it is, and how friendly everyone is.


Ethan

Ethan in labField and Degree Program: Biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, Ph.D. program

Home: Hamlet, North Carolina

Most Looking Forward to this semester: Book club!


Hetvi

HetviField and Degree Program: Developmental psychology, Ph.D. program

Home: Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Most Looking Forward to this semester: I am excited to organize festival celebrations such as Diwali, and Chinese New Year. I can’t wait for the Barn to reopen!


Lauren

LaurenField and Degree Program: Industrial and labor relations, M.I.L.R. program

Home: California

Most Looking Forward to this semester: Tell Grads It’s Fridays!


Lester

The Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student CenterField and Degree Program: Geological sciences, Ph.D. program

Home: Antofagasta, Chile

Best Parts of Working at the Barn: The company–the people that go there are really nice. Besides, the place itself is quite cozy so it’s easy to not realize that you spent the entire evening there working while you are having some drinks and popcorn.

Favorite Activity at the Barn: TGIF is amazing to see people together having a cheap beer, enjoying the conversation after a long week.


Lillian

LillianField and Degree Program: Civil and environmental engineering, Ph.D. program

Home: Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Most Looking Forward to this semester: Swing dancing! And TGIF, of course. 🙂


Lily

The Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student CenterField and Degree Program: Architecture, M.Arch program

Home: Atlanta, Georgia

Best Parts of Working at the Barn: Finally meeting people outside of my own college. I tend to forget there is more than just my immediate surroundings, once the work flows in.


Reed

ReedField and Degree Program: Industrial and labor relations, M.S. program

Home: Niagara Falls, Canada

Most Looking Forward to this semester: I’m looking forward to TGIF!


Sarah

Sarah PostField and Degree Program: Biological and biomedical sciences, Ph.D. program

Home: Pittsburgh and Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Best Part of Working at the Barn: I love how passionate all the staff and fellows are about creating a healthy, supportive, and fun community!

Favorite Activity at the Barn: I love trivia nights, but I think my favorite activity is the gratitude letter writing at TGIF that’s taken place over the past few years.


Tina

The Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student CenterField and Degree Program: Chemical engineering, Ph.D. student

Home: Places where my parents live are home to me

Best Parts of Working at the Barn: I enjoy meeting new people and I like that the people at the Barn are friendly and cool to work with!

 


Vinh

Vinh PhamField and Degree Program: Comparative literature, Ph.D. program

Home: South Florida

Best Part of Working at the Barn: Interacting with other graduate students.

Favorite Activity at the Barn: TGIF!