Meet the Barn Staff

Aishat

Field and Degree Program: Psychology/Human Ecology

Home: Houston, Texas

Best Parts of Working at the Barn: Meeting and getting to know the graduate community of Cornell!


Alexandra; Social Fellow

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!


Audre

The Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student Center

Field and Degree Program: Applied Physics Masters

Home: Taiwan

Best Part of Working at the Barn: Painting events!


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


Catherine; Wellness Fellow

Field and Degree Program: PhD; Genetics, Genomics, and Development

Home: Bloomington, Indiana

Best Part of Working at the Barn: I’m super excited for my role as the Wellness fellow! 


Diana; Trivia Host

Diana

Field 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.


Fay

Field or degree Program: Animal Science MPS

Home: My home is where my family is!

Favorite Activity at the Barn: Knitting night


George; Art Fellow

Field or degree Program: Biophysics

Home: Ottawa, Canada

Favorite Activity at the Barn: Art shows!


Hana; Barn Coordinator

Favorite Activity at the Barn: TGIF-Tell Grads It’s Friday!

Home: Tucson, Arizona

Most Looking Forward to this semester: Experiencing my first Fall in Ithaca and seeing snow for the first time.


Hetvi; Cultural Fellow

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.


Kate; Sustainability Fellow

Field and Degree Program: Master of Public Health

Home: Morgantown, WV

Best Parts of Working at the Barn: Meeting new people from a range of places and studies!


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.

 


Matt

Field and Degree Program: Physics Ph.D./Physics Education Research

Home: Houston, Texas

Most Looking Forward to this semester: TGIFs! I also really wanna try the trivia more frequently


Peter

The Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student Center

Field and Degree Program: Math PhD

Home: Denmark

Most Looking Forward to this semester: TGIF!


 

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!


Sara

Field and Degree Program: Math PhD

Home: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Favorite Activity at the Barn: Trivia and TGIF!


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!

 

 


Yanle

Field and Degree Program: PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Home: China

Best Parts of Working at the Barn: Cool events and pleasant atmosphere!


Yeon; Family Fellow

Field and Degree Program:  Master of Regional Planning / I have been studying the overall aspect of the city in terms of social equity in order to create a desirable future vision of the city.

Home: Seoul, S. Korea