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: I miss 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 in Fall 2021: Trivia! and meeting people IRL


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, meet people from different cultures, I love how inclusive the Barn is with everyone, and also it has allowed me to make new friends.

Favorite Activity at the Barn: TGIF, by far. I love how many people came 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 in Fall 2021: Book club!


 

Hetvi

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

Home: Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Most Looking Forward to in Fall 2021: I am most looking forward to attending my first TGIF night. I am also excited to organize festival celebrations such as Hanukkah, Diwali, and the Chinese New Year. I can’t wait for the Barn to reopen!


Jiayu

Jiayu Field and Degree Program: Applied statistics, M.P.S. program

Home: China

Favorite Activity at the Barn: TGIF and any in-person events!!


Laura

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

Home: Bogota, Colombia

Most Looking Forward to in Fall 2021: Art activities.


Lauren

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

Home: California

Most Looking Forward to in Fall 2021: 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. With this quarantine, seeing people together is one of the things that I miss the most.


Lillian

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

Home: Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Most Looking Forward to in Fall 2021: 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.

Favorite Activity at the Barn: Still in the dating phase and exploring everything the Barn has to offer. 🙂

 


Reed

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

Home: Niagara Falls, Canada

Most Looking Forward to in Fall 2021: I’m looking forward to experiencing my first TGIF event in the fall.


 

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!

Favorite Activity at the Barn: I am new to the Barn and still exploring different events!


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.