Cornell Human Ecology is expanding in New York City, bringing our expertise to the heart of the nation's largest metropolis. This initiative, which connects with the broader Cornell presence in the city, will facilitate new research, experiential learning and outreach opportunities for faculty, staff and students.

CHE in NYC builds on our existing programs and events including Cornell University Cooperative Extension – New York City, the Action Research Collaborative, and the Cornell Fashion & Design Expo. Additionally, we’re launching a new summer internship in 2024.

To make it easier to work in the city, CHE in NYC offers resources including a furnished apartment available at a discounted rate and co-working space in 570 Lexington Avenue, Cornell’s Midtown hub for faculty research, student learning and public engagement activities.

Tashara Leak, associate professor in the Division of Nutrition Sciences, is the inaugural associate dean of CHE in NYC.