As a young alumnus/a, your interests are important to us, and the Human Ecology Young Alumni Council (HEYA) is dedicated to making sure your voice is heard. Founded in 2012, HEYA comprises more than 30 volunteers who graduated from Human Ecology within the past 10 years. HEYA and its three committees — Campus Engagement, Events, and Young Alumni Outreach — focus on communicating your ideas, implementing programs that are relevant and meaningful to you and supporting your professional development.

HEYA wants to help you stay engaged with your fellow recent graduates and to nurture your lifelong connections with Human Ecology and the broader Cornell community. Connect with HEYA today by emailing to share what’s new with you.

Human Ecology Young Alumni Council Members

Scott Berger '17
Thomas H Lee Partners

Rachel Minton '15


Kathryn Smith '18
Co-Vice President


Sam Turer '18
Co-Vice President


Hayley Assael '12
Immediate Past President

JP Morgan

Lauren Ritter '13
Immediate Past President

Circuit Court of Arlington Co.

Sara Aiken '18
Communication Co-Chair

Columbia University

Kelly Wilcox '13
Communication Co-Chair

University of New Haven

Casey Phlegar '15
Events Co-Chair

Goldman Sachs

Emelie Stewart '14
Events Co-Chair

Juvenile Law Center

Amber Lee '19
Nominations Co-Chair

Medical Student

Adam Shelepak '17
Nominations Co-Chair

Oliver Wyman

Bailey Herbstreit '18
Student Engagement Co-Chair

Bold Insight

Nancy Jiang '19
Student Engagement Co-Chair

Boston Consulting Group

Rae Dagdagan '16
Special Projects

Freelance Designer

Laura Santacrose '11
Special Projects

Skorton Center for Health Initiatives

Talia Bailes '20
Public Health Associate, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jonathan Chao '20

Emily Chen '20

Joshua Fajiram '18
Strategy Consultant/Recruiter/Sourcer, Accenture

Jonathan Fisher '17

Monique Hall '14
Associate Editor, Scholastic

Brittany Jarrett '12
Associate Medical Writer, Complete Health Vizion

Eunice Ju '18, MPS '19
Senior Analyst, Capital One

Logan Kenney '15, J.D. '21
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Charles Kowalczyk '19
Private Equity Associate, Bonaccord Capital Partners

Valencia Lambert '20

Beining Niu '17

Victoria Pietsch '20

Samantha Stern '21

Samrawit Abraha ’12
Amelia Brown ’12
Natanya DeWeese ’09
Jessica Hsieh ’07
Tracey Hsu ’10
Amanda Mazzotta ’12
Sara Patterson ’08
John Rhee ’12
Marion Robine ’12
Emily Silverstein ’08
Samantha Rubin ’11
Jay Velasco ’10
Zig Wu ’11
Liz Zorn ’10

If you are interested in getting more involved and would like to apply to be a council member,  the Human Ecology Young Alumni Council accepts nominations every year. As a member, you can help leverage the rich talents and resources of the greater alumni community, enhance the visibility of the College and foster increased involvement to achieve Human Ecology’s mission. You can learn more about the nomination cycle and member requirements on our volunteer platform, CUVolunteer.