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

Hayley Assael '12

JP Morgan

Lauren Ritter '13

Judicial Law Clerk, Circuit Court of Arlington Co.

Nate Houghton ’11
Immediate Past President
Associate Director, Veracity Worldwide

Kelly Wilcox '13
Communication Chair

Event Coordinator for Undergraduate Admissions, University of New Haven

Rae Dagdagan '16
Special Projects

Freelance Designer

Samantha Berg '09
Special Projects

Head of Design, Chime

Laura Santacrose '11
Special Projects

Assistant Director, Skorton Center for Health Initiatives

Sarah Aiken '18
Master's Student, Columbia University

Kaleigh Anderson '17
Recruiting CoordinatorConvoy Inc.

Scott Berger '17
Associate, Thomas H Lee Partners

Eden Brachot '15
Design Strategist, HLW

Neil Chen '18
AQR Capital Management

Emily Decicco '16
MD Student, Loyola University

Reed DesRosiers '14
Product Manager, Subscriber Platform, Autodesk

Paige Hall '15
Account Manager, Uber

Bailey Herbstreit '18
Use Experience Researcher, Bold Insight

Ali Hyman '17
Digital Communications, Bloomberg

Brittany Jarrett '12
Associate Medical Writer, Complete Health Vizion

Nancy Jiang '19
Corporate Strategy Analyst, JP Morgan

Maeve Kerr '17
Development Underwriter, Hiscox

Caroline Krassen '08
Financial Program Manager, MA Port Authority

Amber Lee '19
Medical Student

Siyao Liu '17
Associate Consultant, Bain & Company

Trevor Marrero '16
Financial Analyst, Goldman Sachs

Rachel Minton '15
NBC, Late Night with Seth Myers

Casey Phlegar '15
Event Management, Goldman Sachs

Sari Ragi '18
Columbia University

Adam Shelepak '17
Senior Consultant, Oliver Wyman

Kathryn Smith '18
Design Strategist, HLW

Danielle Soloway '16
Math Teacher, Poly Prep Country Day School

Michael Stern '14
Senior Associate, Acquisitions, Madison Capital

Emilie Stewart '14
Macro Social Work Intern, Juvenile Law Center

Sam Turer '18
Strategist, Schoen Consulting

Madeline Winer '17
Sr, Associate, Design Research + Strategy, Raytheon Technologies

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.