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.

Brittany Lutz '12
Vice President

Nate Houghton ’11
Immediate Past President
Founder/CEO - Congo Leadership Initiative

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

Experience Design Manager, Five Stars

Sarah Aiken '18

Scott Berger '17

Neil Chen '18
AQR Capital Management

Emily Decicco '16
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Reed DesRosiers '14

Melanie Gowen '09
Owner, Melanie Gowen Design

Paige Hall '15
Associate of Individual Giving, Teach for America

Ali Hyman '17
Media Consultant, Teneo Holdings

Brittany Jarrett '12
Ph.D./R.D. Human Nutrition, Cornell University

Darin Jones '10
MBA Candidate

Rachael Kermis '12

Maeve Kerr '17
Insurance Broker, Marsh

Caroline Krassen '08
Financial Program Manager, MA Port Authority

Renee Lasnier '09

Siyao Liu '17
EisnerAmper LLP

Trevor Marrero '16
Goldman Sachs

Rachel Minton '15

Casey Phlegar '15
Goldman Sachs

Sari Ragi '18
Columbia University

Margarita Rozenshteyn '13
MBA Candidate

Laura Santacrose '11
Health Initiatives Coordinator, Gannett Health Services

Adam Shelepak '17
Oliver Wyman

Kathryn Smith '18

Michael Stern '14
Morgan Stanley

Sam Turer '18
Schoen Consulting

Madeline Winer '17
United 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.