Human Development and Family Science Graduate Student Group
President: Caitlin Smith
Hello! My name is Caitlin Smith and I am a fourth year Ph.D. Candidate in Human Development and Family Science, with a C.A.S. in Food Studies. I am looking forward to serving as the President of the HDFS Graduate Student Group this year. I plan to continue the work started by the inaugural leadership team last year and, also to develop new and exciting initiatives to support our HDFS graduate community even more!
Treasurer: Qingyang Liu
Hi everyone! My name is Qingyang Liu and I am from Guangzhou, China. I am currently a first-year doctoral student in Human Development and Family Science. I am elected to serve as secretary of the Human Development and Family Science Graduate Student Group from 2020-2021. I look forward to working with our leadership team and department together to plan new initiatives to build our graduate student community stronger. I am excited about this fruitful and productive year!
Secretary: Terese Millet Joseph
Hi everyone! My name is Terese Millet Joseph. I am from the sunny Eastern Caribbean Island of Antigua. I am currently a third year PhD Student in Human Development & Family Science. This academic year I will be serving as the Secretary of the HDFS Graduate Student Organization. I look forward to working with you as we build careers and community in our department.
Faculty Liaison: Corinne Blake
Hi Everyone! My name is Corinne Blake and I am originally from Gardner, Massachusetts. I am a fourth year Ph.D. Student in Human Development and Family Science. During the 2020-2021 school year I served as the group’s president and I am very excited to shift roles this year to the Student Liaison position! I look forward to continuing to foster community and opportunity for the graduate students. I look forward to working with my fellow officers and fellow graduate students to make this a great year for the graduate department.
Human Development and Family Science Undergraduate Student Group
Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) Honor Society
President: Julia Rizzo
Hello everyone! My name is Julia Rizzo and I’m from Long Island, NY. I am a senior majoring in Human Development and Family Science with a minor in psychology, and this is my second year on the KON executive board. I served as Secretary last year, and I am excited to now serve as President of the chapter. KON accomplished many wonderful things over the past year, and I look forward to continuing our involvement in Falk College and expanding our outreach. As we transition back to a more traditional academic year, our goals are to guide and support Falk students and create a greater sense of community. If you would like further information or want to share any ideas, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Vice President: Celestine Henry
Hello! My name is Celest Henry, I am a senior double majoring in Psychology and Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS). I am excited to be serving as Vice President for the HDFS Honors Society this year. I am looking forward to supporting this year’s President and work with the leadership team to bring a year full of great events that help bring students together.
Secretary: Maddy Rubler
Hello everyone! My name is Maddy Rubler and I’m From New York City. I am a junior majoring in HDFS and minoring in Child and Family Policy. I was inducted into KON last spring, and I am so excited to be the Secretary of our chapter this year. I hope that KON can bring a close community to Falk students and create resources to help them succeed with their goals during this challenging time. I look forward to showing everyone my ideas and collaborating with other organizations at Syracuse University and in the community. If you would like any other information, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Treasurer: Daphne Budin
Hi Everyone! My name is Daphne Budin, and I’m a junior from Deerfield IL (a suburb of Chicago). I’m majoring in Human Development and Family Science, with a minor in Disability Studies. I was inducted into KON last spring, and I’m excited to be the Treasurer of our chapter this year. I’m excited to help HDFS students adjust to the university and meet other students within the major. I also look forward to meeting with different organizations on campus to collaborate. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for KON! If you have any further questions or ideas, please feel free to contact me or any other board members. Thank you!
Communications and Outreach Team: Madison Roberts
Hi everyone! My name is Maddie and I am a junior majoring in Human Development and Family Science, with two minors in public health and nutrition. I plan on getting my master’s in public health and eventually working in maternal and child health promotion. I’m from Rochester, NY which is only about an hour and a half from Syracuse. This is my first year in KON and on the executive board. I am super excited to be a part of KON and to connect with more students in HDFS this semester!
Communications and Outreach Team: Danielle Rubenstein
Hi everyone! My name is Danielle Rubenstein and I am from Sharon, MA. I am currently double majoring in Human Development and Family Science and Neuroscience with the hope of pursuing pediatric psychology in the future! I am so excited to be part of the Communications and Outreach Team for KON this year! This is my first year in the organization, and I cannot wait to plan activities that can bring Falk students closer together and to help provide resources to students! Please reach out if you have any questions!