Human Development and Family Sciences

  • Sofina Shekhar

    Sofina Shekhar

    September 26, 2023

    Sofina graduated in December 2021 from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Psychology. During her gap year and a half, she worked as a project coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh on a research project being implemented in Northeast Phila …

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  • Ekaterina Novikova

    Ekaterina Novikova

    February 1, 2023

    Ekaterina is a Ph.D. student in Human Development and Family Sciences. Prior to coming to the University of Delaware, she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Linguistics at Tambov State University in Russia and worked as an ESL (English as …

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  • Megha Garg

    Megha Garg

    January 31, 2023

    Megha Garg is a current PhD student at the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Delaware. She is also a Teaching Assistant at the department. Her research interest lies in studying the role of parent-child interactio …

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  • Sarah Ryan

    Sarah Ryan

    January 31, 2023

    Sarah is a part-time Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Delaware where she teaches HDFS 412: Early Childhood Inclusive Math Curriculum and Assessment. Sarah is a former elementary school teac …

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  • Rosa Mykyta-Chomsky

    Rosa Mykyta-Chomsky

    January 31, 2023

    Rosa Mykyta-Chomsky is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware, and a graduate assistant with the New Directions Early Head Start program. Rosa’s research interests are centered on the soc …

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  • Saira Zaman

    Saira Zaman

    August 25, 2021

    I am currently a PhD student in Human Development and Family Sciences. My research interests are in studying the association between environmental factors and emotional development across the lifespan, particularly resilience. My research focus for my …

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  • Stephanie Kuntz

    Stephanie Kuntz

    August 23, 2021

    Stephanie is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences and the instructor of record for HDFS 270, Families and Developmental Disabilities. She serves as the President of the HDFS Graduate Student Association …

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  • Rachel Fidel

    Rachel Fidel

    August 28, 2020

    Rachel is a first-year student in the combined Master’s/Ph.D. program. She recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a minor in Early Childhood Development & Education. At UCF, she was a …

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  • Imani Lawson

    Imani Lawson

    August 27, 2020

    Imani has always had a passion for the health and wellbeing of families. Early in her career, she focused on the social determinates of health of low-income adults and teens living with chronic disease and addiction. In 2014, she was assigned to work w …

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  • Annette Pic

    Annette Pic

    August 27, 2020

    After raising four children and working as a substitute teacher at the University of Delaware’s Early Learning Center, I realized that my interest in advocating for quality, accessible early childhood education for all had grown to the point that gradu …

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