PhD Student Ambassadors
Who We Are
NYU Silver PhD Program Student Ambassadors are enthusiastic, well-informed, student representatives who work together with the PhD Program Office to promote opportunities available to prospective students within the program and across the university.
PhD Program Student Ambassadors assist with program events, such as Open Houses and New Student Orientation, and respond to inquiries on student life within the program and in New York City.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Cosse is a PhD Student at the Silver School of Social Work. Their research interests include work at the intersection of racism and gender-based violence, understanding the role of white carceral feminism in the criminalization of survivors of color, and critically examining white supremacy and cisheterosexism in research. Jackie holds a deep commitment to uplifting the narratives of queer, trans, disabled, and immigrant survivors of color in her research.
Areas of Interest: Intimate-Partner Violence, Criminalization, Mandated Arrest Policy, Conflations of Gender/Sex in Research, Mixed Methods
“As a psychodynamically-trained social worker with limited experience in statistical analyses, I’m grateful for the accessibility of my first-year statistics classes, as my professors in both semesters held an incredible amount of patience without sacrificing rigor.”
Nari Yoo is a PhD student in the Silver School of Social Work. Her research interests include immigrants/refugees, minority mental health and mental health disparities, community and spatial analysis, and text as data methodology. She currently serves as a research assistant on two projects funded by the Silver Center for Data Science and Social Equity, including the project on Asian Americans' community well-being, and another on using natural language processing to measure person-centered care in behavioral health settings. She holds an M.A. in Social Welfare and B.A. in Sociology from Ewha Womans University in South Korea.
Areas of Interest: Immigrants/Refugees, Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities, Community-Based Intervention and Advocacy, and Text as Data for Social Work Research
“I feel lucky to be a part of NYU Silver with supportive peers and faculties. I have grown more than I had expected through the coursework, academic advisement, and professional development programs at the Silver PhD program.”