There is not a single profile that applies to all Youth, Family, and Community Sciences students in the graduate programs. Some have significant experience in the field, while some students are coming directly from a related undergraduate program. Although everyone is an online student, some are logging in from across town while other students come from locations throughout the country. On this page are the stories of several recent Youth, Family, and Community Sciences students who have graduated. We hope you’ll join us so one day we can tell your story here.
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Class of 2014 // Holly Springs, NC
Rachel Harris Monteverdi is a graduate of the NC State University Family Life and Youth development program, with a focus on Administration and Leadership. Her coursework empowered her to more fully comprehend organizational systems, effective research and evaluation, along with complex issues in human development. As a result, she brings best practices to the residents of North Carolina through innovative human development programs with Cooperative Extension.
Rachel is continuing her pursuit of lifelong learning as a doctoral student, and more information about her work can be found here.
Class of 2014 // Winston-Salem, NC
Rasha El-Beshti is an MS 2014 graduate of the FYD program. Throughout her undergraduate education, Rasha worked with various community youth development programs. Knowing that she wanted to spend her life serving disadvantaged populations, she enrolled at North Carolina State University in the Masters of Science in Family Life and Youth Development program. As a result of her FYD studies, she now is a Research Associate at Penn State’s Military Clearinghouse for Family Readiness.
Class of 2013 // Newport News, VA
Sonja Mitchell earned her Masters of Science in Family Life and Youth Development degree from N.C. State University in December 2013. At her graduation she was awarded the YFCS Outstanding Graduate Student award and the CALS Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
Class of 2011// Winston Salem, NC
Shonette graduated from North Carolina State University in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Family Life and Youth Development. She works as a Family Educator and Training Specialist for nonprofit organization, Imprints Cares.
Class of 2015// Eastern North Carolina
Jeremy Crisp graduated from North Carolina State University in 2015 with a Master of Science degree in Family Life and Youth Development. He now works as the Program Manager for Kids Included Together (KIT) in the DC Metro Area.