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Taylor Ryan giving a talk at the Steele Symposium

Taylor Ryan, a graduate of the HDFS 4+1 program, conducted and presented her research every year as a student at UD. As a master’s student, she began to research a topic very close to her heart, which she presented during the 2018 Steele Symposium “Opening the Gates: Universities and Suicide Prevention.” This poignant message, delivered in a TedTalk like manner, outlined the issues and possible solutions. Upon graduation, Ryan obtained a position where she can continue to help people struggling with mental health issues.

See Ryan’s stirring video presentation at CEHD’s Steele Symposium

As a senior human services major minoring in disability studies and public health, Ryan spent the summer as a service-learning scholar working on the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities. She conducted research with Professor Steve Eidelman and Professor Nancy Weiss.

Learn more about her experience in this profile on UD’s Community Engagement website.