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HDFS Students Selected for Mizzou 18

HDFS graduate students Fatin Asnan and Wenting Sun have been inducted into Mizzou 18! The Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board presents this award, dedicated to honoring 18 University of Missouri graduate and professional students in the last year of their degree eligibility. Chosen for their world-class research, collaboration with faculty and staff, and their demonstrated leadership with undergraduate students, the honorees represent a variety of majors, activities and organizations from across campus. Learn more:

Name: Fatin Asnan

Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Professional/Research Interests: Career development; Family and culture influences

Brief bio: Most adolescents would ask, “What do I want to be when I grow up?”. This question fascinates me and guides my interest in studying career development in adolescents. I also look at the interplay of family and cultures, particularly how familial and cultural values support or interfere with adolescents’ career development. This interest stemmed from years of working at a career exploration summer program for high school students. Fatin received a BA in Psychology and MEd in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from University of Missouri. She is currently working toward a PhD in Human Environmental Sciences and looking to become a UX Researcher!

Wenting Sun

Hometown: Qiqihar, China

Professional/Research Interests: Risk attitudes and behaviors during emerging adulthood, substance use and over-exercise among student-athletes at college level. Wenting received a BA in Psychology from the University of Missouri 2020. She is currently working toward a MS in Human Development and Family Science.