Sydney Hussett

Sydney Hussett graduated from McMaster University in 2020, attaining her B.S. in Kinesiology. At McMaster, Sydney completed her honors thesis and undergraduate research practicum examining exercise protocols in individuals with stroke. During her time at McMaster, Sydney was very involved on-campus and the local Hamilton community. She was the Founder and Co-President of Blackspace McMaster, a club for Black women on campus to connect and build community and acted as the Co-Chair for the Black Graduation Committee. Since graduating, Sydney has remained involved by volunteering as a Program Development and Evaluation Officer at Redefine Twenty, an initiative dedicated to connecting, celebrating and empowering young women of colour.

 

Currently, Sydney is pursuing her MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale University. She is interested in researching a broad a variety of topics surrounding health equity in the Black community. This includes exploring how environmental factors (ie., available green space, institutional racism) influence health and health behaviors and strengths-based program implementation using a feminist and eco-sociological perspective.

During her time at the SASH Lab, Sydney hopes to develop her research and program implementation skills, connect with members of the community and work towards providing equitable solutions for marginalized populations. In the future, Sydney hopes to gain experience with program and project implementation for a few years before pursuing a DrPH degree.