Cornell Diversity Preview Weekend
In 2018, led by Sue Pierre and Cait McDonald, us graduate students organized and ran the first diversity recruitment in our department at Cornell. It was a beautiful amalgam of collective organizing, teamwork, and faculty and institutional support. I helped organize a workshop, evaluated applications, and volunteered as a mentor. I was lucky to be able to capture the magic of the inaugural event in a few of the videos here.
CLASP is a mutual learning program for Cornell employees and students to work together in learning partnerships. Students are offered course credit while employees are offered paid time to work together on personal learning goals such as computer skills, preparing for the GED, English language learning, and more. I was lucky to be able to participate in the CLASP program and work with Vy for multiple semesters, and hope to drive programs like this at other institutions.
Mentoring future scientists
Mentoring and working with students is one of the best parts of being in science. I have worked with many organizations to mentor students -- the CAPS mentoring program, Cornell's Diversity Preview Weekend mentorship program, EnvironMentors, and most recently, the Cary Institute's REU program.
Sarah and I will likely be working with one or more students this upcoming summer in 2021 as well, so check for announcements through the Cary Institute!
Community Learning and Service Partnership program