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Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Ismini Ethridge

Class of 2018
This summer, Ismini had the opportunity to intern with the Metrics & Evaluation department at the National Geographic Society. She helped run both quantitative and qualitative data analysis on a range of National Geographic's initiatives, including conservation projects and clean energy technology grants, education programs, and their annual Explorers Festival.

Christopher Hanna

Class of 2018
Christopher spent his summer before senior year interning for the Tompkins County Workers' Center, located on the Ithaca Commons. As a community and labor organizer at the workers' center, he lobbied businesses, community organizations, and public officials to back a local law that would mandate a countywide living wage. 

Paige Wagar

Class of 2018
This summer Paige worked as an Open Space Recreation & Acquisition Intern with Pleasant Valley Recreation & Parks District in Camarillo, CA to acquire new lands for trails in the hopes of getting more people connected to the environment.

Delmar Fears

Class of 2019
Delmar recently presented her research on a textile created in 1961 in the former French Guinea.

Shivani Parikh

Class of 2019
This summer Shivani was a Blumenthal Summer Program Associate and the Head SAT Verbal Coach at the Sleepy Hollow site for Let's Get Ready. Let's Get Ready provides high school students from low-income circumstances with free SAT preparation, admissions counseling, and other support services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college.

Xavier Salvador

Class of 2019
Through the CALS Global Fellows program, Xavier spent 10 weeks in Dodoma, Tanzania working for an NGO, Episcopal Relief & Development, that has a partnership with the Anglican Church in the area. With the rural development office, he and another Cornell student conducted 270 household surveys regarding demographics, harvest yields, and food security. 

Michaela Barry

Class of 2017
Michaela worked with the Our Farms, Our Stories team, familiarizing herself with the agricultural community in Tioga County.
Sam interned this summer at the Ulster County District Attorney's Office with the Special Victims Unit as well as volunteering at a local domestic violence shelter with the children's program.

Rehan Dadi

Class of 2016
From studying in the field of Development Sociology, Rehan became aware of the interconnections between social, economic, and cultural issues for the future development of societies.

Nicole Dietz

Class of 2018
For the last seven weeks, Nicole participated in a full immersion Intensive language program, learning German at Middlebury College's Language School.

Craig Hannon

Class of 2018
Craig spent his summer participating in a research internship with UT-Houston medical school.

Sravya Jannapureddy

Class of 2017
Sravya worked with Dr. Mehta, of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell, to complete a literature review about pediatric tuberculosis and its prevalence in developing nations.

Noelle LaDue

Class of 2019
Noelle spent the summer as one of five managers for Dilmun Hill, Cornell's student-run farm.

Sonya Qamar

Class of 2017
During the summer of 2016, Sonya was an intern with the Family Planning initiative for the United Nations Foundation and was provided invaluable opportunities to work instrumentally with women’s sexual and reproductive health rights.
Nazia Saiyed

Nazia Saiyed

Class of 2011
When DSOC graduate Nazia Saiyed took Dr. Angela Gonzales’ class Health and Survival Inequalities, she learned about the social and economic conditions influencing population health and began contemplating the role of policy in addressing health disparities.

Tessa Schneider

Class of 2018
Tessa spent the summer of 2016 in Ithaca working as the Communications Assistant for several programs with the CALS International Program.