Six Arts & Sciences students have been named 2019-2020 Engaged Ambassadors through Engaged Cornell, a program that allows students to be mentors to other students participating in the Certificate in Engaged Leadership program.
The Engaged Ambassadors completed a three-stage leadership program that helped students experience community engagement and leadership activities from across campus, culminating in a final capstone service project. Individuals chose to pursue a wide range of interests through the program, from immigration and criminal justice to public health and education.
The six Arts & Sciences students are Aileen Slazar ‘21, Spanish and sociology; Emma Runge ‘20, government; Ezi Osuoha ‘22, biology and society; Chenab Kah ‘20, biology and society; Amber Haywood ‘21, psychology; and Lassan Bagayoko ‘22, government.
The ambassadors will work with students pursuing a leadership certification, assisting in all stages of the process. They will also lead workshops and discussions, coordinate outreach efforts, manage funding opportunities and contribute to other projects.
Haywood works on the resource allocation team to help secure funding and service opportunities for Engaged Cornell participants. “This job means interacting with people who are dedicated to engaging with communities in Ithaca and beyond,” Haywood said. “I’m most excited to learn about the amazing service and research projects that we sponsor that occur over the winter and summer breaks.”
Bagayoko is a member of the facilitation team. His principle focus within the program is providing “the space to expand diversity and inclusion across Cornell's campus. With an organization centered around getting student leaders involved to serve communities in Ithaca and beyond,” he said, “I am excited to help support student leaders who are passionate about social service, while giving a space for all Cornellians to enrich their experience here beyond the hill.”
Learn more about the Engaged Ambassadors program and its related service programs on the Engaged Cornell website.