College: Human Ecology

Class of (year): 2018

Major: Human Development

Minor: Inequality Studies and Education

Activities: EOP Student, Community Outreach Chair in Coalition of Pan African Scholars, Freshman Retention and Recruitment Chair in the Association of Students of Color, Big Red Buddy, Research

Hometown: Rochester, New York

About Alize

I was accepted to Cornell with the help of EOP and for that I am forever grateful. To me EOP/HEOP means Family. I love studying in the OADI office because I feel at home and supported by my family members! The OADI staff and the EOP program have been essential components in my success here at Cornell.

On campus I am involved in the Coalition of Pan African Scholars (COAS), the Association of Students of Color (ASC), Big Red Buddies (BRB) and research. In COAS I serve on the e-board as the community outreach chair. COAS plans many great events for the community such as the AFRIK! Fashion Show. In ASC I serve as the Freshman Retention and Recruitment chair. In this club we organize events such as calling incoming students to congratulate them on their acceptance here at Cornell and Alumni Forums to give students advice on their time here. I am also very happy to call myself a Big Red Buddy, which means that once a week I volunteer at the Cornell Child Care Center where I spend time with children who just warm my heart. Lastly, I am involved with research on emotional regulation with the grad student Chrissie Chick, where I run SONA experiment and analyze/sort data.

After graduating from Cornell I hope to be serve in the Peace Corps. for 2 years. This is one of my deepest desires and my motivation here at Cornell. Afterwards I plan to pursue a career as a Child Behavioral Analyst where I will work both in the classroom and in the home with students with behavioral problems.  

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