The Tuesday Lunch Engagement Series include weekly presentations led by faculty, students, staff, alumni and talented individuals from the larger Ithaca community. The speakers often share their current research endeavors, and/or cover pertinent current events or critical issues that students and staff would like to discuss. Several OADI scholars present their current research during the semester. All students, staff, faculty are welcome to attend. Questions or concerns, please contact Christi Wilcox at ckw44@cornell.edu

Spring 2021 Schedule

For the 2020-21 academic year presentations will be held virtually from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. (*unless otherwise indicated below) Registration is required for each weekly session. (Recordings of past TLE sessions can be found on Cornell VOD.


May 11th: The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) through the FBI Honors Internship Program and the Collegiate Hiring Initiative. please JOIN OUR TALK!


Our talk will focus on how interested Cornell students can receive an insider’s perspective on FBI operations while gaining unparalleled experience with the FBIs Honors Internship and Collegiate Hiring Initiative, where graduating seniors can begin a career directly after graduation.

If you are majoring in STEM, the Social Sciences, or the Humanities and are interested in learning more about the FBIs 10-week paid internship for undergraduate students, or are interested in full-time employment opportunities for graduating seniors and graduate students, please JOIN OUR TALK!

OUR Presenters

Patricia Rosario joined the FBI in 2017 as an Honors Intern in the Boston Field Office. In 2018, Patricia was offered a full-time job as an Operational Support Technician and in 2019 she was promoted into the Applicant Unit at FBI-Albany. Patricia now serves as FBI-Albany’s Applicant Coordinator/ Recruiter.

Roxanne Grieggs works as the FBI-Albany’s Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator and as an Operational Support Technician (OST) where she supports a squad of Agents, Analysts, and other Professional Staff working cybercrimes. While still at University, she was involved in the Honors Internship Program assisting the white-collar crimes squad and learning about the different paths one can take within the Bureau.

Robert Polanco is a Special Agent who has been with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for approximately 14 years. Special Agent Polanco has investigated counterintelligence, civil rights, and public corruption-related matters and now serves as the team lead of FBI-Albany’s crisis negotiator team, employee assistance program peer, private sector, and Infragard coordinator, and counterintelligence task force coordinator.