Arthur O. Eve EOP/HEOP Student Ambassadors

If you are a prospective student and have questions about the program or what it is like to be a student at Cornell, please read our bios below and contact us at: h_eop_ambassador@cornell.edu

Suzette (Suzy) Abreu is a junior at the Charles H. Dyson school where she is majoring in Applied Economics and Management, with concentrations in Accounting and Marketing. Over the summer, she worked for JP Morgan & Chase as a data management intern. She now currently works for the Cornell Center for Technology Licensing. Suzy hopes to aid and support anyone that needs assistance and support through her ambassador position. 

Sanjida Akhter is a sophomore at the School of Hotel Administration, majoring in Hotel Administration. Over the summer, she interned for Homewise, a real estate technology company, and was a course assistant for a Math Course at Brooklyn College. She is currently an HEOP/EOP Ambassador. She is also the Finance Director for the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, Vice President of Events for the Women's Finance Organization, and a Hotel School Ambassador. She hopes to gain valuable experiences and genuine bonds, working alongside other individuals of different backgrounds from all over the world.

Sanjida Alam is a junior in the ILR school where she is majoring in Industrial Labor and Relations and minoring in Business. Her professional interests include finance, human resources, and marketing. During Fall 2018, Sanjida is working in NYC as part of the Cornell ILR Credit Internship Program. At Cornell, she is VP of Internal Affairs for E-hub's Life Changing Labs organization and a member in the Forte Foundation. She is also the project coordinator in the ILR Office of Career Services. She is passionate about helping others and giving back to her community.

Denis Bardales is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences where he is majoring in Mathematics with a focus on Algebra, pursuing a background in Actuarial Science. He is currently a member of the Cornell Actuarial Society, where he gains necessary skills to become an Actuary. Over the summer, he worked as a math tutor for students in K-12 and a bartender.  Denis is actively participating with the Alice Cook Language house, refining his skills in Japanese and Spanish. In the past, Denis has served as a peer counselor for a wide range of issues, helping others selflessly. With a background in Math Education and a determination to help others, he hopes to help many schools improve their curriculums in Mathematics to better serve the needs of students while exploring the frontiers of Mathematical theory.

Lorena Flores is a sophomore in the ILR school. She attended the Prefreshman summer program in 2017 and interned in Buffalo as a High Roader this summer exploring the non-profit sector. She is in the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board (CURB), is a mentor to the organization Mentors for Kids, and is part of the Cornell Filipino Club. She is also an EOP/HEOP ambassador and part of OADI Research Scholars Program (ORSP) to further expose herself to research opportunities. With her passion for research and community service she hopes to help and give back to the community.

Princess Gordon is a senior majoring in Animal Science and minoring in Communication at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She is currently part of the African Development Committee, Cross Cultural Adoptee Mentorship Program (CCAMP), is the publicity coordinator of the African Development Committee, and serves as secretary for the Minority Animal Science Students (MASS). With her varied values and interests, Princess aims to help others and create a lasting impact in her community.

Diala Haddad is a junior majoring in Biology and Society in the college of Arts and Sciences. She has worked with the Prefreshman Summer Program as a Program Assistant and is also in the Biology Scholars Program. She hopes to pursue a masters in Health Administration so as to be at the intersection of health and business. 

Moktasid Idrissou is a junior in the College of Engineering. In his downtime, he enjoys cracking jokes with friends, listening to Frank Ocean and Jhene Aiko, and watching television shows such as Orange is the New Black. He also currently takes beginning swimming and likes using aromatherapy products.


Raymond Liao is a sophomore from Brooklyn, NY at the College of Engineering where he intends to major in Operations Research and minor in Business. He is a Ryan Scholar, the President of Acacia Fraternity, and an Engineering Ambassador. This summer, he was a part of the Engineering Summer Math Institute, where he was able to take Linear Algebra and perform research with a faculty mentor. Raymond is passionate about community service and lending a hand to those in need. In his free time, he enjoys laying horizontally on an elevated surface with an essential oil diffuser on. Because, frankly, engineers rarely get free time.

Yi (Lucy) Lin is a junior at Cornell who is interested in human capital consulting, law and business. She plans on exploring human capital consulting and going to law school in the future. Lucy loves bringing people from all walks of life together through large cultural and entertainment events and she is an advocate for students of color at Cornell. On campus, she on the executive boards for the Cornell Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union (CAPSU), the Minority ILR Student Organization (MILRSO), Welcome Weekend Committee, and is a part of the Student Assembly committees. Professionally, Lucy has interned for Pfizer as a Commericial Operations intern and for the NYC Department of Social Services doing Employment Law. In her free time, she can be found listening to R&B music, Netflixing or contemplating whether or not to go to the gym. She is very excited to help future students with their transition to Cornell and help current students find their place at Cornell.

Luz Martes is a junior in the college of Arts and Sciences where she is double majoring in Economics and Sociology, and minoring in Inequality Studies. She currently works in the Office of Academic Diversity Indicatives (OADI) and may have spoken to her if you've called the office with any questions! Luz is also is part of the First Generation Student Union (FGSU), Pre-Professional Programs (P3) and the McNair Scholars Program, a TRIO program focused on helping underrepresented students pursue their PhDs. Luz is interested in obtaining her PhD in order to conduct further research on the intersection of economic policy and poverty in respect to improving diversity hiring practices.

Isabelle Riquelme is a sophomore at the school of Arts & Science where she majors in psychology, possibly minoring in Spanish in the pre-med track. During high school, she participated in her school's ambassador program and wishes to continue being an ambassador as she loves to advocates good programs, such as the HEOP/EOP program. After a high school Anatomy class she discovered her passion for the human body. The summer between 11th and 12th grade she attended the Weill Cornell Youth Scholars Program and discovered her passion and interest in the sciences. She wishes to work in the medical field to help people in third-world countries receive the treatment they deserve.

Grace Traore is a junior in the ILR school majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations, following the pre-law track. She is interested in pursuing minors in psychology and law and society. This past summer Grace was a Summer Paralegal for Proskauer Rose LLP. Besides being an EOP/HEOP Ambassador, Grace is in the Cornell University Chorus and the African Dance Repertoire dance group to continue developing her passion for the arts. She is also a Cornell Tradition fellow. This Fall semester, she will be mentoring low-income high-achieving high school students through the college application process as an Advising Fellow for Matriculate. After finishing law school, Grace hopes to obtain a degree in Environmental Engineering to teach the future generations of her native country, Burkina Faso, how to mine in a sustainable way.

Jian Hui (Barry) Wu is a junior at the ILR school where he is majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations, with a focus on human resources and organizational behavior, and pursuing an education minor. For Fall 2018, Barry is in NYC working with the Cornell ILR Credit Internship Program. He is also an ILR and HEOP/EOP ambassador, and participates in the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) to further expose himself and learn more about the issues within the field of higher education. With his passion for helping others, Barry hopes to improve the lives of those who lack resources by giving them the support they need to thrive.

Recent Graduated Ambassadors:

Maria Chak is a 2018 graduate of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, majoring in ILR with minors in business and inequalities studies. Her academic endeavors and work experiences have been concentrated in social impact, both in the nonprofit and corporate sector. On campus, she co-founded Amnesty International, represented on Student Assembly for two consecutive years, served as president of the Minority Industrial and Labor Relations Organization, and led philanthropic events for her sorority. In the fall semester of 2017, she studied abroad at University College Dublin in the Quinn School of Business. She has been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for her proposal to create video blogs and content that will document her study abroad experiences to empower people like her, first generation college student and woman of color, to study abroad. Maria aspires to be to be a connector, disrupter, and influencer in the realm of social entrepreneurship, technology, and social media. She hopes to leave a legacy where she has alleviated and provided individuals with opportunities.

Alizé Hill is a 2018 graduate from the College of Human Ecology with a degree in Human Development.  While an undergraduate at Cornell, Alizé was heavily involved with three different research labs, served as a volunteer coordinator for the Cornell Child Care Center as well as the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, was an EOP/ student, and enjoyed babysitting for several families within the Ithaca area. Alizé completed an honor’s thesis dealing with police brutality, the perception of ambiguous emotional faces based on race, and the accompanying physiological responses. Alizé is working to create a new career path within the educational system as a Child Behavioral Analyst. She envisions herself working in the home and school environments with children labeled with behavioral problems from low socioeconomic statuses. The goal of this career path is to mitigate the devastating effects of the school-to-prison pipeline.