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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 sophomore 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 participated in Morgan Stanley’s Freshman Enhancement Program and then interned with Ten-X. 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 freshman at the School of Hotel Administration, majoring in Hotel Administration. Over the summer, she participated in the Prefreshmen Summer Program (PSP). She is currently an HEOP/EOP Ambassador. She is also a part of the Marketing Department as the Social Media Manager for Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC), a student-run hotel-conference weekend. 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 sophomore 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. Over the summer, Sanjida helped contract recruiting efforts for Facebook through Russell Tobin, a staffing and recruiting agency. 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.

Maria Chak is a senior studying in 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. Her previous summer internships have been in nonprofits, law firm, and financial services. This summer, she had the opportunity to intern at J.P. Morgan as their Corporate Responsibility Summer Analyst. In the fall semester of 2017, she will be studying 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.

Lorena Flores is a freshman at CALS where she is majoring in Developmental Sociology. Over the summer, she attended the Prefreshman summer program and is now involved with many research groups. 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 a H/EOP 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 junior majoring in Animal Science and minoring in Communication at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This past summer, she worked with women and students in Ghana to promote cross-cultural learning, African development, and women’s empowerment. She is currently part of the African Development Committee, Cross Cultural Adoptee Mentorship Program (CCAMP), participates in Cornell Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE), and acts as Treasurer of Cornell’s The Triple Helix science research journal. With her varied values and interests, Princess aims to help others and create a lasting impact in her community.

Diala Haddad is a sophomore majoring in Biology and Society in the college of Arts and Sciences on the pre-med track. Over the summer, she worked as a Program Assistant for the Prefreshman Summer Program and is now on the board for diversity recruitment in Admissions for the college of Arts and Sciences and she is also a member of the Biology Scholars Program. Diala hopes to pursue a career in the medical field and help communities that need access to medical resources most. 

Alizé Hill is currently a senior studying Human Development at Cornell University. At Cornell, Alizé is heavily involved with three different research labs, acts as volunteer coordinator for the Cornell Child Care Center as well as the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, is an EOP/ student, and enjoys babysitting for several families within the Ithaca area. Alizé is currently working on her honor’s thesis which deals 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. 

Moktasid Idrissou is a sophomore in the ILR School majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations. Over the summer, he worked with the Prefreshman Summer Program as a program assistant for the ILR School. 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 freshman from Brooklyn, NY at the College of Engineering where he intends to major in Operations Research and possibly double minor in Computer Science and Business. He is a Ryan Scholar and plans to either participate in undergraduate research this summer or contribute to a project team in order to cultivate knowledge from various perspectives. 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. Because, frankly, engineers rarely get free time.

Yi (Lucy) Lin is a sophomore in the ILR school majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations with a minor in Law and Society. She is interested in Human Resources and plans on going to law school after graduating. Last summer she interned with the City of New York doing Employment Law. On campus, Lucy is involved with CAPSU (Cornell Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union) and the Student Assembly. 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 also very excited to help future students with their transition to Cornell.

Luz Martes is a sophomore in the college of Arts and Sciences where she is majoring in Economics, with a focus in Behavioral Economics, and minoring in Latino Studies, Inequality Studies, and Information Science. She currently works in the Office of Academic Diversity Indicatives (OADI) as a Mobilizer for First in Class, where she creates and facilitates events geared towards First Generation college students.  Luz is also the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for Cornell U. Increasing Multicultural Admissions & Gains in Enrollment (CU IMAGE) and is part of the Pre-Professional Programs (P3). Luz is interested in attending graduate school to obtain her PhD and conduct further research on the intersection of economic policy and poverty.

Isabelle Riquelme is a freshman 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 sophomore 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, she was the Legal Recruiting and Development intern for the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Besides being an EOP/HEOP Ambassador, Grace is in the Key Elements a Capella Group, 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 and an ILR Peer Mentor. This semester she is working as a server for Cornell Catering and taking advantage of the opportunity to interact with Cornell alums and trustees as well as the Ithacan community at large. 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 sophomore 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. Over the summer, he worked in the Prefreshmen Summer Program (PSP) and is now currently working in the ILR Office of Admissions as the Multicultural Outreach Assistant. 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.