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Kimberly Kopko



Leading Through Extension: Supporting Families
In the early days of Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, Extension educators traveled around the state in demonstration trains to engage directly with families, especially farm wives, in their homes. Today, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Associate Director Kimberly Kopko is reimagining ways to meet families where they are with more portable parenting models that bring learning opportunities to spaces where families already get together, including schools, community and health centers, and, when necessary, online.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
reiners speaking at field day


Vegetable expert shares gardening advice
It was March 2020. The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic were becoming apparent. It looked like the world was going to be in for an uncertain and possibly painful spring and summer – if not longer. “It really had me doing some soul-searching,”...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
A group uses shovels in a marsh area


Cornell Humphrey Fellows help conserve Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Migratory birds are a welcome sight at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 10,000-acre refuge and breeding ground for birds and native wildlife. But there’s an unwelcome visitor establishing itself in the refuge in the heart of the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Karina Popovich holding up 3D printed wrenches that say Creating a Female Culture in STEM


Making space: creating a female culture in STEM
Karina Popovich ’23 is working with her peers to redefine preexisting notions about who belongs in STEM fields and transform the faces of tech and science to include more women.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics