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Meet CALS Ambassadors

CALS Ambassadors are dedicated student leaders who represent our diverse undergraduate student community. The group spotlighted here, along with their 60+ fellow Ambassadors, come from variety of backgrounds and study across CALS academic disciplines. Their goal is to share genuine perspective on their Cornell CALS student experiences.

a student stands in front of blooming flowers

CALS is amazing because we are a large College with many different majors, but I still am able to find close connections within my major and classes.

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I am a great fit for CALS due to my interest in many subjects including archaeology and economics, my thirst for knowledge, my love for the natural world, and on top of all that, my environmental awareness aligns with the eco-friendly mission of Cornell's energy plan.

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The partnerships made between MASS (Minority Animal Science Students) and the Cornell Vet School has given me meaningful insights into how to prepare for vet school and what that experience would look like.

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CALS is a great fit for me because it offers me a smaller program for environmental engineering that will help me to make stronger relationships with my professors and other students.

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The purpose-driven mission is the point that attracts me the most. As a bio student, I really like how CALS focuses on the real-world application of the research results. And the interdisciplinary subjects are the fields I really hope to pursue.

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I am a great fit for CALS because I am passionate about the connection between food systems, sustainability, and nutritional health. In any other school, I would not be able to combine my wide range of interests into a single major and minor.

a student in a coat with the hood up stands in front of a snow-covered Ithaca

The Animal Science Department is full of opportunities, but one that I’ve been enjoying is the opportunity to be a Teaching Assistant (TA). As a TA, you get the chance to guide your peers through the classes you’ve excelled in.

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I've found my closest friends at Cornell by simply wearing a smile around my dorm (shoutout Donlon)! I love talking to new people, so I quickly found a group of really interesting individuals to hang out with, rely on, and be inspired by.

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I've had internships with several food start-ups and gained real-world experience in how businesses in the food and beverage industry operate.

a student in a jean jacket stands in front of a view of trees

I found some of my closest friends at Cornell through POST. POST is a week-long pre-orientation service trip that I did before my freshman year.

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I am a great fit for CALS because of my passion for the life sciences and my dedication to hands-on learning. I am motivated and very invested in the work I do.

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I have spent some time engaging with the Latino/a Studies Program and have enjoyed making connections with the faculty and students who are interested in developing resources for Latinx students at Cornell!

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The community that I have found through the Biology Scholars Program has impacted my Cornell experience immensely. It is so heart-warming to see familiar faces everywhere on campus.

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I am involved in the Cornell University Sustainable Design project team. The project I've been working on has the goal of making Ithaca a carbon-neutral city by 2030.

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Having a research position in a fish laboratory that is working on an AI fish system has been extremely beneficial. Being able to take classes that incorporate hands-on learning has increased my confidence with handling animals of all shapes and sizes.