We are a community of students who possess a passion for uniting critical scholarship and practice at the intersections of agricultural, environmental, life, and social sciences

As students in Global Development, we seek to advance a more equitable, sustainable, and food-secure world for all. Global Development Student Advisory Board members serve as a voice for students in the department, relaying student wishes and desires regarding curriculum, advisement, and other department initiatives. 

Board members include students who are:

  • majoring in Global Development, International Agriculture and Rural Development, or Development Sociology, 
  • interested in a variety of related career fields in the development sector, and
  • eager to work as an interdisciplinary team.

Our initiatives

TAD-POLE Seminar Series

Every semester, we host a series of events open to the entire Global Development community in our TAD-POLE series: Theoretical & Applied Development: Presentations On Learning & Experiences.

Podcast: Dialogues in Development

We produce and manage a the Dialogues in Development podcast where we dive into student research experiences, lessons learned, and some of the greatest development challenges.

Board Officers

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Aerin Mann headshot

Vice President

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Student Engagement Co-chair

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Student Engagement Co-chair

Headshot of Sushmi Majumder

Alumni Chair

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Communication Co-chair

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Communication Co-chair

Faculty Advisors

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Sarah Giroux

Associate Professor of the Practice

Department of Global Development

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Strategic Programs

Office of Academic Programs

Sarah Giroux
Decompositional Methods
Demography of Inequality and Poverty
Empirics Of Development and Inequality
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Lynn Morris

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Department of Global Development

Lynn Morris

Want to get involved?

Email one of our board members: Chair of Student Engagement, ewn29 [at] cornell.edu (Eli Newell), or Vice President, ajm455 [at] cornell.edu (Aerin Mann)