Department Service

This page describes my departmental and institutional service as a graduate student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell.


EEB Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend

With the help of other students, our director of graduate studies, and graduate field assistant, I have organized and run Cornell EEB's graduate student recruitment weekend since the first year of my PhD. This event showcases our department and Cornell to prospective students and allows many of them to meet with faculty and students in the department for the first time. Even though we hold our recruitment weekend in the dead of Ithaca winter, we consistently get positive feedback from prospective students who say that the welcoming atmosphere of the weekend moves Cornell up to their #1 choice of schools.


EEB/NBB Diversity Recruitment Weekend

Along with other graduate students I have been organizing the first ever Cornell EEB and NBB graduate student diversity recruitment weekend. In April 2017, we will welcome pre-prospective students from self-identified under-represented groups to campus to learn more about our departments and the graduate school admissions process in general. We secured funding from the Cornell graduate school to put on this event, which will be the first of its kind at Cornell. I have helped lead advertising efforts as a Cornell Graduate School Ambassador and will also be heading up our weekend planning group based upon my experience running EEB recruitment weekend.


EEB Quantitative Ecology Search Committee

I am currently serving on the Cornell EEB department's Quantitative Ecology Search Committee. As part of this, I review applications, attend Skype and in person interviews like the rest of the faculty committee members. As the invited graduate student representative on this committee, I will also be organizing graduate student meetings with and feedback about finalist candidates.