Student Representatives to the Advisory Board
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Hi there! My name is Joanne, and I am a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry in the Biological Sciences and minoring in Data Science. I’m from Eugene, Oregon, which is also informally known to the running community as TrackTown USA! Oregon has some of the most stunning natural beauty, and living in an area surrounded by mountains, rivers, and trees has shaped me into the nature-loving gal I am today. I love hiking, biking, skiing, road running, and trail running! When I’m not in class, you can most likely find me on a run with the Cornell Running Club, crocheting, reading, or FaceTiming my family and two cats. My love for running and the outdoors led me to become a COE Trail Running instructor, and after getting to know the amazing COE community, I decided to become a student representative to the COE Advisory Board! As a student rep I hope to be an accessible resource for students of all COE programs to communicate with and confide in, make COE programs affordable and available to students of all backgrounds, create new and/or improved COE programs based on student feedback, help fundraise, and most importantly, spread the incredibly positive experiences that COE has to offer through its outdoor education to the greater Cornell community. In my short time at Cornell, COE has already left such a lasting and wonderful impact on my physical, mental, and overall well-being, and I hope to share that magic with as many others as I can as student rep!
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Hello! I’m Arryn, a sophomore studying biochemistry in Cornell’s college of Arts and Sciences. I was born and raised in Seattle, where I am spoiled by easy access to mountains, lakes, ocean, and forest. Since infancy, I’ve been hiking, backpacking, camping, Nordic skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, trail running and more! I spent an epic gap year before Cornell hut hiking, mountain climbing, surfing, WWOOFing, and beach running in Costa Rica and New Zealand. At Cornell, I took up rock climbing and am currently a COE instructor and aspiring route setter! Throughout my life, I have found and fostered my closest friendships in the outdoors, and I hope to promote that opportunity for other Cornellians as a Student Representative to the COE Advisory Board. Specifically, my time at COE has been focused on the Adventure Gap climbing class, where we aim to create an inclusive space for BIPOC individuals to experience outdoor activities. As Student Representative, I hope to continue the work of making Cornell’s outdoor community a safe, welcoming and exciting place for all people. I am here as a sounding board, a learner, and a listener to any and all perspectives on making COE more magical.