My name is Revati Athavale. I'm from Mechanicsburg, PA, and I'm a sophomore studying Computer Science in the College of Engineering with a minor in Business. On campus, I'm part of Women in Computing at Cornell (WICC) as a member of its Photo and Film Committee, and I am a member of The Steminist Movement at Cornell. As a Meinig Scholar, I've been able to meet and learn from campus leaders, and I've also had the opportunity to give back to the Cornell community.
Kendra Candido is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a double major in Philosophy and Government with a minor in Law and Society. In her free time, Kendra loves taking part in the Cornell International Affairs Society and the Residential Student Congress. Otherwise, you can find her hiking and spending time with her friends. She looks forward to strengthening the Meinig community and working with such amazing individuals!
Dylan is a senior from Oneida, NY studying Human Biology, Health, and Society with minors in Health Policy and Business. On campus, he is additionally involved in Dr. Levitsky’s nutritional research lab, Cornell MEDLIFE, the Human Ecology Ambassadors, the Sri Lankan Student Association, the professional film fraternity Delta Kappa Alpha, and College Initiative Upstate Tutoring. He also enjoys being a member of club soccer and Greek life. As a Meinig scholar, he has been grateful for all the opportunities presented to him as well as engaging with other leaders across campus. This will be his first year serving on the Executive Board.
Amaris Janel Richardson-Minor
I’m Amaris Janel Richardson-Minor and I’m a senior from the borderland of El Paso, TX. At Cornell, I study Performing & Media Arts with a minor in Creative Writing. I have been a contributing writer and editor for Slope Media, an on-campus magazine, since January 2018. In the past, I have worked as a copywriter for The Cornellian Yearbook and a communications assistant for the College of Arts & Sciences. I recently studied abroad in Auckland, New Zealand at the University of Auckland where I served as a social media ambassador and a student representative for the university’s undergraduate poetry course. Within my department, I work as the Public Relations Chair for Cornell’s Ambassadors for Media & Performance (CAMP). Through the Meinig Scholars program, I have had the wonderful opportunity to be mentored by Director of Admissions Shawn Felton for two years and participate in a slew of other great activities. I’m excited to be a board member this year because Meinig has never failed to open doors for me and other students. It reminds me that I belong here at Cornell.
Mike is a junior from Huntington, NY studying Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) with minors in International Relations, Law & Society, and Business. On campus, he is involved with the ILR Sports Business Society, Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity, and The Cornell Daily Sun. Additionally, Mike serves as an ILR Peer Mentor, executive producer at WVBR 93.5 FM, and Athletic Supervisor for Cornell Recreational Services. In 2019, he was a member of Meinig Executive Mentor Denice Cassaro's championship-winning bowling team. Mike is constantly looking for new ways to invigorate the Meinig program through his work on the Executive Board.
My name is Walter Szczech and I am from Long Island, NY. Currently, I am a Junior majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations and minoring in Law & Society and Information Science. On campus along with being on the Meinig Scholars Executive Board, I am a member of the Executive Board for both Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity and the Cornell Intellectual Property and Ethics Club. I am also on the Finance Committee for the Young Researchers Program. For fun, I participate in Cornell’s Boxing Club. Being a Meinig Scholar has given me the opportunity to meet many other leaders around campus which has helped me develop essential networking and leadership skills.