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Student Spirituality Stories

The Office of Spirituality and Meaning-Making and Cornell United Religious Work support all Cornell students as they grow in their spiritual life. Thousands of Cornellians participate in our various programs, events, and initiatives. Please check out the "Student Spirituality Stories" below to get a better sense of how these students integrate their spiritual life into their Cornell experience.

Meet Avi Kupperman
Hometown: Demarest, NJ 
College: Engineering
Major: Operations Research & Information Engineering
Year of Graduation: 2021 
Religious/Spiritual identity: Jewish
Click here to learn more about Avi's story 

Meet Seth Strimas-Mackey
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
College: Computing & Information Science
Major: Statistics
Year of Graduation: 2022 
Religious/Spiritual identity: Buddhist
Click here to learn more about Seth's story 

Meet Smita Bhoopatiraju
Hometown: Plymouth, Minnesota 
College: Arts & Sciences
Major: Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2021 
Religious/Spiritual identity: Hindu
Click here to learn more about Smita's story 

Meet Kimaya Raje
Hometown: Carmel, IN 
College: Arts & Sciences
Major: Biological Sciences  
Year of Graduation: 2020 
Religious/Spiritual identity: Hindu
Click here to learn more about Kimaya's story 

Meet Glenn Asuo-Asante
Hometown: Accra, Ghana 
College: ILR School
Major: Industrial and Labor Relations  
Year of Graduation: 2021 
Religious/Spiritual identity: Christian
Click here to learn more about Glenn's story 

Meet Kimberly St Fleur
Hometown: Long Island, NY
College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Global and Public Health Sciences 
Year of Graduation: 2021 
Religious/Spiritual identity: Christian
Click here to learn more about Kimberly's story 

Meet Sukhmani Kaur
Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa 
College: Arts and Sciences
Major: Double: Government and History 
Year of Graduation: 2021 
Religious/Spiritual identity: Sikh
Click here to learn more about Sukhmani's story  

Meet Andrea Maghacot
Hometown: Allentown, PA
College: Arts and Sciences
Major: English / Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Year of Graduation: 2022 
Religious/Spiritual identity: Roman Catholic
Click here to learn more about Andrea's story