Amrit Hingorani ’20
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Majors: Biological Sciences, Nutritional Sciences
Minors: Business for Life Sciences, Global Health, Infectious Diseases, South Asian Studies
I work with my community(ies) to address … food insecurity.
My friends would say I’m … adventurous and outgoing. I love talking to people and hearing their stories, and I am not afraid to start a dialogue with new people that I just met.
Fun fact: I am climbing Mount Everest this summer!
The best part about the community-engaged leadership program is … getting to meet other budding engaged student leaders and hearing about their stories, aspirations and paths.
For my Stage 2 committed project, I … taught biology to high school students in Santa Marta, Colombia. My community partners were the University of Magdalena and Liceo Samario. I was there for two weeks teaching anatomy to groups of 9th and 11th graders. It was amazing to see how excited they got about learning and the possibility of them being able to pursue higher education after high school.
My community partner(s) taught me … that sometimes the biggest impact your work has may not be its intended effect. While the students learned a lot of anatomy from the class my group taught, I think the most important thing they took away from the experience was an increased excitement for learning and science in general.
I’ve also learned that engaged leaders … need community partnership more than anything in order to get things done.
I plan to continue my journey as an engaged leader by … working with community partners through APO and Golden Key, among other organizations on campus, to have a positive impact on the Ithaca community that gives Cornell students so much. After I graduate, I hope that my profession will also allow me to serve as an engaged leader in my community in some shape or form.
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