Emma Runge ’20
Minors: Inequality Studies
I am passionate about … policy surrounding climate, criminal justice reform, poverty and wealth inequality, and how race and gender intersect these.
Engagement Experience: For my committed engagement project in the Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership, I worked with a community-based NGO in rural Kenya leading menstrual health workshops alongside community members and helping improve and develop the organization’s reusable sanitary pad project.
As an Engaged Ambassador, … I am a member of the resource allocation team, so I help read and score funding applications and work with funding recipients on their reflections and community experiences.
I got involved because … I learned so much from participating in and reflecting through the Community-Engaged Student Travel Grant and wanted to continue to develop my learning and relationships in this community.
My friends would say I’m … adventurous and a good listener.
Best Cornell Memory (so far!): Leading a backpacking and rock-climbing Outdoor Odyssey trip and developing amazing friendships with my co-guides and trippers.
Fun Fact: I used to be a competitive Irish dancer!
Future Plans: I hope to work in the nonprofit or government sectors and get a master’s degree in public policy.
In the News
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
A&S students named Engaged Ambassadors
– College of Arts & Sciences website
A cohort of students who have completed the Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership and lead a variety of special projects for the Office of Engagement Initiatives
Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership
Build on your interests and apply your experiences (from courses to extracurricular activities) to this program to develop the skills you need to be a community-engaged leader.