Lesly Zhicay ’23
Major: Industrial and Labor Relations
As an Engaged Ambassador I … hope to support students in developing critical projects through the practice of self-reflection. I strongly believe that self-reflection allows students to build projects that are equally fulfilling for themselves and others.
I got involved because … community is important to me. Engaged Cornell allows me to expand my community beyond the halls of Cornell.
My friends would say I’m … critical, resilient and a visionary.
Best Cornell memory (so far): Meeting Anthony Jackson, the author of the book The Privileged Poor. I grew up getting lost between books, but I never had the opportunity to meet an author especially of a book that brought me so much solace.
Fun Fact: I like to do cross-stitch embroidery
Future plans: I most look forward to traveling the world and learning about different economies and cultures.
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