Sanjna Das ’21
Major: Biological Sciences
Concentration: Molecular and Cell Biology
The issue of public concern I’m passionate about is … educational opportunities for those who are incarcerated.
Engagement experience: I have been working with Prisoner Express for almost two years — first through the journal program and now in helping develop newsletters around topics that I am passionate about.
As an Engaged Ambassador, I … have co-facilitated the capstone dialogue series [part of the Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership] for the fall 2020 and winter 2021 cohorts.
I got involved because … I strongly believe in working with community organizations to create change and wanted to develop a better understanding of what it means to be a community-engaged leader.
My friends would say I’m … adventurous and creative.
Best Cornell memory (so far!): Ithaca sunsets and exploring trails in the area.
Fun fact: My quarantine hobby was painting seashells.
Future plans: I plan to pursue a career at the intersection of patient care and research.
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