Sokhnadiarra Ndiaye ’24
Major: Africana Studies
Minors: Business & Real Estates
The issue of public concern I’m passionate about is … the untapped potential of people all around the world and international resource disparities.
Engagement experience: I’ve long been passionate about educational equity and racial justice. This passion has led me to join and lead organizations like Teens Take Charge, access engagement communities like Citizen University, and has provided me with the knowledge and experience to speak to students in high schools and universities across the country.
I got involved because … I believe we all have an equal stake in this world, regardless of background. As Cornell students, we are surrounded by endless opportunities to befriend others who don’t share the same backgrounds as us and to engage with people outside of our immediate periphery. I’ve grown immensely from these experiences, and I want to help others gain these as well.
As an Engaged Ambassador, I … initiate and facilitate conversations that people may typically find too uncomfortable to have. I also listen to people’s stories in order to be able to direct them to resources and opportunities to engage with the outside world.
My friends would say I’m … authentic and conversational
Best Cornell memory (so far!): Inviting women across campus to our Townhouse to paint and talk
Future plans: I want to build a sustainable, multinational business that provides opportunities to any and all while improving the lives and self-confidence of people around the world.
A cohort of students who have completed the Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership and lead a variety of special projects for the Einhorn Center