Winnie Ho ’19
Majors: Biological Sciences (Neurobiology concentration), Sociology
Minors: Global Health, Inequality Studies
I’m passionate about … healthcare, education and community development. I have a specific interest in how communities come together to advocate for and change health and medical systems.
Engagement experience: I’ve participated in the High Road Fellowship and the Global Service Learning Program in India, and I recently completed the Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership. I also serve in Alpha Phi Omega Gamma chapter, MEDLIFE Cornell, Science Olympiad at Cornell and Mortar Board Der Hexenkreis Senior Honor Society to increase and improve our community-engagement projects across various different topics.
As an Engaged Ambassador, … I am part of the outreach and recruitment team, and I help students who are looking to engage find resources that support their and their community’s vision for positive, beneficial change. Community-engaged learning has so much to offer for those who are looking to formulate plans to those who have been making their ideas a reality for some time, and I am looking forward to creating partnerships that will support engagement.
I got involved because … I love the energy that the community-engaged leadership program and OEI staff all have and found it to be a unique environment that not only cared deeply about student leadership but also sought to empower an entire campus to think critically about engagement.
My friends would say I’m … the cool mom friend! Need a hug, a really bad (wholesome) pun, long tales about my younger days in CHEM 2070 or someone to get really excited with about nothing in particular? I’m your girl!
Best Cornell Memory (so far!): I participated in one of the Arts Quad Campouts and got to wake up in the middle of the Arts Quad to the sound of the chimes going off at seven in the morning! Would highly recommend – plus all of the proceeds go to great causes!
Fun fact: I participated in a successful Guinness World Record attempt during the summer of 2017 in Mysore, India, as one of over 55,500 people to attend the world’s largest yoga class. (This has since been surpassed by a 100,984-person class in Kota. As they say, fame is fleeting.)
Future plans: I am hoping to one day attend medical school and use my experiences and skills to fight for and work alongside underserved communities.
In the News
APRIL 25, 2019
Winnie Ho wins Campus-Community Leadership Award
– Cornell Chronicle
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
A&S students named Engaged Ambassadors
– College of Arts & Sciences website
Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership
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