Yue Ji ’23
Major: Feminism, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Minors: Data Science, Education, Media Studies
The issue of public concern I’m passionate about is … education equity for marginalized groups including girls and women, LGBTQ+ students and rural school students.
Engagement experience: During my freshman year, I volunteered with Code 4 Kids to teach coding classes at Belle Sherman Elementary School. I served as student ambassador for Teach for China and designed online lessons for rural school students in China. I also interned at the Rural Schools Association and researched rural K-12 school and college partnerships. I’m working on a team to develop a learning system for adult ESL learners at Open Doors English. Finally, I’m volunteering for Huochai Edu to empower rural school teachers with media and technology.
As an Engaged Ambassador, I … hope to share my passion for community engagement and information on resources and opportunities for community-engaged learning and leadership.
I got involved because … I love talking with people (even on Zoom). I’m learning and growing so much with my peers, mentors and everyone who has supported and inspired me, so I wish to get to know more people and learn and grow together.
My friends would say I’m … a passionate introvert.
Best Cornell memory (so far!): Learning circus with our ensemble members at eTRASH theatre lab!
Fun fact: My first name “Yue (玥)” means “mysterious gem” in Chinese and my last name “Ji (吉)” means “lucky.”
Future plans: I hope to go to graduate school for education and contribute to education equity and diversity.
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