HUMANS OF IDP

Learn more about some of the amazing co-facilitator pairs who lead a section of our course EDUC 2610 (Intergroup Dialogue) each semester, get to know some of our staff and graduate facilitators, or read a little bit about the lives of our facilitator alumni post-graduation and how they’re applying what they learned in IDP beyond Cornell.

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Alumni
August 19, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Dylan Van Duyne ’18

Dylan: “IDP inspired me to pursue a career in urban education. One specific example is that I founded a course called PRISM that focuses on social justice and the LGBTQ…
Alumni
July 28, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Stephen Masterson ’16

Stephen: “My experience in the Intergroup Dialogue project is the basis for my philosophy of teaching. I encourage my students to be both teachers and learners, and create structures in…
Co-facilitator Pairs
May 22, 2020

Humans of IDP #48: Bo Miebach ‘21 and Cole Johnston ‘20

Bo: The skills that you learn in IDP are so essential to effective and intersectional activism. IDP has given me a much better understanding of my own social and core…
Co-facilitator Pairs
May 22, 2020

Humans of IDP #47: Valerie Weisbeck ‘20 and Miles Greenblatt ‘22

Valerie: IDP has become a second home to me on campus where I am always warmly welcomed. It is a really important space to me because it is one of…
Co-facilitator Pairs
May 8, 2020

Humans of IDP #46: Gillian Catano ‘20 and Sarah Sperber ‘22

Gillian: I chose to continue my work with IDP because I felt that IDP pushed me to become the most authentic 'me' possible. I understand my past experiences and how…
Co-facilitator Pairs
May 8, 2020

Humans of IDP #45: David Moore ‘22 and Samantha Luevanos ‘21

David: I love IDP because it provides me with a space, almost like a home away from home, where I can be myself and interact with amazing people on a…
Co-facilitator Pairs
May 8, 2020

Humans of IDP #44: Christian Hall ’20 and Ruju Dani ‘22

Christian: IDP has been a space on campus where I've been able to nurture my interpersonal skills within a dynamic, real world curriculum. In IDP we work as a unit…
Co-facilitator Pairs
April 20, 2020

Humans of IDP #43: Chuka Anyene ’20 and Jeannie Yamazaki ‘21

Chuka: IDP was a breath of fresh air in a life that I wasn’t content with living. Around the time I took the class, I was unsure of how I saw…
Co-facilitator Pairs
April 20, 2020

Humans of IDP #42: Ana Suppe ’23 and Kathryn Stamm ‘22

Ana: It has been a great way for me to ground myself in my experiences and take ownership for my identities as well as to progress and help others to…
Co-facilitator Pairs
April 20, 2020

Humans of IDP #41: Chelle Davies ’22 and Zara Schreiber ‘21

Chelle: Why not IDP? IDP was the first space where I felt like I would be brave and challenge ideas and voice my dissent without being labeled “difficult” or a…
Co-facilitator Pairs
April 20, 2020

Humans of IDP #40: Deja Canty ‘20 and Owen MacDonnell ‘20

Deja: IDP has been the necessary "break" from all of my science intense classes. I feel fulfilled doing this work surrounded by supportive people who have gone through this process…
Co-facilitator Pairs
March 4, 2020

Humans of IDP #39: Maya Cutforth ’20 and Danny Maher ’21

Maya: IDP has shown me the power of empathy. Before getting involved with IDP, I was quick to judge others and run away from those different from me. IDP has…
IDP Fellows
March 4, 2020

Humans of IDP #38: Stephen Kim and Janani Hariharan

Stephen: My dissertation explores how race, gender, and sexuality are concepts that co-constitute each other. In other words, our understandings of any one of these categories inform and are informed…
Co-facilitator Pairs
January 6, 2020

Humans of IDP #37: Deja Canty ‘20 and Brianna Ramos ‘22, SES

Deja: IDP has become a space where I truly feel like I can talk about any and everything with no judgement. It's made me more comfortable speaking to people and…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 10, 2019

Humans of IDP #36: David Moore ‘22 and Owen MacDonnell ‘20, SES

David: I love IDP because I feel valuable and heard in all the spaces it occupies. I also like the fact that IDP is constantly teaching me skills that can…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 4, 2019

Humans of IDP #35: Cole Johnston ‘20 and Samantha Luevanos ‘21, Gender

Sam: I love IDP because it creates a culture that values communication, especially across differences. IDP helps me to navigate and make sense of all the messy bits of society.…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 4, 2019

Humans of IDP #34: Ruju Dani ‘22 and Julia Timko ‘21, Race

Ruju: This program has intensified my college experience since day one. It continues to give me the language and confidence to meaningfully engage with social topics that I'd otherwise avoid…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 4, 2019

Humans of IDP #33: Jeannie Yamazaki ‘21 and Zara Schreiber ‘21, Race

Jeannie: I do IDP because I think it can make the world a better place. I think this because I *know* that IDP has made me a better person (and…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 4, 2019

Humans of IDP #32: Kathryn Stamm ‘22 and Marina Grais ‘21, SES

Kathryn: I like to think that I chose IDP, but I think there were larger forces at hand that lead me to joining the program. My year was the first…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 4, 2019

Humans of IDP #31: Khary Pryce ‘22 and Nick Sepulveda ‘20, Gender

Khary: I like to think that I chose IDP, but I think there were larger forces at hand that lead me to joining the program. My year was the first…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 4, 2019

Humans of IDP #30: Luiza Baroni ’21 and Owen MacDonnell ’20

Luiza: IDP has challenged me in a way no other class has at Cornell. It pushes me to analyze the way I view the world, interact with others, and conceptualize…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 4, 2019

Humans of IDP #29: Mia Mishaan ’19 and Deja J. Canty ’20, SES

Mia: IDP has become a place where I feel both safe and challenged. It has taught me to be more empathetic towards other people, and be more reflective about how…
Co-facilitator Pairs
May 7, 2019

Humans of IDP #28: Malia Kennedy ’19 and Ruju Dani ’22, SES

Our next pair for Humans of IDP are Malia Kennedy '19 and Ruju Dani '22. These two co-facilitate a dialogue about SES. Here's what they have to say about IDP…
Co-facilitator Pairs
May 7, 2019

Humans of IDP #27: Maya Samuel ’19 and Kellie Ochs ’19, Race

Our next pair for Humans of IDP are Maya Samuel '19 and Kellie Ochs '19. These two co-facilitate a dialogue about Race. Here's what they have to say about IDP and each other. Why…
Co-facilitator Pairs
May 7, 2019

Humans of IDP #26: Ikenna Onyekwere ’19 and Brynn Richter ’19, SES

Our next pair for Humans of IDP are Ikenna Onyekwere '19 and Brynn Richter '19. This dynamic duo co-facilitates a Socioeconomic Status dialogue! Why IDP? Ikenna: Having been with IDP for two years; I…
Co-facilitator Pairs
May 7, 2019

Humans of IDP #25: Brooke Greenstein ’19 and Norman Delgado-Camacho ’21, Gender

Our next pair for Humans of IDP are Brooke Greenstein '19 and Norman Delgado-Camacho '21. This pair co-facilitates a Gender dialogue! Here’s what they have to say about IDP: Why IDP?: Brooke: IDP has…
Co-facilitator Pairs
May 7, 2019

Humans of IDP #24:  Maya Cutforth ’20 and Cole Johnston ’20, Gender

It's time to highlight our facilitators of Spring 2019! Our first pair is Maya Cutforth '20 and Cole Johnston '20. Here’s what they have to say about IDP: Why IDP? Maya: IDP has challenged…
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March 7, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Katelyn Fletcher, Class of 2015

Child Development Research with Equity, Dignity, and Respect Katelyn Fletcher graduated from Cornell in 2015.  Katelyn was a student in EDUC 2610 and went on to facilitate an SES section.…
Co-facilitator Pairs
March 4, 2019

Humans of IDP #23: Thomas Chen ’19 and Cat Spivak ’19, Gender

Our final pair for the facilitators of Fall 2018 are Thomas Chen '19 and Cat Spivak '19. Tom and Cat facilitated a gender section. Here’s what they have to say about…
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February 18, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Caroline Quentin, Class of 2016

Teaching with Empathetic Listening and LARA During her undergraduate career, Caroline was both a participant and a facilitator with IDP!  Caroline graduated from Cornell in 2016 with a B.S in…
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February 6, 2019

Humans of IDP #22: Sofya Calvin ’19 and Owen McMacDonnell ’19, Race

Our tenth pair of the Fall 2018 Semester highlights Sofya Calvin '19 and Owen McMacDonnell '19. Sofya and Owen facilitated a race section. Here’s what they have to say about…
Co-facilitator Pairs
January 28, 2019

Humans of IDP #21: Bukola Anifowoshe ’19 and Lily Hemler ’19, Race

Our ninth pair of the Fall 2018 Semester highlights Bukola Anifowoshe '19 and Lily Hemler '19. This duo facilitated a race section. Here’s what they have to say about IDP:…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #20: Emily Chei  ’19 and Jon Avery ’19, Gender

Our eighth pair of the Fall 2018 Semester highlights Emily Chei ’19 and Jon Avery ‘19. This power pair is currently facilitating a gender section. Here’s what they have to…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #19: Ikenna Onyekwere  ’19 and Linda He ’21, SES

Our seventh pair of the Fall 2018 Semester includes Linda He ’21 and Ikenna Onyekwere ‘19, who is graduating this coming semester! This dynamic duo is currently facilitating an SES…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #18: Cole Johnston ’20 and Sydney Mann ’18, SES

Our sixth pair of the Fall 2018 Semester features Cole Johnston ’20 and staff member and recent grad Sydney Mann ‘18. This power pair is currently facilitating an SES dialogue.…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #17: Lauren Goldstein ’20 and Sarita Benesch ’20, Race

Our fifth pair of the Fall 2018 Semester highlights Lauren Goldstein '20 and Sarita Benesch '20. This wonderful pair is currently facilitating a Race dialogue. Here's what they have to…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #16: Mia Mishaan ’19 and Emma Ramsden ’19, Race

Our fourth pair of the Fall 2018 Semester features Mia Mishaan ’19 and Emma Ramsden ’19. This power duo is currently facilitating a Race Dialogue. Here is what they have…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #15: Christian Hall ’20 and Kellie Ochs ’19, Gender

On this Monday, we are proud to share the love and power our lovely facilitators bring to the IDP Space.  Our next pair includes Christian Hall '20 and Kellie Ochs…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #14: Malia Kennedy’ ‘19 and Henry Graney ‘19, Race

Our next featured duo includes Seniors Malia Kennedy' and Henry Graney. The pair is currently facilitating a race dialogue. Here’s what they have to say about IDP: Co-Facilitators Henry '19…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #13: Brooke Greenstein ‘20 and Nick Sepulveda ‘20, Sexual Orientation

Our first featured Humans of the semester are Brooke Greenstein ‘20 and Nick Sepulveda ‘20. This wonderful pair is facilitating a sexuality dialogue this semester. Here's what they have to…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #12: Jonathan Avery ‘19 and Calvin Schuster ‘19, Race

🎊Happy last day of finals everyone! 🎉 Celebrate by reading about these two fantastic Humans of IDP, Jonathan Avery, and Calvin Schuster. They facilitated a race dialogue together this semester.…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #11: Caroline Baldwin ’18 and the Magnificent Matti Yarn ’18, Socioeconomic Status

Featuring the Charismatic Caroline Baldwin '18 and the Magnificent Matti Yarn '18. This dynamic duo is facilitating a socioeconomic status dialogue this semester! Co-Facilitators Caroline '18 and Matti '18 Why…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #10: Sofya Calvin ’19 and Clinton Ikioda ’19, Gender

This week's fabulous Humans are Sofya Calvin '19 and Clinton Ikioda '19. This wonderful pair is facilitating a gender dialogue this semester. Here's what they have to say about IDP:…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #9: Dylan Van Duyne ’18 and Mary Melati ’18, Gender

Thank you, everyone, for supporting our program on Cornell Giving Day and for your support every day! We would not be where we are without you. You make it possible…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #8: Sarah Aiken ’18 and Ikenna Onyekwere ’18, Race

Our first humans of IDP this year are Sarah Aiken and Ikenna Onyekwere! This fabulous duo is facilitating one of our race dialogues this semester.  Here’s what they have to…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #7: Zach Shapiro ’18 and Veronica Dickson ’18, Gender Dialogue

As we wrap up another great semester, we also bid farewell to some of our great senior facilitators who graduated early this semester. Zach Schapiro, Luey MacLean, Sarah Aiken, and…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #6: Elizabeth Cavic ’18 and Veronica Freyvert ’18, Race Dialogue

As the semester winds down the IDP team wants to continue to affirm and be thankful for all the facilitators who made this semester possible. This week we want to…
IDP Fellows
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #5: Natalie Hofmeister and Eugene Law, Graduate Student Course

In Summer 2016, IDP created and offered its first course for graduate students and postdocs. One of this week's Humans of IDP, Natalie Hofmeister was a student in our Inaugural…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #4: Luey MacLean ’18 and Malia Kennedy ’19, Sexual Orientation

This week (and every week) IDP is especially thankful for all of the undergraduate facilitators who make our program possible. We are extra especially thankful to have two facilitators as…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #3: Baba Adejuyigbe ’18 and Marisa Knox ’18, Nationality

We proudly present our Nationality facilitators Baba Adejuyigbe '18 and Marisa Knox '18. Baba and Marisa are facilitating IDP's first-ever section focused on nationality and citizenship!  Here’s what they have…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 4, 2018

Humans of IDP #2: Jenna Chong ’18 and Cole Johnston ’20, Gender Dialogue

This week we are featuring EDUC 2610 facilitating pair Jenna Chong '18 and Cole Johnston '20. They are facilitating a gender section this semester.  Here’s what they have to say…
Co-facilitator Pairs
December 4, 2018

Humans of IDP #1: Alexis Wilson ’19 and Jamal Starling ’18, Gender Dialogue

We'd like to introduce you to EDUC 2610 facilitating pair Alexis Wilson '19 and Jamal Starling '18. They are facilitating a gender dialogue together this semester.  Here’s what they have…
Alumni
November 30, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Dylan Van Duyne, Class of 2018

Back to High School: My Journey as a Teacher and Learner Dylan and his Spring 2018 Co-Facilitator Mary Melati ‘18 During his undergraduate career, Dylan facilitated EDUC 2610 three times…