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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Undergraduate students
November 19, 2021

Humans of IDP #74: Alex ’23 & David ’22

Alex: I took EDUC 2610 originally to fulfill the CALS diversity requirement. I stayed because after taking the class, I realized how applicable it is both at Cornell and beyond.…
Undergraduate students
November 10, 2021

Humans of IDP #73: Cat ’22 & Lauren ’23

Cat: IDP provides me with a space where I can easily explore my social identities while also creating meaningful connections. I know that every time I go to session or…
Undergraduate students
October 21, 2021

Humans of IDP #72: Khary ’22 & Nelson ’23

Khary: IDP is such an amazing mix of great people giving guidance, support, and space to explore the way I fit into the world around me. I could try to…
Undergraduate students
October 13, 2021

Humans of IDP #71: Kathryn ’22 & Sierra ’24

Sierra: IDP is a space where I can step out of my comfort zone to learn more about myself and others, knowing that everyone around me is willing to do…
Undergraduate students
October 6, 2021

Humans of IDP #70: Alex ’20 & Rafael ’23

Alex: The interview experience pushed me out of my comfort zone and into a setting where I could grow as an individual, a classmate, and as a new friend. It…
Undergraduate students
May 26, 2021

Humans of IDP #69: Danny ’21 & Jeannie ’21

Danny: Why IDP? Why NOT IDP?? IDP has single-handedly been the driving force of the most significant growth I've experienced in my college career. Not only has it given me…
Undergraduate students
May 12, 2021

Humans of IDP #68: Brian ’22, Julia ’21, & Kyle ’21

Kyle: IDP is a space for me where I know that I can show up as my full authentic self. I know that every time I go to class, I…
Undergraduate students
April 28, 2021

Humans of IDP #67: Henrique ’21, Linda ’21, & Sydney ’23

Henrique: I love IDP. EDUC 2610 is completely different from the majority of other classes and opportunities we have at Cornell, and that's one of the things that makes it…
Undergraduate students
April 21, 2021

Humans of IDP #66: Bianca ’23, Lily ’21, & Nelson ’23

Bianca: IDP is honestly what I was looking for in a college experience. It has allowed me to connect with others in meaningful ways and reflect on my own understanding…
Undergraduate students
April 14, 2021

Humans of IDP #65: Alex ’23, Christy ’22, & David ’22

Alex: I took EDUC 2610 last semester and absolutely fell in love with the people and with the class. When I was asked to facilitate, I was so happy to…
Undergraduate students
April 7, 2021

Humans of IDP #64: Andrew ’21, Anna ’24, & Sam ’21

Andrew: I took EDUC 2610 as a sophomore, and two years later, it is still the class I hold with the highest regard. I learned so much about myself through…
Undergraduate students
March 22, 2021

Humans of IDP #63: Amy ’21, Ethan ’21, & Marina ’21

Marina: Intergroup Dialogue Project has been my "home" here at Cornell for the past 2 years. It is my favorite group that I am a part of because I am…
Staff
February 22, 2021

Humans of IDP #62: Natoshia & Rachel

Natoshia: Sitting through facilitator training and participating in IDP has allowed me to learn more about myself and guide MBA students in learning more about themselves and others. I’ve always…
Undergraduate students
December 21, 2020

Humans of IDP #61: De’Aysia ’22, Ethan ’21, & Jeannie ’21

Ethan: I chose to take EDUC 2610, and eventually become an IDP facilitator, because I wanted to improve my communication skills and be able to connect with other people on…
Undergraduate students
December 14, 2020

Humans of IDP #60: Bianca ’23, Kyle ’21, & Luiza ’21

Luiza: I first came to IDP accidentally, but immediately found it to be one of the best places on campus for me. This space allows me to challenge myself to…
Undergraduate students
November 30, 2020

Humans of IDP #59: Aditi ’21, Julia ’21, & Maryam ’21

Aditi: IDP creates a space where you can explore privilege, oppression, intersectionality, and social identity with no inhibition. You can ask questions, speak vulnerably, and establish meaningful connections (even in…
Undergraduate students
November 16, 2020

Humans of IDP #58: Aliza Schub ’21, David Moore ’22, & Kathryn Stamm ’22

David: I love being a part of IDP because the lessons are timeless, the connections I create with people in these spaces are meaningful and long-lasting, and there's truly nothing…
Undergraduate students
November 9, 2020

Humans of IDP #57: Amy Shen ’21, Chelle Davies ’22, & Marina Grais ’21

Amy: I learned about EDUC 2610 while searching for more thought-provoking discussion based courses that provided an opportunity for intimate conversations with peers. I absolutely loved the genuine and vulnerable…
Undergraduate students
November 3, 2020

Humans of IDP #56: Carley ’21, Khary ’22, & Linda ’21

Carley: I originally took EDUC 2610 because it seemed like the coolest option to fulfill one of my minor requirements. I started thinking that I was going to educate more…
Undergraduate students
October 26, 2020

Humans of IDP #55: Angoori ’21, Danny ’21, & Sydney ’23

Sydney: I’m naturally an introverted person, and I’ve never felt so connected to my classmates or “teachers” in other classes at Cornell. IDP really brought me out of my shell…
Alumni
August 17, 2020

Humans of IDP #54: 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 20, 2020

Humans of IDP #53: 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…
Undergraduate students
May 18, 2020

Humans of IDP #52: Bo ‘21 & Cole ‘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…
Undergraduate students
May 11, 2020

Humans of IDP #51: Valerie ‘20 & Miles ‘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…
Undergraduate students
May 4, 2020

Humans of IDP #50: Gillian ‘20 & Sarah ‘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…
Undergraduate students
April 27, 2020

Humans of IDP #49: David ‘22 & Samantha ‘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…
Undergraduate students
April 21, 2020

Humans of IDP #48: Christian ’20 & Ruju ‘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…
Undergraduate students
April 13, 2020

Humans of IDP #47: Chuka ’20 & Jeannie ‘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…
Undergraduate students
March 30, 2020

Humans of IDP #46: Ana ’23 & Kathryn ‘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…
Undergraduate students
March 23, 2020

Humans of IDP #45: Chelle ’22 & Zara ‘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…
Undergraduate students
March 9, 2020

Humans of IDP #44: Deja ‘20 & Owen ‘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…
Undergraduate students
March 2, 2020

Humans of IDP #43: Maya ’20 & Danny ’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…
Graduate Students
February 17, 2020

Humans of IDP #42: Stephen & Janani

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…
Undergraduate students
December 19, 2019

Humans of IDP #41: Deja ‘20 & Brianna ‘22

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…
Undergraduate students
December 5, 2019

Humans of IDP #40: David ‘22 & Owen ‘20

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…
Undergraduate students
November 21, 2019

Humans of IDP #39: Cole ‘20 & Sam ‘21

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.…
Undergraduate students
November 14, 2019

Humans of IDP #38: Ruju ‘22 & Julia ‘21

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…
Undergraduate students
November 8, 2019

Humans of IDP #37: Jeannie ‘21 & Zara ‘21

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…
Undergraduate students
October 31, 2019

Humans of IDP #36: Kathryn ‘22 & Marina ‘21

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…
Undergraduate students
October 24, 2019

Humans of IDP #35: Khary ‘22 & Nick ‘20

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…
Alumni
October 17, 2019

Humans of IDP #34: Kevin Milian ’15

This week’s #HumanofIDP is IDP alum Kevin Milian ‘15. Kevin facilitated a sexual orientation and gender dialogue, and is now working at Dentsu Aegis Network in New York City after…
Alumni
October 10, 2019

Humans of IDP #33: Elana Kuppermann ’16

As part of our #HumansofIDP spotlights, this week we're featuring IDP alum Elana Kuppermann ‘16. Elana facilitated two EDUC 2610 sections her senior year, and is now in her third…
Undergraduate students
June 26, 2019

Humans of IDP #32: Luiza ’21 & Owen ’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…
Undergraduate students
May 20, 2019

Humans of IDP #31: Mia ’19 & Deja ’20

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…
Undergraduate students
May 7, 2019

Humans of IDP #30: Malia ’19 & Ruju ’22

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…
Undergraduate students
April 22, 2019

Humans of IDP #29: Maya ’19 & Kellie ’19

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…
Undergraduate students
April 15, 2019

Humans of IDP #28: Brynn ’19 & Ikenna ’19

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…
Undergraduate students
April 12, 2019

Humans of IDP #27: Brooke ’19 & Norman ’21

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…
Undergraduate students
April 8, 2019

Humans of IDP #26: Cole ’20 & Maya ’20

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

Humans of IDP #25: Katelyn Fletcher ’15

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.…
Undergraduate students
March 4, 2019

Humans of IDP #24: Cat ’19 & Tom ’19

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

Humans of IDP #23: Caroline Quentin ’16

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…
Sofya and Owen standing next to one another Undergraduate students
February 6, 2019

Humans of IDP #22: Owen ’19 & Sofya ’19

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…
Undergraduate students
January 28, 2019

Humans of IDP #21: Bukola ’19 & Lily ’19

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:…
Undergraduate students
December 3, 2018

Humans of IDP #20: Emily ’19 & Jon ’19

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…
Undergraduate students
November 26, 2018

Humans of IDP #19: Ikenna ’19 & Linda ’21

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…
Undergraduate students
November 19, 2018

Humans of IDP #18: Cole ’20 & Sydney ’18

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.…
Undergraduate students
November 12, 2018

Humans of IDP #17: Lauren ’20 & Sarita ’20

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…
Undergraduate students
November 5, 2018

Humans of IDP #16: Emma ’19 & Mia ’19

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…
Undergraduate students
October 29, 2018

Humans of IDP #15: Christian ’20 & Kellie ’19

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…
Undergraduate students
October 22, 2018

Humans of IDP #14: Henry ‘19 & Malia ‘19

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…
Undergraduate students
October 15, 2018

Humans of IDP #13: Brooke ‘20 & Nick ‘20

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…
Undergraduate students
May 22, 2018

Humans of IDP #12: Calvin ’19 & Jon ‘19

🎊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.…
Undergraduate students
May 1, 2018

Humans of IDP #11: Caroline ’18 & Matti ’18

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…
Undergraduate students
April 24, 2018

Humans of IDP #10: Clinton ’19 & Sofya ’19

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:…
Undergraduate students
March 28, 2018

Humans of IDP #9: Dylan ’18 & Mary ’18

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…
Undergraduate students
February 21, 2018

Humans of IDP #8: Sarah ’18 & Ikenna ’18

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…
Undergraduate students
December 20, 2017

Humans of IDP #7: Zach ’18 & Vero ’18

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…
Undergraduate students
December 8, 2017

Humans of IDP #6: Elizabeth ’18 & Veronica ’18

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…
Graduate Students
December 1, 2017

Humans of IDP #5: Eugene & Natalie

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…
Undergraduate students
November 21, 2017

Humans of IDP #4: Luey ’18 & Malia ’19

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…
Undergraduate students
November 16, 2017

Humans of IDP #3: Baba ’18 & Marisa ’18

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…
Undergraduate students
November 8, 2017

Humans of IDP #2: Cole ’20 & Jenna ’18

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…
Undergraduate students
October 27, 2017

Humans of IDP #1: Alexis ’19 & Jamal ’18

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…