Our graduate, professional and postdoctoral facilitators are students who have taken our Course for Graduate Students and have completed IDP facilitator training. They support IDP’s offerings at the graduate and postdoctoral level.
Graduate, Professional & Postdoctoral Facilitators
History , PhD Candidate
Hello! I am a PhD candidate in History studying the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, class, religion, and sexuality in modern Japan. I chose to take the IDP course and become a facilitator, because I realized (as both a student and a teacher) how important an inclusive and supportive environment is for one to succeed, and wanted to contribute to fostering such a campus climate. Currently, I act as an officer of the East Asia Program’s Graduate Student Steering Committee on campus, and off-campus, I volunteer with the Ace Census Survey Team and as an editor of the online journal, The Asexual. Utilizing the skills I gained through the IDP, I aspire to continue doing diversity work in the future.
Romance Studies, MA
I am contributing to an ongoing qualitative data project examining themes that emerge across EDUC 2610 students’ reflection papers. I found out about IDP in Summer 2017. Since then I have been involved with the program in various capacities. I facilitate workshops, work with the IDP research team and I will be co-facilitating the IDP session for graduate/professional students and postdocs. I am also a PhD Candidate in the Romance Studies Department and a Teaching Assistant in the Africana Studies Department. My teaching experience and research interests include postcolonial and critical race theory, trauma studies and Caribbean literature. Because of my teaching and research interests and my personal experience of identifying as a white transgender man, I consider my responsibility to contribute to the development of dialogue between different communities and social identities in the classroom and beyond.
Master's Student, College of Human Ecology
I am a former elementary school teacher who decided to return to graduate school to study educational inequality. As a teacher, I collaborated with colleagues, families and community members to address social justice issues, and so I was very glad to find IDP here at Cornell! I am inspired by their work to promote meaningful communication across differences as a foundation for lasting change. I look forward to working with other members of the IDP team to facilitate difficult and necessary conversations with the larger Cornell community. — Emily Miller Human Development, Master’s Student