Alumni Q&A: Jessica Sokolow

Jessica Sokolow graduated from CIPA in May of 2017 with a concentration in International Development. She is currently working as a Consultant at Cabrera Research Lab. (more…)

A Summer Focused on a Corporate Social Responsibility Project

Lillian Gabreski is a second year CIPA student who is concentrating on International Development with a specific focus on community development in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. She also serves as the Senior PR Editor for the Cornell Policy Review. Prior to joining CIPA, Lillian graduated summa cum laude from the Pennsylvania State University (16’) and holds an honors degree in Political Science. This summer, Lillie traveled to Cape Town, South Africa where she worked at Eventerprise, a platform that connects people who want to plan events with event suppliers all over the world. In this post, she shares more about her internship experience and her work at Cornell.


CIPA in Rome Externship

Jess Sokolow is a second-year CIPA student concentrating in International Development Policy, with a focus on food and agriculture policy. In this post Jess talks about her experience with the Cornell in Rome Program where she interned during the Spring 2016 semester with Bioversity International on the Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems Initiative.


Concentrations at CIPA: International Development

In this post in our series about CIPA concentrations, we hear from Vanisha Sharma, and international student from India. Vanisha is a first year CIPA fellow (2018) concentrating in International Development. In this blog post, Vanisha explains more about her interest in International Development studies, the coursework she has been involved with, and the amazing things she has produced in her short six months here at Cornell.

CIPA goes abroad: Reflections from SMART in Colombia

At CIPA, students enjoy a host of opportunities to get involved in hands-on experiential learning. One such opportunity is the Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Team program (SMART), which is led by the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development. The SMART Program brings together teams of students and faculty from different programs and pairs them with firms, organizations, or community groups located in developing countries or developing communities. These hands-on projects challenge students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in real world settings. This winter break, CIPA students participating in SMART traveled to research locations in Colombia, Kenya, Louisiana, Rwanda, and South Africa. In this post in our series about SMART projects, we have reflections from Lizzy who traveled to Colombia to do research on sustainable transitions into organic coffee farming.