What may have felt like a short amount of time was long on influence for the 29 Cornell undergraduates who spent their summer working and conducting research in communities across New York state as Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) interns.
“It’s probably the most impactful summer I’ve had as a Cornell student,” said Adjoa Fosuhema-Kordie ’20. A senior human development major in the College of Human Ecology (CHE), Fosuhema-Kordie’s internship took her to New York City where she worked with Cornell University Cooperative Extension – NYC on a project teaching teens how to deliver health and nutrition classes to youth participants.
“It was really impressive to see how much of an impact we had in a couple months on the teens,” she said. “And personally, I learned that with work like this there will be unexpected turns, twists and challenges, but how we handle those curveballs is what matters.”