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Mark Yatskar

"When it's warm in the fall and the spring, it's better to be here than anywhere." Read more

  • Hometown: San Mateo, Calif.
  • Computer Science
Jessica Wind

Jessica Wind

"You have everything you could possibly want right here on campus or in Collegetown." Read more

  • Hometown: Madison, N.J.
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering

Heather Reed

"There's a lot of great opportunities to get involved in research with your professors." Read more

  • Hometown: East Taunton, Mass.
  • Civil Engineering
Jeff Will

Jeff Will '10

"People here tend to be more down to earth, and that was a huge deciding factor." Read more

  • Hometown: Marriotsville, Maryland
  • Chemical Engineering

Sonica Li

"One of the great things about Cornell is it's so big you can't stop meeting people. At every meeting and event I always meet someone new." Read more

  • Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Computer Science

Jefferson King

"I wanted to do something that would help me help my country. The infrastructure is really devastated because of war." Read more

  • Hometown: Boston, Mass.
  • Civil Engineering

Lena Fitting Kourkoutis

"I am using electron microscopy techniques to study interface phenomenon in complex oxide heterostructures." Read more

  • Hometown: Rostock, Germany
  • Applied Physics

Christopher Hernandez ( 2010 )

Chris Hernandez is interested in the mechanics of bone. The human body’s structural underpinnings are subject to the same mechanical laws as bridges and buildings, but unlike steel or concrete, bone... Read more