Committee Chairs

2022

 

Bella Capuano

Webmaster 

College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Major: Biology & Society
Hometown: Cheshire, CT

Fun Fact: I have never tried bananas!

Bella joined PhiDE her freshman fall and is excited to serve as Webmaster! She has cherished her first semester in PhiDE and cannot wait for what her future in PhiDE holds. Bella plays on the Cornell Women's Club Soccer Team, writes for the Dining Department of the Cornell Daily Sun, and is a member of Big Red Ambassadors. During her summers and breaks, Bella spends her time volunteering at a Veteran Affairs Hospital and working at her local Kumon Math & Reading Center. In her free time, Bella enjoys baking, running, and spending time with friends and family.

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Jonathan Li

Co-Logistics Rush Chair

College: Human Ecology

Major: Human Biology, Health, and Society

Hometown: Lexington, MA

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Jonathan joined Phi Delta Epsilon in the fall of his freshman year and is excited to serve as one of the Diversity and Inclusion Chairs as well as be part of the Anatomy Fashion Show Eboard this semester. Outside of PhiDE, he serves as the Social/PR Chair for E.Motion -- Cornell’s K-pop dance group -- and is part of Therapy Thru Music at Cornell. During his free time, he loves to hang out with friends, bake cakes, paint, and play the clarinet or the recorder if he is too tired to get his clarinet out! 

Gianna Morales

Co-Logistics Rush Chair

Ralph Fleuranvil 

Marketing Rush Chair

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Juan Delgado Mayo

Co-Marketing Rush Chair

College: Arts and Sciences

Major: Biological Sciences and Psychology

Minor: Human Development
Hometown: Miami, FL

Fun Fact: I met pitbull in the bathroom of a quinceañera. 

My name is Juan and I joined PhiDE in the fall semester of my sophomore year with the goal of finding a community of students pursuing similar interests as me, who would support and inspire me through my own pre-med journey. PhiDE has introduced me to some of my beat friends and people that I am proud to call my “phamily”. Not only has this organization shaped my undergraduate experience, but it has challenged me and inspired me in ways I could never have imagined. Outside of PhiDE, I am a Research Assistant in the Hobbs Data Science Lab, studying politics and health, focusing on the social spillover effects of government actions and how small groups of people adapt to sudden changes in their lives. I’m also a Genetics and Genomics Teaching Assistant, a Biology Student Advisor, and a member of the Mediocre Melodies acapella group!. Some of my hobbies include going on runs, painting, thrifting, and watching movies.

Jordan Amoako

PR Chair

College: Agriculture and Life Sciences

Major: Biology & Society 
Hometown: Columbia, Maryland

Fun Fact: I’m a twin, my mom is a twin, dad’s brother has twins, and my grandma was a twin.

Jordan joined PhiDe in order to make a larger Cornell community that could seem daunting much smaller and more inviting. Her other involvements include being a research assistant in the O’Brien Lab, Smart is Strong Foundation. Her passions include spending time with family and friends, cooking, and traveling.

Zach Hammer 

Co-Programming Chair

Athena Borca

Co-Programming Chair

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College: College of Engineering

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fun Fact: I have traveled to over 60 countries!

Athena joined PhiDE the fall of her sophomore year. Her favorite part about PhiDE is her lineage! At Cornell, she is also involved in her social sorority, CUEMS, and iGEM! She also love to run and play the piano.

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Jane Lim 

 Co-Wellness Chair 

College: Human Ecology
Major: Human Biology, Health, and Society

Minor: Healthcare Policy, Global Health
Hometown: Park Ridge, NJ

Fun Fact: I love singing with my a cappella group the Key Elements and frequenting Temple of Zeus for mid-afternoon coffee

Jane joined PhiDE in Fall 2021, and she is excited to be serving as one of the Wellness Chairs this semester. Outside of PhiDE, Jane engages with the women's health-focused club Cornell CHAARG as Event Coordinator. She has loved collaborating with local Ithaca fitness studios and bringing diverse fitness professionals to Cornell's campus. Jane hopes to use her previous experiences in mental health advocacy to support the PhiDE brotherhood. In addition, Jane is a Research Assistant with the Figueroa Interdisciplinary Group (FIG Lab), where she collaborates with the Weill Cornell Center for Health Equity and NYC Food Policy Center in efforts to expand the current research on food insecurity and racial health disparities. She is also an Organic Chemistry tutor with the LSC, so stop by 420 CCC to say hi!

 
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Emily Rodgers

 Co-Wellness Chair 

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Dylan Keusch 

Co-Medical Enrichment/Academic Chairs

College: Industrial and Labor Relations
Major:
Industrial and Labor Relations
Hometown: Boston, MA

Fun Fact: I have no sense of smell, which honestly, can be useful at times.

Dylan is a sophomore in ILR and joined PhiDE in the fall semester of his freshman year. He is incredibly excited to serve as one of the Medical Enrichment/Academic Chairs. Outside of PhiDE, Dylan is a member of Cornell University Emergency Medical Service where he volunteers as an EMT and competes on the club swim team. Dylan is a neurosurgical intern at Boston Children's Hospital, where his research and clinical experiences focus on cerebrovascular surgery and interventions. He also spends his summers working at a coffee shop in his hometown, as well as a private ambulance company. In his free time, Dylan is an avid skier, surfer, and music nerd.

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David Rusakow

Co-Medical Enrichment/Academic Chairs

College: Arts and Sciences
Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Denver, CO

Fun Fact: 

David is an aspiring physician writer and a third-year biological sciences major. On campus, he serves as co-president of Pre-Medical Minority Mentorship program, writes for the Cornell Healthcare Review, volunteers for Friends of Farmworkers, and directs events for Cornell Hip Hop Heads. In his free time, he enjoys basketball, reading, and hiking.

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Hyacinth White-Grey 

Co-Philanthropy Chair 

College: Arts and Sciences
Major:  Psychology

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Fun Fact: I have a chinchilla named Darwin

Hyacinth White-Grey is a sophomore in CAS majoring in Psychology. She joined PhiDE the fall semester of her sophomore year and is very excited to now serve as Co-Philanthropy Chair. She enjoyed the recruitment process and getting to know brothers in PhiDE this past semester. Outside of PhiDE, she serves as the Mental Health Summit Co-Chair in B.O.S.S, Volunteer Coordinator in TST Boces, and a Resident Advisor on North Campus. In her free time, she enjoys making Spotify playlists, reading, and spending time with friends.

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Sean McCabe

Co-Philanthropy Chair 

College: Human Ecology
Major: Human Biology, Health, and Society
Hometown: Pearl River, NY

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Sean McCabe joined PhiDE the fall semester of his sophomore year and is very excited to now serve as the Logistics Rush Chair. He has thoroughly enjoyed his experience with recruitment in the past, and is grateful for his opportunity to have an impact on the process of finding passionate new members for this community. Outside of PhiDE, Sean is involved on campus as a Resident Advisor for Low Rise 6 on North Campus. Sean is also an Undergraduate TA for BIOG 1500, a popular introductory biology lab course. His passion for medicine has been fueled by his past clinical experiences at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. In his free time, Sean enjoys hanging out with his friends, hiking, listening to music, and watching Seinfeld.

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Lili Steel

Co-Community Service Chair

College: Agriculture and Life Sciences 
Major: Biological Sciences

Minor: Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA

Fun Fact: 

Lili is a sophomore in CALS studying Biology and Nutrition with a minor in Global Health. She joined PhiDE in the Spring of 2020. Lili is stoked to be the service chair this semester for PhiDE. Service is a passion of hers and during a largely virtual time she is excited to expand our service opportunities and connect with the Ithaca community.

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Cassie Wojtasiewicz

Co-Community Service Chair

College: Human Ecology
Major: Human Biology, Health, and Society

Minor: Health Policy
Hometown: Fayetteville, NY

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Cassie is a sophomore in the College of Human Ecology. She joined PhiDE in Fall 2020 and has been grateful for the incredible people she has met and the experiences she has had so far. Throughout high school, Cassie volunteered at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and as Philanthropy Chair, she is excited to create opportunities for PhiDE and community members to participate in philanthropy events. Cassie spends a lot of her time at Cayuga Heights Fire Department, where she volunteers as an EMT and learns new skills so that one day she can serve the Ithaca community as an exterior firefighter. Cassie also volunteers for ACEing Autism, where she helps children with autism develop their tennis skills in a fun and welcoming environment. In her free time, Cassie enjoys exploring the outdoors with friends, learning a new piece of music on the piano, and trying new recipes.

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Priyanka Menon 

Co-Diversity and Inclusion Chair 

College: Arts and Sciences 
Major: Biological Sciences 

Minor: Health Equity, Spanish 
Hometown: Atlanta, GA 

Fun Fact: I learned to figure skate for 7 years!

Priyanka joined PhiDE spring 2021 as a member of the Phi Class. She also serves as the captain of an Indian classical dance team, and is involved with  Brain Exercise Initiative, PreM3, Biology Student Advisor, and Arts and Sciences Ambassador.

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Ethan Gumataotao

Co-Diversity and Inclusion Chair 

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Shravasti Ray

Co-Diversity and Inclusion Chair 

College: Arts & Sciences
Major: Biological Sciences & Chemistry
Hometown: New Delhi, India

Fun Fact: I have 6 cats at home and I miss them very much

Shravasti joined Phi Delta Epsilon in her Sophomore year and is excited to serve as the Diversity and Inclusion Chair. Outside of PhiDE, she tutors biology at the learning Strategies Centre. This semester, she will be conducting research at the Lazzaro Lab. In her free time she likes to paint, read books, and spend time with friends and family.

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Nshera Tutu

Co-Diversity and Inclusion Chair 

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Rahul Verma

Alumni Relations Chair 

College: Human Ecology
Major: Global and Public Health Sciences 

Minor: Inequality Studies (Concentrating in Health Equity)
Hometown: Fremont, California

Fun Fact: I can speak 4 languages!

Rahul joined PhiDE my freshman year, and has been actively involved in the organization as it has been a place that truly feels like home on campus. Other than PhiDE, he has been involved in the Global Health Program as a member of the Global Health Student Advisory Board, as well as Cornell Votes, which is involved in community outreach and civic engagement on campus. He currently conducts research in the Figueroa Lab in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. In my free time, Rahul love to read, cook, bake, listen to music, and play video games.