Leo Chen (He/Him)

Student, Cornell University
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Elliot Scheuer

Student, Cornell University

Hello! My name is Elliot and I'm a undergraduate at Cornell University studying Environmental Engineering. I'm interested in how we can apply engineered solutions to make agriculture more sustainable. My research focuses on the circular bionutrient economy which in essence is about finding solutions to some of the worlds biggest problems by identifying interconnected problems. In my free time I love playing rugby, reading, learning languages (I'm learning Mandarin and Spanish), creative writing, and cooking.
Fiona Naughton

Student, Georgetown University

Hi! My name is Fiona and I'm a member of the Class of 2026 at Georgetown University, where I am majoring in Culture and Politics with a concentration in International Labor Policy and minoring in English.  My research focuses on the intersection between artificial intelligence and new forms of labor exploitation. Although many AI softwares are thought to be objective, they have been—and continue to be—reliant on low-wage workers with normal human biases. I hope to chronicle the ways that the AI revolution has created more accepted, yet equally pernicious, ways of mistreating vulnerable workers, yet promoted the idea that these softwares are made independent of human influence. Beyond Laidlaw, I absolutely love to read, both fiction and non-fiction. I could talk about books for hours and am always needing new recommendations, so please let me know if you have any suggestions! 
Claire Wu

Student Researcher, Cornell University

Hi! I am a rising sophomore at Cornell University pursuing an independent major of Interdisciplinary Studies (Cognitive Science, Education, User-Centered Design). Through Laidlaw, I am conducting research on the social-ecological impacts of Indonesia's capital relocation and am excited to explore the intersection between bioacoustics, Indigenous knowledge, and public education. Feel free to connect with me on here or on LinkedIn!
Maja Anderson

Manager of Undergraduate Programs & International Experiences, Coordinator of the Laidlaw Program, Cornell University , Cornell University

Kristin Ramsay

Former Laidlaw Scholars Program Manager, Cornell University

Kristin began the Laidlaw Leadership and Research Scholars program at Cornell University and was responsible for undergraduate engagement in the Einaudi Center for International Studies. She now provides remote support for Global Cornell. A Cornell alumna, Kristin majored in international agriculture and rural development then worked in agriculture and community development with an NGO in Kenya for six years. Her graduate work focused on community leadership development. Kristin enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family (and 3 dogs).
Taryn Chung

Student, Cornell University

Undergraduate student at Cornell University majoring in Environment and Sustainability with a concentration in policy and governance. Double minoring in Urban and Regional Studies, and Sustainable Business and Economics. 
Jiayi Guo

Student, Cornell University

Kate Rodger

Research & Leadership Scholar, Cornell University

Hi! I'm Kate, a rising sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University. I intend to study anthropology with a focus on biological anthropology. Post-graduation, I plan to go to law school or pursue a graduate degree in evolutionary anthropology. My Laidlaw research is an interdisciplinary project dealing with the socioecological impacts of Indonesia's new capital city, Nusantara. We will combine bioacoustics and anthropology to join local partners in monitoring the changes that result from the capital city's relocation to Borneo. Outside of academics, you can often find me out on the water - either rowing crew on Cornell's club team or canoeing. I also love to play music, make collages and blackout poetry, and curl up with a good novel. Please feel free to reach out for whatever reason!
Tyler Carriaga

Lester B. Pearson Scholar and Architecture Student, University of Toronto

Hello! My name is Tyler Carriaga, a recipient of a full-ride merit scholarship at the University of Toronto, where I'm studying Architecture and Economics. I strive to continue evolving my personal and technical skills in my journey of learning how to help build (quite literally) greener, more resilient, and equitable communities.