FGSS and LGBT alumni share career paths after Cornell

Fri, 08/28/2020


Alumni will talk about how feminist and queer studies have shaped their lives since graduation. They’ll offer specific career advice as well as general “life lessons.” Based on your interests, we will then match you with an alumni mentor to form an ongoing relationship.

We are tentatively planning to hold these sessions on the second Sunday of every month, from 4 to 5pm.


Chelsea de la Grana ’13 Since graduating from Cornell, I have been working my way through the tech space! I am currently working as the Director of Programs & People at Codesmith, which is a Software Engineering Immersive Program headquartered in Los Angeles. I also lead the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee at the company and focus a lot of my efforts on recruiting women and other underrepresented minorities in tech to attend our program in the hopes of diversifying the Software Engineering field.

Jael Goldfine ’17 Is a freelance writer focusing on music and pop culture. She's written for Paper Magazine, Nylon, Stereogum, The Forward and Thinknum Media. 

Gabriela Walters ’15 I have been working in CO since graduation. I started as a clinic assistant at a Reproductive Health Center (like Planned Parenthood but local and independent) and then worked as their Operations Manager for a few years. I am now working as the Quality Improvement and Compliance Manager at a federally qualified health center that serves Medicaid and uninsured, primarily Spanish-speaking, patients in the Denver area. I do eventually plan on going back to school for my MPH to continue my career in healthcare.

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