A Community Rich in Diversity and Life Experience

Hi! My name is Robyn, and I’m Assistant Director of Admissions in the College of Engineering. One of my favorite things about Cornell Engineering is the strong community of students, staff, and faculty that come from truly diverse backgrounds. At Cornell, participating in a community so rich in life experiences will enhance your own experience as a student, collaborator, and leader.

Part of my role in admissions is to work with first-generation college students. I’d like to share the stories of two College of Engineering professionals who were also first-generation college students:


Susan Daniel is the daughter of an immigrant and was a first-generation college student. She is now a professor in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Read Professor Daniel’s story here: https://www.engineering.cornell.edu/about/branding-microsite/independent-thinkers/faculty-stories/susan-daniel

LaurenLauren Stulgis was a first-generation, low income college student who found a faculty member to serve as her mentor throughout college. Now Lauren is the Swanson Director of Student Project Teams at Cornell Engineering. Read about Lauren here: https://www.engineering.cornell.edu/spotlights/lauren-stulgis-swanson-director-student-project-teams

Students at Cornell Engineering will meet Professor Daniel, Lauren, and other staff and faculty who have interesting backgrounds and stories that may interest you.