Meet Yesenia

Cornell Engineering student YeseniaMajor: computer science
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Why did you choose Cornell Engineering?
I love computer science, but I also have interests in other engineering fields such as electrical and computer engineering.

What inspires you the most at Cornell Engineering?
There is an effort to support and encourage women to pursue fields in STEM that other colleges do not push for.

How do you get involved outside the classroom?
I love helping other people and working with people. I work in residential life, mentorship programs, and am a part of diversity initiatives here at Cornell.

How was your experience adjusting to life at Cornell?
At first it was difficult due to the nature of the pandemic, so I had to I learn to step out of my comfort zone and make the initiative to meet new people.

What advice do you have for other first-generation college students as they begin their college journey?
Don’t be afraid to do things on your own.