Project 2Gen involves Cornell students in translational translational research and practice. Through this work, both undergraduate and graduate students gain on-the-ground insights about and support the needs and opportunities for family-based programming and research.
2Gen Scholars Program
Launched in 2018, this program offers graduate and undergraduate students the chance to engage in hands-on work bridging research, policy, and practice through a two-generation framework.
Meet our Spring 2019 2Gen Scholars:
Elgin Ford Jr.
Elgin is a second-year masters student in the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs, focusing on government, politics, and policy. This past summer he worked for Toyota Motor Corporation in Washington, D.C. where he developed strategies to address policies impacting the regulation of the auto industry, cyber-security, artificial intelligence, and robotics. He received his bachelors in political science and economics from Drexel University.
Will is a senior in the ILR School minoring in film. He is passionate about social justice, especially concerning the justice system and inequality.
Rose is a junior majoring in global and public health, with intended minors in inequality studies and health policy. She is interested in both health research and policy, especially as tools to address health and social disparities.
Cameron is a senior studying policy analysis and management with minors in demography and inequality studies. He is interested in learning how to effectively address sources of inequality in educational and economic opportunities.
Anna is a College Scholar studying the intersection of education and incarceration in the United States with a minor in Spanish and law and society. She is interested in the intergenerational effects of mass incarceration and would like to learn how to translate research into tangible reform in this field.
Jon is a senior in the College of Industrial and Labor Relations with minors in law and society; inequality studies; and crime, prison, education and justice. He is concerned with social justice, particularly in the prison system, and plans on attending law school next year in order to continue fighting for prison reform.
Halle is a second-year graduate student at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, with a concentration in government, politics, and policy. She is interested in learning how to bridge research and policy, particularly in the social policy areas of education and criminal justice reform.
Ashelyn is a second-year fellow at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) where she is concentrating in human rights and social justice. Her focus is in child rights and child welfare especially as it pertains to children without parental guardianship.
Claudia Heeyeon Ro
Claudia is a second-year masters student at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs with a concentration in human rights and social justice. Her personal and professional interest lies in humanitarian aid, emergency response and child protection. Her previous work experiences are focused on vulnerable children and the forcibly displaced population through project coordination, policy advising and strategic consulting.
Cindy is a second-year graduate student in the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs, focusing in social policy. Her background in higher education and human resources has inspired her to research and develop policy solutions that cut through sectors and maintain the critical element of civic engagement.
2Gen Scholar Research and Program Briefs
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs seminal capstone course provides an opportunity for master’s students to work on a professional project for an external organization. The Cornell Project 2Gen initiative works with CIPA students on capstone projects that involve a two-generation framework to further policy, practice and research.