Since the coronavirus compelled Ithaca College to make the Fall 2020 semester fully online, I decided to take these next few months into my own hands. This Fall 2020, I am taking a gap semester to intern as a Field Organizer for a senate campaign and a Relationship and Editorial Intern for the media organization Dear World.
Even though I will be taking a gap semester, I will still play an active role in the virtual Ithaca College community. I am going to remain President of Ithaca College Democrats for this presidential election cycle where I will help lead a campus wide nonpartisan voting initiative. I will also intern for Ithaca College Hillel, and continue to participate in my Roy H. Park Scholarship through programs and community service.
Instead of sulking about my college situation and waiting for opportunities to come my way, I sought out opportunities to ensure that I took advantage of these next few months to the best of my ability, both inside and outside of Ithaca College. I am optimistic about what this semester has in store for me.