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Maddie Jaffe

As a first-year Park Scholar, I am currently working to balance the fulfillment of community service with the abundance of creative opportunities at Ithaca College and within the Park school. I am a first-year Writing for TV, Film, and Emerging Media student volunteering with the Village at Ithaca, working with middle and high school students to express their experiences with inequality in education through social media platforms. In my second semester, I plan to volunteer with Ithaca Ambassadors, a student-driven program that provides on-call assistance for students struggling with academics, mental health, or the transition to college. I am also a field audio producer for the ICTV show The Director’s Chair, a show that seeks to explore Ithaca student-made films. In my free time, I am a member of the Ithaca Outing Club, an organization that encourages students to explore the outdoors in new and exciting ways, as well as the New York Film and Television Student Alliance, a club dedicated to developing students’ resumes and connecting them to New York City internships and opportunities. I look forward to continuing building connections with those I meet through community service opportunities and involvement on campus, as well as learning from others as much as I can.