The 5th cohort is working on their transformation project this year. They are focusing on sexual health and sexual education - you can read more here.
BOLD Scholars 2021 - 2023 (Cohort 5)
Culture and Communications, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Majors with a Minor in African Diaspora Studies
Makiyah (she/her) is a first-generation college student from Philadelphia, PA. She uses her schooling to find the intersections between art and liberation. Outside of school, Makiyah is most likely to be found listening to oddly specific playlists of her own creation or cultivating an ever-growing list of books to read for later.
Hope is a first-generation student from Sacramento, CA, however, she believes that home is where her family is, and right now that is Atlanta, GA. She loves children and has spent as long as she can remember babysitting, nannying, and coaching gymnastics. This love for childhood development led her to pursue secondary education as her major. She hopes to teach English Literature for middle school-aged children and believes strongly in the impacts of intergenerational mentoring. This shows up in her extracurriculars as well — she is the president of the Ithaca College Big Brother Big Sisters club. She is thrilled to be able to be a part of the 5th cohort of BOLD scholars. She is looking forward to potentially being a Fulbright ETA grant recipient and attending Columbia Teachers College after graduating from Ithaca.
Culture and Communication Major with Minors in Honors and Women and Gender Studies
Miriam (she/her) hails from outside Syracuse. She has a passion for social justice, which she hopes to bring to her future outdoor recreation and education endeavors. When not in class, Miriam loves to sing (Broadway musicals are always a staple), scout out the best Ithaca restaurants, or play a video game or two. She's looking forward to rounding out senior year and can't wait to see what the future holds.
Health Sciences Pre-Med Major
Raevyn is a Senior Health Science Pre-Med Major at Ithaca College. She aspires to be an Emergency Medicine Doctor as well as a Wound Care Specialist. Raevyn’s hometown is Ketchikan, Alaska. In summer, she spends her time working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a Long Term Care Facility. While at work she says she mostly appreciates meeting and tending to the needs of each individual resident while still having the honorable opportunity to learn new things about aging, ageism, and how both cognitive and physical health affect all aspects of life. Raevyn says that outside of work and school she enjoys home projects and taking her puppy Blu on different hidden Alaskan trails for fun walks. Raevyn says that she has grown as a BOLD scholar on all aspects of the spectrum, however she noted that she has especially grown as a woman, an individual, and as an advocate for diverse students who study STEM. Lastly, she states that she is not only excited to be graduating soon but she is ecstatic to finally be able to put her degree to good use.
Cinema and Photography Major with a Still Photo Concentration and an Integrated Marketing Communications Minor
Ruth is a first-gen college student from Las Cruces, NM. She is studying Cinema & Photography with a still photo concentration and an Integrated Marketing Communications minor. She is so appreciative to have the opportunity to study photography and she hopes to always have it be a part of her career. She's thankful for BOLD and excited to continue working with her peers!
Politics Major with a Minor in Legal Studies
My name is Klarholz Jobe , I'm from The Gambia, west Africa (smiling coast of Africa). I'm co-president of the International club and president of the Muslim student association. I enjoy music, cooking and watching sunsets. The BOLD program has been amazing! I have gathered immense knowledge from these amazing people.
Amulya Ravitej Bachala
English and Politics Dual Majors
Born and raised in Hyderabad, India, Amulya has rich experience in interacting with diverse cultures from a young age. After being involved in numerous cultural exchange programs between Europe, Australia, and India, she has worked on campus as an International Peer Advisor (PAL) and a Student Engagement Assistant to be a guide for new students in their transition to college. A huge lover of the arts, she spends most of her time reading and painting. She's served as a Student Director for the New Voices Literary Festival and currently holds leadership roles in Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and the International Club of IC. Being part of the BOLD cohort gives her natural love of leadership a greater purpose and opportunity for which she is extremely grateful.
Isabella graduated a year early with a BS in Health and Physical Education. She is currently completing her fellowship year as the Member Learning and Engagement Fellow at The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).
Isabella was born and raised in Westhampton Beach, NY. She is a proud legacy student at Ithaca College, following in her mother & sister’s footsteps.
Journalism Major with Minors in Italian, Writing, and Psychology
Nijha (she/they) is a Jamaican-American born and raised on Long Island. Her work in journalism has deepened her interest in mental health and the human condition. Nijha is interested in personal and professional writing and discourse around mental health and social issues. Some of her interests include lifespan development and clinical and media psychology. She is completing a semester of research with IC’s Center for Research on the Effects of Television (CRETv)! Outside of class, Nijha enjoys penpaling, baking, learning languages and exploring Ithaca with friends! :) She is so grateful for the opportunity to be a member of IC's 5th BOLD cohort!
Morgana Zendejas Peterson
Television and Radio Major with a Minor in Latin American Studies
Morgana is an Indigenous Mexican woman, adopted and raised in a multicultural family in Tulum, Mexico. She is passionate about learning from and advocating for underrepresented voices. She has enjoyed participating in ICTV and other Park School projects. Morgana loves spice food, the great outdoors, and above all a good laugh. She is excited to join the BOLD community and looks forward to working alongside the other 5th Cohort members.