BOLD Scholars 2019-2021

Ithaca College is welcoming its third cohort of scholars in the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network, a pioneering program cultivating courageous leadership and career success in young women during their college years and beyond. The college’s newest BOLD scholars are Chanelle Ferguson, Carolina Jeronimo, Julia Klipp, Oluwasekemi Odumosu, Taury Phelps, Daniela Rivero, Lesley Rodriguez, Paula Rodriguez, and Gabriela Urbaez-Mendez.

Gabriela Urbaez-Mendez

Paula Rodriguez

Hey everyone my name is Paula Rodriguez, raised in a single parent household by my father. Graciously raised in Spanish Harlem (El Barrio), where I became more and more aware of the injustices that occur with the New York City housing for the lower income community I became aware and passionate of the different injustices that occur everyday. As a Puerto Rican woman I decided to study Sociology with a minor in Legal Studies and Latinx Studies to allow me to move forward so that when I graduate I may be able to achieve and see the change for my community and others alike. Being able to join a network of likeminded women who are as passionate as me about their cause as well as their career shows me that this change is more possible than ever. 

Lesley Rodriguez

Hey everyone! My name is Lesley Rodriguez, I was born and raised in The Bronx, NY and am the daughter of two Dominican Parents. I’m a Sophomore at Ithaca College with a Major in Sociology and minors in Legal Studies and Latino/a Studies. On campus I am happily the new Co-President of the Caribbean Students Association Organization, one of the founders of Curls & Coils serving as Curl Advisor, and an Island Fusion dance team member! I’m so happy and honored to be apart of BOLD’s 3rd Cohort and can’t wait to work alongside these beautiful and motivated women!

Daniela Rivero

Taury Phelps

Oluwasekemi Odumosu

Julia Klipp

Carolina Jeronimo

Chanelle Ferguson