Exploratory Peer Ambassadors and Leaders

Madalyn Trombley

Madalyn Trombley

Major: Environmental Studies

How did you choose your major? If you are still Exploratory, how are you working on choosing a major and what choices are you considering?

I chose my major at the end of my third semester at Ithaca. I was initially choosing between a degree in the Environmental Studies and Sciences, and ultimately chose studies due to the policy and sociology aspect of the major, and because I want to work more with people and less in research.

What was your favorite resource to use when you were an Exploratory student? What is your favorite resource to use as an Exploratory student?

My favorite resource to use was, and still is, a degree evaluation. I constantly check this feature on Homer Connect to make sure I am fulfilling requirements and making the most out of my credits and time at Ithaca.

What do you like most about the Exploratory program?

I loved the support I received in the Exploratory Program. My advisor as well as Elizabeth and the other peer mentors were so helpful and encouraging when it came to choosing and declaring a career path to pursue.

What is your biggest piece of advice to other Exploratory students?

My biggest advice to other Exploratory students is to utilize resources that the Program has to offer. There is a reason that this program is offered for students, and I advise any current or prospective exploratory student to reach out to their Exploratory Peer leaders and professors with questions!

What extracurricular activities are you involved with on campus?

I am currently in the Ithaca Achievement Program, and work in the Admissions office, as well as a returning leader for the Jumpstart GREEN tour. My first two years here I was also a member of the women’s crew team.

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