Meet Your Tour Guide

Our President's Hosts are highly knowledgeable tour guides who know Ithaca College inside and out. Browse their profiles to see who you might meet during your upcoming campus tour, or learn more about the student guide who introduced you to the Ithaca College campus and community while you were here.

Whether you have been to campus or not, you'll find contact info for most of our President's Hosts in their profiles below, and we invite you to reach out to them for assistance with your college search process. Our President's Hosts are excited to work with you before, during, and after your visit!

Farwa Shakeel

Farwa Shakeel

Politics | Piscataway, NJ
What is the best class the you've taken so far, and why?

My favorite class so far has been the Honors Seminar on Terrorism and Insurgencies. It was eye-opening to be in a class where we examined several different terrorist organizations and definitions of violence, terrorism, guerrilla warfare, and more. As an aspiring policy professional, the class was important to my development in policy analysis.

Major: Politics and Economics with a concentration in International Studies

ICC Theme: Identities

Some of the cool things I do on campus are:

Honors Program: Through this program, I have met all of my friends and participated in fun activities like symposiums, rock-climbing, and a free Broadway musical! I also love the perks of the program, including first-pick registration.

Model United Nations :As part of the Model United Nations team, I had to represent Rafael Catala Polo, Spain's Minister of Justice, in a committee of the European Union at Cornell's regional conference. Somehow, I ended up granting Catalonia independence and annexing Portugal during the course of the conference. I won Best Delegate for it, the highest honor in Model UN!

I love politics, international affairs, and national security issues. My favorite show is Parks and Recreation, (but I'm only on Season 3, so no spoilers!) Leslie Knope and I have a lot in common. Special talents include eating an entire tub of Turkey Hill's birthday cake ice cream, overcooking potatoes, cracking bad politics jokes!

Email me at : fshakeel@ithaca.edu