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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Kevin Mollica

Photo: Kevin Mollica
Buffalo, NY
Theodore Roosevelt Inagural Site
  • Conducted research and writing on themes of Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency and their relevance for America today focusing particularly on big business and labor.
  • Created and edited materials to be used in public education and tourism development.
  • The research was conducted in preparation for and to be presented at the national Theodore Roosevelt Association’s 94th Annual Meeting held in Buffalo during September 2013.

"When seeking summer work, most students choose to either stick close to home or move to big cities like New York or Washington, D.C. By coming to Buffalo, the High Road program is giving me the chance to be fully immersed in one of the most progressive cultures on the East Coast. This summer, I am interning with the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, the historical mansion where Roosevelt was inaugurated after the assassination of President McKinley. This placement is allowing me to gain valuable experience while indulging in my interests in research and history.

When I first applied to work at the Theodore Roosevelt Site, I knew that it was exactly what I wanted to spend my summer doing. During my first semester at Cornell, I took Professor Salvatore’s Labor History course. Despite its rigor, or maybe because of it, the classroom experience was memorable, immediately enhancing both my reading abilities and analytical comprehension. My classroom experience at Ithaca has given me a strong foundation for the work that I am doing in Buffalo, and I know that my research will be stronger because of it. "