Skip to main content
Cornell University mobile logo

Buffalo Co-Lab

skyline of Buffalo

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

Rachel Hidek

Rachel Hidek
Buffalo, NY
WNYCOSH, High Road

Work Highlights

Collaborated to create an asynchronous online training about organizing around health and safety during COVID-19.

Compiled a toolkit to accompany this online training, including sample social media posts, call scripts, letters to management, and information about legal rights in the workplace.

Completed a small research project to identify key resources used by local organizations to safely adapt to COVID-19 , and made recommendations about gaps that WNYCOSH might fill.


Summer Takeaway

Being from Syracuse, I appreciated this opportunity to learn from the powerful work being done in Buffalo – another small city in upstate NY!


Supervisor Quote

Rachel has been a wonderful addition to WNYCOSH this summer! She has brought new perspectives, ideas, and experiences to our work and has made contributions that will have a lasting impact. Rachel adapting to the remote environment while still fully engaging and participating in WNYCOSH's work and that of community partners was amazing. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with her this summer and look forward to seeing what she does in the future!

–Susanne Donovan