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Meet the Faculty: Yiran Zhang

Professor Zhang works for a fair economy.
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Meet the Faculty: Yiran Zhang

Meet the Faculty: Samuel Nelson

Senior Lecturer Sam Nelson teaches advocacy and debate at Cornell and throughout the world.
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Meet the Faculty: Samuel Nelson

Meet the Faculty: Louis Hyman

ILR Professor Louis Hyman on history and change.
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Meet the Faculty: Louis Hyman

Patrick Mehler ’23

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ILR Senior helps get out the vote.
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Patrick Mehler ’23

LindaRose Piccolo '24

Linda explored the world of compliance and regulation in the investment management industry.
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LindaRose Piccolo '24

LindaRose Piccolo '24

Linda explored the world of compliance and regulation in the investment management industry.
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LindaRose Piccolo '24

Maria Delgado '23

Maria, a first-generation college student, reflects on her internship with Tesla's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team.
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Maria Delgado '23

Kiran Abraham-Aggarwal '25

Kiran's interests have taken him from Ithaca to Turin to NYC, from a student exploring flea markets in Italy to an intern with summer positions in marketing and private equity.
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Kiran Abraham-Aggarwal '25

Meet the ILR Family: Alexis Fintland ‘22

Alexis Fintland outlines her interests in labor and the labor movement.
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Meet the ILR Family: Alexis Fintland ‘22

Meet ILR Students: Terrill Malone '21

ILRie Terrill Malone '21 reflects on his global studies and opportunities in labor and the labor movement during his time as an undergraduate so far.
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Meet ILR Students: Terrill Malone '21

Meet the Faculty: Vanessa Bohns

Professor Vanessa Bohns shares how she enjoys teaching undergraduates on the ILR program.
Associate Professor Vanessa Bohns in the hallway of the Ives Faculty Building.
Meet the Faculty: Vanessa Bohns

ILRie Patrick J. Mehler takes office while still a student

Patrick J. Mehler '23 took office at the City of Ithaca as an alderperson while still studying for his ILR degree. He shares his reflections here.
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ILRie Patrick J. Mehler takes office while still a student

HR Internship at Boeing

ILRie Sarah Mannix '22 reflects on her rewarding experience as an HR intern at Boeing.
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HR Internship at Boeing

Meet the Faculty: Stephanie Thomas

ILR's Professor Stephanie Thomas talks about her teaching and offers student advice to undergraduates.
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Meet the Faculty: Stephanie Thomas

Sherell Farmer '22

Sherell Farmer talks about her ILR thesis and what motivated her studies.
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Sherell Farmer '22

Josh Lafazan - one of the New York's youngest elected officials

ILRie Josh Lafazan tells how he became one of New York State's youngest elected officials in May, 2012.
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Josh Lafazan - one of the New York's youngest elected officials

Chris Jenkins Shares how his Career Began at ILR

May 2022 marks seven years since Chris graduated from ILR. He looks back at how his plans changed and his business career began.
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Chris Jenkins Shares how his Career Began at ILR

Meet the Faculty: Desirée LeClercq

Meet ILR's Desirée LeClercq, Proskauer Employment and Labor Law Assistant Professor, who teaches undergraduates about international labor law and U.S. labor and employment law.
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Meet the Faculty: Desirée LeClercq

Meet the Faculty: Lee Adler

Meet ILR's Lee Adler, labor-law practitioner and ILR lecturer in employment law and union leadership. Adler discusses working with ILR undergraduates.
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Meet the Faculty: Lee Adler

Ziva Posner: Landing Labor Law Jobs with ILR Degree

ILRie Ziva Posner '18 recounts how ILR's undergraduate degree program set her up for a career in labor law after completing law school at University of California, Irvine.
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Ziva Posner: Landing Labor Law Jobs with ILR Degree

ILR’s Worker Institute Helps Guide a Newly Energized Labor Movement

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Led by Patricia Campos-Medina ’96, MPA ’97, it conducts research and outreach on today’s rapidly changing employment landscape
Patricia Campos-Medina ’96, MPA ’97
ILR’s Worker Institute Helps Guide a Newly Energized Labor Movement

Finger Lakes Land Trust Led By ILRie

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Andy Zepp ’85, M.P.S. ’90, executive director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, began the organization as his Cornell master’s degree project in 1989.
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Finger Lakes Land Trust Led By ILRie

Two ILRies leading Outreach institutes are informing the national conversation around the historic union organizing shift.

Cathy Creighton, director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, and Patricia Campos-Medina, executive director of ILR’s Worker Institute, have been putting their ILR education and experience to work in roles they now hold at the school.
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Two ILRies leading Outreach institutes are informing the national conversation around the historic union organizing shift.

Senior Joins Fulbright Program

Catherine St. Hilaire ’22, selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program! Read the story.
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Senior Joins Fulbright Program

Students Exploring Labor and Technology Intersection

The Digital Economy and Labor club considers intricate technology and labor issues.
DEAL Club executive board, left to right: Kassidy Slaughter ’24, Zuhair Imaduddin ’23, Ethan Abbate ’24, Michelle Wei, A&S ’24, Kiran Abraham-Aggarwal ’25
Students Exploring Labor and Technology Intersection

Tretter Re-Elected President of NFL Union

ILR alumnus continues to make his mark as leader of the National Football League Players Association.
JC Tretter on the field during pre-game warm-ups with the Cleveland Browns (Erik Drost).
Tretter Re-Elected President of NFL Union

Research Project on Worker Organizing Announced

“Achieving Greater Worker Voice, Equity, and Mobility: A Multi-Industry Study of Organizing Efforts and Their Outcomes,” will be led by Labor Education Research Director Kate Bronfenbrenner and MIT Professor Thomas A. Kochan.
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Research Project on Worker Organizing Announced

Making Incremental Change

ILRie Jim Miller supports students through internships, scholarships and career opportunities.
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Making Incremental Change

Khary Pryce ’22

Student-athlete shares her ILR learning with the Ivy League sports community and across campus.
Khary Pryce ‘22 competes with the Big Red women's tennis team vs. Binghamton during the 2020 season.
Khary Pryce ’22

Caroline Manning ’22

Through a credit internship, Caroline researched the history of discriminatory hiring on New York City's waterfront.
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Caroline Manning ’22