Fellows

POLIS fellows are Cornell students with a wide array of interests and backgrounds, brought together and bonded by our passion for public service. We are committed to promoting ethical and collective leadership, equity and inclusion, and community impact, while also providing opportunities for professional growth and development.

Willow Maisel '25 with Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick at NYS Senate District 38th Office.
Willow Maisel '25 with Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick at NYS Senate District 38th Office.
Oscar Martinez-Taveras with the UN Ambassador
Oscar Martinez-Taveras with the UN Ambassador
Shelby Williams presenting during her summer with nexus research scholars.
Shelby Williams presenting during her summer with nexus research scholars.
Jesse Kapstad '24 with US Treasurer Janet Yellen at the US Department of the Treasury.
Jesse Kapstad '24 with US Treasurer Janet Yellen at the US Department of the Treasury.
Kate Konvitz '24 at with General Joseph Votel at Business Executives for National Security.
Kate Konvitz '24 at with General Joseph Votel at Business Executives for National Security.
Ezgi Yilmaz

Ezgi Yilmaz

President

Sana Seif

Sana Seif

President

Josh Weiner

Josh Weiner

Co-VP of Membership

Aleks Waledziak

Aleks Waledziak

Co-VP of Membership

Kate Konvitz

Kate Konvitz

Co-VP of Recruitment

Willow Maisel

Willow Maisel

Co-VP of Recruitment

Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee

Co-VP of DEI

Grace Kwon

Grace Kwon

Co-VP of DEI

Jesse Kapstad

Jesse Kapstad

VP of Programming

Sophia Papanico Papanicolaou

Sophia Papanico Papanicolaou

VP of Professional Development

Ashley Effendy

Ashley Effendy

VP of Finance

Lia Sokol

Lia Sokol

Alumni Relations Co-Chair

Hyrum Edwards

Hyrum Edwards

Alumni Relations Co-Chair

Emma Stepke

Emma Stepke

Expansion Chair

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