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College of Arts and Sciences

Jaia Clingham-David

Class of 2020

 Jaia Clingham-David

Hometown: State College, PA

What is your College Scholar project?
The Politics of Food Choice: How Food Policy and Identity Politics Shape What We Eat 

What are your most important extra-curricular activities?
Cornell Democrats, Cornell Asian Pacific Islander Student Union, College Democrats of New York

Talk about any summer internships or programs you've attended? 
In the summer of 2017, I worked at the New York City Comptroller's Press Office. At this internship, I had the opportunity to draft talking points, memos, and social media posts for the Comptroller and his press team as well as learn the ins-and-outs of press conferences.

What do you dream of doing after graduation? 
After graduation, I plan to get my Master's and, perhaps, PhD at an institution where I can continue my research. While my past experience has positioned me well for a press/communications job, I also dream of working on the local level to combat food insecurity and promote sustainable food choices and policies.