Students on the Arts Quad in fall
Extraordinary Journeys: The Class of 2020

Preparation for a life well lived

Students in the College of Arts & Sciences are motivated, inspired and sincere. This year, when the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted classroom instruction and derailed typical senior year traditions, our seniors have shown their resilience and given us hope for better times to come. Explore the extraordinary journeys of this year’s graduates and see how their paths have prepared them not only for a successful and meaningful career, but also for a life well lived. Photos this year come from the students themselves.

 Yuqing (Eva) Cao

Yuqing (Eva) Cao: 'Mingle with people from all backgrounds'

Comparative Literature, German studies
 Raven Schwam-Curtis

Raven Schwam-Curtis: 'All of my classes have challenged me to think deeply'

Asian studies, Feminist, Gender & Sexuality studies
 Maya Cutforth

Maya Cutforth: 'I have discovered how resilient I am as a leader'

American Studies, Africana Studies, Spanish
 Isaiah Murray

Isaiah Murray: 'I have approached writing as an act of declaration'

Information Science & Urban and Regional studies
 David Zhang

David Zhang: 'Cornell has taught me that anyone can make an impact'

Biological Sciences & Computer science