IC Honors Summer Student Spotlight: Yena Seo

Meet Yena, a rising sophomore Journalism and Politics double major!

image3This summer, Yena is interning with the Brookings Institution in their Foreign Policy division as well as tutoring North Korean refugees in English through an e-mentoring program.

Yena has had a lot of awesome experiences in the Honors program so far!

“My favorite part of the Honors Program is tied between two: the first would be living in Lyon Hall, and the second would be the Honors classes I’ve been able to take through the program. Living in Lyon was really beneficial for me because it allowed me to share a residential space with like-minded people and to make friends who had a lot of similar goals and priorities as me. While I was nervous at first about living in an all-Honors dorm, I met some of my closest friends at Ithaca in Lyon, and living in Lyon really made my college transition much easier. I’ve also loved the Honors classes that I’ve been able to take: Why Are We Here? with Tom Pfaff and Staging History with Claire Gleitman. While the two classes were very different in their course material, both of them allowed me to think critically and question my own beliefs. I loved Why Are We Here? so much that I’ll be serving as a Peer Mentor for the class in the fall!”

What are you doing this summer? Honors wants to know!

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