House Fellows are Cornell faculty and senior administrators who engage with Alice Cook House residents through intellectual and social opportunities that enhance student-faculty-staff interaction within the House.
Build House community by interacting informally and formally with students in groups and as individuals on a regular basis.
Contribute to the intellectual and social life of the House.
Work closely with the House Professor-Dean, Assistant Dean, Graduate Resident Fellows, Student Assistants, Cook Collective (student leadership body), Active Citizens (returning residents who continue to be active members of the community by frequently attending programs and getting others involved), and student residents in establishing the House program.
Create opportunities for informal learning and artistic experiences for Cook residents such as programs, activities, informal offerings, lectures, screenings, workshops, arts events, discussion groups, off-campus outings, and non-credit in-House courses.
Engage other unaffiliated university faculty and senior administrators in social, artistic, and intellectual programming and opportunities to be with students in the House.
Examples of House Fellow Programs in the West Campus House System:
Cook House Receptions in House Professor-Dean Shorna Allred's apartment
Guest Speaker, "Cook Community Engagement Class" in House Professor-Dean Shorna Allred's apartment
Featured House Fellows at House Dinner
Dinner at Home (hosted by a House Fellow in his/her home )
Vet School Behind the Scenes
Late Night Cheese and Chocolate Fondue
Museum of the Earth
Herpetology Club Visit
Women in Business Dinner
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Sharing our Culture: Cooking from Home
Tango Dancing Lessons
Alice Cook House Fellows are paired with a Graduate Resident Fellow (GRF) who is their Cook House contact. GRFs help facilitate House Fellow engagement with the Cook community. GRFs provide assistance with brainstorming program ideas, scheduling and advertising programs, recruiting residents to attend programs, and any other support House Fellows need to be successful.
Rafael was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York. He has a deep commitment to education, food justice and sovereignty. He relocated to Tompkins County in 2012 and established Rocky Acres Community Farm, located in the town of Freeville, NY.
As Associate Director of the Cornell Public Service Center, Amy has dedicated herself over the past decade to purposeful work that produces everlasting impact on all constituencies whether they be students, faculty and/or community members.
Author of Open Interval, a 2009 National Book Award finalist, and Black Swan, winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She is currently at work on The Coal Tar Colors, her third poetry collection, and Purchase, a collection of essays.