Kimberly Wyllie is a Psychology and Political Science double major with a minor in Honors in the Humanities. During her time at Queens College, she became a NYPIRG intern, where she committed to advocating for students and social justice. Kim also interned for the CUNY Census. She strived to get students and their families to complete the census, stressing the importance of bringing funding to their communities. During Spring 2019, Kim obtained the Kenan Scholarship, a Macaulay Honors scholarship dedicated to community service. As a Kenan scholar, she volunteered in Ecuador, spending time tutoring in English and reading to kids. Kim took on the role of president of the Political Science Club during her junior and senior years, hosting educational events and panels. Within her senior year, she also joined the student senate. Upon completion of her credits, Kim applied for early graduation. During, what would have been her final spring semester, Kim spent her time studying for the LSAT and applying to law schools. She now looks forward to attending Northeastern Law School.
Gianna Simonelli is graduating from Macaulay’s CSI campus with a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communications, and minors in Marketing and Finance. Throughout her college career, she has maintained Dean’s List, two remote employment positions, and eight internship opportunities with various government agencies, non-profit organizations, and for-profit entities in New York City and beyond. Her education and professional experience in the Business and Communications sectors are highlighted by her creative abilities, well-rounded work ethic, and passion to contribute to socially-responsible programs, which were all fostered during her time at the Macaulay Honors College. In the future, she plans to travel, pursue her professional career, and go on to obtain a Master’s Degree.
Caitlin Balagula is a Psychology major as well as a Political Science, English, and Film minor at Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College. Soon after graduation, she will serve as a Congressional Intern for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Midway through college, Caitlin learned that she is most passionate about cultivating healthy, just, sustainable, and humane food and agriculture policy. She began her journey in the field as a Policy Fellow for Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. She then moved on to be a Policy Fellow for Slow Food USA. Most recently, she was a Legislative Intern for New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi. Prior to her policy journey, she spent nearly two years at Talkspace, a mental telehealth company. She also served as a Student Researcher at New York University Rusk Rehabilitation’s Motor Recovery Research Lab and at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies.