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Yamini Bhandari ‘17 was elected by the Cornell student body to serve a two-year team as trustee beginning 1 July 2017.
I’m Yamini Bhandari, a rising Junior in ILR. I’ve served on the Student Assembly for 2 years as Freshman Rep and VP of Outreach & Women’s Rep, worked on 12+ resolutions and developed a strong understanding of the community.
Freshman Rep: Served on Ivy Council, Community Life, Dining and Appropriations Committee More dining options for students with restrictions• More recycling bins in North Campus • Save the Pass movement VP of Outreach & Women’s Rep: Served on Appropriations, President’s Council for Sexual Violence Prevention, Community Life, Infrastructure Fund, UA Campus Welfare Committee Got Mental Health Resources in Syllabi • Status of Sexual Violence Event • Media Consultation Partnership • Legal advising Program• Increasing Bystander Intervention Training Panhellenic Council Delegate working on safety and inclusiveness in the Greek Community.
PLATFORM: (1) Accessibility: Make Cornell FINANCIALLY ACCESSIBLE • EQUITY in resources for minority groups (2) Advocacy: Advocate for policies to realistically address campus HEALTH/SAFETY (3) Accountability: Establish Advisory Council to EMPOWER students • Remain ENGAGED in the Community #BHANDTOGETHER