Student Spotlight: Penuela Kumi-Damoah

Penuela Kumi-Damoah, a Breakthrough New York student, will be attending Yale and majoring in neuroscience. Penuela shared some of her reasons for choosing Yale and her passion for neuroscience.   Penuela’s interest in medicine stemmed from a childhood experience...
Olivia Njoh-Mbengue Wins the Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award

Olivia Njoh-Mbengue Wins the Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award

Olivia Njoh-Mbengue is a recipient of this year’s Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award, which is an award given to a Teaching Fellow who demonstrates a wholehearted commitment to and love of teaching. She is a junior at Tulane University who is double majoring in...
Ethan Moreh Wins the Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award

Ethan Moreh Wins the Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award

Ethan Moreh is a recipient of this year’s Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award, which is an award given to a Teaching Fellow who demonstrates a wholehearted commitment to and love of teaching. He is a senior at Hunter College who studies English with a minor in Women...
Getting Ahead with Internships: Dennis’ Story

Getting Ahead with Internships: Dennis’ Story

Dennis (Class of 2024) is a senior at Cornell University. He is studying information science with a concentration in UX (user experience) design and one day hopes to become a product designer. This summer, he completed a six-week internship at Pace Gallery. Developing...
Getting Ahead with Internships: Tracy’s Story

Getting Ahead with Internships: Tracy’s Story

Tracy gets her foot in the door to the finance industry through her internships. Tracy (Class of 2024) is a rising senior at Cornell University. She is majoring in applied economics and management with double concentrations in finance and strategy. Tracy is currently...
Alumni Spotlight: Tim Garcia

Alumni Spotlight: Tim Garcia

Tim Garcia (Class of 2006) graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in film and media studies. He attended Breakthrough New York as the original Summerbridge program, and returned to serve in multiple teaching and tutoring roles. The Impact of Near-Peer...
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