Raymond is currently a junior studying Information Science, Systems, and Technology with a minor in Business in the College of Engineering at Cornell University. At Cornell, Raymond is a Ryan Scholar and a Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) Ambassador, a partnership between NY state and individual colleges which provides economically and educationally disadvantaged residents the possibility of a college education. He previously served as the president of his fraternity, a Reunion Clerk, and as an Engineering Ambassador.
Raymond is the first person in his family to go to college and was raised by a single mother. Growing up translating everything from food menus to tax forms, he is fluent in Cantonese. As a FGLI student, he would like to pay it forward to future FGLI students by enabling them to have the knowledge and resources that would allow them to achieve their full potential. Raymond joined the Rise First team this past summer as a Marketing Intern, where he was responsible for consolidating contacts for over a thousand resources and refining the marketing campaign. Moving forward, Raymond will be serving as a Marketing Associate for Rise First where he will mature our social media presence, leverage internal and external data analytics, and provide strategic recommendations to drive Rise First’s growth. He intends to integrate his own perspectives, expertise, and passion to ensure Rise First reaches as many people as possible.