Abigail Boatmun ’23 remembers participating in community service from her early childhood, tagging along with her parents in their hometown of Durant, Oklahoma. Growing up, she helped wash dishes at a soup kitchen each week, and sold baked goods to raise money for Relay for Life campaigns.
It was a commitment to service that Boatmun, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, continued to nurture and develop as an undergraduate in the College of Human Ecology.
“It’s been a huge part of my life since I was 2 or 3 years old,” she said. “I’m really thankful that I’ve had the chance to continue that passion at Cornell, and to learn with and from my community.”