As associate director of student programs, Donna is the conduit for bridging the co-curricular student programming experience with community-engaged curricular programming. Her portfolio includes k-12 programs, community-engaged partnerships and student leadership programs management.
Donna has a science background with a Master’s Degree in Education Supervision and Administration. Donna supervises k-12 programming and student-led community engagement programming. She brings with her 17-plus years as a secondary educator. In the role of educator, Donna was a founding principal of an innovative high school with a focus on wellness. Her experience includes conducting research at the Neuroscience Institute on Long Island, NY (SUNY Old Westbury); receiving the NIH Fogarty grant; time as a biotechnology professional; and being a Congressional STEM award recipient. Donna is also a committed community advocate.
Donna has an extensive history of collaboration with parents and higher education institutions, as well state and county agencies to improve student outcomes through student initiatives and service-learning opportunities. Donna has developed and implemented student programming for diversity, equity and inclusion. She also serves as a board member for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. She joins the Einhorn team with a commitment to support Cornell students to be empathetic global citizens who will co-create a world where kindness, humanity and collaboration are at the forefront of innovation.
Quote that inspires Donna
“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.” ―Toni Morrison
The best part of Donna’s job
The students are the best part. We equip students with tools so that they can elevate the global community.
I was the first female in my high school to be selected for the boys varsity baseball team.