My name is Natalie Bell and I am a senior Culture and Communication major and Anthropology minor at Ithaca College.
Though I am originally from Connecticut, I have made both Ithaca College and Ithaca, NY my home, by becoming involved on campus and in the greater Ithaca community. I am a member of the Ithaca College Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship program. As a member of this program, I have had the opportunity to use what I have learned from Dr. King's teachings in my own leadership, community service, and research.
I am a dedicated member and former secretary of the Ithaca College Tae Kwon Do Club. I also helped to form Ithaca College's chapter of Invisible Children, an organization that is involved with bringing Joseph Kony, the leader of the LRA, to justice for war crimes in Uganda. I have also continued participating in community service back in Connecticut, with my involvement with Foodshare and Camp Courant. Foodshare is an organization that works to eradicate hunger from the greater Hartford region of Connecticut through its food distribution program and community gardens. Camp Courant is one of the largest free day camps in the country, where children from inner-city Hartford can take part in sports, academic, and cultural activities.
I will graduate from Ithaca in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and I will begin my graduate program in Speech Language Pathology at Ithaca College in Fall 2012.