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The American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP) provides academic support to students from diverse backgrounds, nations, and territories. Our students are doing cutting edge research in fields such as chemical engineering, animal science, biological sciences, environmental sciences and many more. Take a moment to explore their profiles below and see for yourself what a Cornell education can offer.

Michael Charles (Navajo) '16 talks about his journey at Cornell and how the AIISP has helped him along the way. Video credit: Filmed and Edited by June Liu.

Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Head shot of Madalynn Madigar
Madalynn is a sophomore from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Insect Biology and minoring in microbial science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). She is a second-year resident at Akwe:kon and recipient of the Akwe:kon Peer Appreciation Award as well as the treasurer for NASAC for the upcoming 2016-2017 year. She is the secretary for the Cornell AISES chapter and a brother of the professional chemistry fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma.