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Colette Kopon

Colette Kopon

BE'09

Colette Kopon, BE'09, has served as president of the CUWinds ensemble group this year.  She has been to Costa Rica twice on music/service tours, bringing donated instruments and providing musical instruction and performances for 'high-need' areas.  Another service project Colette helps with is 'service through music ambitions' to an Ithaca school and one in Philadelphia. Colette performs on the euphonium, which looks like a small tuba and sounds similar to a french horn or trombone.  Colette took one semester of Study Abroad in Perugia, Italy, and speaks fluent Italian. Rounding out her Cornell experience is research work, with the AguaClara program in CEE and with BEE Professor Beth Ahner on ligands produced by certain types of algae that bind heavy metals. Colette is a counselor with the Empathy, Assistance & Referral Service for students (EARS), and took Wilderness Reflections Guide Training. Colette is an Engineering Global Fellow. Colette will be teaching High School math after graduation. [BE, concentration: Bioprocess Engineering, CALS]