Hi everyone! My name is Courtney DelPo and I am a 4th year graduate student in the Chemistry department. I am so grateful to have been a part of the Lakeside community for the past two years, and I am so excited for the opportunity to now serve Lakeside in the role of External Relations Delegate. While I would be new to the Lakeside Committee, I am not new to serving the graduate school community. I am currently in my second year as a diversity fellow with the Access, Diversity, and Inclusion department of the graduate school. As a diversity fellow, I have gained experience communicating and networking with various groups and organizations on campus as well as working directly with graduate students to design programs based on their feedback and ensuring that their voices are heard. I believe the skills and connections I have developed in that role will serve me well as the External Relations Delegate, and I promise to bring the same dedication, organizational level, and welcoming attitude to this new role.