Our Mission:

Eliminate prejudices by cultivating a more accepting environment for minority students through the sharing of personal stories and experiences.


Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof


Jordan was a member of the Cornell Men's basketball team & founder of this site. He received his degree from the School of Hotel Administration in May of 2018. He is now working in Wealth Management in New York City

Troy Whiteside


Troy is a member of the Cornell Men's Basketball team & co-founder of this site. He is expecting to graduate from the School of Hotel Administration in May of 2019. Troy is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, and is interested in hospitality and nightlife. 

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Katie Kilbourne


Katie is a recent graduate at Cornell. She received bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Communication. Junior spring she studied abroad in Córdoba, Spain becoming proficient in Spanish. She is a member at Kappa Alpha Theta and outgoing Promotions Director for WVBR-FM and http://Cornellradio.com. She is also an Associate Editor for the Cornell Book Review and copyedits remotely for the Los Angeles Review of Books. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, reading, and watching cat videos.


Mary Barger


Mary is the newest member of the IvyUntold team. She is a senior in the college of Arts & Sciences majoring in English and Spanish, expecting to graduate in May of 2019. She is also Editor in Chief of Cornell's multilingual literary magazine and a sports writer for the Daily Sun. Mary is a native of Rochester, New York.

Kyle Brown

(site designer)

Kyle was a member of the Cornell Men's Basketball team & is the IvyUntold site designer. He received his degree in Information Science in May of 2018. Kyle is a native of Seattle, Washington, spent 2 years volunteering as a missionary in South America, and speaks fluent Spanish. He currently lives in Denver, CO with his wife and son and works at Amazon as a Software Engineer.