Fresh from the Hill: Inside Stories of Noteworthy Cornellians

23 EpisodesProduced by Cornell Alumni AssociationWebsite

Fresh from the Hill: Inside Stories of Noteworthy Cornellians will give you an inside look into the lives of some of our most notable young Cornellians. Learn who they are and what role Cornell University played in their professional and personal lives. Created and produced by Amanda Massa.Music by … read more

23 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

A place Cornellians call home: Live from the Cornell Club NYC, featuring GM Craig Lasnier

August 7th, 2019

15:43

We're opening up season two of Fresh from the Hill with a very special bonus episode featuring Cornell Club NYC General Manager Craig Lasnier.

Listen in as Craig sits down with host Lou Diamond '92 to discuss the Club's …

Season one bonus #3: greatest hits from the Aaron Kominos-Smith '04 series

July 24th, 2019

22:32

 This week on Fresh from the Hill, you'll hear clips from the episodes listed below. If you haven't already listened to those episodes in their entirety, we recommend you go back and take a listen! It will be well worth …

Season one bonus #2: greatest hits from the Lou Diamond '92 series

July 17th, 2019

25:55

This week on Fresh from the Hill, you'll hear clips from the episodes listed below. If you haven't already listened to those episodes in their entirety, we recommend you go back and take a listen! It will be well worth …

Season one bonus #1: greatest hits from the Alex Zalben '99 series

July 10th, 2019

15:17

For the next three weeks, we'll be bringing you the best moments from season one of Fresh from the Hill: Inside Stories of Noteworthy Cornellians

In this episode, you'll hear clips from the episodes listed below. If …

Second Chances - Darnell Epps '19

June 26th, 2019

42:33

From the Brooklyn housing projects, to private Catholic School, to a near 17-year incarceration at Five Points Correctional Facility, to Cornell …

The Lucky Break - Ritu Raman '12

June 12th, 2019

27:35

Ritu Raman is an engineer, writer, and educator with a passion for introducing bio-hybrid materials into the toolbox of every inventor. She grew up …

Empowering Podcast Creators - Nir Zicherman '08

May 29th, 2019

31:02

Nir Zicherman '08 is the Co-Founder and CTO of Anchor, the easiest way ever to make a podcast, 100% for free. Previously, Nir ran server engineering at Aviary, where he built back-end systems to scale to tens of …

The Business of Broadway - Dana Lerner '14

May 15th, 2019

32:42

Dana M. Lerner '14 is a Tony-nominated theater producer and entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Red Pelican Creative, LLC a social media …

The Value of People - Julio Casado '08

May 1st, 2019

41:27

Julio Casado '08 studied Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, received a Master’s degree in Management from the Harvard University …

Making Something Beautiful From a Pile of Dirt - Justin Kondrat '14

April 17th, 2019

31:16

Justin Kondrat '14 is an inspiring alumnus who defeated all odds to go to his dream school, Cornell University. In this episode, host Aaron …

Meet Aaron Kominos-Smith '04

April 3rd, 2019

9:22

Meet our third and final host for season one of Fresh from the Hill!

Learn about Aaron's background at Cornell, how his time in the Whistling Shrimp Improv group inspired him to leave his job as an architect and pursue …

Connecting Artists to Fans... from WVBR to SiriusXM to Spotify - Jordan Gremli '08

March 20th, 2019

35:09

Jordan Gremli graduated from Cornell University in 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science, but spent most of his time as an …

Pathways - Becky Katz '09

March 6th, 2019

25:21

Becky Katz '09 is currently a Robert Bosch Fellow, a prestige program that accepts 15 professionals and provides professional development in Germany. Before her move to Germany, she was the City of Atlanta’s first Chief …

"People are the X Factor," Kia Albertson-Rogers '13 (Kia Orion)

February 20th, 2019

37:44

Kia Albertson-Rogers '13 (Kia Orion) is a Philadelphia based singer-songwriter performing soulful, electronic, and R&B music. Graduating from …

"I Just Need a Beer," Jack Mason '11

February 6th, 2019

29:00

Jack Mason, Master Sommelier at the Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Houston Downtown and Galleria locations, achieved MS status at the very young age of 27 and is one of the youngest to do so. He is one of only 9 esteemed …

"Little Sister," Irene Li '12

January 23rd, 2019

32:56

Irene Li '12 operates Mei Mei Street Kitchen & Mei Mei Restaurant in Boston, where her work centers around ethical sourcing and fair employment practices. Irene’s background of living on an organic farm, organizing …

Meet Lou Diamond '92

January 9th, 2019

10:31

Get get to know the host for our second series of "Fresh from the Hill," Lou Diamond '92. 


Learn what Lou's favorite classes were at Cornell and how they connect to what he does today, hear about how Lou helps people …

"It Doesn't Get Old," Meghan Dubyak '04

December 26th, 2018

25:59

On this episode of "Fresh from the Hill," you'll hear from Meghan Dubyak '04, current chief spokesperson and Associate Vice President for Communications and Creative Services at Georgetown University and former Press …

"Why Are You Trying to Study the Magic That is Love?" Marisa Cohen '06

December 12th, 2018

33:10

In this episode of "Fresh from the Hill," Alex Zalben '99 talks to relationship expert Dr. Marisa Cohen about love, relationships, and her two primary lines of research: perceptions of first date success and consensual …

"Who Made Your Beats For You?" Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo '08, MA '15 (AKA Sammus)

November 28th, 2018

36:59

Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo '08, MA '15 aka Sammus is an Ithaca-raised, Philadelphia-based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of …

"Take the Plunge," Stephen Hall '06

November 14th, 2018

33:10

In our third episode of "Fresh from the Hill," we hear from Stephen Hall, co-founder of Tinker Coffee Co., a specialty coffee roaster in …

"Find Your North Star," Svante Myrick '09

October 31st, 2018

45:36

At age 24 Svante Myrick won a mayoral race to become the youngest mayor in Ithaca's history and the first mayor of African American heritage.

In this exclusive interview, host Alex Zalben '99 and Svante will chat about …

Introducing "Fresh from the Hill: Inside Stories of Noteworthy Cornellians"

October 17th, 2018

10:37

Check out the very first episode of "Fresh from the Hill: Inside Stories of Noteworthy Cornellians." In this episode you'll hear from one of the hosts of the podcast, Alex Zalben class of 1999. You'll learn a little …

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