The Language Expansion Program Board

President: Erick Palma

Erick Palma is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Computer Science. Erick speaks English and Spanish, and practices Japanese during LEP's Language Corners. This year as president, he looks forward to  coordinating language maintenance events to fulfill LEP's language learning vision. Outside of LEP, he drums for Cornell's only taiko drumming group, Yamatai. 


Treasurer: Camelia Wu

Camelia Wu is a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering. Having lived in China and Canada, she speaks both French and Mandarin. She is also learning Spanish. As co-treasurer, she works with Aaron to manage the program funds. Outside LEP, she is a member of Operation Smile and she is a foodie who loves travelling and art.



Webmaster: Kalen Chang

Kalen Chang is a sophomore from Chino Hills, CA, studying Linguistics and Math in the College of Arts & Sciences. He is serving as the webmaster this year, keeping the website up to date and sending out emails. He speaks Mandarin and has learned French before, and is currently taking Japanese at Cornell (practice with him!). Outside of LEP, he drums with Yamatai, a Japanese taiko group, and plays piano with the Cornell Piano Society. 



Publicity Chair: Pippen Wu

Pippen Wu is a sophomore in the college of Arts & Sciences, majoring in Computer Science. He speaks Mandarin and English, and practices Japanese and Spanish in weekly language corners. As Publicity Chair, he will be designing posters and quarter cards for the program, as well as doing the layout for a newly established magazine named Polyglot.


Who are we?

The Cornell Public Service Center (PSC) Language Expansion Program (LEP) is a student-led program that fosters language learning in a comfortable, encouraging environment for its participants. LEP provides a unique opportunity for individuals in the Cornell and Ithaca community to pursue their interest in another language and to improve their ability to speak it. LEP seeks to reduce language barriers and to foster an environment that’s conducive to learning more about not only the technical aspects of the language, but also the culture that envelops it. We hold weekly Language Corner events; see our events tab for more information.

Event Calendar

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