2022 FLI Graduation Ceremony

Written by
Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students
May 18, 2022

The fifth annual FLI Graduation Celebration, honoring the Class of 2022, will take place virtually this year on Monday, May 23 at 7:30p.m ET in McCosh 50.  The ceremony will also be recorded and shared. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students and the Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity, the FLI Graduation celebrates the accomplishments of first generation and/or low income members of the graduating class, as well as the family members and loved ones who supported them throughout their journey.

Kauribel Javier '19 Portrait

Kauribel Javier '19

This year's keynote speaker is Kauribel Javier '19.  A proud Dominican Harlemite, Kauribel Javier is a full-time student pursuing a master’s in social work at Columbia University. Her academic and professional interests lie in access and inclusion, specifically as they relate to making educational programs accessible to intentionally marginalized youth. In addition to counseling high school students at the Community Health Academy of the Heights, she enjoys coordinating social programming as a Graduate Assistant within the Office of Student Life at Columbia’s School of Social Work. Prior to her time at Columbia, she worked as a Program Coordinator at Princeton University where she advised political student organizations and coordinated voting and civic engagement efforts at the undergraduate level via the initiative Vote100. Kauribel graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Princeton University in 2019.

The FLI Graduation Celebration recording will be available on the ODUS YouTube following the event.