Student Assistants to the Dean

Kate Walsh

I am so happy to announce the appointment of Dana Birke ’23 and Vikas Reddy ‘23 as Dean’s Assistants for the next academic year. This year, we had an amazing pool of candidates, but Dana and Vikas bring wonderful qualifications to the position, and are naturals to lead the HADM 1910 class. I am confident that they will represent our School well in this important student leadership role. Learn More About HADM 1910

Kate Walsh, Dean and E. M. Statler Professor

Dean's assistants for academic year 2022 - 2023

Dana Birke

Dana Birke '23

Dana is a junior from Closter, New Jersey, and passionate about the intersection of technology and hospitality. She is pursuing a minor in information science, and will be interning as a business analyst for Cisco Systems this summer to further explore her passion. During her time at Cornell, Dana has served as President of Women Leadership in Hospitality, Programs Director for The 97th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell, and Vice President for the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality. She is also a Teaching Assistant and a member of the Hotel School Ambassadors and Ye Hosts Society. Dana has loved her experience at the Hotel School, and she looks forward to mentoring and leading the incoming freshman class and Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series.


Vikas Reddy '23

Vikas is a junior from Palatine, Illinois majoring in Hotel Administration and minoring in Demography. Within the Nolan School, he has served as the President of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, Executive Vice President of the Cornell Hotel Society, Collegiate Chapter, Vice President of Training and Development, and a TA for HADM 2430 (Marketing) and HADM 1910 (Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series). Outside of Statler, he has served as the Vice President of Public Relations and Events Planner for Cornell Equity Research, and is a part of Big Red Bears and the Cornell Tradition. He has previously worked as a Marketing Intern at Wings Over, and currently works as a server at Taverna Banfi in the Statler Hotel. An incoming intern at Oliver Wyman this summer, Vikas loves maps, singing, baking, and all things travel!