Student Assistants to the Dean

Kate Walsh

I am very happy to announce the appointment of Hali Dietsche ’24 and Maggie Folwell ‘24 as Dean’s Assistants for the next academic year. We had an amazing pool of candidates, and the decision was very difficult, but Hali and Maggie bring wonderful qualifications to the position. I am confident that they will represent the Nolan Hotel 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 2023 - 2024

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Hali Dietsche '24

Hali is a junior originally from Switzerland and the US, but grew up in Dubai, UAE. She is passionate about Hotel Operations and Sustainability, which she will be exploring further as an incoming intern at the Ritz-Carlton this summer. During her time at Cornell, Hali has served as the Executive Vice President of the School of Hotel Administration Ambassadors, Food & Beverage Director for the 98th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell, and as a SHA teaching assistant. She currently works as a server at Taverna Banfi in the Statler Hotel through the Hotel Leadership Development Program, where she is working towards becoming a supervisor. She is also a Dean’s Student Advisory Board member, focusing on SHA sustainability initiatives, and Ye Host Honorary Society. Outside of the Hotel School, Hali is on the leadership team for Christian Union Vita, leading the worship team, and is a Touchtones all-female acapella group member. She is looking forward to mentoring the incoming class of 2026 and welcoming speakers to the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series in the fall.

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Maggie Folwell '24

Maggie is a junior from Walpole, Massachusetts who is interested in exploring the intersection of hospitality operations and real estate. She is very excited to pursue this interest this summer through her internship with CHMWarnick. She has explored a variety of activities inside and outside the Nolan School, including serving as the Vice President of Marketing for the Cornell Hotel Society, Collegiate Chapter, Vice President of Program Development for the Hotel Student Mentorship Program, Student Supervisor in the Hotel Leadership Development Program, Assistant Director of Donor Relations for the 98th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell, Member of Ye Hosts Honor Society, and is a Course Assistant for Finance. Outside of the Nolan School, she is also a member of the Cornell Archery Club. Maggie is very excited to have the opportunity to mentor and guide the newest students of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series!