Student Assistants to the Dean


Kate Walsh

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Creaser '21 and Isha Janjikhel '21 as dean's assistants for the academic year 2020-2021. Caroline and Isha bring wonderful qualifications to the position, are naturals to lead HADM 1910 - Distinguished Lectures in Hospitality Management, and will represent the school well in this important leadership role. Learn More About HADM 1910

Kate Walsh, Dean and E. M. Statler Professor

Dean's assistants for academic year 2020 - 2021

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Caroline Creaser '21

Caroline discovered her passion for hospitality and business while working for her hometown’s Food and Wine Festival in Montclair, NJ. As a young person, she was exposed to inspiring female leaders in the service industry and wanted to follow in their footsteps. Caroline’s dedication to the Hotelie community is evident in her commitment to SHA student organizations and the SC Johnson College of Business Admissions office. While at Cornell, Caroline’s involvement grew in several clubs, leading to her service as President of Female Leadership in Hospitality, President of the Hotel School Ambassadors, and Programs Director of The 95th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC). She helped launch HEC’s first philanthropic partnership to highlight how the hospitality industry is a positive force within our communities and the world. Outside of Statler Hall, she is a proud member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and previously served as its Treasurer. Caroline explored her interest in corporate marketing at The Bay Club Company in San Francisco, where she learned about the roles of branding and project management in an active lifestyle company with 24 properties across California and the Pacific Northwest. She also has previous experience in food & beverage, club management, and real estate. As an Inequality Studies minor with a focus in health equity, she adds unique insights to the analysis of corporate strategies, emerging market and cultural needs, and the value of workforce health and wellness within the hospitality industry. Caroline has strong interests in branding, development, and strategy and is a candidate for graduation in May 2021.

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Isha Janjikhel '21

Isha is a passionate and enthusiastic student in the hospitality industry. At the Hotel School, Isha is pursuing a concentration in Marketing, Brand Management, and Operations. This summer, she is interning at Eastern Point Collective as a Strategy and Analytics Intern. Isha is a member of the Hotel Leadership Development Program while working in the Front Office of the Statler Hotel. She has also held leadership positions as Assistant Director (HEC 95) and Manager (HEC 94) for the Hotel Ezra Cornell Programs Team, working with speakers to create the conference. Isha is the Business Manager for the Cornell Business Review, the premier business publication on campus. She also serves as a Teaching Assistant for Hospitality Quantitative Analysis, Introduction to Hotel Operations, and Introduction to Wines. Isha enjoys taking beverage classes at the Hotel School and is a member of Cornell Cuvée. She is a core member of a team working to create a Transfer Mentor Program with the Hotel School Admissions office to create a more seamless transition for transfer students. Isha was a Guest Services Intern in a supervisory role at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea for the Summer of 2019 and was to stay with the company as a Marketing and Sales Intern at the Four Seasons Worldwide Sales Office in New York City for the summer of 2020 before the COVID-19 crisis occurred. Outside Cornell, she runs a travel blog that provides customized vacation itineraries to families traveling with kids. Before college, Isha jumped headfirst into the industry, working at quick and full-service restaurants as well as Marriott Hotels. Isha is a candidate to graduate in May 2021.