Student Assistants to the Dean

Kate Walsh

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jenniviv Bansah '22 and Kyra Roach '22 as dean's assistants for the academic year 2021-2022. Jenniviv and Kyra 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 2021 - 2022


Jenniviv Bansah '22

Jenniviv is an enthusiastic student leader with a minor in information science. At the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration, she is a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Board and an ambassador. Outside of Statler Hall, she is the Executive Vice President for the Student Assembly, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, an analyst in Cornell Venture Capital and the Vice President of Education in BlackGen Capital. She previously interned at Ernst & Young as a consulting intern and Google as an APMM intern. Jenniviv has strong interests in technology, marketing, investment research, and strategic planning. Outside of Cornell, she is the Chief Operating Officer for BLK Capital Management, a student-run hedge fund, and the Executive Vice President for BLK Foundation, a student-run venture capital firm. In addition, Jenniviv enjoys playing tennis, music, car rides, and adrenaline activities.


Kyra Roach '22

Kyra Roach is a passionate Hotelie and has used her time at Cornell to explore multiple facets of hospitality. As a freshman and sophomore, she worked at the Statler Hotel in the Hotel Leadership Development Program and interned at Four Seasons Denver in the property’s food and beverage outlets. As an upperclassman, Kyra developed a passion for real estate investment and is now pursuing a real estate minor with a concentration in development. She will be interning as an analyst for Black Creek Group in Denver, Colorado this summer to further explore this passion. During her time at Cornell, she has served as the Executive Vice President for the Cornell Hotel Society – Collegiate Chapter, the Executive Vice President of the Hotel School Ambassadors, and the Executive Chef of the 96th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC). Kyra has enjoyed every second of her Cornell Nolan School experience and looks forward to presenting this year’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Kyra is a candidate to graduate in May 2022.