Hometown: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
College: Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Major: School of Hotel Administration
Being a first-generation and low-income student from rural Wisconsin, each day at the Hotel School brings a flood of new ideas and perspectives that I never had exposure to while growing up. While it has been challenging to navigate this new world on my own, not having an established path has given me the privilege to create a life that is uniquely mine.
Every day when I walk to class I reflect on how lucky I am to be one of the select first-gen and/or low-income students who have had the opportunities I've had. My time at Cornell has transformed me, and the diploma that I will receive signifies so much more than a piece of paper. It represents the beginning of a new chapter in my life and the lives of my family members.