Students

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  • Lu Kong

    Lu Kong, MS ’13

    Ph.D. Student
    Lu Kong is a first-year doctoral student in service operations management at SHA. Lu graduated from SHA with her MS in 2013. She worked for Marriott for a year before deciding to come back for her Ph.D. study. Lu’s research interests are in service innovation, sustainable operations, social network, and the Sharing Economy. Currently, she Read More...

  • Andrea Ruggiero

    Andrea Ruggiero

    Graphic Designer & Program Assistant
    Andrea Ruggiero is an undergraduate Information Science Major and Business Minor. Outside of classes, Andrea is the web designer for The Scientista Foundation at Cornell, and active member of both Women in Computing and Science Olympiad at Cornell. Her interests include UX, web and app development, and project management. In her free time, Andrea enjoys Read More...

  • Alexis Strong

    Alexis Strong, MMH ’08

    Ph.D. Student
    Alexis Strong is a PhD candidate who has long-since been passionate about the intersection of hospitality and healthcare and the rise of consumerism in an industry that desperately needs that paradigm shift. With a B.A. in Healthcare Policy from Duke University and a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University, Alexis spent several years Read More...

Recent Collaboration Lab Alumni

  • Carly Andrews

    Carly Ann Andrews

    Social Media Manager
    Carly graduated from the School of Hotel Administration in December of 2016. She started her hospitality career in the wedding cake business, working for many different bakeries in the Massapequa, New York area where she grew up. Upon beginning her education at Cornell, she focused on food and beverage operations but fell in love with the senior Read More...
  • Alexandra Bruns-Smith

    Alexandra Diane Bruns-Smith

    Program Assistant and Course Coordinator
    Alexandra graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, with a minor in Real Estate and a concentration in Finance, Accounting, and Real Estate. During her freshman year at Cornell, Alexandra co-authored a paper on best practices in sustainable hospitality with Professor Rohit Verma. Through her involvement in the Institute for Healthy Futures at Cornell University, Read More...
  • Andrew Eccles

    Andrew Eccles

    Website Development
    Andrew was an Information Science Major in the College of Arts & Sciences and graduated in 2017. Andrew’s interests include web development, app development, game design, and media creation. When not at work, or doing homework, he can be found in Barton Hall, practicing with the Cornell Wushu team....
  • Kimia Erfani

    Kimia Erfani

    Graphic Designer
    Kimia received her Master of Science degree in Environmental Psychology from the department of Design and Environmental Analysis in 2017. She received her Master of Architecture (M.ARCH) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. Her education in healthcare architecture at the University of Illinois followed by an architectural internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, sparked her interest in Read More...
  • Fred Ho

    Fred Ho

    Latin Honors Thesis Student
    Fred is a senior studying at the School of Hotel Administration with a concentration in Services Marketing Management. His Latin Honors Thesis examines the underlying values that motivate consumers to engage in wellness tourism activities using a method called means-end chain analysis hard laddering. Fred’s career interests lie in marketing and academia, and he is Read More...
  • Vivian Jiang

    Vivian Jiang

    Graphic Designer
    Vivian Jiang graduated with an MPS in Information Science with a concentration in UX Design. She finished her bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Digital Studies and Japanese at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012, and became a graphic designer/photographer at an E-commerce company afterwards. Her interests lie in UX research and design, web and app development and Read More...
  • Vivian Li

    Vivian Li

    President, Cornell University Healthy Futures Student Organization
    Vivian Li graduated the School of Hotel Administration with a minor in Real Estate and a concentration in Marketing. Vivian became involved in the institute after taking a weekend seminar held at Cornell her sophomore year. Since then, she developed a keen interest in the integration of design, health, and hospitality. Vivian served as the Read More...
  • Luciana Madison

    Luciana Madison

    Program Assistant
    Lucie graduated in Policy Analysis and Management with a focus in health policy and a minor in demographic analysis. Lucie has a passion for evidence-based health policy with a particular interest in maternal health and reproductive rights. After Cornell she moved to Chicago to work as a health consultant for Navigant Consulting to pursue a career Read More...
  • Malvika Majithia

    Malvika Majithia

    Social Media Manager
    Malvika Majithia graduated from the Sloan Program in Health Administration. She was born and raised in India, and received her B.S. in Health Policy and Administration from Pennsylvania State University. She has been interested in the healthcare field ever since she looked after her grandparents’ health records back home in India. Apart from the field, she Read More...
  • Mane Mehrabian

    Mané Mehrabyan

    Graphic Designer
    Mané ’17, born in Armenia and raised in Ithaca, NY, studies Design and Environmental Analysis with minors in Theatre; Business; and Crime, Prisons, Education and Justice. She would like to bring more accountability to design through conducting post-occupancy evaluations and practice evidence based design in healthcare. After participating in a theatre group with incarcerated men Read More...
  • Bryan Saggese

    Bryan Saggese

    Webmaster
    Bryan Saggese graduated one year early as a part of the class of 2017 with a B.S. in Information Science and is expected to graduate with an MPS in Information Science after this fall semester. His interests include web development, app development, and data science. Bryan enjoys being a part of the CIHF team because Read More...
  • Adisa Soren

    Adisa Soren

    Course Coordinator
    Adisa received his graduate degree in Human Factors Engineering/ Ergonomics with a minor in Information Science. He will be working at Google NYC as a user experience researcher....
  • Bella Zhao

    Bella Zhao

    Graphic Designer
    Bella graduated from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a major in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Design and Environmental Analysis. She has strong interests in hospitality, health, and sustainable and resilient designs. Bella aims to explore innovations across the three fields and integrate them to provide diverse spaces in the environment that will be Read More...
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