Yolanda Rodríguez is a junior in the Nolan School of Hotel Administration pursuing a degree in Managerial Leadership with minors in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Law & Society. Growing up in the beautiful beachside town of Dorado, Puerto Rico, her passion for hospitality bloomed through her consistent involvement in service and love for bringing joy to those around her.
Yolanda joined Hotel Ezra Cornell as a People and Culture Manager for HEC 97 her freshman year. As a sophomore, she served as the Guest Amenity Assistant Director, developing leadership skills within the Rooms and Guest Experience Team and helping curate sustainable one-of-a-kind amenities for their guests.As the Director of Rooms and Guest Experience, Yolanda is grateful for everything learned in the past and looks forward to executing a timeless experience for the HEC 99 guests.
Outside of HEC, Yolanda serves as the Vice President of New Member Education for the Nolan School of Hotel Administration Ambassadors, the President of the Cornell Rotaract Club, the Secretary of the Puerto Rican Student Association, a mentor for the Hotel Student Mentorship Program, and is a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Board. In addition to extracurriculars, Yolanda loves musical theater, baking sweet treats, and spending quality time with her friends and family.