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Staff Stories

Meet some of the extraordinary people who work at Cornell.

Like our students, Cornell's staff and faculty come from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, bringing skills and experience that make our workplace truly remarkable.

The three Cornell ombuds posed in front of old building

Meet the Ombuds

Learn about this free, confidential resource that provides a safe space to address conflicts or other issues affecting work, life, or study at Cornell.

Meet the Ombuds
Andrea Haenlin-Mott

Andrea Haenlin-Mott

ADA Coordinator for Facilities and Campus Services at Cornell, Andrea shares her perspective on creating a disability-inclusive workplace.

Meet Andrea

Jada Hamilton on stairwell

Jada Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton's experience as a Navy veteran informs her work caring for student wellbeing at Cornell Health.

Meet Jada
Carlos Ribellia seated in front of computer screens in office

Carlos Ribellia

Meet a Navy veteran who keeps Cornell's facilities equipment running smoothly, and how he's building his passion for helping people into a career in HR.

Meet Carlos
Helen Lee in mountains of Tajikistan

Helen Lee

Read about her journey from the corporate world back to Cornell where she works to make a difference for wildlife and conservation.

Meet Helen

Mack & Bran Alves-Morgan

A tumultuous search for a sense of belonging leads a couple to Cornell.

Meet Mack & Bran
Suzanne & Woodg Horning posing outdoors at pumpkin farm

Suzanne & Woodg Horning

How one Cornell staff couple enhances their wellbeing with a hobby they discovered together: birding.

Meet Suzanne & Woodg
cooper sirwatka

Cooper Sirwatka

Long distances, rough terrain and unpredictable environments are elements that Sirwatka thrives in best—whether on race day or in the workplace.

Meet Cooper
Nathan Bandler speaking with woman outside

Nathan Bandler

Despite uncertainty during the pandemic, Bandler was met by a feeling he had hardly experienced from any other employer – security.

Meet Nathan