Ariel Staffin is a junior in the hotel school. After completing her freshman year at Rutgers University, she transferred to the Hotel School where she was ecstatic to join such an incredible and welcoming community. Ariel's love for hospitality started at a young age, as she was always found helping with dinner, setting the table, or planning events for her family. Ariel is interested in event planning and operations and has career aspirations to open her own restaurant one day.
Ariel is the Design Director for HEC 96. HEC 95 was her first HEC experience, where she was a designer. She is super excited to bring her passions for design, service, and event planning together to lead an incredible team of designers and reimagine what design in the hospitality industry can be.
Outside of HEC, Ariel is on the CHS Events Committee, a TA for the infamous wines class, involved with Christian Union, and a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority. She is also in the Army National Guard and Cornell's ROTC program, and she's the current Miss Central Jersey. In her free time, you can probably find Ariel cooking, eating cheez-its, or watching Wonder Woman for the 12th time.