Meet Nikhil

Nikhil Rao is a junior in the School of Hotel Administration and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. Nikhil discovered his love for hospitality through the hotels he used to stay at on family vacations. Nikhil has collected over 300 hotel key cards throughout his childhood. He is interested in Real Estate Development and luxury senior living communities. Nikhil hopes to graduate with a minor in Real Estate and Healthy Futures.

Nikhil joined HEC as a freshman where he served as a Sales & Donor Manager for VIP guests. His HEC experience continued through sophomore year where he joined the Procurement team as an Assistant Director.

Outside of HEC, Nikhil is a Cornell Tradition student and works as a barista at Rusty's Café. He hopes to bring new strategies to his role and build a great team.