Olivia Ahossou is a junior in the Hotel School from San Diego, California. While she has grown up with a hospitable spirit her whole life, she got her start in hospitality with a Career and Technical Education program at her high school. It was there that she was able to develop more of a heart for food and beverage as the Sous Chef of her high school's on-campus restaurant.
Outside of HEC, Olivia is the president of Hotelie Entrepreneurs, has been a member of HLDP as a student supervisor for the banquets department, and was the former president of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality's Cornell chapter among other activities.
During her freshman year, she joined HEC 94 as a Food and Beverage Service manager and was eventually promoted to Service Assistant Director. For HEC 95, Olivia decided to get a taste of the programming side of the conference and joined the Sales and Donor Relations team as a Philanthropy Assistant Director.