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Soup & Hope with James Timothy (JT) Baker, '21

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Sage Chapel
Central Campus

The 13th annual winter series of stories to nourish a spirit of hope!

James Timothy (J.T.) Baker is a rising junior in Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration (SHA) where he is working to complete a minor in Real Estate. J.T. is involved in the Cornell Minority Business Association, where he represents "Hotelies" as a student ambassador and a dynamic member of Dean Walsh's Student Advisory Board. A point of distinction in his fervent focus on creating diversity and inclusion within SHA is planning a unique business summit for all students to learn from minority industry leaders. J.T. is also a defensive back for Cornell's varsity football team. The impact of J.T.'s work extends beyond Cornell. In addition to being accepted to the Management Leadership for Tomorrow career preparatory program, J.T. directly served as an Administrative Intern for Kevin Warren, the CEO of the Minnesota Vikings. His work there  included the creation of a Generation-Z Advisory Board made to strategically position the franchise to reach a younger audience. J.T. worked with a  team to establish the first-ever NFL LGBTQ summit aimed at furthering diversity and inclusion in this hallmark American platform. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in real estate development and investment. J.T. also intends to earn an MBA. J.T. is the son of James and Alice Baker and is from Crystal, Minnesota.


Over the past 12 years, more than 60 speakers—encompassing a wide range of Cornell staff, faculty, students, alumni and community members—have touched, inspired and motivated Cornell and local community members who gather to listen to them, reflect on their life stories and be nourished by hot soup and rolls provided free of charge by Cornell Dining.

Mark your calendars; bring a soup bowl and a friend.


Series Lineup

January 16: Daniel McMullin

January 30: Sue Mann

February 13: Luca Maurer

February 27: James Timothy (JT) Baker ’21

March 12: Eric Acree

March 26: George P. Ferrari, Jr.


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Music, Special Event, Food/Catering, Networking, Presentation


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Valerie Foster

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James Timothy (JT) Baker, '21

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Junior in Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration (SHA)

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The event is free and open to the public.

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