Director of Dining Services
Assistant Director of Facilities for Dining Services
Sitting on both the Student Affairs Dining and IT teams, Olivia is responsible for keeping workflows on track, managing project communications, contributing to marketing efforts and improving internal processes. She earned her bachelor's degree in business and marketing from Saint Vincent College. As a first-generation student, she has a passion for higher education and completed a four-year Benedictine Leadership Studies Program, studying abroad in Italy and the Netherlands. Olivia enjoys reading, golfing, spin classes, traveling and cheering on Pittsburgh sports teams with her family and friends.
Associate Director of Dining Services
A former executive chef, Justin's culinary background includes Indian cuisine and international experience in fine dining and air flight catering. As the associate director of Dining Services, he works directly with dining vendors and campus partners to provide unique and diverse food service programs to meet the multi-cultural and social needs of the CMU community. Justin loves spending time outdoors with his wife and their two sons, Nivaan and Niam.
Karen began her career with Carnegie Mellon in 1980. She’s been with CMU Dining Services for more than 25 years and is an expert in the complexities of dining finances. Specifically, she works with deferred revenue and manages a daily checks-and-balances process to balance the books. Throughout her tenure at the university, Karen has appreciated learning from her peers and considers Carnegie Mellon a second home, a beloved place where her three children attended the Cyert Center and summer camps for many years.
Director of Facilities
With more than 25 years of experience in facilities management, Mike shares this expertise in the implementation and execution of Carnegie Mellon housing and dining capital projects. Working with campus partners, he integrates the needs and desires of programs, staff, and students to provide a positive lived experience. Additionally, he supports housing and dining daily operations and various other related projects. Outside the university, Mike enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his family.
Jessica Tones, RDN, LDN
Program Director of Nutrition and Marketing for Dining Services