Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Admissions, American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
Wayva Waterman Lyons (Onoñda’gegá’/Onondaga) works within Financial Aid & Admissions at Cornell focusing on recruitment of Indigenous students and assisting Indigenous students with financial aid. Previously, Wayva worked for the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program here at Cornell as the Student Support Specialist. She worked in the Admissions department at Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts and as a student worker for the Native American Cultural Center at Stanford University. She has a Master's in Social Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa and a Bachelor's in Native American Studies from Stanford University. Wayva enjoys creating and sustaining relationships with Indigenous students, schools, and communities.