Careers and Coffee

Careers and Coffee is a speaker series which will introduce Barnard students to professionals in a broad range of industries, giving students an honest look into industry specific careers. Guest speakers, consisting mostly of Barnard alumnae, will hold informal chats and participate in panel presentations, based on their industry.  These sessions provide the kind of knowledge one can only get from insiders. Students will gain exposure to career paths they may not have considered.

Fall Semester 2015

Women in Finance, Monday, October 26, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Marianna Bracco '92
    Director of Investor Relations, Taconic Capital
  • Tara McDonough '10
    Assistant Vice President, Equities Sales & Trading, Barclays
  • Rebecca Newman '12
    Strategy Analyst, JP Morgan Chase


Women in Consulting, Monday, November 9, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed 

  • Rayna Gittelman '15
    Associate Consultant, Capco
  • Orly Nhaissi '01
    Manager of Professional Development, McKinsey & Company
  • Valerie Rasines, BC
    Managing Consultant, IBM Interactive Experience
  • Allison Yee '15
    Management Consulting Analyst, Accenture


Women in Law, Wednesday, November 18, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed  

  • Elizabeth Case '08
    Real Estate Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Marcia R. Eisenberg '72
    General Counsel & Director, Legal Assistance
    for Jewish Organizations, Jewish Community
    Relations Council of New York
  • Svetlana Kolomeyer '08
    Assistant Director Attorney
    Bronx District Attorney's Office
  • Miriam Weiler '06
    Executive Agency Counsel, Department of
    Housing Preservation & Development


Spring Semester 2016

Women in Not-For-Profit, Wednesday, January 27, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Mirka Feinstein '01
    Worldwide Orphans Foundation
    Adjunct Professor, Silberman School of Social Work
    Hunter College
  • Lila Foldes '01
    Organizer, Committee of Interns & Residents (CIR/SEIU)
  • Beth Mann '80
    Vice President of Institutional Advancement at
    The Jewish Federations of North America
  • Dr. Carrie Teicher, MD, MPH '01
    Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders


Women in Arts Administration, Wednesday, February 18, 6:00 to 7:30, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Sloane Bratter '09
    Manager, School Programs, New York City Ballet
  • Melanie Kress '09
    High Line Art Assistant Curator, Friends of The High Line.
  • Jenny Lyubomudrova '12
    Research Associate, Questroyal Fine Art, LLC
  • ​Julia Wolkoff  '14
    Editorial Assistant, Art in America


Women in Technology, Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank  Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Emily Hough-Kovacs '14
    Data Scientist, Metis
  • Jenna Hovel '10
    Sales Development Manager, Google
  • Victoria Meakin '85
    President, Perfect
  • Laura Wilson '10
    Software Engineer, Square

Women in Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations, Wednesday, March 23, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall,  2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Erin Eckstein '14
    Account Executive, Launch Squad
  • Megan O'Grady '06
    VP/Group Account Director, DigitasLBi
  • Alexandra Pascarella '09
    Planning Director, Essence
  • Samantha Reeb-Wilson '01
    Global Account Director, J. Walter Thompson


Barnard Women in Entertainment, Thursday, March 31, 6 to 7:30pm, Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd floor, Barnard Hall

  • Laura J. Burns '91
    Novelist & Screenwriter

  • Holly Frederick '94
    Film & Television Agent
    Curtis Brown LTD 


  • Adrienne Haufler '97
    Manager, Original Programming Strategy & Planning
    HBO Original Programming
  • Cathy Perifimos '06
    Smithsonian Channel
  • Moderator:
    Rebecca P. Eskreis '05

    Freelance Director & Producer