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.


Spring Semester 2017

  • Women in Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations, Wednesday, January 25, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

    Reeve Ballard '12
    Integrated Account Director, Time Inc.

    Jessica Blank '12
    Director, Digital Marketing & Strategy, Roc Nation Sports

    Laura Petschek '14
    Marketing Manager, Amazon

    Samantha Reeb-Wilson '01
    Business Director, J. Walter Thompson

    Alex Strycula '14
    Account Executive, Situation Interactive

  • Women in Medicine, Wednesday, February 8, 6:00 to 7:30pm, 2nd floor, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

    Dr. Meira Abramowitz '05
    Gastroenterologist, Weill Cornell Medical Center

    Dr. Tracy Akner '94
    Veterinarian, Tracy Akner DVM, PC

    Dr. Elizabeth Kitsos '98
    Pediatric Dentist, Garden City Pediatric Dentistry, PC

    Dr. Adriana Notarfrancesco '85
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian Hospital

    Dr. Karen Rosenbaum '93
    Psychiatrist, General & Forensic, Psychiatry, Karen B. Rosenbaum, MD
    & Assistant Clinical Professor, New York University Langone Medical Center

    Dr. Pascale White '05
    Senior Gastroenterology Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Women in Arts Administration, Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

    Ellen Dulsky Watkins '14
    Junior Account Coordinator, Fitz & Co.

    Lindsay Griffith '10
    Associate Vice President, Specialist, Prints & Multiples, Christie's Auction House

    Melanie Kress '09
    High Line Art Assistant Curator, Friends of the High Line

    Jenny Lyubomudrova '12
    Research Associate, Questroyal Fine Art, LLC

    Annie Ochmanek '08
    Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting & Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art

  • Women in Publishing, Wednesday, March 1, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

    Serena Kappes '92
    Senior Editorial Director, Parents & Kids Online, Scholastic Inc.

    Celia Knight '74
    Former Senior Production Editor, Simon & Schuster

    Megan Maquera '14
    Former Assistant Art Director, Allure Magazine

    Divya Sawhney '08
    Senior Director, Corporate Development, Penguin Random House

    Viana Siniscalchi '11
    Associate Editor, Harper Collins Children's Books

  • Barnard Women in Entertainment, Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd floor, Barnard Hall

    Reni Calister '11
    Liason to Robin Roberts, Good Morning America & Rock 'N Robin Productions

    Holly Frederick '94
    Dramatic Rights Agent, Curtis Brown Ltd.

    Cathy Perifimos '06
    Counsel, Smithsonian Networks

    Marissa Kate Sher '07
    Key Graphic Artist, Saturday Night Live Film Unit

    Moderated by
    Laura J. Burns '91

    Executive Editor, Worth Books

  • Women in Not-For-Profit, Wednesday, April 5, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

    Margaret Gibbon '14
    Program Manager, International Rescue Committee

    Bailey Huguley '07
    Director of Programming, The Door

    Soyeon Kim '14
    Associate, Individual Giving, Teach for America

    Emmeline Rodriguez '13
    Program Manager, Reproductive Health, Public Health Solutions

    Katie Skibinski '01
    Managing Director, Strategy Office, Planned Parenthood Federation of America 

    Hye-Jin Yun '15
    Global Cause Partnerships Coordinator, Unicef USA

Fall Semester 2016

Women in Finance, Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Rebecca Baehr '13
    Senior Analyst, Investor Relations & Business Development, Trian Partners
  • Purvi Dave '06
    Vice President, Equity & Fund Structured Solutions, Barclays
  • Tara McDonough '10
    Assistant Vice President, Equities Sales & Trading, Barclays
  • Julie Melawni '09
    HR Business Partner, Bank Leumi

Women in Consulting, Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Kate Gester '16
    Management Consulting Analyst, Accenture
  • Nina Limaye '14
    Consultant, Capco
  • Julia Qian '15
    Business Analyst, McKenzie & Company
  • Valerie Rasines, BC
    Managing Consultant, Mobile, IBM

Women in Technology, Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Molly Alter '10
    Software Engineer, Google
  • Emily Hough-Kovacs '14
    Product Analyst, Spotify
  • Minki Jung '06
    Founder, WINii
  • Natalie Jung '14
    User Experience Designer, SapientNitro
  • Ananta Pandey '14
    Software Engineer, Birchbox

Women in Comedy Entertainment, Monday, October 24, 6:30 to 8:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Courtaney Craig
    Producer, Above Average
  • Ally Engelberg '15
    Assistant to President
    Jen Danielson, Above Average
  • Kelly Harper
    Producer, Above Average
  • Jackie Jennings
    Writer, Above Average
  • Kayla Nadel-Lamotta
    Producer, Above Average
  • Caitlin Smith
    Producer, The Kicker

Women in Human Rights, Tuesday, November 1, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Tania Bernath
    Human Rights Activist, Medecins Sans Frontieres & Amnesty International
  • Sonya Chemouni Bach '11
    Post Baccalaureate in Medicine & Public Health, New York University
  • Louisa Slavakova
    Executive Director, Sofia Platform, Bulgaria

Women in Talent Management, Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 to 9:00pm, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

  • Nancy Gates '89
    Partner & Co Head of TV Talent Department, United Talent Agency 
  • Kendall Ostrow
    Social Media & Digital Brand Strategy, United Talent Agency
  • Mary Petro
    Mid Western Territorial Agent, PAC/Adult Contemporary Division, United Talent Agency
  • Miro Terrell
    TV Talent & Literary Agent, United Talent Agency

Women in Law, Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Elizabeth Case '08
    Real Estate Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Svetlana Kolomeyer '08
    Assistant Corporation Counsel, Special State Law Enforcement Defense Unit
    NYC Department of Law
  • Elisabeth Maggi '03
    Senior Counsel, Office of the Corporation Counsel
    NYC Department of Law
  • Cathy Perifimos '06
    Smithsonian Networks
  • Miriam Weiler '06
    Executive Agency Counsel, Department of Housing Preservation & Development