DACA Dreamer and Healthcare Hero: JC Alejaldre (EMBA ’18)

In March 2020, Juan Carlos (JC) Alejaldre—an administrator in the Division of Community and Population Health at NewYork– Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center— received an urgent call from his supervisor. With the medical center’s Emergency Department overwhelmed by rising numbers of Covid-19 patients, Mr. Alejaldre was informed that “on Monday we would help decamp the … Continue reading DACA Dreamer and Healthcare Hero: JC Alejaldre (EMBA ’18)

Paying Dividends: Alan Chen’s Crusade for Financial Literacy

Like many Baruch students, Alan Chen (’17) had a lucrative, full-time job offer at graduation. But there was one significant problem: He had no idea how to properly invest his first paycheck. “My starting salary was more money than my parents had made over years,” says Mr. Chen, who had found employment as a software … Continue reading Paying Dividends: Alan Chen’s Crusade for Financial Literacy

Meet President S. David Wu: Our Leader for Extraordinary Times

On July 1, S. David Wu became Baruch College’s eighth president and the first Asian American to lead a CUNY college. With a career spanning more than 30 years at major private and public institutions, President Wu is an accomplished scholar, a technology innovator, and a bold and visionary academic leader. His journey to the … Continue reading Meet President S. David Wu: Our Leader for Extraordinary Times

Elevating Travel – and Making an Impact

Traveling has always been a passion for Bettina Garibaldi (’04) – so much so, in fact, that she’s made it a significant part of her thriving career. She currently serves as senior vice president at Ketchum, a global public relations firm, focusing on travel destination marketing. In recognition of her success, PR Week recently named … Continue reading Elevating Travel – and Making an Impact

Werq-aholic Brandon Voss (MBA ’05) Partners with RuPaul’s Drag Race

Flexibility and ingenuity are skills that Brandon Voss has tapped into often during his career. For the past three years, he and his company, Voss Events, have partnered with RuPaul’s Drag Race—among the most popular television shows of the past decade— to produce Werq the World, a global tour featuring the show’s former drag queen … Continue reading Werq-aholic Brandon Voss (MBA ’05) Partners with RuPaul’s Drag Race

Making Waves in Theater: Iyvon Edebiri (MA ’17) and the Parsnip Ship

Not even a global pandemic can stop great theater, as award-winning producer Iyvon Edebiri can attest. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak limiting public gatherings and events, her nonprofit—the Parsnip Ship—continues to highlight compelling play readings and music via podcasts and social media. “We typically record in front of a live studio audience in Brooklyn,” Ms. Edebiri … Continue reading Making Waves in Theater: Iyvon Edebiri (MA ’17) and the Parsnip Ship

The Wallerstein Decade: 10 Years of Transformative Change

Looking back on his decade as president of Baruch College, Mitchel B. Wallerstein, PhD, hopes to be remembered “as a builder who saw and pursued opportunities, especially to create badly needed new facilities; as a highly successful fundraiser; and as a developer of new academic programs. If I can be remembered for these three things, … Continue reading The Wallerstein Decade: 10 Years of Transformative Change

Rental Disruptors: Alumni Friends Hope to End Renter’s Remorse

Brandon Procak ('06) and Mashhood Ahmed ('05) forged an incredible friendship while studying at Baruch. Nearly 20 years later, that friendship has led to a business venture: RentCity, a tech platform that aims to disrupt the apartment renting process by providing comprehensive data and firsthand reviews from tenants. The two friends took time to chat … Continue reading Rental Disruptors: Alumni Friends Hope to End Renter’s Remorse

Three Million Masks: Baruch Friends Donate PPE during COVID-19

Baruch alumnus Owen Martinetti ('17), cofounder of HempChain Farms and Naturae Oils - one of the first licensed hemp farms and cannabidiol processing plants in New York - teamed up with Baruch friend Christopher Abbenda ('18) to make headlines earlier this year: securing millions of medical masks and donating thousands throughout New York when COVID-19 … Continue reading Three Million Masks: Baruch Friends Donate PPE during COVID-19