Louis Cohen (MBA ’10), senior VP-head of search, affiliate marketing & lead generation for Citi, was one of four recipients of the 2014 “4 Under 40 Marketing Emerging Leaders Award” presented by the American Marketing Association’s Marketing Insights Council. Cohen actively speaks at industry events and teaches marketing classes at Baruch and at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
The Scientific American blog “You Should Know” recently focused on the artwork and online presence of Michelle Hunter (MS ’10), an artist who creates neuroscience-based paintings and drawings (see hunterart.com).
Aaron Kinchen (’10) is the assistant supervisor of the Hair Department for the Broadway production Mamma Mia! He has also worked in the makeup departments for a number of films, including The Wolf of Wall Street.
Berkeley College honored Tamba D. Aghailas (MPA ’11) with its 2015 Alumni of the Year award, in recognition of his professional success and community outreach. Aghailas serves as Country Head, Human Resources and Program Operations, for BRAC Liberia.
Ebony R. Meeks (MPA ’12) was appointed deputy press secretary for New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie (MBA ’07). Previously she served as a strategic field communications associate for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Meeks was a National Urban Fellow for the NYS Health Foundation while completing her MPA.
Rafi Cohen (’13) is co-founder of Orders2me, which provides restaurants with customized, no-fee online ordering systems.
Leah Laxamana (MPA ’13) supports the execution of Twitter’s community outreach and philanthropy initiatives and oversees the @NeighborNest learning center. She is also a community resource provider for City Target employees and a former Peace Corps volunteer.
John Moreno-Escobar (MPA ’14) was appointed to lead a new CUNY initiative. His responsibilities as student life manager for urban initiatives include empowering students via technology, overseeing the CREAR Futuros peer mentoring program, and participating in the CUNY DREAMers Advisory Council. The native Colombian is president/founder of the Colombian Education Fund and executive director/founder of the Latino Youth for Higher Education Program.
Yafees Sarwar (’14) started his own boutique management consultant firm, Sarwar Consults LLC.