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

An Up-Close Look at Distance Learning

Innovation, Challenges, and the Future of Higher Education As a result of Covid-19, “distance learning” has become a familiar phrase at schools and universities across the globe. It’s been in place at Baruch since March, when the College quickly shifted to remote teaching, and the vast majority of courses remain online-only. But what exactly is … Continue reading An Up-Close Look at Distance Learning

Helping New Yorkers Breathe Easier: Anisha Rathod (MPA ’16)

When Anisha Rathod chose to specialize in respiratory care, she knew there would be some difficult and hectic days. “That’s where the action is,” she says. “You’re always needed in critical care situations.” She had no idea, though, that she would one day be working on the front lines of a global pandemic—one that brought … Continue reading Helping New Yorkers Breathe Easier: Anisha Rathod (MPA ’16)

The Offbeat Path: Investment Manager Turned Jazz Guitarist Robert Mwamba (’98)

Zambian-born Robert Mwamba moved to New York City as a teenager to study economics at Baruch College, but an unexpected friendship with a jazz legend sent him down a very different path. “Moving from Africa to New York was a big change, and it felt like something was missing,” recalls Mr. Mwamba. “To my surprise, … Continue reading The Offbeat Path: Investment Manager Turned Jazz Guitarist Robert Mwamba (’98)

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