A single act can have the ability to spark a whole new career path. That’s the case for Elizabeth Shafiroff (’13), a freelance photojournalist who in 2017 changed course to found Global Strays, an animal welfare nonprofit. Animals hadn’t always been top of mind for Shafiroff. She studied psychology at Baruch—inspired to attend by her … Continue reading For the Love of Animals: Elizabeth Shafiroff (’13) Turns Compassion into Global Action
Agent for Change: Jessica Holtz (MBA ’12) Scores Groundbreaking Contracts for Two NBA Players
Competitiveness, passion, and drive are three key attributes for successful athletes, but they also make Jessica Holtz (MBA ’12) one of the most notable sports agents in the game. In July 2022, Holtz—an agent with California-based firm Creative Artists Agency (CAA)—made history as the first woman to negotiate two NBA supermax contracts—elite among the league’s … Continue reading Agent for Change: Jessica Holtz (MBA ’12) Scores Groundbreaking Contracts for Two NBA Players
Painting Faces, a memoir by Baruch alumna Frances F. Friedman ('48), explore the rise of women in the workplace - written by a woman who climbed the ladder to lead a major PR firm.
Harbani Rana ('07) is a trustee of the U.S. chapter of Butterflies, an international nonprofit dedicated to promoting education, skill development, and the overall health of Delhi’s street and working children.
Standing up for Lower Manhattan
Yuh-Line Niou (MPA '11) knows a secret about government: It enables every citizen to make a difference. Read more about this energetic assemblymember.
Working for a Worthy Cause
Mariah Schuknecht (MBA '14) talks about her career at the Clinton Foundation and how her Baruch experience helped her achieve her professional goals
Ms. Perez-Katz Goes to Washington
Alicia Perez-Katz (MSEd '06) is currently serving as a Principal Ambassador Fellow in Washington, DC. This unique fellowship, founded in 2013, brings local principals to our nation's capital for one year, allowing them to work alongside the U.S. Secretary of Education and other top officials to contribute to the national dialogue on public education.
For the People
This MPA grad had long aspired to a career in public service, but elected office wasn’t on her radar until she received a one-word message on a graded assignment for one of her Baruch master’s degree classes. "Not only had I gotten a high grade," recalls the alumna, "but the only comment on the front of the paper was ‘RUN!’”
An Independent Woman
Passionate about her Polish-Jewish heritage, this alumna made a $1 million estate gift to endow the Ruth Printz O’Hara Professorship in Holocaust Studies to support a faculty member affiliated with the College's Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center
Hoop Dreams Become Reality for Jessica Duleba (’14)
This two-time CUNY MVP and former Baruch standout has taken her talents to the pros and will be playing in France for the 2015-16 season