Sustainable Snacking: Matt Feldman (’15) Pioneers Mushroom Jerky

Snacking while vegan can be a challenge—just ask entrepreneur Matt Feldman (’15), founder and CEO of Moku Foods. After learning about the lack of sustainability in the meat industry and the health benefits of plant-based nutrition, he committed to a vegan diet. “It made me feel great, physically, mentally, spiritually,” says Mr. Feldman, who was … Continue reading Sustainable Snacking: Matt Feldman (’15) Pioneers Mushroom Jerky

More High Marks for Baruch

Baruch College continues to distinguish itself with recent rankings and national accolades—and even the College’s alumni network is getting in on the act.  The Princeton Review’s The Best 387 Colleges guidebook for 2022 highlighted Baruch on two “Top 20” lists, ranking the College #19 in Best Alumni Networks (Public Schools) and #15 Best Value College. … Continue reading More High Marks for Baruch

Washington Trailblazer: Justice G. Helen Whitener (’88)

Justice G. Helen Whitener’s career has been a series of “firsts.”  The latest came in November 2020, when she won election to retain her seat on Washington State’s Supreme Court—a position to which she had been appointed by Governor Jay Inslee in April of that year. With that victory, she says, came a revelation: “Unbeknownst … Continue reading Washington Trailblazer: Justice G. Helen Whitener (’88)

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)

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

Wish You Were Here: On the Road with Graffiti Artist Victor Fung (’05)

Many a New York City teen has tagged a wall or two, but very few turn it into a career. Victor “Ving” Fung is one of the few, and now he’s on a never-ending road trip to spread graffiti art to communities near and far. “Street art is my passion,” says the self-taught artist, who … Continue reading Wish You Were Here: On the Road with Graffiti Artist Victor Fung (’05)