Carolyn Bongiorno

I am a 1985 Baruch graduate and English major, with a minor in Education.  My post-Baruch career includes two years as a per diem substitute teacher in the Bronx for the Board of Education, and four years as a child protective caseworker for the Human Resources Administration.  Since May 1993, I have worked for the Unified Court System…

Sarah Park

Sarah graduated from Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Baruch with a B.A. in English, and minors in Art History and New York City Studies. She works at a non-profit called Writopia Lab that holds creative writing workshops for kids 6 to 18 years old. Utilizing her experience as the former E.I.C. of Baruch’s Refract Magazine,…

Andrew Scrivani

I am a professional photographer and director and have done a large majority of my work in food and for The New York Times. My work constantly requires me to write and communicate my thoughts clearly. I have to use my writing skills every day. I am either asked to write articles about my work or…

Danielle James

Danielle James is the Marketing Events Specialist at MongoDB, an NYC based technology company. She contributes to driving demand for the company’s 25+ annual North American events by creating marketing campaigns, writing email, social media, advertising, and blog post content, facilitating event logistics, and more. Her goal is to create opportunities for members of underrepresented…

Sam Probber

I am currently working in Client Services for the digital team at Interior Design, an 85-year-old magazine.  In my first full-time job after graduation at Interior Design, I provided administrative support for a few sales reps providing print, digital, and event solutions.  After six weeks, I was identified by management and offered a promotion to…

Jenna Joanna Winstars

Jenna Joanna Winstars graduated from Baruch College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature in 2015. Her hobby is writing. She writes children’s and young adults’ books as well as plays and poems. She currently works as SNAP Specialist at MET Council in New York City. Jenna is passionate about making a difference in our…

Jennie Nolan Buono-Core

I had such an enriching experience at Baruch. I was so pleased being an English major. I learned a lot from Professor John Dore, A.Solomon and others. I also enjoyed my philosophy and religion classes. I became an elementary school teacher! I continued my education with a graduate degree from Brooklyn College. CUNY offers an…

William St. Louis

 I majored in English Literature and graduated in 1991. I thoroughly enjoyed all of my classes but particularly recall classes taught by Professors Addison Gayle and Paula Berggren.   I’m currently the District Director of FINRA’s New York and Long Island offices and manage the sales practice examination and surveillance staff in both locations.  Prior…

Sheila Elaine Anderson

After spending seventeen years on the production and sales side of publishing, Ms. Anderson left to pursue a career in broadcasting.   Always interested in jazz, in 1995 she joined the staff of WBGO, Newark, New Jersey where she hosts Weekend Jazz After Hours and Salon Sessions.  She has authored three books: The Quotable Musician: From…

Raqshinda Khan

Raqshinda Khan is a former Teach for America alumna in her 9th year of teaching. She previously worked for the Department of Education (DOE), where she designed and coordinated her school’s advisory program and served as a Peer Instructional Coach through a DOE leadership pathway to participate in conducting yearlong inquiry projects. She holds a…

Sara Dowd

After graduating from Baruch College in 2013, I decided to pursue a Clinical Psychology Doctoral program.  I continued to work at Baruch as a TA for Introduction to Psychology and in research labs on campus for two years post-graduation.  I was able to publish three manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals with my mentor, Dr. Daniele Artistico,…

David Neumann

I graduated from Baruch in 2014. While in school, and for a total of three years, including one after college, I worked for Vivek Tiwary, A Tony Award Winning Producer and the CEO of Tiwary Entertainment Group (TEG), a multifaceted arts and production company. TEG specializes in producing Broadway Shows and Features Films, some of…

Irene Starygina

I graduated Baruch in 2007 with a degree in English and Journalism. Since this was prior to the 2008 crash, work prospects were promising, and I embarked on a career in start-up digital media and marketing. I was in the NYC start-up scene for the next 5 years, when I realized that the space had…

David Wilkes

Following graduation from Baruch with a degree in English Lit (I entered with the idea of majoring in business), I graduated from Boston University School of Law and began practicing commercial litigation; I found myself handling primarily real estate valuation matters, and went back to school for a master’s degree in real estate finance and…

Risa Hartsough

Risa Hartsough graduated from Baruch June 2015 and started as an editor and writer at Pulse Magazine right after. After over a year at the magazine, she started freelancing in the comfort of her small town coffee shop, which allows her to make her own schedule and travel as she wishes. Contact: risahartsough@gmail.com

Dawn Selman

In January of 1974, I began my studies at Baruch College, where in June of 1977 I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.   Before I even started my tertiary education I knew I wanted to serve the young people of my country in the field of education.  Therefore in September…

Yelena Zhurav

Largely inspired by Isaac Asimov, who was both a great science fiction writer and biochemist, I double majored in English and Biology while at Baruch. Currently I am a graduate student at Columbia University in the Genetics and Development department. In particular, I work with C. elegans to study cell division in the early embryo…

Ryan Munroe

Shortly after graduating from Baruch, I enrolled in Bard College’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program.  It was a fantastic experience that complemented my education at Baruch, preparing me to share my love for literature with young people. Once I earned my degree and teaching credentials, I started teaching 7th and 8th grade English at…

Lior Cohen

I began teaching English when I graduated. I noticed many of my students were struggling with learning how to read. I then began developing a literacy targeting pedagogy that I called Coloread—a way of utilizing colors as diacritics to help deal with the non-phonemic nature of the language. Low literacy is the greatest problem in…

Yasmin Majeed

Yasmin Majeed is the editorial assistant for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop where she helps edit their online magazine, The Margins. She has previously interned at the Aragi literary agency, Guernica and Scribner. She studied English literature at Baruch College, where she also served as the news editor of The Ticker and as a show…

Jane Odartey

The plan was that I would work for a year or two after college then enroll in an MFA program in either poetry or photography. But the job market was frightful and even my peers with their business degrees were having a difficult time finding good positions. I decided to try an internship and found…

Andy Lawler

Andy Lawler obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Baruch College in 2007. While in college he was an editor for Encounters Magazine and The Ticker, and then spent seven years in the educational publishing world. He started as an editorial assistant at a small independent publisher in Westchester County, then worked…

Angela Melamud

Angela Melamud began her career in publishing at Picador, an imprint of Macmillan, after graduating from Baruch College in 2009 with a major in English literature and a minor in art history. Before working at Picador, she interned at both The Paris Review and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. She currently works at Inkshares, a reader-driven/crowdfunded…

Sorin Grigore

I was a double major in English and History and graduated in 2013.  I worked at Apple through college, switched to working for Tribeca Pediatrics before graduating, where I started as a front desk person and eventually became Project Manager. Then I most recently started at BTQ financial as Director of Operations in 2015. I’m…

Arvind Dilawar

Arvind Dilawar is a writer/editor from Jackson Heights, Queens, who now lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He graduated from Baruch College in 2010 with a major in journalism/creative writing and a minor in history. Following graduation, he worked as an editor at 2U Inc., an online education company, and at Black Balloon Publishing, an independent press….

Elisabeth Greenberg

Elisabeth spent her college career taking classes year-round and remaining highly active on campus as Editor-in-Chief of The Ticker and later as president of Hillel. She also took part in two study abroad programs in China as well as numerous internships. Elisabeth graduated in June of 2014 and began working at the New York City…

Daniella Bondar

After leaving the fluorescent-lit halls of Baruch, Daniella Bondar went on to receive her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Creatively speaking, Daniella is a humor essayist, she lets people into the darkest corners of her psyche and puts on a show. Professionally, she is an entertainment journalist and podcast host for Den…

Chris Zumtobel

Chris Zumtobel has a history of successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter. From these campaigns he was able to found the wallet company BankNote NYC. This was inspired by a passion for storytelling as a tool for small businesses, a passion which led him to pursue a hybrid education in English, creative writing, and entrepreneurship at…

Connie Huang

Connie Huang graduated with a degree in Arts Administration and English Literature in 2016. During her interim at Baruch, Connie served as president of Japan Club and a prose editor for Encounter Magazine. After getting a piece published in the newly established student online intellectual journal, Refract Magazine, she joined as an editor. Unable to…

Daphne Palasi Andreades

Daphne Palasi Andreades is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction at Columbia University. She graduated from Baruch College and the Baruch Honors Program in 2015 with a degree in English and Psychology. Her undergraduate thesis, Homeland, a collection of short stories, was awarded the Kanner Prize for Outstanding Thesis of the Year in…