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CWBS Board


Meet the Team

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CWBS Board


Meet the Team

Executive Board 2017-2018

  Mercedes Chien     President     Columbia College 2018 |   Art History & Economics    San Jose, CA    Summer Plans:  Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch   Goals:  Meeting more inspiring women in the community and strengthening lifelong friendships.   This year, I'm excited... to work alongside bad-ass women to encourage female leaders and to establish a supportive community.   ✉ Email Mercedes

Mercedes Chien

President

Columbia College 2018 | Art History & Economics

San Jose, CA

Summer Plans: Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Goals: Meeting more inspiring women in the community and strengthening lifelong friendships.

This year, I'm excited...to work alongside bad-ass women to encourage female leaders and to establish a supportive community.

✉ Email Mercedes

  Avanti Shroff     Vice President     SEAS 2018 | Operations Research    Port Washington, NY    Summer Plans:  Investment Banking intern at RBC   Goals:  Hoping to expand CWBS's presence on campus, and have even more events for our general body.   This year, I'm excited... to help plan the conference for the second time!   ✉ Email Avanti

Avanti Shroff

Vice President

SEAS 2018 | Operations Research

Port Washington, NY

Summer Plans: Investment Banking intern at RBC

Goals: Hoping to expand CWBS's presence on campus, and have even more events for our general body.

This year, I'm excited...to help plan the conference for the second time!

✉ Email Avanti

 
  Sofia Smith     Secretary     Columbia College 2020 | Economics & Psychology    Spring, TX    Summer Plans:  I interned at a non-profit, The Common Good, an educational consulting company, IESD, Inc., and worked in the Columbia Business School as part of the Center on Global Brand Leadership.   Goals:  I'm looking forward to seeing CWBS host events connecting young female leaders to successful women in the industry and am hoping to expand CWBS' presence on campus.   This year, I'm excited... to form new relationships with the women on CWBS Board as well as within the General Body.   ✉ Email Sofia

Sofia Smith

Secretary

Columbia College 2020 | Economics & Psychology

Spring, TX

Summer Plans: I interned at a non-profit, The Common Good, an educational consulting company, IESD, Inc., and worked in the Columbia Business School as part of the Center on Global Brand Leadership.

Goals: I'm looking forward to seeing CWBS host events connecting young female leaders to successful women in the industry and am hoping to expand CWBS' presence on campus.

This year, I'm excited...to form new relationships with the women on CWBS Board as well as within the General Body.

✉ Email Sofia

  Margaret Zhu     Treasurer     Columbia College 2019 | Political Science & Business Management    Las Vegas, NV    Summer Plans:  I am currently working as a Corporate Development Intern for EMI Music Publishing Management.   Goals:  Working with the Board, I am hoping to strengthen CWBS’ core programs and sense of community!   This year, I'm excited... about meeting more amazing Columbia women through CWBS!   ✉ Email Margaret

Margaret Zhu

Treasurer

Columbia College 2019 | Political Science & Business Management

Las Vegas, NV

Summer Plans: I am currently working as a Corporate Development Intern for EMI Music Publishing Management.

Goals: Working with the Board, I am hoping to strengthen CWBS’ core programs and sense of community!

This year, I'm excited...about meeting more amazing Columbia women through CWBS!

✉ Email Margaret

 
  Alex Parkhurst     Conference Chair     Columbia College 2019 | Mathematics    San Diego, CA    Summer Plans:  Over the summer I'll be doing research at Columbia in the economics department, focusing on environmental economics.   Goals:  In the coming year I hope to facilitate conversations between current students and our presenters that develop into mentorships and friendships, in order to create a community of women supporting women.   This year, I'm excited... for the conference!   ✉ Email Alex

Alex Parkhurst

Conference Chair

Columbia College 2019 | Mathematics

San Diego, CA

Summer Plans: Over the summer I'll be doing research at Columbia in the economics department, focusing on environmental economics.

Goals: In the coming year I hope to facilitate conversations between current students and our presenters that develop into mentorships and friendships, in order to create a community of women supporting women.

This year, I'm excited...for the conference!

✉ Email Alex

  Caroline Jobson     External Initiatives Chair     Columbia College 2020 | History & Business Management    Cleveland, OH    Summer Plans:  I studied abroad through the Art and Music Humanities Paris Program at Reid Hall.   Goals:  I hope to further expand the definition of business beyond finance and to identify and partner with untapped resources on campus.   This year, I'm excited...  to foster friendships with the women of CWBS!   ✉ Email Caroline    

Caroline Jobson

External Initiatives Chair

Columbia College 2020 | History & Business Management

Cleveland, OH

Summer Plans: I studied abroad through the Art and Music Humanities Paris Program at Reid Hall.

Goals: I hope to further expand the definition of business beyond finance and to identify and partner with untapped resources on campus.

This year, I'm excited... to foster friendships with the women of CWBS!

✉ Email Caroline

 

  Rachel Gelnick     Alumnae Relations Chair     Barnard College 2020 | Economics    Lawrence, NY    Summer Plans:  I interned in Tel Aviv at an Ed-tech startup called Elevation Academy. I was on a Fellowship program called TAMID. College students from all over the U.S participated on the Fellowship and were paired with companies in Israel. I got to meet and interact with many students from different college campuses across the country. It was an incredible experience that broadened my horizons.   Goals:  Firstly, I am looking to get involved in the greater Columbia campus even more. Secondly, I would love to explore all that NYC has to offer! Let me know if you have any recommendations!   This year, I'm excited... to reconnect with people I met last year at school. Additionally, I am looking forward to my courses this year because I have narrowed down my interests a bit more.   

Rachel Gelnick

Alumnae Relations Chair

Barnard College 2020 | Economics

Lawrence, NY

Summer Plans: I interned in Tel Aviv at an Ed-tech startup called Elevation Academy. I was on a Fellowship program called TAMID. College students from all over the U.S participated on the Fellowship and were paired with companies in Israel. I got to meet and interact with many students from different college campuses across the country. It was an incredible experience that broadened my horizons.

Goals: Firstly, I am looking to get involved in the greater Columbia campus even more. Secondly, I would love to explore all that NYC has to offer! Let me know if you have any recommendations!

This year, I'm excited...to reconnect with people I met last year at school. Additionally, I am looking forward to my courses this year because I have narrowed down my interests a bit more.

 

 
  Kiana Mendes     Membership Chair     Columbia College 2019 | Political Science & Business Management    Boston, MA    Summer Plans:  I am currently interning at a law firm called Foley Hoag LLP in Boston, where I am working closely with both the Pro Bono and Business Departments. I then return to Columbia in August to serve as an NSOP Orientation Leader!   Goals:  I am hoping to increase both membership and diversity within CWBS, and to generate new and creative strategies moving forward.     This year, I'm excited... to form new relationships within CWBS. I am also looking forward to the Women's Leadership Conference of course!   ✉ Email Kiana

Kiana Mendes

Membership Chair

Columbia College 2019 | Political Science & Business Management

Boston, MA

Summer Plans: I am currently interning at a law firm called Foley Hoag LLP in Boston, where I am working closely with both the Pro Bono and Business Departments. I then return to Columbia in August to serve as an NSOP Orientation Leader!

Goals: I am hoping to increase both membership and diversity within CWBS, and to generate new and creative strategies moving forward.  

This year, I'm excited...to form new relationships within CWBS. I am also looking forward to the Women's Leadership Conference of course!

✉ Email Kiana

  Erinn Lee     Co-Marketing Chair     Barnard College 2020 | Economics & Computer Science    Dracut, MA    Summer Plans:  I'll be a marketing analyst for a private equity firm.   Goals:  Make CWBS a well-known club across campus and encourage more students to attend events.   This year, I'm excited... to continue to build upon what CWBS is so far and take full advantage of what this club has to offer!   ✉ Email Erinn

Erinn Lee

Co-Marketing Chair

Barnard College 2020 | Economics & Computer Science

Dracut, MA

Summer Plans: I'll be a marketing analyst for a private equity firm.

Goals: Make CWBS a well-known club across campus and encourage more students to attend events.

This year, I'm excited...to continue to build upon what CWBS is so far and take full advantage of what this club has to offer!

✉ Email Erinn

  Paraskevi Xenophontos     Co-Marketing Chair     Barnard College 2020 | Spanish & Latin American Cultures    Manhasset, NY    Summer Plans:  Advertising, Sales & Marketing Intern at Food Network Magazine   Goals:  I am hoping to increase our viewership and status on our key social media platforms. Now that we have created various campaigns, I am hoping to execute them in a way that gives us more likes, comments, and views.   This year, I'm excited... about working with my committee members to market CWBS and gain even more members in our society.   ✉ Email Paraskevi

Paraskevi Xenophontos

Co-Marketing Chair

Barnard College 2020 | Spanish & Latin American Cultures

Manhasset, NY

Summer Plans: Advertising, Sales & Marketing Intern at Food Network Magazine

Goals: I am hoping to increase our viewership and status on our key social media platforms. Now that we have created various campaigns, I am hoping to execute them in a way that gives us more likes, comments, and views.

This year, I'm excited...about working with my committee members to market CWBS and gain even more members in our society.

✉ Email Paraskevi