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CWBS Board


Meet the Team

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CWBS Board


Meet the Team

Executive Board 2017-2018

Rosalie Froom Co-President Barnard College 2018 | Economics California, MD Summer Plans: Market Research Summer Intern at Penn Schoen Berland Goals: This coming year, I want to learn from everyone on the board, put on some kickass events, and expand CWBS' presence on campus!! (Tell all your friends about all the amazing people in CWBS!!) I'm looking forward to developing a strong sense of community within our organization while working with other student groups in the Columbia community. This year, I'm excited...to get to work with all the wonderful people on CWBS' board!! ✉ Email Rosalie  

Rosalie Froom

Co-President

Barnard College 2018 | Economics

California, MD

Summer Plans: Market Research Summer Intern at Penn Schoen Berland

Goals: This coming year, I want to learn from everyone on the board, put on some kickass events, and expand CWBS' presence on campus!! (Tell all your friends about all the amazing people in CWBS!!) I'm looking forward to developing a strong sense of community within our organization while working with other student groups in the Columbia community.

This year, I'm excited...to get to work with all the wonderful people on CWBS' board!!

✉ Email Rosalie

 

Doris Xu Co-President Columbia College 2019 | Financial Economics Summer Plans: I will be in Kyoto, Japan for two months studying Japanese, and then in Shanghai, China for one month working at Accenture. Goals: I hope to further expand CWBS's campus reach, maintain club relationship with our existing sponsors and speaker, and bring in new initiatives from everyone. This year, I'm excited...to hear about the board's summer adventures when school starts, organizing more bonding outings (would be down for SoulCycle), and working with everyone with a serious face during other times! Also looking forward to night-snacks at Monday meetings :-) ✉ Email Doris

Doris Xu

Co-President

Columbia College 2019 | Financial Economics

Summer Plans: I will be in Kyoto, Japan for two months studying Japanese, and then in Shanghai, China for one month working at Accenture.

Goals: I hope to further expand CWBS's campus reach, maintain club relationship with our existing sponsors and speaker, and bring in new initiatives from everyone.

This year, I'm excited...to hear about the board's summer adventures when school starts, organizing more bonding outings (would be down for SoulCycle), and working with everyone with a serious face during other times! Also looking forward to night-snacks at Monday meetings :-)

✉ Email Doris

Avanti Shroff VP of Management 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

VP of Management

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

 
Mercedes Chien VP of Sponsorship 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

VP of Sponsorship

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

Sofia Smith Secretary Columbia College 2020 | Economics-Political Science & Psychology Spring, TX Summer Plans: I'm interning at a non-profit, The Common Good, an educational consulting company, IESD, Inc., and working 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-Political Science & Psychology

Spring, TX

Summer Plans: I'm interning at a non-profit, The Common Good, an educational consulting company, IESD, Inc., and working 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

Ellie Tsaltskan External Initiatives Chair Barnard College 2019 | Economics & English Marlboro, NJ Summer Plans: I'm interning at Bank of America as a COO Analyst in Global Banking & Markets Goals: I hope to work with more campus organizations to create engaging events with a stronger emphasis on cross-industry topics! I also will expand our role in the Society of Women Leaders, a nationwide network of women's business organizations, to help grow CWBS. This year, I'm excited...for all of our amazing events, especially our Women's Leadership Conference! ✉ Email Ellie  

Ellie Tsaltskan

External Initiatives Chair

Barnard College 2019 | Economics & English

Marlboro, NJ

Summer Plans: I'm interning at Bank of America as a COO Analyst in Global Banking & Markets

Goals: I hope to work with more campus organizations to create engaging events with a stronger emphasis on cross-industry topics! I also will expand our role in the Society of Women Leaders, a nationwide network of women's business organizations, to help grow CWBS.

This year, I'm excited...for all of our amazing events, especially our Women's Leadership Conference!

✉ Email Ellie

 

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

 
Lauren Crane Senior Advisor Columbia College 2018 | Economics Peapack, NJ Summer Plans: I will be working at ING as a Financial Markets Intern in the city this summer Goals: I hope CWBS can continue to engage the undergraduate community by providing unique options and expanding our focus to include many industries. This year, I'm excited...to working with an inspiring group of new and returning board members this upcoming year as we continue to grow our presence on campus! ✉ Email Lauren

Lauren Crane

Senior Advisor

Columbia College 2018 | Economics

Peapack, NJ

Summer Plans: I will be working at ING as a Financial Markets Intern in the city this summer

Goals: I hope CWBS can continue to engage the undergraduate community by providing unique options and expanding our focus to include many industries.

This year, I'm excited...to working with an inspiring group of new and returning board members this upcoming year as we continue to grow our presence on campus!

✉ Email Lauren