Amy is a senior in Columbia College majoring in Political Science and concentrating in Business Management and Psychology. Amy grew up in Beijing, attended boarding school in Western Massachusetts, and currently lives in Hong Kong. This past summer, Amy worked as an investment banking summer analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, she interned at numerous start-ups in a range of industries including financial technology, educational consulting, and alternative lending. On campus, Amy is an undergraduate research assistant at the Millstein Center for Corporate Ownership and Global Markets, a class representative on the 2016 Columbia College Student Council, a member of the Columbia College Student Ambassadors, and a senior advisor for the Chinese Students Club. This is Amy’s third year on the CWBS executive board having served as the Vice President – Management and Conference Chair.
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Vice President - External
Hannah is a senior in General Studies, majoring in Political Science with a focus in International Political Economy and a concentration in Business Management. Born and raised in Indiana, she pursued a career as a concert pianist before attending Columbia. She also served as a city councilor in her hometown and today is an active volunteer in the public sector. This past summer, Hannah worked as a Management Associate intern at Bridgewater Associates. She currently works as a Business Analyst at Columbia University's Finance Division and previously interned at a start-up in the native advertising space. Her professional interests lie in the fields of management consulting, corporate strategy, and leadership development. On campus, Hannah is the Alumni Affairs Representative on the General Studies Student Council (GSSC). This is her second year on the CWBS Executive Board having previously served as the Social Media Chair. She likes barre workouts, is interested in real estate, and aspires to attend culinary school for fun.
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Vice President - Internal
Kelly is a senior in Columbia College, majoring in Economics with a concentration in Computer Science. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, but loves the more fast-paced atmosphere of NYC. She spent her sophomore and junior summers interning at Credit Suisse in the Power and Renewables Investment Banking group, and and this will be her second year on the CWBS Board. Outside of CWBS, Kelly is a resident adviser and devotes her time to making campus traditions bigger and better as Vice President of Campus Life for CCSC. She is also a member of Columbia EcoReps and Alpha Chi Omega. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys running in Riverside park, swimming, drinking bubble tea, and getting to know CWBS General Body members!
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Alexys is a senior in Columbia College majoring in Financial Economics. Currently residing in Washington D.C., she was born and raised in a military family and attended boarding school in Massachusetts. Her professional interests lie in the financial services industry. This past summer Alexys was a risk analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She has previously interned at Quantifi Inc., an analytics, trading and risk solutions firm. On campus, Alexys is involved in the Columbia College Senior Fund, Columbia College Student Ambassadors, Columbia University EcoReps, and is a legal assistant for Columbia's General Counsel. In her free time she enjoys running, spinning, trying new restaurants in the city, and visiting art exhibits. This will be Alexys’s second year on the CWBS Executive Board having previously served as the Alumni Relations Chair.
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Bridget is a senior in Columbia College pursuing a double major in Political Science and Hispanic Studies. She was born and raised in Greenlawn, New York. This past summer, Bridget interned at the National Center on Education and the Economy in Washington, D.C., where she performed international education benchmarking research in the interest of making domestic policy recommendations. Her professional interests lie in the fields of foreign policy and international development. She spent the summer before her junior year in Barcelona, honing her language skills while studying history, politics, and business through Georgetown University. On campus, Bridget is a member of the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse team and the Student Athlete Advisory Council. This is Bridget’s second year on the CWBS board, having previously served as the Preprofessional Chair. In her spare time, Bridget enjoys helping others achieve their personal health goals as a fitness trainer. She also loves to explore New York City and is always on the hunt for authentic Spanish tapas.
Angela is a junior in Columbia College majoring in Computer Science and concentrating in East Asian Studies. This past summer, she worked in management consulting at Z-Ben Advisors in Shanghai, and has previously interned at Bank of New York Mellon. In addition to CWBS, she is also involved with Application Development Initiative on campus. A native of the sun-drenched Bay Area, California, Angela enjoys hiking, good writing, and chai lattes. This is her second year on the CWBS Executive Board.
Lily is a Senior studying Mathematics and Creative Writing. On breaks she splits her time between her two homes: Boston and St.Paul, Minnesota. This past summer, Lily interned as a Global Investment Research analyst at Goldman Sachs. For now, she's interested in anything that involves cool quant analysis, writing and meeting fellow nerds! Lily's past internships include a finance internship at a start-up, a public service fellowship with Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and Boston city councillor Matthew O'Malley, and an editorial position for a teen magazine. At school, Lily is also involved in the Alternative Break Program, Academic Awards Committee and Swing Dance Club. She likes to run, write fiction, and use the Oxford comma.
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Alumnae Relations Chair
Jeanne is a junior at Columbia College majoring in Financial Economics with a concentration in East Asian Studies. She grew up across the Hudson in Englewood, New Jersey. Her professional interests primarily lie in the financial services industry, though she is also interested in entrepreneurship and art history. This past summer, she interned at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Global Wealth and Investment Management Division. In her spare time, she enjoys playing basketball and exploring galleries in the city. This is Jeanne’s second year on the CWBS Board having served as Marketing Co-Chair in her sophomore year.
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Kaitlin is a sophomore in Columbia College pursuing a major in Political Science and French with a concentration in Business Management. She grew up in Trumbull, Connecticut. Her professional interests lie in the fields of international affairs and marketing. This past summer, she worked as a rotational intern for Pepsi’s marketing and communications teams. She then traveled to Paris, France and took Art and Music Humanities at Reid Hall. Outside of CWBS, Kaitlin is a member and tour guide for the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee and a volunteer for the Consulate General of France. In her spare time, Kaitlin enjoys running 5Ks, Yelping restaurants, and attending performances at the Metropolitan Opera. This is Kaitlin’s first year on the CWBS executive board and she looks forward to sharing CWBS events with the student body.
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Natalie is a sophomore in Columbia College pursuing a major in Creative Writing and Visual Arts with a concentration in Business Management. She was born and raised in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Her professional interests include marketing, design, and advertising. This past summer, she worked as an intern for Lazard Asset Management’s Global Digital Group, engaging in preliminary research and user experience design for the development of an Alumni Network. She also provided original artwork for the launch of Lazard’s new website. Outside of CWBS, Natalie is a member of Columbia’s Artist Society and a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. Natalie’s passions include art and writing; beyond that, she enjoys sailing, volleyball, and, like her co-chair, attending the Metropolitan Opera. This is Natalie’s first year on the executive board, and she is thrilled to connect more students with CWBS.
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Mercedes is a sophomore in Columbia College studying Financial Economics and Art History with a concentration in Computer Science. This past summer, she worked in the Global Markets & Customers division at Seagate Technology. Her professional interests range from management consulting to social entrepreneurship. On campus, Mercedes is a Residential Adviser for underclassmen, an Executive Committee Member of the Chinese Students Club, and the Treasurer for the Culinary Society. She’s also a volunteer at Read Ahead, a program designed to mentor elementary school students who struggle with reading and writing. School aside, you can find Mercedes strolling around the Met, reading at a coffee shop in East Village, or taking scenic photos in Central Park. This is her first year on the CWBS Executive Board, having served on the Social Media Committee last year.
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Social Media Chair
Kara is a sophomore in Columbia College studying Economics and History. Professionally, Kara is interested in pursuing international finance. On campus she serves as the Opinion Editor for the Columbia Spectator, Programming Director of Dorm Room Diplomacy, and volunteer coach for Youth for Debate. She has spent the last three summers working as a waterski instructor in Pennsylvania. Kara loves traveling, exploring new cities, visiting art museums, and taking pictures of food. As social media chair she is excited to promote CWBS programs and other professional opportunities to women at Columbia.
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community advisory board
CWBS Community Advisory Board is a new initiative this year that focuses on creating new connections and fostering a support network among over 3,000 general body members. From pre-professional development workshops to social events to internal buddy programs, the Community Advisory Board works with other women-interest clubs and spaces on campus to strengthen not just the CWBS community but the Columbia Women community as a whole.
More information coming soon.
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