Alumnae

Alumnae

Atoosa Rubenstein ’93 was 26 years old and the senior fashion editor at Cosmopolitan when Hearst Magazines’ then-president asked her to pitch the company a new magazine. Forty-eight hours later, Rubenstein presented her vision of CosmoGIRL!

Debi (Vaughn) Yadegari ’98 — entrepreneur, attorney, speaker, author, and mother of five — left her job at a top Wall Street law firm and inspired by her experience as a working parent, she launched MommaWork in 2013, a company that offers professional, reliable, and individualized parenting and breastfeeding assistance in order to support working parents straddling personal and professional goals.

On April 30, 2019, Barnard alumnae, students, friends, and family gathered at the Plaza Hotel in New York City for the College’s Annual Gala.

Hey, Upper West Siders, guess which college president is currently curled up on the couch, binge-watching Gossip Girl?* Nostalgia has taken hold north of 96th Street, and we’re all for it, especially if Dorota, aka Barnard’s own Zuzanna Szadkowski ’01, is dishing on how the College helped prepare her for a scene-stealing role on this mid-2000s guilty pleasure. Welcome to #WayBackWednesday, a student-driven series that puts Barnard alumnae in the spotlight to see what they’re up to now.

Alumna Umbreen Bhatti ’00 Will Continue Center’s Advancement of Women Leaders

Three Barnard alumnae — Brenda Aiken ’77 ’81PS, Maryam Banikarim ’89 ’93SIPA ’93BUS, and Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald ’81 — are among the 10 alumni to be honored with a 2019 Columbia Alumni Medal at the University Commencement on May 22, 2019.

On Monday, March 11, a high-powered panel extolled the power of athletics to change young women' lives in an event honoring the 35th anniversary of the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium.