Jyoti Menon ’01 is the senior vice president of global digital payments at Citi, where she works to drive innovation in the payments space. Her career focuses on financial services in product development and strategy. Jyoti has volunteered for Barnard since graduation. Previous leadership roles include Young Alumnae Chair, Athena Leadership Council Co-Chair, Student-Alumnae Mentorship Program Advisor, and Alumnae Trustee. She also holds a master’s from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.



Vice President

Hannah Roth ’06 has served as a Fund Chair, as chair of the Nominating Committee, and on three alumnae committees. Her Barnard commitment goes further: she has spoken on student and alumnae panels and participates in a Barnard alumnae book club. She currently works at the NYC Department of Transportation as a lawyer, an interest sown as an urban studies and environmental science major.

Hilary Dayton Busch ’89 established her public relations career in New York and then founded a communications company in Geneva, Switzerland. Previously at Rolex S.A., Hilary launched its first international initiative in the arts. She served on the Swiss Red Cross Ball Executive Board and sits on the Sidwell Friends School alumni magazine editorial board. She is the Barnard Club of Connecticut Secretary and hosts the club’s annual first-year reception. Hilary serves on the Leadership Assembly and Regional Advisory Committees, as a BAAR, and as an Annual Giving fundraiser.

Merri Rosenberg ’78 writes for The Jewish Week and educational publications. Merri previously served as chair of the Reunion and Leadership Assembly Committees and received the Award for Service to Barnard in 2013. Other roles include Barnard Club of Westchester president, Nominating Committee member, and Class Officer. Merri has two master’s degrees from Columbia, one in French and romance philology, the other in journalism


Alma Maters Chair

Amy Veltman ’89 is a partner at On Your Feet, which teaches leadership skills using improv theater. She formerly worked as a screenwriter in Los Angeles and an editorial director at a digital marketing agency. She has an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Amy returned to New York City four years ago, and is delighted to be near Barnard again. She is married to Daniel Knoepflmacher CC ’94, and they have two daughters.

Young Alumnae Chair

Alyss Vavricka ’12 is a hedge fund business development associate at Gerson Lehrman Group. Majoring in economics, she has stayed connected through the Young Alumnae Committee and Gala Planning Committee. She also interviews prospective students and represents Barnard at college fairs. Alyss, who lives in Manhattan, enjoys volunteering with mentoring programs, running, reading, and exploring cultural institutions.


Linda Chang Reals ’92 majored in economics at Barnard and worked for many years in finance and human resources at Salomon Brothers, Citibank, and Time Inc. In 2003, Linda started the financial fluency program for Barnard students, which she taught until 2010. Since then, Linda has remained connected by serving as Co-Class Fund Chair, a Barnard Club of Connecticut board member, and a BAAR. She is currently a life skills coach at John Jay College.

Nominating Committee

Tracy Rodrigues ’11 majored in political science and was a member of The Barnard Bulletin , Jumpstart, and Kappa Alpha Theta. After graduation, she worked in public relations, later attaining her master’s degree in urban planning from NYU. She is currently a strategy consultant at Deloitte in Washington, D.C., where she helps federal clients achieve greater impact and efficiency. Tracy serves as her Class Vice President, a BAAR, and a member of the AABC Young Alumnae Committee.

PJ Douglas Sands ’98 has more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry and works as a senior/area manager in the Bahamas Tourist Office, based in Houston. PJ previously worked as brand and events director with The DS3 Group and at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in Special Events, Conference and VIP Services, and Corporate Development. After Barnard, PJ earned a sales and marketing certificate from Nova Southeastern University. She is currently pursuing her law degree through the University of London.

Galaxy Craze ’93 was born in London and is a first-generation college graduate, thanks to a generous scholarship from Barnard. During college, Professor Mary Gordon advised Galaxy to pursue creative writing. She then received a fellowship from The New York Times to attend NYU Graduate School of Arts & Science and appeared in Woody Allen and David Lynch films. Her first novel, By The Shore, was published to international acclaim. She is also the author of Tiger, Tiger, The Last Princess, and Invasion.

Minh-Tam Janssens ’84 founded an independent education consultancy that advises international students on the college application process. She maintains ties with Barnard by serving as a BAAR and a Barnard Club of London officer. She is a board member of the Seven College Conference’s London chapter. Minh-Tam holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and spent 25 years in the financial sector. She lives in London with her husband and daughter and is a painter and yoga practitioner.

Jacqueline Griffith ’77 majored in American studies, received a master’s degree from Bryn Mawr’s College of Social Work, and holds a graduate degree from Drew University. Jacqui and her husband, David, live in New Hope, Pa., and have two children, including daughter Lindsay ’10. Jacqui is a committed volunteer and currently serves on several non-profit boards in her community, in addition to serving on committees for the AABC, most recently the Fellowship Committee.

Adrienne Aaron Rulnick ’67 is an independent consultant on alumni relations and launched her career in the Barnard Alumnae Office. She holds a master’s degree in education and an EdD in higher-ed administration. Adrienne has worked with CASE and currently serves on the Reunion Committee and as Co-Class Vice President. She was an AABC Director-at-Large and Class Correspondent, and helped update the AABC bylaws. Married to Rabbi Arthur Rulnick GS ’64, Adrienne has three grown children and seven grandchildren.


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