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2016 Young Women Leadership Council

  • Kristen Barnett

    Cornell University, Dyson School, B.S. Applied Economics and Management, ’15

    Kristen Barnett

    Cornell University, Dyson School, B.S. Applied Economics and Management, ’15

    Kristen Barnett is a senior at Cornell University studying Applied Economics and Management with a focus on International Development. She has served as President of Mountains for Moms, a student group that raises money and awareness for women with obstetric fistula by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, and co-founded the Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership. Currently, Kristen serves as President of her business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, and advises the current executive board of Mountains for Moms, as well as many other younger students on campus. She has interned for a non-profit in Cusco, Peru doing business development, followed by a summer at Barclays doing Sales and Trading. Most recently, Kristen interned at the NYC office of Boston Consulting Group, where she will be returning after graduation for full-time.

  • Olivia Bee

    George Washington University: The Elliott School of International Affairs, B.A. Middle East Studies, ’14

    Olivia Bee

    George Washington University: The Elliott School of International Affairs, B.A. Middle East Studies, ’14

    Olivia Bee graduated from The Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University in the spring of 2014 with a B.A. in Middle East Studies and a double minor in Religion and Arabic. She currently works as a political fundraiser for Members of Congress in Washington, DC. She is a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon: Professional Foreign Service Sorority and has held internships in the U.S. Senate and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights among numerous other opportunities. After spending significant time in Jordan, Israel, and Palestine, she hopes to pursue a career in a Jerusalem promoting conflict resolution via interfaith dialogue.

  • Alessandra Biaggi

    New York University, B.S. ’08; Fordham Law School, J.D. ’12; Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, ’14

    Alessandra Biaggi

    New York University, B.S. ’08; Fordham Law School, J.D. ’12; Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, ’14

    Alessandra Biaggi is a graduate of Fordham Law School, where she served as a member of the Fordham Law Review and co-chair of the Law Review’s Academic Action Committee. With a strong interest and faith in empowering women through legal and political processes, she attended the Women’s Campaign School at Yale Law School to guide her pursuit of a career in public policy and politics. Alessandra has interned for Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY), the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and was an editor for the Presidential Succession Clinic at the Feerick Center for Social Justice. She was recently appointed as the Assistant General Counsel for the NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery.

  • Eilis Bacon-Blaber

    Boston College, The Carroll School of Management, B.S. Finance, '18

    Eilis Bacon-Blaber

    Boston College, The Carroll School of Management, B.S. Finance, '18

    Eilis Bacon-Blaber is a sophomore at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. She is concentrating in Finance with a minor in Philosophy, and will graduate in 2018. Eilis is very passionate about increasing female participation in the finance industry; outside of class, she is involved with Women in Business and Smart Woman Securities, a club that aims to educate and empower women in finance and securities. Last year, Eilis interned with the Boston-based startup company, Luvo Learn. She currently works at her school’s library. In her spare time, Eilis loves to run, ski, bike, play tennis, and read.

  • Molly Carroll

    University of Delaware, B.S. Political Science and Journalism Major, ‘16

    Molly Carroll

    University of Delaware, B.S. Political Science and Journalism Major, ‘16

    Molly is a senior at the University of Delaware studying political science, journalism and women studies. She has studied abroad in Rio De Janeiro researching the effects on tourism regarding the 2016 Summer Olympic.  Her previous internships include interning for the Criminal Section of the Office of the Attorney in Washington DC and working as the lifestyle intern for HGTV magazine in New York City. Molly is also the President and Founder of The Nextworking Club, which is the first female networking club at the University if Delaware. Molly is also a contributing writer to her school newspaper The Review, and is a skimm’bassador for the newsletter theSkimm. She is preparing to attend law school next fall.

  • Jamie Ehrlich

    The University of Chicago '18 B.A. Political Science

    Jamie Ehrlich

    The University of Chicago '18 B.A. Political Science

    Jamie is a second year at the University of Chicago, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Human Rights. At UChicago, she is involved with the Model United Nations Team, the Institute of Politics led by David Axelrod, UChicago Students for Hillary, and serves as the chair for the Student Government Committee on Campus Sustainability. Off campus, Jamie is interested in furthering female involvement in politics — she has worked on the Senate campaigns of both Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). She spent last summer in the United States Senate interning for Senator Warren, and feels fortunate to have so many amazing female role models in her life. Following her time at UChicago, Jamie hopes to some day be that role model for other young women like her.

  • Sydney Farrell

    University of Vermont, B.S. Early Childhood Education, ‘19

    Sydney Farrell

    University of Vermont, B.S. Early Childhood Education, ‘19

    Sydney Farrell is a freshman student at the University in Vermont, pursuing a degree in early childhood education. She is a writer for her campus’s chapter on “HerCampus”, and is passionate about bringing awareness towards the issue of sexual abuse, especially with college students. Sydney volunteers at a homeless shelter in Burlington once a week to spend some time with the children, and plans on becoming a early childhood educator. She also plans to study abroad in New Zealand the spring of her junior year. 

  • Emily Frieband

    American University, School of Public Affairs, B.A. Law and Society, ‘18

    Emily Frieband

    American University, School of Public Affairs, B.A. Law and Society, ‘18

    Emily is a sophomore at American University in Washington, DC studying Law and Society with a minor in Psychology. She is also a member of the social sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi and has served as Heritage Chair. She is also a part of AU Students for Israel as well as writer for AU’s chapter of The Odyssey. She is also a part of a sexual assault working group on campus which helps promote education and awareness of the severity of such topic. Emily is planning on studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland in the Spring of 2017 and has the ultimate dream of becoming a lawyer in the future.

  • Zoe Heyman

    Emory University, International Relations , ’16

    Zoe Heyman

    Emory University, International Relations , ’16

    Zoe will be graduating in Spring 2016 from Emory University. She is majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Political Economy and a minor in Economics. Zoe is passionate about women in business and has shadowed several entrepreneurs in her various internships over the last few years. One of Zoe’s goals is to better understand the challenges facing women in business today and to work with organizations that will provide guidance to young women as they navigate their careers. Zoe is also passionate about women and fitness and is currently working part-time at a fitness center Orange Theory Fitness where she can act as a resource for young women in the area of health and fitness. Zoe is planning to pursue an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship upon completion of her studies at Emory. She is also a member of Black Student Alliance at Emory.

  • Lima Hossain

    Ithaca College, B.A. Economics and Mathematics, '17

    Lima Hossain

    Ithaca College, B.A. Economics and Mathematics, '17

    Lima Hossain is a Junior at Ithaca College (IC) studying Mathematics and Economics with an Outdoor Pursuits minor. She currently serves as a Student Director for the Alumni Board of Directors (AABD) at IC. As a Student Director her work primarily focuses on institutional advancement for diversity and inclusion on campus. She also serves as the Vice President for South Asian Students Society (SASS) and is an active member of the Leadership Scholars Program. Lima will be presenting her research paper on Price Elasticity of Demand for the Town of Ithaca to the New York State Economics Association later this fall. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and Bollywood dancing.

  • Shaireen Karim

    New York University: B.S. Hotel & Tourism Management, ’15

    Shaireen Karim

    New York University: B.S. Hotel & Tourism Management, ’15

    Shaireen will be graduating in Spring 2015 from the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism with a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management concentrating in Hotel Development. She is an active sister in Zeta Tau Alpha at NYU and a member of Hospitality Business Society. Shaireen has held many internships at companies including Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, HVS, and LW Hospitality Advisors. In her spare time, she likes to travel, explore the city she resides in, and everything about food culture. Shaireen is passionate about equality of women in the workforce.

  • Sarah Kingsley

    University of Rochester, B.A. Computer Science, B.A. Studio Arts, ’17

    Sarah Kingsley

    University of Rochester, B.A. Computer Science, B.A. Studio Arts, ’17

    Sarah Kingsley is a sophomore at the University of Rochester. She plans to graduate with a double major in Computer Science and Studio Arts with a minor in Business. At the University, she partakes in a student run theatre company, TOOP, as well as she is a member of the D’lion club that lives with and engages freshman students within the community. After college she hopes to pursue a career in software and website design.

  • Kathryn Moos

    Brown University, B.A. Community Health, Sociology, ‘07

    Kathryn Moos

    Brown University, B.A. Community Health, Sociology, ‘07

    Kathryn Moos graduated with a double major in Community Health and Sociology while playing Division I soccer and hockey at Brown. An All-American selection and Captain of the Women’s Soccer team her senior year, Kathryn went on to play professional soccer for Breidablik Futbol Club in Iceland.

    Kathryn is the Founder and CEO of VROU, a Women’s Health company. VROU is dedicated to improving Women’s health through convenient, effective, and reliable nutrition products that target major voids within Women’s nutrition. VROU is passionate about building a community that empowers Women and inspires health.

  • Alanah Rafferty

    Marymount Manhattan College, B.A. Communication Arts, Philosophy, '14

    Alanah Rafferty

    Marymount Manhattan College, B.A. Communication Arts, Philosophy, '14

    Alanah Rafferty is an actor and filmmaker who graduated from Marymount Manhattan College, Magna Cum Laude, in 2014, with a degree in Communication Arts and Philosophy. Her main focuses of study were creative media, religious ethics, and the philosophy of political and social justice. In January of 2014, she studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studied Language and Latin American Culture. Along with her Film and TV acting work, she interned for Working Pictures, Monica Bill Barnes and Co, and was a Production Assistant on the BBC show, Doctor Who.
    She currently is a Development Assistant at Durga Entertainment, a production company who’s mission is to “champion filmmakers…that provide specific, diverse and insightful reflections on contemporary America.” She continues to act, write and direct, and enjoys kickboxing and cooking.
  • Nausheen Rajan

    American University, International Studies & Asian Studies

    Nausheen Rajan

    American University, International Studies & Asian Studies

    Nausheen’s interest in peacebuilding, development, and conflict management started during high school when she participated in an international camp called Seeds of Peace as part of the American Delegation. As a first-generation student at American University, she has been actively involved as a student leader, currently President of SIS Undergraduate Council. Furthermore, she founded and is the President (since Spring 2014) of U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council Student Chapter, which is directly linked to the Council started by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Within this club, she began a mentorship program for young women in Pakistan. Nausheen also served as an intern for the Regional Affairs office of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. In the past, she has interned at the East-West Center and the Middle East Institute. Currently, Nausheen is a research assistant for the Pakistan Women Entrepreneurship Program (PWEP). In spring 2015, Nausheen studied abroad in Istanbul, Turkey, where she had the opportunity to complete research on governance mechanisms and create maternal health care packages for Syrian refugee women. In the future, she hopes to work on peacebuilding initiatives that strengthen the capacity of governance and effectively engage the civil society, particularly women and the youth, in conflicted regions of the world.

  • Elizabeth Sawyer

    Middlebury College, B.A. Undecided, ‘19

    Elizabeth Sawyer

    Middlebury College, B.A. Undecided, ‘19

    Elizabeth Sawyer is currently a freshman at Middlebury College. She is a staff writer for the student newspaper, The Middlebury Campus, and is a member of the lacrosse team. Elizabeth is passionate about politics and history and hopes to pursue a major in one of these subjects.

  • Alana Siqueira

    Cornell University , Performing and Media Arts, ‘17

    Alana Siqueira

    Cornell University , Performing and Media Arts, ‘17

    Alana is currently a Junior at Cornell University, where she is pursuing a major in Performing and Media Arts with a concentration in Films Studies along with a minor in Fine Arts. She is a news anchor and editor for the Cornell Daily Sun’s Multimedia team, where she creates content to engage the Cornell Community. She is also a member of Kappa Delta where she has served as Social Media Chair, Photographer and is currently the Assistant to Public Relations. After college she hopes to pursue a career in filmmaking.

  • Stephanie Tweel

    New York University: Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, B.S. Media, Culture, and Communication, ’17

    Stephanie Tweel

    New York University: Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, B.S. Media, Culture, and Communication, ’17

    Stephanie is currently a Sophomore at New York University, where she is pursuing a major in media and cultural studies along with a cross-school minor called the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. She is also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha where she has served as Sisterhood Chair and will be the Philanthropy Chair for the upcoming year. Stephanie has held many internships including ones at Raker Goldstein & Co., ODA Public Relationship and, most recently, in the fashion department of Krupp Group Communications. Looking to the future, Stephanie hopes to pursue a career in public relations, hoping to one day own a firm of her own that specializes in beauty, fashion, and lifestyle brands.

  • Sydney Webber

    University of Pennsylvania, Political Science

    Sydney Webber

    University of Pennsylvania, Political Science

    Sydney Webber is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and a minor Urban Real Estate and Development.   Sydney has always had an interest foreign policy and international affairs which inspired her to become an Assistant Chair for the International Affairs Association.  She has demonstrated her leadership abilities by co-founding two organizations at her school, the OAX Society and Women in Sports.  These two all female organizations focus on women empowerment and create a space for female networking on campus. Outside of her academic endeavors, Sydney has always had a passion for bringing people together.  She is a member of the Special Planning and Events Committee at Penn, which brings in minority artists and speakers to campus for the Penn Community.  Finally, in her free time Sydney enjoys volunteering in the local West Philadelphia community through the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.

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