Young Women Leadership Council
2015 Young Women Leadership Council
Meet the leadership of The New Agenda on Campus, our college women.
- Kristen Barnett
- Olivia Bee
- Alessandra Biaggi
- Molly Carroll
- Jordana Gilman
- Sarah Gruen
- Zoe Heyman
- Shaireen Karim
- Sarah Kingsley
- Ariel Koren
- Kathryn Moos
- Nikole Threats
- Stephanie Tweel
- Danielle Valle-Fitzgerald
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.
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.
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.
University of Delaware, B.S. Political Science and Journalism Major, ‘16
Molly is a junior at the University of Delaware studying Political Science and Journalism while preparing to take her Law School entrance exams this this February. Molly is also a skimm-bassador for the newsletter theSkimm and has studied abroad in Rio De Janeiro researching the effects on tourism regarding the 2016 Summer Olympics. She is also a contributor for her school newspaper the UD Review and, has previously interned for HGTV magazine.
SUNY Upstate Medical University, MD Candidate, ’18
Jordana is a first year medical student at SUNY Upstate Medical University where she will receive her MD. She hopes to specialize in women’s health. She is balancing her medical education with continued advocacy and activism for gender equality. Jordana graduated from Cornell University in 2014 with a BS in Human Biology, Health, and Society. At Cornell, she founded “Women in the Big Picture,” an art exhibit and political movement to promote the accomplishments of Cornell women and encourage female students to pursue the highest levels of leadership and expertise in their careers.
Tufts University, ’17
Sarah Gruen is a sophomore at Tufts University double majoring in Political Science and English. Outside of class, she is the chairwoman of Jewish Women at Tufts, a group that brings interfaith religious, cultural, and social justice programming to women in the Tufts community, a singer and publicity manager for Shir Appeal, an a cappella group on campus, and a writer, actor, and publicity manager for The Institute Sketch Comedy group. A writer, feminist, and a political science enthusiast, Sarah is passionate about women in politics, and she has used her position as a female comedian to shed light on the media scrutiny of women running for office. Last summer, Sarah interned at The Jerusalem Post in Israel. In her spare time, Sarah can be found attempting to complete a NYTimes crossword puzzle, baking, or researching far off places to which she dreams of traveling.
Emory University, ’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.
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.
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.
University of Pennsylvania, BA in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, ’15
Ariel Koren is a Truman Scholar and the senior class president at the University of Pennsylvania. A speaker of 7 languages, she is the founder of ACTION (Active Cross-cultural Training In Our Neighborhoods), a nonprofit organization that brings foreign language education to hundreds of students who otherwise wouldn’t have access. Ariel is a product marketer for Google. Previously, she has worked for the US Department of State and the Department of Education as an ambassador in China and Taiwan. In her free time, she enjoys Zumba dance, translating pop-culture songs, and rapping in foreign languages.
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.
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.
East Stroudsburg University, B.A. Communication Studies, ’14
Nikole or her preferred nickname Nik is currently a senior at East Stroudsburg University majoring in Communication Studies on the Public Relations track, and minoring in Women’s Studies. She is currently the Public Relations Coordinator for the ESU Feminist Alliance, and the communication intern at Monroe County Women’s Resource Center. She aspires to work as an advocate for Domestic Violence and Rape victims after the completion of her degree in May of 2014.
Georgetown University: B.A., Political Economy, ‘10
Danielle Valle Fitzgerald is the editor of She-Ro of the Week, a women’s empowerment blog that profiles inspirational women. She has profiled over 60 women, including Jill Abramson, Barbara Lee, and Congresswoman Katherine Clark. Danielle is a graduate of the Emerge Massachusetts program, a graduate of Georgetown University with a B.A in Political Economy, and a graduate of Boston Latin School. She was raised in Charlestown, where she still resides.