Peer Staff
Peers serve as paraprofessional career coaches to students via walk-in and scheduled appointments

Aliou Badara Sidibe


Aliou is a senior majoring in Accounting and minoring in Economics. He has been working at the Baruch College International Admissions Office where he provides help and guidance to international students in order to facilitate their transition to life in the U.S. This past summer he interned at EY as a FSO Launch Intern. As a Peer for Career, he looks forward to helping students define their career path as well as assisting them with resumes, cover letters reviews, and mock interviews.

Ayesha Patel



Ayesha is a sophomore majoring in Finance and minoring in Mathematics. Fall 2019 is her first semester working as a Peer, and she is incredibly excited! This past summer she worked as an intern for a start-up tech company, and next summer she will be interning at J.P. Morgan in Global Treasury Management. She is thrilled to have the chance to meet fellow peers and hopefully guide them through the complicated career development process.

Brian Chew



Brian is a junior pursuing a major in Computer Information Systems in Data Analytics with minors in Quantitative Methods and Modeling and Graphic Design. Over the past summer, Brian interned as an IT Business Analyst at NYCSCA where he was involved with the development of a mobile application. For summer of 2019, Brian will be interning with the Risk Technology and Analytics group at Crowe LLP. As a Peer, Brian looks forward to continuing to help students reach their academic and career goals.

Heather Shah



Heather, a sophomore in the CUNY BA program, has created her own major: Cinematic Production and Investment. She has served as the Medium Director of Film and Photography as part of the USG Arts Committee, as well as the Opinions Editor for The Ticker. Heather’s passion lies with art and she hopes to assist her peers in career development utilizing the resources at Starr.

Lea Jang

Lea is a junior pursuing a BBA in International Business with double minors in Finance and Spanish. As a Tier 2 Peer, Lea has helped to raise over $1,000 for Relay for Life through Suit Up For Success, hosted multiple professional events throughout the year for students to further develop their skills, and was the recipient of the Kong & Mui Peers for Careers Award. Aside from serving her fellow Bearcats as a Peer, she is also the Executive Vice President for the Collegiate Association of Women in Business and a Business Development Intern at Performance Hospitality. Lea hopes to give back to the Baruch community as a Peer as many have done for her before.

Martyna Kulikowski


Martyna is a rising junior majoring in Accounting. As a member of T.E.A.M. Baruch, she will be working as an Orientation Leader and now a Peer. Martyna wanted to become a Peer to help other students navigate their way through college and help them develop professionally. She knows that it is not always easy to go develop your professional goals; therefore, she wants to encourage other students to utilize the various resources Baruch has to offer and the resources in the SCDC.

Nyuma Gumaneh


Nyuma is a senior majoring in Operations Management with a dual minor in Sociology and Communication Studies. This past summer, she completed her internship with JPMorgan Chase & Co. as a CADP Intern. She has served as Co-Chair of the Philanthropy Committee and was the recipient of the Kong and Mui Peers for Careers Award. She seeks to empower students through leadership and professional development by helping them utilize career resources available to them and encouraging them to pursue their passions.

Saddiya Mohamed



Saddiya is a junior majoring in Accounting and minoring in Philosophy. She served as a Baruch Orientation Leader last summer, as well as a part-time tutor. In addition, she is a member of Baruch’s Provost Honors Scholars program. As a Peer, she hopes to aid students in achieving their professional goals through the services offered by the Starr Career Development center. Her interests include poetry and trying new things.

Sally Xie


Sally is a sophomore pursuing a major in Accounting and an intended minor in Photography. Over the past summer, she worked at a non-profit, the Flushing BID, as an assistant to the Executive Director and interned at Avex International, Inc. As a Peer for Career, Sally hopes to help students develop professionally in order to achieve their career goals and encourage them to utilize all available resources on campus to their benefit.

Sara Fox

Sara is a junior completing a BBA in Finance and a minor in Business Writing. This past summer, she interned at Oppenheimer Co. & Inc. as a Summer Analyst in the Compliance Division. In addition to her role as a Tier 1 Peer, Sara is also the Executive Vice President of Baruch’s chapter for Golden Key International Honour Society and a Peer Mentor for Freshman Year Seminar. As a Peer, she aims not only to provide excellent service, but to also encourage students to work hard and to get involved on campus, so that they can reach their academic and professional goals.

Sibgha Khan


Sibgha is a sophomore majoring in Accounting with an intended minor in Communications. She plans on pursuing the CPA path through the five year program. She currently holds the position as Executive Treasurer of the Zicklin Undergraduate Tax Society. In addition, she is also a Freshman Seminar Peer Mentor. Sibgha is very thrilled to assist other students in achieving their full potential and help them utilize the resources at SCDC. Outside of school and work, she enjoys exploring nature.

Shaimaa Abdelrahman

As a senior in the Zicklin School of Business earning her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accountancy, Shaimaa hopes to extend her abilities by challenging herself to find more opportunities in her last few semesters at Baruch College. Currently, she is involved with many activities inside outside of Baruch. She works as a Tax Intern at Michael Levin CPA, a Tier 1 Peer for over two years at the Starr Career Development Center and has done many spoken words in order to practice her passion for poetry and writing. Shaimaa hopes to continue working as a Peer to help others in their professional journey as undergraduates.

Stacy Oppenheimer

Stacy is an incoming senior majoring in Corporate Communications, with a double minor in I/O Psychology and Marketing. Throughout her undergraduate career, she has been involved with many activities on and off of Baruch’s campus. This past summer, she interned on the Marketing Analytics team for Open Road Integrated Media, an eBook publishing company. As a Peer trained in Tier 1 and most recently Tier 2 disciplines, she looks forward to assisting people with learning how to become better storytellers and develop their personal brand through all aspects of the job search. Outside of Starr, she’s passionate about volunteering and theater.

Tasnia Tabassum

Tasnia is a sophomore pursuing a Biology major with an intended Physics minor. Over the past winter, she completed an internship at a fintech company, Two Sigma Ventures, and during the following spring semester, she worked as a research assistant in a microbiology lab. On campus, she is also involved with FemCode, where she serves as the Vice President of Social Media, the Archery Club, where she serves as the Secretary, and the Undergraduate Student Government, where she works on the Marketing Committee. Along with her role as a Tier 1 Peer at the SCDC, she also works as a Freshman Seminar Peer Mentor and she hopes to assist students to successfully market themselves and eventually land their dream jobs.

Zoe Sailer



Zoe is a junior in the Macaulay Honors Program here at Baruch College. She is an Ad-Hoc major, having created her area of study titled “Health Science and Managerial Strategies,” which is a hybrid between the Natural Sciences and the Management departments. In addition to serving as a Peer, Zoe is an Orientation Leader and participates in Golden Key as well as various Macaulay clubs.
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