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

Alex Ryshina

Alex is a senior pursuing a Political Science major with English and Business Law minors. She has served as both Co-Chair and Chair of the Philanthropy Committee, organizing “Suit Up for Success” which raised over $1,000 for Relay for Life. Alex spent the past summer as a Colin Powell Fellow at the State Department where she worked for the International Security and Non-Proliferation Bureau.

Aliou Badara Sidibe

Aliou is a rising junior majoring in Accounting. He has been working at the Baruch College International Admission 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.

Brian Chew

Brian is a sophomore pursuing a major in Computer Information Systems with an intended minor in Graphic Design. Over the past summer, he served as an Orientation Leader and as a Web Design Intern at BC Technologies. In addition, he is a member of the Rising Starr Sophomore Program. After attending several professional development sessions both in and out of school, Brian is excited to give back to his community. As a Peer, Brian seeks to bring out other students’ potential by aiding them in their career goals.

Erika Apupalo

Erika is a senior majoring in Spanish and History. This past summer she completed the Katzen fellowship with the non-profit Global Potential. She learned about international work, non-profit management and professional development. She looks forward to helping students utilize the resources available at the Starr Career Development Center to achieve their professional development goals. Outside of Peers, she enjoys volunteering, writing, and looks forward to meeting her favorite authors.

Katherine Dorovitsine

Katherine is a sophomore in the Macaulay Honors Program, pursuing a major in International Business with minors in Finance and Business Law. She is also studying German and Russian in hopes of becoming proficient in both languages. In addition to Katherine's role in Peers for Careers, she is a Resident Assistant in the Baruch Residence Hall. Katherine looks forward to helping students work towards professional development while utilizing the resources in the SCDC.

Meng Shi

Meng is a junior completing a BBA in Accounting and a minor in Graphic Design. This past summer, she interned at KKR’s NY Capital Markets finance team. As a Peer, she aims not only to provide excellent service but also to encourage students to get involved on campus and to reach their academic and career-related goals. In addition to serving as a Tier 2 Peer, Meng was a member of Baruch’s Model UN Team, was the VP of Marketing of Ascend and is now a mentor of Ascend’s Legacy Leadership Program.

Nyuma Gumaneh

Nyuma is a junior majoring in Operations Management with double minors in Sociology and Communication Studies. As a Peer, she has served as Co-Chair of the Philanthropy Committee and was the recipient of the Kong and Mui Peers for Careers Award. Nyuma believes it is vital for students to establish their own identity. 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.

Parmeet Manchandani

Parmeet is a rising junior pursuing a major in Finance with a minor in Economics. This past summer, he completed his first internship where he developed his analytical and communication skills along with taking an online class during the first summer session. On campus, he is also involved in the Baruch Wall Street Club. Parmeet hopes to help students with their career development as a Peer for Career by reviewing their resumes and cover letters in the upcoming academic year.

Rebecca Vicente

Rebecca is a junior in the CUNY BA program, pursing a self-designed major titled the Ethonomics of Art. This past semester she held an extended internship with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as the Artist Residencies, Public Programs, and Festival Administration Intern. She also volunteered with Revolutionary Fitness as a graphic designer and hopes to continue more volunteer work in the future. Her passion lies with the arts and community engagement, and she hopes to work in museums and other non-profit sectors.

Shaimaa Abdelrahman

Shaimaa is a junior majoring in Accounting and minoring in Communications. Throughout her undergraduate career, she has been involved with many activities on and off of Baruch’s campus. While she’s a full-time student and a member of Women In Business and T.E.A.M. Baruch, she is also a part-time Sales Associate in a small retail store, Six. She hopes to further reach out to various opportunities within the semester in both her academic and personal life while allowing other colleagues to prosper from her efforts.

Stacy Oppenheimer

Stacy is a rising junior majoring in Corporate Communications and minoring in Psychology. This past summer, Stacy worked as an Orientation Leader and interned for Empire Startups. She believes that one should challenge oneself outside of their comfort zone. Stacy also works as an Internship Assistant for the Weissman Center for International Business, helping to develop internship leads for students in the program. As a Peer for Career, she looks forward to assisting people with their job search and helping to build "their brand" professionally. Her interests include technology and learning new things.

Victoria Merlino

Victoria is junior pursuing a double major in Journalism and English and a minor in Political Science. She is thrilled to work for her second year as a Peer and hopes she may help other students build the professional skills needed to thrive in the current job market. Outside of SCDC, Victoria is the News Editor for Baruch’s independent student newspaper The Ticker, and she interned this past summer at literary agency Pippin Properties.

Vitoria Waterkemper

Vitoria is a rising junior pursuing a major in International Business and a minor in Finance. Aside from working as a Peer at SCDC, she is also a part of Baruch’s Office of Student Life. She believes students should take the time they have in college to get involved and take advantage of the many resources available to them. Vitoria is extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to be a part of SCDC and looks forward to assisting students in their professional development.

Yeju (Lea) Jang

Lea is a junior majoring in International Business and minoring in Finance and Spanish. Along with working as a Tier 1 Peer at the Starr Career Development Center, Lea is also a Freshman Seminar Peer Mentor and a member of Women in Business. She is currently interning at B Hotels and Resorts as a Business Development Intern. Through her work as a Peer, Lea hopes to assist other students to achieve their goals as many have helped her before.

Zoe Sailer

Zoe is a sophomore in the Macaulay Honors Program here at Baruch College. As a freshman, she wanted to be a Marketing major, but is now using her first semester of sophomore year to take liberal arts and science courses. Zoe is very excited to be working at the SCDC, as well as doing a fall internship. Zoe loves to keep busy, as she is the E.C.O. Club secretary, is on the planning committee for a few of the Macaulay Honors sponsored clubs, and also privately tutors a few days a week after class.
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