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Alumnus of the Week

Every Baruch alumnus has a story to tell.

Read about a number of our successful alumni through our 'Alumnus of the Week' feature. Whether it's professional accomplishments, serving the community, or realizing other personal goals, these alumni have all found success through their unique endeavors.

In addition, check out more alumni profiles from the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and Weissman Graduate Career Services

alumna keona campbell

In her role at Sidewalk Labs—a tech-focused urban planning company—Keona Campbell (MPA '18) manages equity, inclusion, and diversity in the workplace. She first developed a passion for breaking down systemic barriers in tech while she was working as an admissions counselor at CUNY. Read more >

Anisha Rathod (MPA '16)

When Anisha Rathod chose to specialize in respiratory care, she knew there would be some difficult and hectic days. She had no idea, though, that she would one day be working on the front lines of a global pandemic—one that brought New York City, and much of the world, to a standstill. Read more > 

Alumnus Owen Martinetti

Owen Martinetti (’17), cofounder of HempChain Farms and Naturae Oils, secured millions of medical masks and donated thousands throughout New York when COVID-19 struck. Read more >

Philip Adikimenakis ('14, MS '15)

CPA Philip Adikimenakis ('14, MS '15) has interests that reach well beyond taxation. He is a "Chair Yoga" instructor and, as the founder of Relaxation Zensation, is an inspirational voice and advocate for the power of ancient self-preserving practices. Read more >

Alumnus Tom Lapinski

For decades, Tom Lapinski ('72) has worked to inject humanity into America's prison system. And his latest project, Through the Bars, is his most ambitious venture yet. Read more >

Kenneth Archibold

In his role as department coordinator for natural resources and climate change at the Ford Foundation, Kenneth Archibold (MPA '19) describes himself as the "glue" for his team, facilitating meetings across eight global locations. Read more >

Jeanette Duffy Headshot

Meet Jeanette Duffy (MPA '12), chief program officer at Dress for Success Worldwide, and learn how she brings a startup mentality and innovation to the nonprofit sector. Read more >

Nick Jiwa

What started as a summer job to make ends meet turned into a surprising career for Nick Jiwa (’91). The alumnus worked at a call center in 1986 and couldn’t wrap his head around the concept. He chatted with us recently about his career, his upbringing, and his time at Baruch. Read more >

Alumna Jillian Flexner

It was a homecoming, of sorts, for Jillian Flexner (MBA ’16), when she returned to campus in April for the New York City premiere of Bound, a one-act chamber opera, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. The opera was presented by Fresh Squeezed Opera, an organization founded by Flexner in 2013. Read more >