Past Event

Beijing Barnard Alumnae Gathering Event

July 7, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing
Event Brief

On July 7, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites you to an alumnae gathering event for Barnard College, Columbia University. Four invited alumnae speakers will be sharing their days at Barnard and their experiences in various industries after graduation. We cordially invite all Barnard alumnae and current students to come join us.

Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive and exuberance set them apart. On its leafy four acre campus on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, its world class faculty of teacher-scholars educates more than 2,500 inspired and intrepid undergraduate women—women who, as a matter of course, have gone on to achieve great things. Throughout history, Barnard graduates have made their mark as leaders in the arts, business, politics, and science, and as activists for causes too numerous to name.



Amanda Ju '15

Amanda Ju was an art history major and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society. Her senior thesis was rewarded for the Art History Departmental Award. During her time at Barnard, she was constantly participating in Hoot Magazine, a school wide fashion magazine. Amanda formerly worked for the Metropolitan Museum and Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation. She is currently doing her PhD on Visual and Cultural Studies at University of Rochester. 

Julia Qian '15

Julia Qian is a senior consultant at Tencent in Beijing, and previously worked for McKinsey & Company in Chicago. She is also the founder and president of Redefine International Inc, a NYC-based nonprofit organization that aims to empower Chinese women. Back at Barnard, Julia was a history major concentrating in war and revolution, an Athena Scholar, a student interviewer and the President of Student Government Association (SGA). She remained connected to her alma mater by serving as co-lead for the alumnae club of Chicago and as an Athena Leadership Council member.

Davya Zeng '19

Davya Zeng is a current Economics and Mathematics and Film Studies double major at Barnard College. She is the president of Columbia University Badminton Club and led the club to win the gold and silver medals at Northeastern Collegiate Championship. Davya also serves as the president of Redefine Annual Women Leadership Conference and a co-lead of Redefine Academy. She has also hosted two summer camps, and last summer, she was the casting director of a popular Chinese entertainment show Qi Pa Shuo.

Jessica Zhang '18

Jessica Zhang majored in Statistics and minored in Economics and Psychology. She is currently an investment analyst at Cowell Health. Jessica transferred from Mount Holyoke College to Barnard College at the beginning of her junior year. As one of the presidents of Redefine Annual Women Leadership Conference, she successfully hosted the Conferences for three years. During her tenure, the Redefine Conference was registered as an official student group at Barnard. Jessica said, “I love Barnard and NYC. Although I was only at Barnard for two years, it was the most fruitful period of time in my life. I can’t wait to meet you all and share my experience.”



09:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Alumnae Sharing

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Informal Discussion

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch


Special Notice
  • The event is open only to Barnard alumnae and current students.

  • Please enter your UNI, year of graduation, major for registration.

  • If you have any questions, please leave us a message below or email to [email protected]