Alumnae Affairs Staff

Jamie Coffey
Interim Director of Alumnae Affairs

Jamie Coffey joins the Alumnae Affairs staff as Interim Director, after serving as President Spar’s Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant since 2009. Prior to her tenure at Barnard, Jamie worked in the non-profit sector as a Development Associate at Alivin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ice Theatre of New York, and the New York Botanical Garden. She is also a dance and skating choreographer, as well as a certified yoga instructor. Jamie received her M.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Performance Studies, and her B.A. from Rollins College in English & Humanities.


Carly Sorscher
Associate Director, Alumnae Affairs

Carly is responsible for Reunion, Leadership Assembly and Alma Maters. She also serves as the primary staff liaison to the classes of the 1960s and 1980s. Prior to joining Alumnae Affairs in January 2011, Carly worked in non-profit public programming and community outreach. Carly holds a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan.


Susan A. Seigle ’67Susan A. Seigle ’67
Manager, Alumnae Affairs

Susan joined Alumnae Affairs in September 2010 and is staff liaison for Project Continuum and classes 1960 and earlier, and editor of the online Alumnae Volunteer Leader Newsletter. After graduating from Barnard with a major in Art History, Susan pursued a corporate career in marketing and merchandising with the JCPenney Company. The second half of her career was in the nonprofit sector as a development officer, and prior to returning to Barnard Susan completed a year of service in VISTA and the NYC Civic Corps promoting civic engagement. She is a former trustee of the New York Choral Society with whom she maintains an active performing schedule at Carnegie Hall and other major concert venues, president of the New York Festival Singers, on the board of the Washington Heights Choir School, and also served on the board of the College of Health Professions at Pace University.

Shelli Luchs
Manager, Alumnae Affairs

Shelli is responsible for the development and planning of alumnae programs in the following areas: Young Alumnae, Student-Alumnae, Professional and Leadership Development and Diversity Initiatives. She is the primary staff liaison to the classes of the 2000s. Prior to her five years in higher education, she worked in entertainment, in film publicity and radio promotion. Shelli received an Associates from Penn State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Marymount Manhattan College.

Celeste Rivera ’04

Manager, Alumnae Affairs

Celeste is responsible for Regional Programming, the Alumnae Association Fellowship for Graduate Study, and managing student employees. She also serves as the primary staff liaison to the classes of 1956-1959, 1970-1979, and 1990-1992, and 1994-1997. Celeste graduated from Barnard with a B.A. in Political Science and a double minor in Latin American Studies and Dance. She holds a JD from Hofstra University School of Law. Celeste runs a weekly girls discussion and mentoring group for youth in foster care at the August Aichhorn Center for Adolescent Residential Care and is also a professional dancer and choreographer.

Lauren Glover
Program Associate, Alumnae Affairs

Kathleen Christatos ’07
Assistant to the Director, Alumnae Affairs

Kathleen provides support for the Alumnae Association of Barnard College and its committees. She helps alumnae make use of the office’s resources via email, on the phone, and in person at the front desk and she is happy to answer questions about auditing and other alumnae benefits. While a student at Barnard, Kathleen was involved in the McIntosh Activities Council (McAC), serving as its president her senior year. Kathleen was also a member of the Columbia University Dance Team and majored in political science and psychology. She has served on Barnard’s Young Alumnae Committee and holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Alexandra Cale
Manager, Electronic Communications

Alex provides technological support for the Alumnae Network as well as the main Barnard College website.

Alumnae Affairs
Vagelos Alumnae Center
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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