• Meet the BT Executive Team

    Business Today is lead and operated solely by undergraduates at Princeton University. Our leaders are students with backgrounds in a variety of academic disciplines, pursuing careers in a number of different industries. Members of Business Today have the chance to work on any or all of Business Today’s programs, and gain valuable experience in business and leadership, while furthering BT’s goals.

Colleen Kang – President

Colleen Kang is President of Business Today, where she spearheads strategic planning and oversees daily operations. Previously, she directed the 2016 Women in Business Conference and the 41st Annual International Conference, and also served as a New York City Corporate Contacts Manager in 2015. Outside of Business Today, Colleen is a fellow for the Carl A. Fields Center and serves on the Ivy Leadership Committee. Originally from Los Angeles, Colleen is a History Major pursuing a certificate in French Language and Culture. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and running.

Jamie Downey – Director of Strategy

Jamie is the Director of Strategy for Business Today. Since joining the Business Today team in 2013, Jamie has written and edited content for the Online Journal and the Print Magazine. Previously, Jamie served as the Editor in Chief of the Business Today Online Journal. A junior from New Jersey, Jamie majors in Economics with a focus in Statistics and Data Science. Outside of Business Today, Jamie enjoys movies, reading, and eating good food.

Victoire Hayek – Editor-in-Chief of the Magazine

Victoire is the Editor-In-Chief of the Business Today Magazine. She joined BT as a writer on the Content Team during the spring of her freshman year. Victoire is of Franco-Lebanese descent, and grew up in New York and Geneva. Her major is Operations Research and Financial Engineering, and she plans to pursue a certificate in Finance. In her free time, she is an avid documentary-watcher and cook.

Sophie Helmers – Editor-in-Chief of the Online Journal

Sophie is the editor-in-chief of the Business Today’s Online Platform. Sophie joined BT during her freshman fall. She started on the Content Team, but over the past year she also served as AD of Content for all three conferences. Although she grew up in South Carolina, Sophie finished high school in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sophie is majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School and is interested in potentially pursuing certificates in American Studies and Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies. In her free time, Sophie enjoys cooking and scuba diving.

Nicole Zivkovic – International Conference Director

Nicole Zivkovic currently serves as Director of the 43rd International Conference for Business Today. Nicole started on the Executive Relations team, and is now Corporate Contacts Manager for New York. At Princeton, she is planning to major in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, with a certificate in entrepreneurship. A freshman from New York City, Nicole is a member of the Model United Nations team and a member of the Board for Princeton Disability Awareness. Outside of school, she runs a photojournalism social media campaign focused on gender issues. In her free time, she loves traveling and photography.

Caroline Marshall – Women in Business Conference Director

Caroline Marshall is the Director of the Women in Business Conference. She joined Business Today her freshman year on the Conferences Team, serving first as a staffer and then as the Chief of Staff for the International Conference. Caroline is originally from Toronto, Canada and attended high school in Switzerland. She is pursuing a degree in Economics and loves to bake, run, and practice yoga.

Theodor Marcu – Director of Web, Technology, and Analytics

Theodor Marcu serves as the Director for Web, Tech, and Analytics. Theodor is a sophomore studying Computer Science. He joined Business Today for the first time as the Assistant Director for Technology for the 2107 Designation Conference. He is also serving in the same position for the International Conference and the Aspire Conference. On campus, Theodor is also directing New York TigerTrek 2018 and is working on making pulse-oximeters better for infants through Tiger Challenge.

Swanee Golden – Seminar Series Director

Swanee serves as the Director of Business Today’s Seminar Series. She previously worked as West Coast Corporate Contacts Manager, Assistant Director of Student Relations for the Startup Conference, and a member of the International Conference Executive Relations team. A sophomore from Princeton, she is studying Psychology and pursuing a certificate from the Spanish department. Outside of Business Today, Swanee is a dancer and officer of Princeton University Ballet.

Yijia Liang – Director of Executive Relations

Yijia is the Director of Executive Relations for Business Today. He has previously served as a Midwest Corporate Contacts Manager, as well as a staffer for the International Conference. A sophomore from Florida, he is majoring in Computer Science with certificates in Engineering and Management Systems and Finance. Outside of Business Today, he is involved with the Princeton Debate Panel and is an Outdoor Action Leader. In his free time, Yijia enjoys reading, watching movies, and hiking.

Paul Kigawa – Director of Finance/Corporate Contacts

Paul serves as the Director of Corporate Contacts and Finance. In 2016, he was the Director of the 42nd International Conference and worked as the Corporate Contacts Manager in New York. At Princeton, Paul is concentrating in the Classics, with certificates in Entrepreneurship and Finance. A sophomore from New York City, he also writes opinion for The Daily Princetonian and competes with the Princeton Sailing Team and Team U, a fundraising endurance team. For fun, Paul spends time with family and friends, practices Shavasana, and is an avid photographer of street art.

Jarred Felix – Director of Membership and Outreach

Jarred serves as the Director of Membership & Outreach for Business Today. Previously, he has written for both the Online Journal and the print Magazine. A sophomore at Princeton, Jarred plans on majoring in Economics with a certificate in Political Economy. In his free time, Jarred enjoys watching Boston sports teams, reading, and spending time with his friends.

Waqarul Islam – Director of Investments

Waqa is the Director of Investments for Business Today. Previously, in addition to having been the former Director of Web, Tech, & Analytics, he served as the Assistant Director of Student Experience on the Start @ a Startup Conference and was a member of the Investment Team. He is a sophomore from New York City studying Computer Science. In his free time, Waqa enjoys reading and spending time with his friends.

Aria Wong – Director of Design

Aria Wong serves as Director of Design for Business Today, overseeing the organization’s branding, design and layout. A freshman from Boston, Aria plans to study Economics and is pursuing a certificates in Mathematics and Political Economics. In addition to Business Today, she is a freelance graphic designer and research assistant in the Psychology department. In her spare time, Aria enjoys running, yoga and baking.

Peter Holt – Director of Operations

Peter entered Business Today as a freshman, joining both the Conferences and Investments Teams. Having previously worked as the Director of the Start @ a Startup Conference and as Director of Investments, he is now serving as Director of Operations. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he is studying in the Economics Department at Princeton. In his free time, he enjoys games of pick-up sports and beating his friends in FIFA.

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