Women Improving Next Generation Society


WINGS is Hillel at Baruch's women-only Jewish interest group

*To get involved: contact Jessica Kardon, WINGS President, at


President: Jessica Kardon

Jessica is currently a sophomore at Baruch College, where she is pursuing a B.B.A. in Statistics and Quantitative Modeling, in hopes to have a career in the financial services industry. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, but now lives in Staten Island. As a natural leader, she is very proactive in taking advantage of the opportunities set in front of her and through tremendous participation and dedication, she is able to assume the roles she goes after. Other than being the President of WINGS at Hillel, Jessica is also a Technology, Media, and Telecomm analyst and Treasurer at Baruch’s Investment Management Group. Jessica is really excited to get WINGS off the ground and create events to bring Jewish women together to do fun, philanthropic activities. She looks forward to becoming a bigger part of the culture at Hillel and is happy that she finally found a community of like-minded people. In her free time, Jessica likes to work out, try new things, and explore the city with her friends.

Vice President: Michaela Kalendarev


Michaela Kalendarev is a junior at Baruch College majoring in Finance and minoring in Journalism. Michaela is passionate about empowering young women by equipping them with the necessary tools to succeed in their futures. She believes that a strong sense of sisterhood within WINGS at Baruch will give Jewish women the opportunity to make friends, do charity, and work on building their careers. Michaela is committed to making a significant difference for our female students and looks forward to developing new relationships.



Treasurer: Iris Zelenko



Iris is a senior at Baruch, majoring in Accounting and minoring in Psychology. She was born in Israel to Russian parents, but moved with them to New York at a young age. She’s excited to be continuing her second year as an administrative assistant for the Hillel, as well as taking on the role of treasurer for WINGS.



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