Carol Barash, PhD *89 P11 P12 is the founder and CEO of Story2, a community of more than a quarter-million storytellers across four continents. Carol is a serial entrepreneur backed by Goldman Sachs 10KSB, Techstars, and Kaplan Ventures and named a Top 20 Women in NYC Tech. Carol developed the patented Moments Method® curriculum and EssayBuilder® software, which measurably improves users' speaking and writing fluency. In addition to supporting students' college and career access, Carol coaches CEOs -- including those listed in Time's 100 Most Influential People -- to complete their books. A graduate of Yale (BA summa cum laude) and Princeton, Carol is the author of Write Out Loud (McGraw-Hill) and English Women's Poetry (Oxford University Press), named a top 100 Book in the Humanities. Prior to Story2, Carol worked in leadership roles at Princeton, Rutgers, CUNY, and CommonHealth-WPP, where she developed the first online discussion groups for people with HIV. She has served Princeton in many roles, including Vice President of the APGA and Chair of Graduate Alumni Annual giving, where she led graduate alumni to raise $1M per year for the first time. She has also served on Princeton's Women in Leadership Initiative and is a recipient of the Alumni Council Award for Service to Princeton, and the GradFUTURES Clio Award.
"When I was figuring out what to do next after academia, Princeton faculty and graduate alumni played a key role in helping me to see the wide range of careers I could pursue, leveraging the skills I learned as a teacher, researcher, and project leader at Princeton. My first step outside academia was a Princeton-Rutgers EdTech think tank, then online education for Pharma, and then back to EdTech, after a brief stint in Higher Ed administration! As the CEO of Story2, I learn from and lean on my Princeton network nearly every day. I'm so proud and happy to serve fellow alumni and fellow PhDs through GradFUTURES."
Yes, I am open to being contacted by Graduate Students for an Informational Interview!