Columbia University’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed two new members.
Kikka Hanazawa ’00GS is a nonprofit leader whose organizations promote social justice, women’s entrepreneurship, and sustainability in the fashion world. She is the cofounder and CEO of Yabbey, a digital fashion library and marketplace, and a cofounder of Fashion Girls for Humanity, which mobilizes designers and other industry leaders to raise money for disaster-relief efforts. Hanazawa studied art history at Columbia’s School of General Studies and has served on the school’s Board of Visitors.
Shoshana Shendelman ’05GSAS is the founder, CEO, and chair of Applied Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in New York City. She previously founded Clearpoint Strategy Group, a boutique life-sciences consulting firm. Shendelman, who received her PhD in cellular, molecular, and biophysical studies from Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, is vice chair of the clinical advisory board of Columbia University Irving Medical Center and VP&S.