Career Services Staff
Julie Hartenstein, Associate Dean, Career Services
Room 2M07A, 212-854-9198
Julie Hartenstein has served as associate director since September 2005, specializing in broadcasting issues. She spent her career in television news at ABC Network News. She was hired as a researcher on the original staff of ABC News Nightline when it emerged as a nightly program from the American Held Hostage updates in 1980.
For most of her 10 years on the broadcast, she worked as an editorial producer and field producer, covering a wide range of national and international stories.
Her next assignment was as a producer of American Agenda segments on ABC News World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. She also worked as an assignment editor, produced for Good Morning America, 20/20, helped develop correspondent talent for ABC News and has served as a freelance program consultant on various projects.
For five years prior to joining Career Services, Julie was a member of the broadcast faculty at the Journalism School, where she taught RW1, TV News Magazine and Columbia News Tonight workshops.
In 1985 she was awarded the Benton Fellow in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Chicago, and spent 7 months studying clinical medical ethics.
Gina Boubion, Associate Director, Career Services
Room 2M07B, 212-854-2980
Gina Boubion advises students on magazine careers. Her first journalism job was a college internship at The Claremont Courier, a biweekly newspaper in Claremont, Calif. From 1987 to 1997, she was a reporter and editor specializing in poverty, juvenile justice and crime for the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, the Philadelphia Daily News, and the San Jose Mercury News. Her time in San Jose included a stint at the paper's Mexico City bureau. From 1998-2006 she taught journalism courses at NYU.
She joined Columbia in Sept. 2006. Her freelance journalism has appeared in Latina, Brides, and others. She holds a B.A. from Pomona College, an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and in 2011 earned an M.F.A. from Bennington College. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The Antioch Review, Reed magazine (2012 Steinbeck Short Story Award finalist), The Common Online, and 580 Split.
Anusha Shrivastava, Assistant Director, Career Services
Room 207C, 212-854-1708
Anusha Shrivastava, who graduated from the Journalism School in 2002, is the most recent addition to the Career Services team, joining in January 2013. Shrivastava has been a business reporter for over 20 years, working for newswires, print and television in the United States, Canada and India. Most recently, she was a foreign exchange reporter with Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in New York. She also blogs at The Juggle for wsj.com. Previously, Shrivastava worked for the Associated Press in New York, The Globe and Mail in Toronto, The Hartford Business Journal in Hartford, The Republican American in Waterbury, Conn. and TV18 in New Delhi. In addition to her M.S. in journalism, she has a Ph.D. in international relations from the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and is the co-author of "Comparative Government and Politics: Concepts and Emerging Trends."
An active member of the South Asian Journalists Association, Shrivastava served as president of the organization in 2012. Anusha works with and advises students across all platforms: print, broadcast and digital. With her experience as a reporter in a variety of newsrooms and as a former international student, she brings a unique skillset to advising and a new portfolio to the department.
Elena Cabral, Director, Part-time Program/Career Services
Room 207B, 212-854-1124
Elena Cabral is a graduate of the Journalism School and a former reporter at the Miami Herald. She has worked as an associate editor for Scholastic News and a staff writer at the Ford Foundation. In addition, Elena adivises the student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and edits the ColumbiaJournalist.org, a showcase of student work aggregated from throughout the Journalism School. She advises students primarily in print and digital journalism.
Jacqueline DeLaFuente, Program Administrator, Career Services
Room 2M07D, 212-854-4422
Jacqueline DeLaFuente joined the Career Services staff in June 2011 and focuses on updating the career services website, managing JobNews, the internship and job database, and creating numerous other skills-building features and guides. She provides outreach to employers, as well as administrative support to the Assistant Dean, Associate Director and Assistant Director in all functions of the Office of Career Services, including conferences, seminars and the annual career expo.
Jacqueline holds a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Amherst College. She also has an M.S. in Ed. from the University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education, and she was a 2009 Philadelphia Teach for America corps member. Before joining Career Services, she taught kindergarten and fifth grade in the School District of Philadelphia.