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Swarthmore Welcomes Five New Members to Board of Managers

The Swarthmore College Board of Managers will welcome five new members at its September meeting. The accomplished group of alumni includes Leslie Abbey '90, Jaky Joseph '06, Corey Mulloy '94, Cathy Polinsky '99, and BoHee Yoon '01.

Leslie AbbeyLeslie Abbey '90
Abbey serves as the chief operating officer of Covenant House New York, an organization that provides residential services to the city’s vulnerable homeless, runaway, and exploited youth.

With over 20 years of experience working on issues such as family and youth justice, homelessness, and fair housing, she is an expert in the field. Prior to her work at Covenant House, Abbey was the chief program officer of Lantern Community Services, one of the largest supportive housing organizations in New York City.

She was an Honors major in social sciences with a concentration in women’s studies at Swarthmore and also holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Jaky JosephJaky Joseph '06 
Joseph, who previously served on the Board of Managers from 2015 to 2019, is the director of public finance investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he has worked since 2010. Previously, he worked at Public Financial Management, Inc. in the Quantitative Strategies Group, where he advised on complex bond transactions and built proprietary financial models.

A double major in economics and mathematics while at the College, Joseph received an M.S. in quantitative finance from Rutgers University in 2010. He was a member of the Alumni Council from 2010 to 2015, serving as co-chair of the student working group from 2013 to 2015. He is currently on the board and steering committee for the Richard Rubin Scholars Program.

Corey MulloyCorey Mulloy '94
Mulloy is a general partner at Highland Capital Partners. In this role, he has worked with companies across a range of sectors and stages, including initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. 

A former captain of the Garnet basketball team, Mulloy served on the national leadership council for the Positive Coaching Alliance, a nonprofit organization that promotes positive character building through youth sports. 

Mulloy has a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore and earned an M.B.A. at Harvard Business School in 2001.

Cathy PollinskyCathy Polinksy '99
Polinsky, who previously served on the Board of Managers from 2015 to 2019, is on the Board of Directors for Aetion, a healthcare technology company, and was named one of the 23 most powerful women engineers in the world by Business Insider in 2015. Polinsky was previously the chief of technology at Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service, from 2016 to 2020, and served as the vice president of engineering at Salesforce between 2013 and 2016. 

A former student-athlete at Swarthmore, Polinsky qualified for the NCAA Division III National Swimming Championships three times and was recently inducted into the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame.

Polinsky received her B.A in computer science from Swarthmore and was a member of the Alumni Council from 2012 to 2015.

BoHee YoonBoHee Yoon '01
Yoon serves as counsel for the Fortress Investment Group, a diversified global investment manager based in New York City. She previously served as the secretary of Drive Shack, Inc. from 2016 to 2018, and as an associate at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton between 2009 and 2014. Yoon is the current president of the College Alumni Council, making her an ex officio member of the Board. 

After receiving her B.A. in political science and women’s studies, Yoon went on to earn an M.A. in international affairs at The New School and a J.D. at Fordham University School of Law, where she was a mentor in the Minority Mentorship Program from 2009 to 2017.

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