Say Hello to Our Team

Meet the People Behind the Columbia BOLD

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Steven Zeldin


Steven is a 4th-year neuroscience and behavior major at Columbia University. He is the president and co-founder of Columbia BOLD, a public health program partnered with the Montefiore-Einstein Hospital that advocates for under-served cancer patients and fundraiser for the parent BOLD program hosted by Montefiore.

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Israt Islam

Vice President

Israt is a vice-president and co-founder of Columbia BOLD. She is a fourth-year biology major at Columbia.

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Isra Arbab

Vice President

Isra is a member of the Columbia Synapse outreach committee. She is a senior at Columbia University.

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Nadia Garcia

Vice President

River Watts has been a truly valued member of the Columbia BOLD family since 2000. River Watts initiates, organizes, and promotes new programs for our staff, members, and volunteers.


Emma Sylvaine Peasley

Head of Social Media

Personable and detail-oriented, Jesse Neimus is beloved by both our donors and our program managers. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful Program Coordinator and person on our staff.

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