Umbreen Bhatti

Constance Hess Williams ’66 Director, Barnard’s Athena Center for Leadership

Umbreen Bhatti ’00 returned to Barnard in April 2019 to guide the Athena Center into its next chapter. Previously, Umbreen led the innovation lab at KQED, the Bay Area’s NPR | PBS station, and earlier in her career, practiced law.

Umbreen also serves on the boards of Global Press, a news organization dedicated to reinventing the craft and business of international journalism by recruiting diverse populations of local women and training them to become professional, ethical journalists, and Catchlight, a hybrid nonprofit media organization combining the practices of art, journalism, and social justice.