May 2020 Industry Panel

Join us for our Spring Industry Event

All Stuyvesant alumni are invited to attend a virtual panel discussion about what the world may look like after COVID-19.

The event will be held on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Those who attend will be able to hear leading Stuyvesant alumni discuss the current state of the world across industries. At the end of the panel discussion, you will have the chance to attend a more intimate discussion with a panelist of your choice in a Zoom breakout room. This is an exclusive networking opportunity for those who attend this event.

The panelists include:

  • Dr. David Jacobs ’87
  • Lisa Levitt, MBA, MHSA ’87
  • Roy Bahat ’94
  • Robert Schmidt ’96
  • Kamiu Lee ’03

Moderator: Rachael Ann Biscocho ’12

Tickets are available now for $5 for dues-paying members, and for $25 for all other alumni. You can purchase a ticket plus membership at the discounted rate of $50.

Please note: You MUST log into MyStuy to purchase all tickets.


Current Stuyvesant students can join this event for free. Please email us at [email protected] for details on how to join.

Panelists and Moderator

Dr. David Jacobs ’87 is a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Diversity and Outreach Committee. He is a board-certified internist and obtained a BS in biochemistry from Stony Brook University, a medical degree from UMDNJ Rutgers Medical School, and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. David is currently an executive in biotech and has worked for Pfizer and for Johnson & Johnson. He is an avid cyclist and volunteers at local community hospitals and in the Caribbean providing pro bono medical service.

Lisa Levitt, MBA, MHSA ’87 is a health care expert, futurist and telehealth authority. She advocates to improve health care quality and cost by combining face-to-face and virtual services. Ms. Levitt creates momentum for change with people, data and technology. She has enhanced customer experience for major health providers and insurers nationwide including Harvard hospitals, Blue Shield of California and Molina Healthcare. Now Ms. Levitt focuses on strategy, marketing and product as an industry consultant and Senior Director at Versatile MED Analytics. At University of California-Irvine, she is a member of the Institute for Future Health and teaches courses on health systems /digital health.

Roy Bahat ’94 is the head of Bloomberg Beta, an early-stage venture firm backed by Bloomberg that invests in startups making work better, with a focus on machine intelligence. Before starting the firm, he co-founded a venture-backed company and led a subsidiary of News Corporation, IGN Entertainment. He had also worked for News Corporation’s chairman. While at News, he angel invested and served on the boards of venture-backed companies (backed by Lightspeed, Greylock, and other leading firms).In addition to founding startups and working as a corporate executive in media, he has served in government (in City Hall under Mayor Bloomberg, and then at New York’s bid for the Olympic Games), academia (as a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business), and professional services (early in his career at McKinsey & Co). Roy was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and is a commissioner on the California Governor’s Future of Work Commission. He graduated from Harvard College and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University studying economics. At Stuyvesant, Roy was active in the Speech & Debate Team. He moved to San Francisco a dozen years ago with his wife (who he met working in NYC government after 9/11) and now has two kids and the cliché Golden Retriever, Sunny.

Robert Schmidt ’96 founded Harbor Group at Merrill Lynch to provide wealth management for a diverse clientele consisting of individuals, families, business owners, foundations, endowments, nonprofit organizations and corporations. Robert provides a personalized advisory experience by developing a deep understanding of his clients, their balance sheets and their goals. Robert has received recognition during his 20-year tenure in the industry. He graduated from Manhattanville College where he double majored in Business and Political Science and completed a post-graduate program at Columbia University to become a Certified Portfolio Manager (CPM®).

Kamiu Lee ’03 is Co-Founder & COO of a company currently in stealth at Redesign Health, a venture studio committed to tackling contemporary issues in healthcare with $100m in permanent capital from world class institutional investors and entrepreneurs. Previously she was CEO of ACTIVATE, an influencer technology platform that partnered with brands including Rent the Runway, Dollar Shave Club and Walmart, and held strategy roles at Ralph Lauren, Rent the Runway and Refinery29. Kamiu started her career in investment banking and holds a B.S. from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Rachael Ann Biscocho ’12 currently works for the Stuyvesant Alumni Association as their Operations and Marketing Manager. After graduating from Stuyvesant, she received her BA from the University of Notre Dame. She went on to get a Master of Public Health degree from NYU with a specialization in epidemiology. While at Notre Dame, Rachael conducted research with the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity and completed a senior thesis on food deserts in New York City. At NYU, her research focused on issues related to obesity, health disparities, and international and domestic food policy. Rachael serves as a Mentor Leader for the Stuyvesant Alumni Mentoring Program and is on the board for the Notre Dame Club of New York.


If you have any questions, reach out to [email protected]. The Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association office is currently unable to take phone calls to our main line. Please email us to schedule a phone call.