Amy Barry joined Columbia Athletics as an Assistant Director of Athletic Communications in July 2014. Barry will serve as the primary contact for volleyball, women's basketball, men's and women's fencing and men's and women's tennis.
No stranger to the Ivy League, Barry comes to Morningside Heights after working as an Athletic Communications Assistant at Harvard for the 2013-14 athletic year. While at Harvard, she served as the primary contact for men’s and women’s fencing, coed and women’s sailing, women’s tennis and men’s volleyball. Along with her primary sport responsibilities, Barry helped in the production of each of the Crimson’s 42 programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, ice hockey and lacrosse. She traveled to the NCAA first round with the women’s soccer team and ‘The Game’ against Yale with the football team. Barry also played an intricate role in growing Harvard’s social media platforms.
Prior to her role as an assistant, Barry interned with the Crimson’s Office of Athletic Communications for the previous two spring and winter seasons where she contributed to the production of a variety of teams. In addition to day-to-day and game-day tasks, Barry assisted at the 2012 Men’s Lacrosse Championships hosted by Harvard at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.
Barry, who hails from Manchester, New Hampshire, worked as Sports Information Director of the Boston Blades, a professional women’s hockey team in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, for the 2012-13 season. As media liaison, she produced various communication materials including media guides, game notes, press releases while also keeping statistics at all the Blades home contests during their first regular and Clarkson Cup championship season.
A 2012 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Salem State University, Barry earned a Bachelors of Science in communications with a minor in business. She worked in the university’s athletic office where she assisted with the promotion of athletic events and marketing strategies for camps and clinics. A four-year letterwinner for the Vikings’ women’s basketball team, Barry served as captain of the squad for two seasons.
Barry, who resides in Manhattan, is currently completing her master’s degree in communications at Southern New Hampshire University.