Stephanie Becker, a 28-year old business consultant from New York jumped to her death from her Manhattan apartment building.
Becker was an Ivy-league graduate who had a successful early career as a business consultant for IBM. On Friday, she fell from the roof of her luxury building on 55 West 26th Street at about 8:15 a.m. She fell thirty stories, landing on a parapet outside the building's fifth-floor gym, according to the New York Post.
Police said she didn't leave a note behind. It is not clear if it was a suicide.
Becker, originally from Stamford, Connecticut, earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She then went on to earn an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business while working for IBM. She started working with the company in July 2006, according to the Post.
Becker was quite popular, as her Facebook page shows that she had over 1,500 friends. Friends and people who knew Becker were shocked and saddened by her death.
"It's sad. She was a sweet girl, really nice," said Orion Mims, 40, Becker's neighbor told the Post.
Becker had a strong Jewish faith and often volunteered with a Jewish group. She was a co-chair of the Chabad affiliated Steinhardt Jewish Heritage Programs New York Gala, according to The Algemeiner.
"She went to Jewish school and came to Chabad all the time. She was honored at Lubavitch House at Penn as an alumnus as well, and was a very sweet, happy person," a UPenn classmate told The Algemeiner.
"She went with us on Birthright, she was a wonderful, happy, beloved friend to many, she was a social linchpin, somebody that everybody knew and related to, she was the best," Rabbi Menachem Schmidt, Executive Director of Lubavitch House at Penn and President of Chabad on Campus told The Algemeiner.
"It is really, really hard to understand this," the Rabb continued. "I feel sick, we all cared for her very much and I want people to remember her positively."