EXTREMELY GRAPHIC : Popular IBM consultant jumps to her death in Chelsea


A popular 28-year-old IBM employee described by a co-worker as “optimistic and dedicated” jumped to her death from the roof of a luxury Chelsea high-rise, police said.

Stephanie Becker, an Ivy League grad with a busy career, was found dead on a fourth-floor landing of the 39-story building on W. 26th St. about 8:20 a.m. Thursday, police said.


She did not leave a note, police said. It was still unclear what led to the tragedy.

Becker graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and had an M.B.A. from NYU, according to her Linkedin page.

She had been at IBM for six years, rising the ranks to managing consultant for IBM Global Business Services.

A former supervisor described her as an “articulate, intelligent, optimistic and dedicated consultant.”

“Stephanie is a true pleasure to work with,” the supervisor said on a Linkedin recommendation.

Becker, who grew up in Stamford, Conn. appeared to have a busy social life in Manhattan.


Marcus Santos for the New York Daily News

 Becker was found dead at this luxury apartment building.

“I chew gum louder than you talk. But don’t ask me to quiet down,” she quips on her Facebook page.

“I’m NO negative nancy,” she adds. “I roll with the punches.”

Becker had more than 1,500 friends on the social networking