Engelhart Community Assistants
Engelhart's Community Assistants (CAs) work with an incredibly diverse group of residents that have come from all over the world to study a variety of disciplines at Northwestern University. Many of the residents in Engelhart are the partners, spouses or children of students.
The role of the CA is to serve students by:
- Presenting educational and social programming
- Serving as a campus resource by responding to inquiries
- Ensuring that good customer service is extended during the evenings and on weekends
- Promoting safety and responsibility by monitoring the facilities
- Assisting students during emergencies or crises
Interested in becoming a CA? Visit the Living@NU website. Duty schedules and contact information (including pager numbers) for the community assistants and student directors are posted at the front desk of Engelhart Hall.
Alex Adler, SCA
Alex Adler was born and raised in northern New Jersey. He earned a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at PennState. In September, 2007, Alex came to the Materials Science Department at Northwestern University with plans to earn his Ph.D. degree. The spring quarter of 2008 marked Alex’s first quarter as a Community Assistant at Engelhart. When he is not in class or at the lab, Alex enjoys dabbling in photography, computer artistry, practicing Aikido, Sailing, and playing his Wii. Alex is also a member of the graduate improv group SPG. While walking around Engelhart or campus, Alex enjoys meeting new people and stopping to chat with friends, so feel free to say hello!
J. Mirian Diop, CA
J. Mirian Diop was born and raised in Ghana. She came to the United States in 2005 for her undergraduate education in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Tufts University, Medford, MA. She is a second year Ph.D. student in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Mirian enjoys cooking, crocheting, practicing calligraphy, playing board and card games, watching movies and volunteering at the Lake Street Church soup kitchen and the Chicago Juvenile Detention Center. She loves talking to new people, don't hesitate to say hi
David Zapata-Medina, CA
David Zapata-Medina was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. He came to the United States 5 years ago pursuing graduate studies. David earned a M.Sc degree at the University of Kentucky and now is a 3rd year PhD student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Northwestern University. He spends his free time playing soccer and planning activities for both Engelhart and G-SALSA (Graduate Student Association for Latino and Spanish Activities). David enjoys meeting people from different origins and backgrounds and is very excited about sharing and learning experiences with all Engelhart residents
Joseph Hunter, Program Assistant
Joseph Hunter recently joined Northwestern University as a Program Assistant for Graduate Housing. His hobbies are reading, writing, cooking, and avoiding exercise. Joseph was a political science major at Northeastern Illinois University, and attended Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago. He plans to finish his education here at Northwestern in the School of Continuing Studies, and intends to pursue a law degree. Eager to assist Northwestern students, you can find Joseph at the front desk in the Engelhart Office
Joe Minonne, Housekeeping & Maintenance Supervisor
Joe has been the lead housekeeper for Engelhart and McManus for the last five years and he has been at the University for 30 years, including 25 years overseeing the housekeeping of Lake Shore Center on the Chicago Campus.