Graduate Sidekicks

Questions? Ask the Graduate Sidekicks!

*Sidekick (noun, informal): a close friend or assistant, who accompanies another on adventures. Some famous sidekicks include Robin (Batman's sidekick), Ron and Hermoine (Harry Potter's sidekicks), Woodstock (Snoopy's sidekick) and Joe Biden (Barack Obama's sidekick).

Graduate Sidekicks are current international and American graduate students at Northwestern. Not too long ago, they were new graduate students themselves, so they understand what you are going through. They are here to help you, answer your questions, and accompany you as you begin your adventures at Northwestern!

Learn more about the Graduate Sidekicks below. Email the Sidekicks with your questions today! Sidekicks will respond to your email within one week.

**Please note: the Sidekicks have been advised to focus on sharing their experiences. If you have admissions or financial aid questions, please contact your academic program. If you have immigration/visa questions, please contact your IO Advisor**

Meet the 2016 Graduate Sidekicks!

Danquan (Sue) Zhang- Sidekicks Team Leader

Danquan (Sue) Zhang- Sidekicks Team Leader

Home country: China
Program: MS in Biomedical Engineering

Email Sue!

Aishwarya Vaikuntam- Sidekicks Team Leader

Aishwarya Vaikuntam- Sidekicks Team Leader

Home country: India
Program: MS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)

Email Aishwarya!
Ying Yu- Sidekicks Team Leader

Ying Yu- Sidekicks Team Leader

Home country: China
Program: PhD in Chemical Engineering

Email Ying!
Adithya Shankar- Sidekicks Team Leader

Adithya Shankar- Sidekicks Team Leader

Home country: India
Program: MS in Chemical Engineering

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Vera Zhang- Sidekicks Team Leader

Vera Zhang- Sidekicks Team Leader

Home country: China
Program: MS in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)

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Aarushi Abraham

Aarushi Abraham

Home country: India
Program: MS in Mechanical Engineering

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Abhinav Bandari

Abhinav Bandari

Home country: India
Program: MS in Chemical Engineering

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Anant Jain

Anant Jain

Home country: India
Program: PhD in Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN)

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Archak Mittal

Archak Mittal

Home country: India
Program: PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation Engineering)

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Chan Myae Myae Soe

Chan Myae Myae Soe

Home country: Myanmar
Program: PhD in Chemistry

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Giorgos Mamakoukas

Giorgos Mamakoukas

Home country: Greece
Program: PhD in Mechanical Engineering

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Joanne Kang

Joanne Kang

Home country: USA
Program: MS in Higher Education Administration & Policy

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Lisa Buchter

Lisa Buchter

Home country: France
Program: PhD in Sociology

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Lusha Zhang

Lusha Zhang

Home country: China
Program: MS in Higher Education Administration & Policy

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Marilia Marcon

Marilia Marcon

Home country: Brazil
Program: MS in Project Management (MPM)

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Marius Ring

Marius Ring

Home country: Norway
Program: PhD in Finance

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Marlee Stein

Marlee Stein

Home country: USA
Program: MS in Higher Education Administration & Policy

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Matt Kweon

Matt Kweon

Home country: South Korea
Program: PhD in Chemical & Biological Engineering

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Nikita Divekar

Nikita Divekar

Home country: India
Program: PhD in Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS)

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Noran Mohamed

Noran Mohamed

Home country: USA
Program: PhD in French & Francophone Studies

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Peiyu Wang

Peiyu Wang

Home country: China
Program: MS in Electrical Engineering

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Saudamini Shevade

Saudamini Shevade

Home country: India
Program: MS in Biotechnology

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Shang Lin

Shang Lin

Home country: China
Program: MS in Project Management (MPM)

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Sujana Perumal

Sujana Perumal

Home country: India
Program: MS in Information Technology (MSIT)

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Sultan Katrangi

Sultan Katrangi

Home country: Syria
Program: MS in Project Management (MPM)

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Weiwei Qiu

Weiwei Qiu

Home country: China
Program: PhD in Psychology

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Weizi Yuan

Weizi Yuan

Home country: China
Program: PhD in Materials Science & Engineering

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Yannan Xu

Yannan Xu

Home country: China
Program: MS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)

Email Yannan!

Yining Zhu

Yining Zhu

Home country: China
Program: MS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)

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Yu Yin

Yu Yin

Home country: China
Program: MS in Biomedical Engineering

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Zichen Wang

Zichen Wang

Home country: China
Program: MS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)

Email Zichen!