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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!

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Meet the 2017 Graduate Sidekicks!

Rahul Chandrawanshi

Rahul Chandrawanshi

Home country: India
Program: MS in EDI

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Xiaotong Chen

Xiaotong Chen

Home country: China
Program: MS in Mechanical Engineering 

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Ying Chen

Ying Chen

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

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Anita Cisternas

Anita Cisternas

Home country: Chile
Program: PhD in Plant Biology and Conservation

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Merve Dogangun

Merve Dogangun

Home country: Turkey
Program: PhD in Chemistry

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Hana Fujisaki

Hana Fujisaki

Home country: Japan
Program: Master of Music in Jazz Piano

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Chaitanya Gokhale

Chaitanya Gokhale

Home country: India
Program: MS in Mechanical Engineering

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Jiaxin "Jessie" Jiang

Jiaxin "Jessie" Jiang

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

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Jimmy Kuo

Jimmy Kuo

Home country: Taiwan
Program: PhD in Applied Physics

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John Lee

John Lee

Home country: USA
Program: PhD in Sociology

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Rungmai Limvorapitux

Rungmai Limvorapitux

Home country: Thailand
Program: PhD in Chemistry

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Yilun "Allen" Lin

Yilun "Allen" Lin

Home country: China
Program: PhD in Computer Science

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Suwei Liu

Suwei Liu

Home country: China
Program: BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering

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Nyemarie Mathias

Nyemarie Mathias

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

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Rahul Rai

Rahul Rai

Home country: India
Program: PhD in Life Sciences (Driskill Graduate Program)

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Rosalia Rizo Ortega

Rosalia Rizo Ortega

Home country: Spain
Program: MS in Chemical Engineering

Email Rosalia!