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 at NUInternationalOffice@gmail.com 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 2013 Graduate Sidekicks

sidekicks Dan Bradley
Hometown: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Program: Master’s in Higher Education Administration & Policy
sidekicks Karolina Charaziak
Hometown:  Czestochowa, Poland
Program: PhD in Communication Sciences & Disorders
sidekicks Alaksh Choudhary
Hometown:   Berhampur, India
Program: Master’s Program in Biotechnology
sidekicks Dennis Ivan Diaz
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Program: Master’s in Mechanical Engineering
sidekicks Chris Elliott
Hometown: Swindon, United Kingdom
Program: PhD in Mathematics
sidekicks Shoshannah Feinberg
Hometown: Lincolnshire, Illinois, USA
Program: Master’s in Higher Education Administration & Policy
sidekicks Liangliang Hao
Hometown: Shangqiu, China
Program: PhD in Interdepartmental Biological Sciences (IbiS)
sidekicks Shengyang Li
Hometown: Kunming City, China
Program: Master’s in Engineering Management
sidekicks Chang Liu
Hometown: Jilin, China
Program: PhD in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
sidekicks Binbin Luo
Hometown: Wenzhou, China
Program: PhD in Chemical Engineering
sidekicks Sicelo Masango
Hometown: Madlangampisi, Swaziland
Program: PhD in Chemistry
sidekicks Khyati Meghani
Hometown: Ahmedabad, India
Program: Master’s Program in Biotechnology
sidekicks Rachana Ralkar
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Program: Master’s in Project Management
sidekicks Ritu Subramony
Hometown: Sycamore, Illinois, USA/ New Delhi, India
Program: Master’s in Higher Education Administration & Policy
sidekicks Jun Wang
Hometown: Xi’an, China
Program: Master’s in Project Management
sidekicks Xiao Zhang
Hometown: Jinan, China
Program: Master’s in Communication (MSc)