Rashad Barnett

Rashad Barnett
Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

Email: melvin.barnett@northwestern.edu  
Pronouns: He / Him / His

Rashaad is a graduate of Truman State University in 2013, where he majored in Mathematics. While at Truman, Rashaad played football in varsity athletics and was an active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated. Within his collegiate activities, he worked to increase positive visibility and involvement of the black community within the student body and local community.

After undergraduate, Rashaad went taught high school mathematics and coached football at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado. As a teacher, he gave multiple speeches to students about diversity and emotional growth, worked with program directors in supporting students of color, and facilitated many healthy discussions about social issues pertaining to race, sex, and gender.

Rashaad is now a first-year graduate student of Loyola University Chicago’s Higher Education program. He comes to Northwestern to work in the role of Graduate Assistant working with Black/African American students.

In his free time, Rashaad enjoys working out, cooking, playing sports, and enjoying time with friends. He also enjoys learning about social justice and engaging in dialogue pertaining to hot button social issues.