Staff & Contact Information

Professional Staff

MSA Senior Celebration 2011 -118Louie Lainez, Director
Asian/Asian American Student Affairs

Phone: 847-467-7583
Fax: 847-491-3128

Louie Lainez, a native Chicagoan, is Director for Asian/Asian American Student Affairs. He has been a member of the Northwestern University community since 2006, overseeing the Gateway Science Workshop (GSW) program for Searle Center for Teaching Excellence. Prior to joining Northwestern, Louie served as a coordinator within the Office of Racial Ethnic Student Affairs at Michigan State University. He has experience working with various student organizations and has researched the impact of peer facilitated learning programs on undergraduate student learning. His academic interests include intercultural group communication and student leadership development. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Communication at Michigan State University, and his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago. Outside of his work at the University, Louie enjoys spending time with his family, weight-training, and bowling.

Graduate Student Staff

Alice_Ji_GAAlice Ji
Graduate Student Intern

Alice graduated from Vanderbilt University with major in Engineering Science and minors in Management of Technology and Economics.  She is a current student in the Northwestern University Higher Education Administration and Policy program.  Additionally, she serves as a Peer Advisor for the First Year Experience program.  Before making the transition to higher education, she spent seven years in management consulting, assisting clients with their organization and talent development initiatives. In her spare, Alice enjoys traveling, eating and cooking food, participating with her alma mater, and running along the lakefront.

Undergraduate Student Staff

Lauren_Cervantes_StudentWorkerLauren Cervantes
Student Intern

Lauren is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in Ethnic Studies.  She hails from Naperville, IL.  Recently, Lauren has interned at Northwestern Alumni Relations and Development as the Business Operations intern.  On campus, she previously held a position as ASG Senator of Alianza, and currently serves as the Multicultural and Ethnic Identities Subcommittee Group Head for the ASG Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  She is a member of Alpha Phi International Women’s Fraternity.

Shirley_Ni_StudentWorkerShirley Ni
Student Intern

Shirley Ni is a junior from Barrington, IL pursing a double major in Radio/Television/Film and Creative Writing.  On campus she has held executive positions within the Undergraduate Economics Society and Chinese Students Association. Shirley is currently a part of the Sustainability Committee within ASG and serves as the group head for the All Cultural Effect Dance Marathon Group.  She has also produced a variety of short films and hopes to one day write and direct her own. In her free time she enjoys making videos, photography, writing, and baking Nutella brownies. 

Visit Us

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

Northwestern University
Multicultural Center
1936 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Illinois 60208

Phone: 847-467-6200
Fax: 847-491-3128