Staff & Contact Information
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.
Undergraduate Student Staff
Yuchi Chiu is currently a junior at Northwestern University pursuing a double major in Communication Studies and Commercial Music as well as a Certificate in Leadership. An active member of the student body, Yuchi currently serves as a Community Assistant for University Residential Life, the Operations Manager for Treblemakers, Northwestern’s only East Asian a cappella group, and a small group leader for the multiethnic chapter of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. In 2011, Yuchi was appointed co-Director for Global Compassion Project, a non-profit organization that sends students on summer projects to teach English throughout China. In his free time, Yuchi enjoys playing the piano, cello, and guitar, dancing with ReFresH Dance Crew, and swimming, biking, and playing volleyball with friends.
Arshad is junior from Chicago, IL who has worked with MSA for two years as an Evening Assistant. He started at Northwestern as an Economics major and has added Middle East Studies along the way. As a lifelong sports fan and intense Chicago loyalist, it's hard to have a conversation with him without one or both of those things coming up. On campus, Arshad serves as the Executive Vice President for the Muslim Cultural Students Association. After graduation, Arshad wants to, at some point, attend business school and also develop a mastery of the Arabic language. Through his involvement in the MSA, he hopes to bring together the many communities that frequent the MCC and Black House into one cohesive MSA family.
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