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One Book Fellows & Grad Intern

One Book Graduate Intern

Katie Welch

Katie Welch

Katie Welch is currently pursuing her Master's in Higher Education Administration and Policy at Northwestern and is the grad intern for the One Book One Northwestern office. Katie received a BA in Drama from Tufts University, after which she returned to Chicago to work in theaters around the city. Now at Northwestern, Katie is excited to develop programming around One Book and engage students, faculty, and staff!

One Book Fellows

Meredith Belloni

Meredith Belloni

I’m Meredith Belloni, and I’m a junior studying Cognitive Science and Linguistics. I’m from Lafayette, Louisiana, but I also call New Orleans home. You can usually find me painting, going to museums, or playing board games. Since transferring here last fall, I’ve been involved in Jones Residential College, research with the CogSci department, working at Special Collections in Deering Library, and representing Cognitive Science on the Student Advisory Board. I’m thrilled to be a One Book Fellow and to help start important conversations on campus about what it means to be a revolutionary!
Vinni Bhatia

Vinni Bhatia

My name is Vinni Bhatia, and I'm a senior majoring in Economics and Statistics. I'm from Detroit, Michigan, and absolutely love watching Detroit sports. On campus, I'm also a tutor for NU Tutors, and am Editor-in-Chief of the Northwestern Business Review. I am extremely excited for this year's One Book and can't wait to talk about it with other students!

Melissa Calica

Melissa Calica

Hi there! I'm Melissa Calica, a rising senior in Sociology and am happy to be back as a Fellow, having served as a Fellow for 2016-2017. On campus, I am involved with Greek life, Homecoming, and peer education for health and social justice. I am also an Ambassador for Off-Campus Life.
Yari Gallegos

Yari Gallegos

My name is Yajaira (Yari) Gallegos, and I’m a junior from Berwyn, Illinois, a suburb right outside Chicago. I am studying Human Development & Psychological Services, and I hope to become a child and family therapist in the future. Here at Northwestern, I’m a part of Kappa Delta Chi, Phi Sigma Pi, NSFP's Family Ambassadors, and I dance for Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Northwestern. In my free time, I love to try new coffee shops and restaurants in Chicago, explore the city’s art and music scene, and spend time with family and friends. I am so excited to be a One Book Fellow and help spark important discussions across campus with this year’s book selection!

Matthew Guzman

Matthew Guzman

I'm Matthew, and I'm a Weinberg senior studying Middle Eastern Studies, Economics, and Math. I'm from Boston, MA and I'm so excited to be a One Book Fellow this year! On campus, I've been involved with the Northwestern Crew Team, Willard Residential College, and A Capella groups as well. I also work at the University Library and at the Block Museum of Art, and I can't wait to engage students on the topics of this book with an eye for art and academia too.
Srijit Paul

Srijit Paul

My name is Srijit Paul and I am a sophomore majoring in Statistics and Biology from Seattle, Washington. On campus, I am involved in Biophysics research as well as Student Alumni Alliance, Cancer Outreach Prevention Education, Biology Student Association, and writing and editing for The Medical Decoder. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, biking, and cheering on the Seahawks.  As a One Book Fellow, I look forward to planning events that will engage the entire student body and create meaningful dialogue.

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