Meet the Staff

Bernard Foster, Safe Ride Coordinator

bernie foster

Email: b-foster@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-467-2228

Bernard (Bernie) Foster joined Student Affairs as the Safe Ride Coordinator in August 2011. He joined Northwestern University Police Department as a Community Service Officer in 2007 and became a Community Service Office Supervisor in 2008.

Before joining the University Bernie worked at ComEd for 21 years as a overhead electrician special and trouble shooter. He enjoys learning new things and is always looking for ways to make something better. He is a lifelong citizen of Evanston. In his free time he enjoys woodworking, fixing and repairing things, and travelling with his family.

Kathryn (Katie) Zillmer, Safe Ride Assistant

Kathryn (Katie) Zillmer

Email: kzillmer@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-467-4595

Katie began working as the Safe Ride Assistant in August  2015. Katie graduated from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in 2012 with a B.B.A. in Finance then proceeded to sample a variety of jobs around the globe. Beginning in Columbus, OH, she tried her hand at Merchandising for Abercrombie & Fitch before pursuing Marketing at Make-A-Wish. Never a fan of the cold weather (despite her Chicago roots), Katie spent January - April 2015 bar tending and traveling throughout Australia and Japan before founding eCommerce photo-art company CampusKeepsake.com.

The thought of Midwest winters still gives her the chills, but Katie loves being back on a college campus part-time while pursuing her next entrepreneurial venture.