Meet the Staff
Bernard Foster, Safe Ride Coordinator
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
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.