Meet the Staff

Bernard Foster, SafeRide Coordinator

bernie foster

Phone: 847-467-2228

Bernard (Bernie) Foster joined Student Affairs as the SafeRide 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.

Briana Westlund, SafeRide Assistant

briana westlund

Phone: 847-467-4595

Briana started as the SafeRide assistant in April 2013. She graduated from Northwestern University in June 2013 with a bachelor’s in Human Development and Psychological Services. She played on the soccer team all four years at Northwestern and still helps work their camps.  In addition to working at SafeRide she also works as a nanny. She plans on returning to school and getting a master’s in Nursing. When not working, Briana enjoys traveling and volunteering both abroad and at Lurie Children’s Hospital downtown.