About Us

Learning Outcomes

Students who engage in programs, activities, and services provided by the Center for Student Involvement will [or will be able to] . . .

  • Choose opportunities for involvement that enables them to collaborate with others across communities at Northwestern and beyond. (Interpersonal Competence)
  • Develop professional and leadership skills (such as empathy for others, event planning, conflict resolution, and team building) that can be transferred to their professional goals after Northwestern. (Cognitive and Practical Skills)

Natalie Furlett

natalie furlett head shotNatalie Furlett has been the Associate Director for CSI since 2010.  She joined the CSI staff in 2006 as the Coordinator for  Student Community Service.  Natalie moved back to her home state of Illinois to work at Northwestern after getting her Bachelor's degree from American University in Washington D.C. and her MBA in Nonprofit Management from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.   A little known fact about Natalie is that she collects Betty Boop memorabilia which you can find small hints of around her office. Contact Natalie

Andrea Bell

andrea bell head shotAndrea Bell has served as the Student Community Service Coordinator in CSI since August 2011. She came to Northwestern University to complete her second term with Illinois Campus Compact as an AmeriCorps VISTA, previously serving a term at Western Illinois University, 2009-2010. Andrea graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Andrea was born and raised in St. Louis, MO as one of 12 children. Contact Andrea

Jude Cooper

jude cooper head shotJude Cooper has served as the Assistant Director for the Center of Student Involvement since 2005.  Before coming to Northwestern, Jude held an administrative faculty position at Virginia Tech as the staff advisor to the program board and coordinator for major entertainment events.  Prior to a career in student activities, Jude worked eight years in record industry as marketing manager for a beverage retail chain in the Southeast.  Jude received her BA in History and a Master’s in higher education administration from the University of South Carolina. Contact Jude 

Tracey Gibson-Jackson

tracey gibson jackson head shotTracey Gibson-Jackson joined the CSI team in 2007.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and a Master’s degree in Political and Justice Studies.  Prior to joining the NU team Tracey was the Stage Supervisor at The American Girl Place Theatre. Tracey has worked in student affairs for many years in the areas of residential life and student activities. Her areas of experience include community building, conflict resolution, and mediation.  Away from work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage boys. Contact Tracey

Rene Hall

rene hall head shotRene Hall has served as the Office Manager in CSI since 2012. She has been committed to Northwestern so long that the building she started her career in, Vogelback, no longer exists. Vogelback housed the mainframe computers (like the ones you see on old school television). She then worked in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, followed by the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at McCormick. After a break from Northwestern, she returned in 2012. Away from Northwestern she enjoys spending time with her two daughters who also work at Northwestern and her grandson. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, collecting cookbooks, traveling and watching lots of TV. Contact Rene

Jason Hanson

jason hanson head shotJason Hanson has served as the Coordinator of Leadership Development since 2010 and began advising the Social Justice groups in 2012. Prior to working in CSI he worked in Northwestern’s University Residential Life as the Area Coordinator for Foster Walker and Seabury. Jason earned his Bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University and did his graduate work in Northwestern University’s Sports Administration program. Outside of working with students, Jason’s passions center on being active in the outdoors. Contact Jason

Hope Wallace

hope wallace head shotHope Wallace joined CSI as a graduate assistant in 2011 and began full-time in 2012 and now serves as the Assistant Director of Student Organization Resources. Prior to her arrival at Northwestern she worked in a number of educational settings in the US and internationally. Hope earned her BA in History and Communication Arts from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy from Northwestern University. As a proud Badger and Wildcat she is known to wear purple and red sneakers on football Saturdays so she doesn’t have to change shoes in between games. Contact Hope

Joe Lattal

Joe Lattal is a Graduate Assistant in CSI. He is pursuing his Masters in Higher Education Administration and Policy at Northwestern. He completed undergraduate work Notre Dame. Prior to joining the department he worked in broadcast advertising for NBC affiliates in Madison, Wisconsin and South Bend, Indiana as well as teaching English while living in Istanbul. He is interested in campus programming's role in creating student community, learning outcomes, and leadership experiences. Contact Joe

Anne Pugh

Anne Pugh is a Graduate Assistant is CSI. She is in her second year of the Masters in Higher Education Administration and Policy program at Northwestern, which she joined after completing her BS in Applied Learning and Development at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the Center for Student Involvement, Anne has worked as a college advisor for high school students, a career counselor, and a volunteer coordinator. She enjoys studying student service, experiential learning, and college access. Contact Anne