Meet the Student Staff

The Dean of Students has a team of students who assist with office operations.

Ryan McFarlin

Ryan is a senior religious studies major from Glenwood, Iowa. Outside of the office he is an athletic training aide for the Northwestern University Wrestling team and involved in the leadership of the Northwestern RUF. Ryan enjoys a great many things, including a good cup of coffee, hiking, football, and pseudo-intellectual conversations. He has worked with in the Dean of Students Office since Fall 2014.


Senay enjoys the nickname Shiny. She graduated from a New Jersey High School but likes to think of Washington state as her home. In any spare time she can get her hands on, she enjoys low-budget and spontaneous travelling, beaches, dancing in the night, comedy shows, volunteering, and lastly, seeing where the world may take her open-minded and adventurous self. As a junior, she studies computer science and economics. Even more, she likes to invest her time in activities she's not a natural at, such as skiing, yoga, hiking, sailing, and cycling.

Wesley Mann

Wesley is a senior Weinberg student majoring in Neuroscience of Language and Human Communication. He has been working at the Dean of Students Office since he was a freshman. He enjoys old movies, sports, and funny banter. Wesley is always happy to help and will do so with a smile!

Elleana Shepperd

Elleana is a senior Cultural Anthropology major. She is from sunny California, but very much enjoys the seasons of Evanston.  In her free time to likes to write poetry and make jewelry. She one day dreams of riding an elephant and traveling to all 50 states.

Allison Pottala

Allison is a sophomore in McCormick studying Biomedical Engineering.  She is from a suburb an hour away, but is still not used to Chicago’s winter. When not working in the Dean of Students Office, she enjoys being a Peer Adviser, dancing, and taking snapchats of her dog.