Winter 2014 Recipients

Peter Podlipni, Class of 2015

Peter Podlipni, Class of 2015

Peter is being recognized for his work with the Polish-American Student Alliance (PASA). As the organization’s president, he has coordinated volunteer opportunities for Northwestern’s Polish-American students to work as medical interpreters at a clinic that serves uninsured and undocumented groups. He facilitated the process to get members of PASA as trained interpreters and has coordinated the schedules of the fourteen PASA members, who volunteer regularly at the clinic. Peter is also a member of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, where his commitment to serve has yielded nearly 3 times the number of community service hours required of his organization.

Tori Marquez, Class of 2016

Tori Marquez, Class of 2016

Tori is being recognized for her work with MIXED, Northwestern’s Mixed Race Student Coalition. In the club’s first year, her work has helped the organization grow to over 100 members. This quarter Tori organized a panel discussion surrounding the topic of interracial dating. There were over 140 students in attendance to engage in conversation surrounding this topic with three esteemed experts in this field.

Roopali Kulkarni, Class of 2014

Roopali Kulkarni, Class of 2014

Roopali was selected for her role as the Vice President of Membership on the Panhellenic Executive Board. She is being recognized for her hard work in planning and implementing the 2014 Panhellenic sorority recruitment process. Her focus on inclusivity, transparency, and values-based relationship building led the Panhellenic community to have one of its most successful recruitment processes to date. Roopali is also an active member of Kappa Delta and the co-captain of Deeva Dance Troupe.

Tracy Navichoque, Class of 2014

Tracy Navichoque, Class of 2014

Tracy asked not to be photographed.

Tracy is being recognized for her work with the 11th Annual Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights (NUCHR). As the main leader in this endeavor, she oversaw the coordination of all the events related to this event, including noteworthy keynote speakers, service learning trips for delegates, and panels of expert speakers debating critical topics related to the conference. In addition to her work with NUCHR, Tracy is actively involved with One Book One Northwestern, the Block Museum, and the Luso-Brasilion Association.

Sofia Sami, Class of 2014

Sofia Sami, Class of 2014

Sofia is being recognized for her work with Associated Student Government. In her role as Vice President of Academics, she created an ASG Undergraduate Student Survey, which received over 2,500 responses. The data collected from the survey has not only influenced ASG’s priorities for the next academic year, but has provided ASG with unprecedented data that will allow them to serve students more effectively. Sofia is also an active member in the Muslim Cultural Student Association.

Emily Rivest, Class of 2014

Emily Rivest, Class of 2014

Emily is being recognized for her work with Northwestern Quest Scholars and more specifically the recently completed “Money Matters Week” she coordinated. The week consisted a series of events surrounding socioeconomic status, class and privilege at Northwestern; thereby engaging faculty, students, and staff in the important dialogue about the challenges and opportunities of an economically diverse campus community.