This Year's Recipients

2015 Recipients

Established in 2004, the University Circle Scholarship is funded by contributions for Circle members and the Northwestern University community. In keeping with scholarship guidelines, all recipients are employees at Northwestern and enrolled in degree-seeking programs through the School of Professional Studies.

Jessica Agosto is a research administrator in the Department of Radiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is working toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology; her goal is to pursue a master of arts in counseling psychology, with a concentration in health psychology. Passionate about physical fitness and psychology, she is interested in working in combination treatment therapy for those suffering from mental illness, trauma, chronic pain, or grief. She enjoys spending free time with her husband and two children and going to the theater.

A financial assistant for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Elizabeth Quinn is earning a degree in psychology. After graduation, she hopes to be pursue a PhD in social psychology, to study the importance of sibling interactions on personality development. Elizabeth volunteers in Professor Wendi Gardner’s social psychology lab as a research assistant and is developing her own research project. Elizabeth is also training for her first triathlon.

A newsroom coordinator for University Relations at Northwestern, Caitlin Tucker is working toward a master of arts in public policy and administration. Her volunteer efforts with various immigrant groups inspire her as a journalist to give voice to those who are not included in current social and political conversations. Caitlin believes that by enhancing her analytical and communication skills through her work as an administrator of public policy, she can achieve her goal of becoming a champion of women’s rights. In her leisure time, Caitlin enjoys writing, oil painting, and visiting museums.