Staff and Advisory Board

Staff and Advisory Board

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Associate Director

Njoki Kamau
2000 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-2734
ngk@northwestern.edu

Njoki Kamau joined the Women’s Center at Northwestern University in September 1991 as the Associate Director. She previously served as the Director of the Evanston/North Shore YWCA’s Domestic Violence Services program. Njoki earned her MBA from Southern Methodist University, and she holds a Master’s in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management (AGSIM). She attended Nairobi University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in business administration. In 2007, Njoki was honored by Mayor Richard Daley as the recipient of the Chicago Distinguished Immigrant Award. Also in 2007, Njoki received the Greg Kindle Ally Award by the Northwestern University LGBT Resource Center. She has also been honored by the Organization of Women Faculty for her contributions to women at Northwestern. Her article, “From Kenya to North America: One Woman’s Journey,” was published in Issue: A Journal of Opinion in 1996 and has been reprinted in No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000. A life-long community activist, Njoki works regularly with United to End Racism and other social justice organizations.

Counselor
Sara Walz
2000 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-2735
s-walz@northwestern.edu

Sara Walz, LCSW, joined the Women’s Center at Northwestern University in January 2007. She previously was the Counseling Director at Chicago Women’s Health Center. Sara received her Master’s in Social Work from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from Boston University. As a counselor at the Women’s Center, Sara provides therapy from a relational and feminist framework. Her clinical interests and experience include abuse related trauma, sexual assault, and the impact of traumatic experiences on ones sense of self. Sara serves on the Steering Committee of the Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence (CCSV) at Northwestern University.

Interim Director & Director of Programs
Alecia Wartowski
2000 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
(312) 503-3401
alecia.wartowski@northwestern.edu

Alecia Wartowski joined the Women’s Center in January 2013.  She previously worked as a legal aid attorney at Cabrini Green Legal Aid as Director of Family Law, and at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services as Director of the Guardian ad litem for Minors Program.  She has also worked as a Program Manager and Director of Programs for youth serving organizations focused on after school and community programs for girls and youth of color.  Alecia received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin, her masters degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. 

Program Assistant
Ferila M. Sausi "Maea" 
2000 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-7360
f-sausi@northwestern.edu

Ferila Sausi "Maea" joined the Women’s Center at Northwestern University in January 2015. She previously worked at Northwestern University's Multicultural Student Affairs Office and attended Northwestern University as an undergraduate in the History department.

Counseling Interns

Counseling interns work out of the Women Center’s Evanston office, and can be reached at (847) 467-7259 or via e-mail.   

Student Workers

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