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Mike Masters

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

  • Where do you call home? 
    • While I grew up in small town Missouri, I consider the city my home. My wife and I lived in New York City for five years after college and we are excited about getting to know Chicago with our two young boys.
  • What do you do at Northwestern?
    • Provide individual, student-centered, advising and case-management support for first-generation, lower-income, and/or undocumented/DACA students. Develop and access group advising utilizing research and best practice focused on FGLI student success including research on intersectionality, identity-development, self-efficacy, and sense of belonging theory. Facilitate small and large group workshops for FGLI students. Partner in developing the piloting elements of a community scholars program for the class of 2023.
  • What groups/committees/communities are you a part of at NU?
    • I am new on campus and I am excited to be a part of the Campus and Inclusion Community here at Northwestern University.
  • What are you passionate about? 
    • I am passionate about supporting students in navigating difficult institutional barriers and personal situations to ensure each student has a transformative experience during their time on campus. My favorite part of my job is getting to know students in a personal way and assisting students achieve their goals.
  • What are some moments/accomplishments/projects you have been proud of?
    • I am proud on my time as a New York City teaching fellow working in high need schools in New York City as well as helping develop an enrichment experience program for first generation students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Where can you be found around campus?
    • I'm usually in my office on the first floor of the Foster Walker House 6 so come by and say hi!
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
    • Spending time with my wife and kids, running, biking, swimming, hiking, and doing anything sports-related
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