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Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

  • Where do you call home? 
    • Chicago, IL. I grew up in Portage Park but now I live in Edgewater/Andersonville.
  • What do you do at Northwestern?
    • I am currently a student in the MSHE program at SESP. I'm lucky to have two awesome internships: one is in Policy and Strategy at the Office of the Provost. The second is at SES as a graduate assistant for the Compass program.
  • What groups/committees/communities are you a part of at NU?
    •  N/A
  • What are you passionate about?
    • Equity and access to resources on college campuses. I'm passionate about immigration reform and support/advocacy for unaccompanied minors in the United States. I'm also passionate about animal welfare and conservation!
  • What are some moments/accomplishments/projects you have been proud of?
    • Being Northwestern's commencement speaker for the class of 2017, getting accepted to all of the top programs I applied for for my Master's degree, and working on my mental health consistently for several years after undergrad.
  • Where can you be found around campus?
    • You'll likely find me either in Annenberg Hall taking class, Norris for a quick coffee run, or studying at one of the local coffee shops. I love coffee, can you tell?
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
    • I love to latin dance (I was part of a team before going to grad school), spend time with my two dogs outside, or have a date night with my partner Skyler.