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Graduate Sidekicks are current international and American graduate students at Northwestern. Not too long ago, they were new graduate students themselves, so they understand what you are going through. They are here to help you, answer your questions, and accompany you as you begin your adventures at Northwestern!

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Meet the 2018 Graduate Sidekicks!

Anjali Rao

Anjali Rao

Home country: India
Program: PhD in Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS)

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Archak Mittal

Archak Mittal

Home country: India
Program: PhD in Transportation Engineering 

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Basel Magfory

Basel Magfory

Home country: Saudi Arabia
Program: MS in Project Management (MPM)

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Boran Ma

Boran Ma

Home country: China
Program: PhD in Materials Science & Engineering

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Irem Unlu

Irem Unlu

Home country: Turkey
Program: PhD in Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS)

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Jeffrey Chen

Jeffrey Chen

Home country: Taiwan
Program: PhD in Materials Science & Engineering

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Jiazhen Chen

Jiazhen Chen

Home country: China
Program: PhD in Chemistry

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Joseph Ni

Joseph Ni

Home country: China
Program: PhD in Chemical & Biological Engineering

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Lei Huang

Lei Huang

Home country: China
Program: MS in Project Management (MPM)

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Maria Jose Quezada Valladares ("Joe")

Maria Jose Quezada Valladares ("Joe")

Home country: Mexico
Program: PhD in Biomedical Engineering

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Miguel Vaca Moran

Miguel Vaca Moran

Home country: Ecuador
Program: MS in Biomedical Engineering

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Nancy Jiang

Nancy Jiang

Home country: United Kingdom
Program: PhD in English

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Raja Ben Hammed Dorval

Raja Ben Hammed Dorval

Home country: Tunisia
Program: PhD in French

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Sara Cerne

Sara Cerne

Home country: Slovenia
Program: PhD in English

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Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

Home country: USA
Program: PhD in Political Science

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Shivi Kundra

Shivi Kundra

Home country: India 
Program: MS in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)

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Yemi Ajisebutu

Yemi Ajisebutu

Home country: Nigeria
Program: PhD in Comparative Literature 

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Yiman Lyu

Yiman Lyu

Home country: China
Program: MS in Mechanical Engineering

Email Yiman!