Meet the Graduate Sidekicks

Questions? Ask the Graduate Sidekicks!

*Sidekick (noun, informal): a close friend or assistant, who accompanies another on adventures. Some famous sidekicks include Robin (Batman's sidekick), Ron and Hermoine (Harry Potter's sidekicks), Woodstock (Snoopy's sidekick) and Joe Biden (Barack Obama's sidekick).

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!

Connect with the Graduate Sidekicks: graduatesidekicks@gmail.com

**Please note: the Sidekicks have been advised to focus on sharing their experiences. If you have admissions or financial aid questions, please contact your academic program. If you have immigration/visa questions, please contact your IO Advisor**

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Meet the 2019 Graduate Sidekicks!

Can Aygen

Can Aygen

Home country: Turkey
Program: PhD in Electrical Engineering

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Chenghong Lin (Cathy)

Chenghong Lin (Cathy)

Home country: China
Program: MS in Computer Science 

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Haleh Ale Ahmad

Haleh Ale Ahmad

Home country: Iran
Program: PhD in Civil Engineering

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JaYoung Yang (Jay)

JaYoung Yang (Jay)

Home country: South Korea
Program: MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises (MSLCE)

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Jiajia Guo

Jiajia Guo

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

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Lichao Fang

Lichao Fang

Home country: China
Program: PhD in Mechanical Engineering

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Nancy Rivera

Nancy Rivera

Home country: Mexico
Program: PhD in Biomedical Engineering

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Rakshitha Kamath

Rakshitha Kamath

Home country: India
Program: MS in Biomedical Engineering

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Srutarshi Banerjee

Srutarshi Banerjee

Home country: India
Program: PhD in Electrical Engineering

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Wenfang Shi (Monica)

Wenfang Shi (Monica)

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

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Yu Jin

Yu Jin

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

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Yuanru Huang (Irene)

Yuanru Huang (Irene)

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

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Yue Pan

Yue Pan

Home country: China
Program: PhD in Communication Sciences & Disorders

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Yuzheng Zhou (Zola)

Yuzheng Zhou (Zola)

Home country: China
Program: MS in Journalism (MSJ)

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