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Upasna Barath

Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

  • Pronouns: (She, Her, Hers)
  • Office Address: Multicultural Center, 1936 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201 
  • Email:
  • Phone: 847-467-6200
  • Where do you call home?

    • I've moved around a lot my whole life - the longest I've lived anywhere its five years - so home is whenever my parents are. Right now, that's Aiken, SC. Memphis, TN is definitely my favorite place that I've lived so far.

  • What do you do at Northwestern?
    • I am a Graduate Assistant for the APIDA student population. I also am pursuing an MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises at the School of Communication. 
  • What groups/ committees/ communities are you a part of at NU?
    •  Since I'm so new to campus, nothing yet. But, I am hoping to provide support and be a part of any APIDA-affiliated groups, as well as any film and theatre-related communities on campus.
  • What are you passionate about?
    • I am passionate about diversity and inclusion in relation to film, television, and theatre. I believe we need more representation on the screen and stage. There are so many stories that need to be told and that have slipped through the cracks. I believe the power of storytelling can really bring these important stories and the identities and communities associated with them to the surface.
  • What are some moments/ accomplishments/ projects that you have been proud of?
    • I am so proud of being on the MSA Team and working with people who are just as passionate about diversity and inclusion as I am. I also wrote a play called The Choice is Yours which placed runners up for the 2019 Judith Barlow Prize, and is completely embedded in my passion for storytelling, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Where can you be found around campus?
    • You can find me in my office at the Multicultural Center or at the Francis Searle Building located in the north part of campus! 
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?​
    • I love reading, writing, watching movies with a close and critical eye, cooking, running, and spending time with my friends and people who inspire me.