Meet the Family Ambassadors

Family Ambassador Program

family at wildcat welcome saying goodbye

The Family Ambassadors are a group of 30 students at Northwestern who have had a range of experiences and cannot wait to share them all with the family members for our newest Wildcats. Family Ambassadors assist with the execution of Parent and Family Orientation during Wildcat Welcome and will interact with family members throughout the program to ensure all questions are answered and needs are met. They also assist family members and help carry out programming during Family Weekend each fall.

We also have the privilege of having two Family Coordinators who work with our office. The Family Coordinators are student leaders dedicated to selecting, training and mentoring the Family Ambassadors as well as guiding parents and families through Parent and Family Orientation and Family Weekend.

Family Coordinators


The 2018 Family Coordinators are Danielle Hojnicki and Emilie Touma.

Danielle, a double-major in French and Neuroscience, hopes to pursue a career in health care administration upon graduation in 2019. She is an active member of the Auditory Research Lab at Northwestern, and is working on several publications of her research. In addition to these activities, Danielle is the President of the Residence Hall Association, as well as a Student Operations Supervisor at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion. Outside of these roles, Danielle is a dog enthusiast (she loves Malamutes), she loves to travel, and enjoys working out. Danielle can’t wait to serve as one of NSFP’s Family Coordinators and is beyond excited to see all that the Family Ambassador program can do this year.

Emilie, a member of the Class of 2019, grew up in both Russell, KY and Naples, FL, and has since found a third home at Northwestern. She studies neuroscience with a concentration in biology and plans to pursue a career in medicine after graduation. Outside of the classroom, she serves as president of Northwestern’s medical fraternity and conducts research in a clinical neuroscience lab on campus. In her free time, you can find her trying a new recipe, indulging her coffee addiction, or FaceTiming her younger sister. Emilie is so thrilled to serve as a Family Coordinator and can’t wait to welcome parents and families into our community!