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Wildcat Impact Award Recipients

Fall 2018 Recipients

Makasha Copeland - Class of 2020

Makasha Copeland - Class of 2020

Social Justice

"Makasha has demonstrated a deep commitment to increasing visibility and raising awareness of Native American and Indigenous cultures to discuss issues facing Native American and Indigenous students and the broader Indigenous community. Makasha worked with the President and Treasurer to plan the Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration, including representatives of the Sand Creek Massacre descendants.”

Alexandra Schnarre - Class of 2019

Integrity

"Alex takes on challenges with gusto and completes her tasks with excellence. From large scale event planning (i.e. Project Pumpkin) to leading intentional conversations with her peers about ethical community engagement, Alex has used her years at Northwestern in ways that have left a lasting positive impact both on our campus community and local neighbors.”

Alexandra Schnarre - Class of 2019
Antonette Narvasa - Class of 2020

Antonette Narvasa - Class of 2020

Collaboration

"As a member of the InclusionNU Fund Board, Antonette works collaboratively with other members to make funding decisions and achieve consensus in determining award amounts in ways that align with InclusionNU and MSA&'s priorities and values. She listens carefully to the opinions of other members, engages deeply in discussions, and is open to changing her mind."

Isabel Dobbel - Class of 2020

Integrity

"Izzy has tirelessly committed herself to a more sustainable and equitable funding process, and the recent emergency funding crisis and introduction of Venmo simply demonstrate her ability to support students. Izzy has gone above and beyond her A-Status Finances duties to support the needs of student groups at Northwestern."

Isabel Dobbel - Class of 2020
Neha Basti - Class of 2020

Neha Basti - Class of 2020

Innovation

"Neha has led the other students involved in ResilientNU work with so much grace, and her natural skills for delegating workload have been phenomenal. She made this program happen and helped to pilot the first cohort of the program all while being abroad this fall quarter.”

Compass Mentors

Innovation

Nadalyn Bangura, Christian A. Reyes, Jesi Rojo, Suzannah Kingsbury, Isaac Lawanson, Jessica Collins, Evelyn Molina Pérez

"Compass Mentors support and uplift first-year students trying to navigate the first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) experience at Northwestern. The mentors spun what could be a disheartening workshop and talked about being low-income as a strength instead of a weakness. The mentors are working hard to develop programming that is both engaging, student-driven and
introspective. They recognize that being FGLI is hard at Northwestern, but they use their role to uplift students to thrive and see the gifts they bring to Northwestern.”

Compass Mentors