Meet the Staff

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Mike Ariale, Assistant Director

Mike is an Assistant Director of Career Development and works to organize and contribute to The Works! He is passionate about student development and has a background working with college students with disabilities on self advocacy and employment rights. Mike graduated with his MS in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee and his BS in Psychology from James Madison University in Virginia. An avid foodie, you can find him trying out the latest tapas or microbrew around Bostons restaurant scene! Tweet him @CareerCoachNU!




Colette Biro

Colette Biro, Student Contributor

Colette Biro is a 3rd year Biology and Mathematics major with a minor in Chemistry. She has worked in academic research at Northeastern and currently works in healthcare at Massachusetts General Hospital. Colette is passionate about running, November Project and being a Husky Ambassador. Feel free to reach out to her



Jessica Mertens, Student Contributor

Jessica Mertens, Student Contributor

Jessica Mertens is a senior studying Communication Studies, Business Administration, and International Affairs. With experience in PR, internal communications, and CSR from Metis Communications and Staples, Jessica is now in an eternal state of wanderlust at Travel + Leisure. Offline, you can catch Jessica exploring NYC, binge-watching Scandal, and planning her next world travels. Connect with Jessica on Twitter @jessica_mertens and LinkedIn.



Scarlett Ho, Student Contributor

Scarlett Ho is a Junior majoring in International Affairs and Political Science, with a minor in Law and Public Policy. As an aspiring law student, she has extensive experience working at the European Parliament, US Senate, House of Representatives, Massachusetts State House, and Cambridge City Council. She has traveled to 15 countries and is currently working on Communications for U.S. Ambassador-At-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell. At Northeastern, she is the Ambassador for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. She can be reached at



John Sirisuth

Jonathan Sirisuth, Student Contributor

John is a 4th year health sciences student at The Bouvé College of Health Sciences. With a nose for exploration and travel, John will be writing from Southeast Asia about his experiences on co-op in Surin and Bangkok, Thailand. There, he’ll be volunteering in community clinics, in addition to conducting public health research at Chulalongkorn University. Follow his adventures on Instagram: johnsirisuth.




Mika White, Student Contributor

Mika White is a second year biochemistry major at Northeastern expecting to graduate in 2018. This semester she is on her first co-op in Uganda interning at a rural hospital in the town of Iganga and establishing a malnutrition treatment program in Namutumba District. She loves to travel, read, and run. Feel free to reach out to her at and LinkedIn, and read her personal blog at




Ashleane Alabre, Student Contributor

Ashleane is a third year Communications major from Miami, FL. She enjoys ballet dancing , exploring the sights and sounds of Boston, and literature. Check her out on Tumblr!




Rose Leopold, Student Contributor








Rose Leopold is a third-year political science major currently on international co-op with the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador. Prior to this experience, Rose spent her first co-op in the office of Senator Elizabeth Warren in Washington, D.C. Follow Rose’s adventures through her blog and on Instagram.




Lindsey Sampson, Student Contributor

Lindsey Sampson is a junior International Affairs major with minors in Social Entrepreneurship and Writing. She enjoys writing about Millennials in the workplace and social media as a marketing tool. Find her Tweeting at @lindseygsampson and blogging about travel & career at




Tatum Hartwig, Student Contributor

Tatum Hartwig, Student Contributor

Tatum Hartwig is a 4th year Communication Studies major with minors in Business Administration and Media & Screen Studies. Tatum brings experience and knowledge in the world of marketing and public relations from her two co-ops at Wayfair and New Balance. Her passion revolves around growing businesses via social media, brand development, and innovation. You can connect with Tatum on Twitter @tatumrosy and LinkedIn.