Meet the Staff

Christine Hathaway

Christine Hathaway, Associate Director

Christine is the Associate Director, Marketing and Communications for Co-op and Career Development and works to manage and contribute to The Works! She is passionate about student and employer engagement and has a background working in corporate communications with a focus on marketing and branding. Christine is an Alumna of Northeastern, graduate from the D’Amore McKim School of Business with a concentration in Marketing.  An avid workout and outdoors person,  you can find her skiing out West, jumping around in a kickboxing class, or enjoying more high-intensity cardio workouts! Known fact, she has an infinity towards teddy bears and is a collector! Tweet her @CareerCoachNU or connect on LinkedIn


Katie Stember


Katie Stember is a Northeastern Alumni (Class of ’13) who was very involved with Husky Ambassadors as a student. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill studying an autoimmune disease called ANCA Vasculitis. She’s a proud cat mom and in her free time does volunteer photography for a local animal shelter. Feel free to contact her at




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 at





Mina Poyraz is a master`s student in Digital Media Studies. She is from Istanbul, Turkey and has been living in Boston for a year. Mina is passionate about social media. In her free time, she likes traveling, taking photos and reading. She calls her Instagram account her personal diary. Connect with Mina on Instagram and Linkedin.



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 is 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                                                                                



Mika White, Student Contributor

Mika White is a 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 Alabre 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 recent graduate of Northeastern and studied political science and participated in amazing co-ops.  She did an 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.