What wilderness is to me now, is a place free from invasive technology and free from human development.
Caitlin Morelli, SSH’ 16, was selected by President Aoun to be one of NU’s first Global Officers. Participants in this brand-new co-op will travel the world in search of new ways for students and the university to engage with the global community.
Gwen Schanker, AMD/S’18 and Honors student, a double major in journalism and biology, talks about writing and editing for the student-run magazine NUScience, which just released its new “Food Issue.”
Honors Student Kate Pellegrino, S’14, worked on co-op at Nisolo, a leather products company in the Peruvian town of Trujillo that provides long-term, sustainable, and better-paying jobs to local shoemakers.
Hometown: New Paltz, NY
Major: International Affairs and Political Science, with minors in History and Social Entrepreneurship
After Graduation: After graduation, I will be serving as the Teaching Assistant for the Dialogue of Civilizations program to Northern Ireland. The topic of the five week trip is “Social Conflict and Peacebuilding.” I went on this particular trip the summer after my first year, and later returned to Belfast to complete a co-op at a non-profit community center working toward post-conflict reconciliation. I cannot wait to return once again, this time to share my experiences with a new group of nineteen Northeastern students. After the close of the program, I plan to take two weeks to travel through Eastern Europe before returning to Boston. I hope to find a temporary position in conflict research locally while applying to Masters programs in International Affairs. I will begin my graduate studies in the fall of 2015, and hope to attend the London School of Economics, King’s College of London or Queen’s University of Belfast.