Volunteer Spotlight: Young Alumni Advisory Board
We asked Carol Lee, a double husky and member of the Young Alumni Advisory Board, why she volunteers and stays engaged with the Northeastern community.
Which involvements at Northeastern shaped your experience the most and why?
During my undergraduate studies, I participated in the student newspaper, intramural sports, and had multiple work study jobs on campus. As a tutoring assistant in Computer Science, I helped the freshman class navigate their academic journey, which in turn gave me exposure to mentoring and teaching. In addition, going to China on a Dialogue of Civilization trip was one of my most memorable experiences, learning about a different culture and making life-long friends. As an alumna, the opportunity to attend Northeastern with a double husky scholarship made me feel more connected to the Northeastern community and helped further my career goals. Northeastern’s great network continues to provide connections to alumni, faculty, and other students in the Boston area.
How does being a double husky change your perspective as a member of the YAAB? What was your favorite alumni event that you have attended?
As a double husky, I can personally relate to students and alumni from CCIS and D’Amore-McKim. I got my Masters 7 years after I got my undergraduate degree, and it helps me understand alumni who may be thinking about going back to school in various fields. My favorite recent alumni event was the night at the Aquarium, where there were great speakers, guests, food, and animals! Another favorite is attending 1st Thursdays and catching up with students, alumni, and faculty!
For alumni looking to expand and utilize their Northeastern Network, where do you recommend they start?
Come to an event, such as 1st Thursday! I would also recommend reaching out to professors and staff. They are very knowledgeable and open to helping alumni connect and expand their network in any way possible.
FUN FACT: If you could teach any grade or subject what would it be?
I would teach computer science to all ages, but especially to kids! I believe people can benefit from learning basic programming skills in a growing technology-driven society.
FUN FACT: What was your favorite book growing up?
My favorite children’s book was Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. I remember reading it on a plane ride to Hong Kong when I was 8 and Harriet’s antics stemming from her curiosity made me keep the overhead lights on!