Meet our Bloggers!

Christine Hathaway

Christine Hathaway, Associate Director

Christine Hathaway is the Associate Director, Parent Giving and Engagement Program at Northeastern University. She has a background working in corporate communications with a focus on marketing and branding. She is a proud Alumna of Northeastern, graduate from the D’Amore McKim School of Business.  She loves her daily workouts and enjoys the great outdoors, you can find her skiing in Colorado (and getting a pic taken w/her favorite animal), kickboxing at her sports club or engaged in a good science fiction novel in her spare time. Connect with her on LinkedIn



Katie Stember

Katie Stember NU Alumna Contributor



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





Nicollete Izakovic

Nicollete Izakovic is in her final year as a Master’s student in the Global Studies department with a concentration in Development and Global Health. She is currently the President and co-founder of GGSO, the Global Graduate Student Organization, promoting a sense of community, diversity, and networking for all students in the Global Studies program. She also writes for Life Hack, which is a blogging web page that concentrates on all aspects of daily life. Nicollete has several published articles and currently working on more. She is involved with MITCHI, which is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cost-effective Healthcare Initiative. MITCHI is also a student group, with their focus on finding ways to promote affordable health to developing countries. She is always looking for new ways to be involved in my community and she loves writing and is very excited to be a part of The Works.



Nicolette Pire Student Blogger and Contributor



Nicolette Pire is a junior Combined Linguistics and English major. She is currently pursuing her second co-op as a research assistant in the psycholinguistics group at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. An aspiring polyglot, she’s using her first international experience to immerse herself in as many cultures as possible while sharing her international faux pas along the way. Feel free to reach out to her at





Liam Harreys


Liam Harreys is a 3rd year International Affairs major with a focus in Global Social Entrepreneurship. He has worked as an Office Assistant in the Marino Center, and is currently working in the International Relations Office at the Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile. Liam is involved in the Entrepreneurship Club, Surfrider Foundation, and is a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Feel free to reach out to him at



Julia Thompson


Julia Thompson is a second year Nursing major in the Bouve College of Health Sciences. She works as a nursing assistant at South Shore Hospital and is currently on her first co-op at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is the secretary of the Northeastern University Student Nurses’ Association and is also involved with Bouve Fellows. Feel free to contact her at with any questions. Connect with her on LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter.



Alane De Luca

Alane De Luca oversees the Global Employer Relations team and global lead-generation initiatives within Career Development and Cooperative Education. She comes to Northeastern with 25+ years of experience working in the international education arena.  Alane’s passion for global experiential learning began when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa, where she worked alongside NGO’s and native Senegalese in rural parts of northern Senegal.  Upon returning to the states, she assumed a position funded by the United States Agency for International Development focusing on initiatives set forth by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and administered at Northeastern.  She also has experience directing global and experiential learning programs within academia at Merrimack College, Salem State University, Suffolk University Law School, and Saint Anselm College.  She is a dual citizen of Italy, holds an M.Ed. from Northeastern University and a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

Sanjeet Chowdury

Sanjeet Chowdhury is a graduate student at Northeastern University pursuing a MS in Project Management. He has been a PR professional in Mumbai, India and was working with Edelman and Adfactors PR. With a strong background in content writing, media management and communications strategy development, he has been an integral part of communications teams for start-ups and conglomerates. Sanjeet is accomplished in martial arts and holds a Black belt in Karate. In his leisure time, Sanjeet enjoys swimming, tennis, writing, and traveling. Connect with him on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram (@sanjeet2198).