Fall 2017 Co-op Connectors

Ze Min Lee – Boston Connector Committee

Hi, my name is ZeMin. I'm a Psychology major headed into my senior year here at Northeastern. Interest include television, environmental issues and meeting new people. This will be my first time taking part in the Co-op Connector Committee and I'm excited to start planning some fun events.

Alice Heinrich – Boston Connector Committee

I am a French student part of the BSIB programme a Northeastern. I am always happy to organize events.   I love working out as much as I love cooking (and eating what I cook) and my favorite part of the weekend is when I invite some friends over for diner.

Jamie McGloin – Boston Connector Committee

Hi, my name is Jamie, and I am a third year Health Sciences major with a Law and Public Policy Minor. I am currently on my first co-op at Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan which provides Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance. At Northeastern I am part of Circle K which is a community service club because I love volunteering around Boston. I love reading, walking around the city, and going home to CT to see my golden retriever Chevy!

Paige Michaud – Boston Connector Committee

Hello! I'm Paige, a fourth year Finance major from Baltimore, Maryland. Right now I am on co-op at Boston Consulting Group and completed my first co-op at TJX Companies last fall. On campus I am involved with Sojourn and NRHH. Outside of Northeastern, I enjoy volunteering with Boston Cares and am re-teaching myself how to rollerblade. Please say hi if you see me around campus!

Yifan Xing – Boston Connector Committee

Hi, I am Yifan Xing, a student at Northeastern studying Computer Science and Business. I am currently doing my second Co-op at Harvard Medical School/Harvard Catalyst as a software developer. In my free time, I enjoy jogging, and watching movies. My favorite sport is dragon boat. Can't wait to plan events and meet new friends!

Shawlenee Peart – Boston Connector Committee

Hi! My name is Shawlenee Peart and I am a civil engineering major. I am currently on my first co-op at the Cambridge Water Department. I'm originally from Clarendon, Jamaica and my interest includes drawing, traveling and dancing.

Lily Zhong – Boston Connector Committee

Hi! My name is Lily Zhong. I'm a 3rd year at NU studying Chemical Engineering. I love exploring the Boston area in my free time, finding cool events, and meeting new people!

Tierney Banco – Boston Connector Committee

I am a 3rd Year Media and Screen Studies/Theatre major from Pennsylvania. I am a Husky Ambassador and a member of the NU Stage Musical Theatre Co. My interests include writing, film, theatre, and reading, and I studied abroad in London as part of NUinEngland in 2015.

Michelle Weth – Boston Connector Committee

Hi everyone! I'm Michelle, a third year communication studies student with a business minor, from San Jose, California. Right now I'm at my first co-op at National Geographic Learning. I love to read, watch movies (esp. thrillers), traveling, and meeting new people!

Patrick Kludt – Boston Connector Committee

Hi, hallo, salut, hola & konnichiwa!  My name is Patrick Kludt and I am studying International Business at Northeastern University. I love languages, global cultures and exploring the world. Besides soccer, volleyball and theater are my big passions - in the end I am always on tour and you will find me at all major events in the city.  Right now I support rising talent getting first hand project experience through the Experiential Network, while still staying dedicated to NU organisations and events.

Lorance Abud – Boston Connector Committee

Hi! I'm Lorance Abud and I'm a senior year International Business major with Finance concentration. I come from Mexico and I am in my third work experience with Vertex Pharmaceuticals as an Internal Auditor. I love to travel, meet new people/cultures, languages and go to different events around Boston! I'm super excited to plan some cool events for everyone!

Linnaea Cahill – Boston Connector Committee

I grew up in Guatemala, where I developed an interest for intercultural activities and artistic expression. I am now a middler Civil Engineering student at Northestern University.

Sarah Neshat – Belgium Connector

Hello! My name is Sarah Neshat, I'm from Oakland, California, and I'm a fourth year Biochemistry major with minors in Global Health and International Affairs. I had an amazing time at my first co-op at Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research in the local Cambridge, MA but I am currently on my second co-op at Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie in Leuven, Belgium developing novel tools for single cell sequencing. In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors, trying new restaurants, and attending concerts!

Kathy Karcz – Silicon Valley Connector

Kathy Karcz, a rising senior in the D'Amore McKim School of Business is currently on her third co-op at Hercules Capital working as an Intern-Analyst in Palo Alto. Previously, Kathy co-oped in London and Boston. Kathy is from Northern New Jersey. She is an avid traveler and runner. She is excited to plan Co-op Connector events this coming Fall. 


Lindis Barry – Silicon Valley Connector

Hi! I’m Lindis Barry and I’m a third-year International Business student, with a concentration in Marketing and minor in International Affairs. I’m currently on my first co-op, working on the Global Campaigns team at ServiceNow, with a focus on optimizing the webinar program. I grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and I’m super excited to enjoy weather that’s below 115 degrees! I usually spend my weekends reading, exploring museums, and Yelping to find the best spots. I’m really excited to work with Kathy to plan some awesome events, and if anyone has any suggestions, please let us know! 

I am a fourth-year Mechanical Engineering major with a minor in Russian. After my first co-op with GE Aviation, I am now working with SpaceX as a Flight Reliability intern. On campus at Northeastern, I am active with the American Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Northeastern Skeet and Trap shooting team. I am originally from Albany, New York and I enjoy skiing, hiking, competitive shooting, powerlifting, and anything rocket related.  

Brooke O’Connell – Los Angeles Connector

Hi I'm Brooke! I'm a 4th year Industrial Engineering major originally from the Washington D.C. area and my co-op this fall is a supply chain role at Johnson & Johnson. On campus I was involved in the triathlon club team and could be often found at Northeastern hockey games. I think one of the coolest things about being in LA is the opportunity to meet others we may not have met on campus and I'm honored to get the chance to set up some of those opportunities.  I'm a big fan of anything outdoors, food and exploring cities and I hope to turn those interests into some fun events. Can’t wait to meet you all!

Megan Jones – Cape Town, South Africa Connector

Hi, my name is Megan and I am a fourth year Environmental Science major currently on co-op in Cape Town! This is my second co-op in Cape Town. Last year I worked for a Seabird Rehabilitation Center called SANCCOB and this year I am interning in a research unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. I am excited to be staying in the lively student neighborhood of Observatory. My favorite sport is rock climbing and I enjoy both going to the climbing gym after work and climbing outdoors on the weekends. I love Cape Town because I feel it is an incredible intersection of culture and the outdoors. I look forward to meeting more Northeastern students and further exploring the Mother City!

Catalina Uribe – Seattle Connector

My name is Catalina Uribe and I'm a senior at NEU majoring in Management and Entrepreneurship. I'm currently working at Amazon Web Services as a Lead Management and Marketing Automation CO-OP. I'm excited to plan events for all you and to enjoy the city more. If you have any ideas or events you want to do, please let me know!

Anthony DeMayo – San Francisco Connector

Hey all, my name is Anthony DeMayo (call me Ant) and I am a 5th year Civil Engineering major currently on my third co-op with Simpson Gumpertz and Heger (SGH) on Pine Street. SGH is a national engineering firm (which was started in Boston) that handles structural systems and building technology.  I am extremely excited to be in San Francisco for the first time and am additionally looking forward to meeting all of you. If any of you enjoy sports (I love to play basketball, football and golf), travel, or just want to talk to someone new please reach out. I'd love to hear from you!

Simon Spector – San Francisco Connector

Hello! I'm Simon, and I'm very excited to be one of your Coop Connectors this coop cycle in one of my favorite cities in the world! I'm majoring in Finance and MIS with a minor in Computer Science, and working for Wells Fargo in their San Francisco headquarters. I'm from the Bay Area, born and raised in the Silicon Valley, but this is my first time living in the city and I can't wait to explore it more. I'm interested in all things outdoors, economics, international affairs, and food. Looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of you guys and having a fun and successful six months in San Francisco!

Anahis Kechejian – San Francisco Connector

I'm a fifth year Mechanical Engineering student, currently on my third co-op at iRhythm Technologies. My first co-op was at Instrumentation Laboratory in Bedford, MA and my second co-op was at Bio-Rad in Cambridge, MA. On campus, I've been involved in Generate, Northeastern's student-led product development studio, SGA, and the Armenian Student Association. In my spare time, I enjoy watching the news, playing tennis, running around, and meeting new people. This is my first time on the West Coast, and, needless to say, I'm very excited to explore the Bay Area! 

Kenneth Nwokolo – Berlin Connector

Hey guys, My name is Kenneth but everyone calls me Afam. I'm entering my 5th year studying  Electrical Engineering with a minor in International Affairs. I'm currently in Berlin working for the hardware team at SOPAT GmbH, a company that does particle analysis through imaging. In my free time I practice my Photography and play a couple of musical instruments. I'm also a huge soccer fan (Arsenal FC). Feel free to contact me about anything/everything. 

Marissa Watkins – Sydney Australia Connector

Hello! I’m Marissa, I’m a fifth year International Affairs and Political Science combined major from Boulder, Colorado. I’m currently on my third co-op at the Institute for Economics and Peace in North Sydney. As an IA major, I love to travel and I am super excited to be in Australia for the first time! I really enjoy being outdoors, whether it’s hiking, snowboarding, on a boat, or just walking around a new city. Sydney offers such a diverse and unique culture, I can’t wait to try new restaurants and activities with all of you! Cheers!

Monica Shah – Scottsdale, AZ Connector

Monica "Nikki" Shah is a fourth year marketing and entrepreneurship major with minors in international affairs and psychology. Originally from Memphis, TN, she is currently a Product Manager co-op at Axon in Scottsdale, AZ. Outside of school, Nikki enjoys performing/attending theatre, crafting, and podcasts. She is really excited to explore the Phoenix area and hopes to experience both the nature and urban scene.

Roy Rebisz – London Connector

My name is Roy Rebisz and I'm a 5th year senior with concentrations in Accounting and Marketing. I'm originally from the Netherlands but have lived most of my life in London (over 10 years!) and now find myself back at 'home' for my third and final co-op at The Blackstone Group in their International Finance department. My previous two co-ops were in Marketing at Staples and Finance at LevelUp, both in Boston. I consider myself a bit of a soccer fanatic - I've played for as long as I can remember, including most recently for the Northeastern men's club soccer team for the past two years, and am a huge fan of Arsenal. Fun fact: I once even found myself playing soccer with Liam Neeson at a friend's birthday party in London. I also love going to concerts and can proudly say I've been to almost 30 and counting!

Kailee Loa-Sugihara – Oahu Connector

Hello and Aloha everyone!!! My name is Kailee and I am the co-op connector for Hawaii. I am born and raised here in Hawaii. I grew up on the Big Island and transferred to my School’s Oahu Campus for High School. At NEU, I am a Middler studying Civil Engineering and am also a sister of Sigma Delta Tau. Here in Hawaii I am on Co-op at ENR’s #1 ranked Civil Engineering Global Design Firm, AECOM, right in Downtown Honolulu. I love to go to the beach and am constantly adventuring around Hawaii. I hope to meet you all soon to show you around my island home!

Hana Shuck – Singapore Connector

Hi everyone! I'm a fourth year International Affairs and Economics major. I have the pleasure of co-oping in my hometown of Singapore this year at the UN Committee for Women Singapore. I am a member of the Northeastern University Powerlifting team and Students of Singapore club. It's wonderful being back home and I can't wait to explore what Singapore has to offer with fellow Northeastern students. 

Corinne Mosher – New York City Connector

Corinne Mosher is a 3rd year International Business major who is co-oping on the marketing team at TodayTix in SoHo. She has always dreamed of living and working in New York City, and she is very excited to share this new experience with all of you! Corinne is an avid theatergoer and performer, and when she is on campus, she spends all of her free time with NU Stage Musical Theater Company. Traveling and experiencing new cultures is one of Corinne’s favorite pastimes, and some of her recent travels have been in France, Cuba, and Finland. Her other interests include fashion, photography, anything French, binge-watching Gossip Girl and Peaky Blinders, and spending time with her friends. She can’t wait to start putting together some amazing events for everyone in the city that never sleeps!

Hilary Tung – New York City Connector

Hi! My name is Hilary, and I'm super excited to be one of three New York City co-op connectors this upcoming fall semester! I enjoy exploring new places and hanging out with friends and family. I'm a rising third-year International Business student from Flushing, Queens, and I'm looking forward to experiencing more of what NYC has to offer with you guys! c:

Stephanie Ma – New York City Connector

Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie Ma and I’m originally from Brooklyn. I’m extremely excited to be one of your co-op connectors! I’m in my fifth year now and am currently on my 3rd co-op working at Morgan Stanley. I’ve had to relocate for all of my co-ops; the first being Amazon in Seattle and second, Credit Suisse in Chicago. I have had amazing experiences with past co-op connection programs and events and am thrilled to explore my hometown, NYC, with all of you! Fun facts about me: I love a good roast coffee and on weekends, I enjoy checking out latest photography or art galleries around the city.