Fall 2013 Connectors


Ashley Lehane

Hi I'm Ashley Lehane and I am a middler Graphic Design major with a minor in Japanese. I am originally from Haverhill, MA but I am a Boston girl at heart. I am on my first co-op with Signator Investors, Inc. in the marketing department as a Junior Designer/Creative Assistant. Besides my co-op I spend a lot of time drawing, reading, and occasionally freelancing.



Andrew Horowitz

Why hello there Northeastern. My name is Andrew Horowitz, I'm a third year Chemical Engineer with a minor in Business Administration who's originally from a small suburban town in Connecticut. I'm currently on my first co-op working in R&D at this cool company called E Ink. When I started at the company they were located in Cambridge, however they have since relocated about 45 minutes north of the city to the lovely community of Billerica, MA,. Even though you may not have heard of E Ink, chances are you've used one of their products before - they make those cool screens for e-readers like the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.

I'm a huge ice hockey fan (go Bruins and Huskies!), a Northeastern Husky Ambassador, a mentor in the DREAM program, and I currently hold quite a few chair positions within my fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. Among many other things, I enjoy long walks on the beach, good food, kayaking on the Charles, meeting new people, hanging out with friends, travelling as often as possible, live music, and event planning! I'm excited for this semester, I'm sure it's going to be a good one!

I'm a huge ice hockey fan (go Bruins and Huskies!), a Northeastern Husky Ambassador, a mentor in the DREAM program, and I currently hold quite a few chair positions within my fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. Among many other things, I enjoy long walks on the beach, good food, kayaking on the Charles, meeting new people, hanging out with friends, travelling as often as possible, live music, and event planning! I'm excited for this semester, I'm sure it's going to be a good one!


 Alex O’Connor

Hi Everyone! My name is Alex O’Connor and I’m a junior this year, majoring in Marketing. I’m currently on co-op at Wayfair (conveniently located in front of the Christian Science Center/reflecting pool), working on their Joss&Main marketing acquisition team. Previously I was a Civil Engineering major, so I completed my first co-op at an engineering design firm near South Station, but I decided to switch to Marketing and couldn’t be happier!

Besides working at co-op, I’m VP of Communications for NUMA this semester and recently got accepted to join Pi Sigma Epsilon, NU’s co-ed sales and marketing fraternity. In my free time I love to run (along the esplanade whenever I can!), watercolor, and watch my new favorite show on Netflix – Friday Night Lights!

This is my first time hearing about the Co-op Connector Committee, and I’m very excited to be a part of it! Look forward to meeting you all!


 Andrea Ferraro

Hi! My name is Andrea Ferraro, and I am a fourth year Psych major with a Spanish Minor. I am currently completing my first co-op at Ernst & Young, working in the HR department as a Talent Developer. Instead of co-oping in my middler year, I traveled to Spain on a study abroad program, which has only further sparked my interest/need to travel the world. I love musicals, and am a part of NuStage, Northeastern's student run musical theater group. I love crafting, photography, and any, and I mean ANY kind of food.


Hannah DeYoung

Hello! My name is Hannah DeYoung and I'm a middler Communications major from Los Angeles! I love bringing people together through events big and small, and am currently on co-op in NU's Admissions, Orientation & Parent Programs offices doing just that! In my free time I have a lot of fun as a member of the Panhellenic community, Woof Magazine, peer mentoring and being Whole Foods' #1 customer. Can't wait to meet you all!



Christina Ferrara

Hi! My name is Christina Ferrara and I'm very excited to be on the co op connector committee this semester. I am currently a middler on my first Co-op. My major is chemical engineering and my Co-op is research and development for medical devices with Covidien.

I am outgoing and friendly. I enjoy cooking, playing sports or any outdoor activities, and things where I get to use my creativity. Im very excited to start planning fun events for my student body! If you have any questions or suggestions let me know!


Shweta Agrawal

Hello! My name is Shweta Agrawal. I'm a graduate student in Information Systems at Northeastern. I came to Boston last Fall and completed two semesters before joining Perkin Elmer as a co-op. I work in the Quality Assurance group as a Test Automation Engineer and absolutely love the whole learning experience.

I love Boston (even with all the snow!) and the things this city has to offer. I'm really looking forward to being a part of the Co-op Connector Committee to meet more people and explore new things with them. I'm a big foodie and love dancing and definitely up for anything new and exciting. See you all soon!


Lauren Vogric

Hi all! My name is Lauren Vogric and I’m a third year at Northeastern, majoring in mathematics with a minor in mechanical engineering. I am currently on my first co-op in Boston with a company called Millward Brown Digital (previously known as Compete) in the Data and Research department. Feel free to contact me with and questions or suggestions at vogric.l@husky.neu.edu!



Kaitlyn Mirabella

Hi! My name is Kaitlyn and I am new to the Co-op Connectors Committee but I am so happy that I discovered it and am super excited to start planning awesome events! As a 4th year student on my second co-op, I’m thankful that I will be able to reach out to other students this semester and actually be in touch with the happenings on campus (instead of just hiding away on Mission Hill).

I am a Business major with concentrations in Marketing and Management, on track to graduate in 2015. My first co-op was at Shoebuy.com as a Marketing Associate last spring and I am currently working as a Marketing Intern at WGBH (yes, the TV/Radio station)!

I am a very outgoing, passionate person. I enjoy singing, playing volleyball, and both cooking and baking. As a fitness enthusiast, I try to take recipes and make them slightly healthier, but I am always open to trying new things! I also have a strange obsession with Food Network, especially Chopped! I am so excited to meet fellow huskies and get to go on fun expeditions as well! If you have any questions or ideas for events feel free to shoot me an email at mirabella.k@husky.neu.edu.


Mikayla DErrico

Hello! My name is Mikayla D'Errico and I am a senior at Northeastern studying Finance. My home town is Shrewsbury, MA but my heart lies in Boston. I am currently on Co-op with Boston Consulting Group in the International Accounting team. It is my third and final co-op and actually my second one at BCG. I really enjoy traveling and exploring new places; I actually studied abroad in Rome, Italy and completely fell in love with Europe. Please feel free to contact me with any and all ideas you may have or with feedback on events! derrico.m@husky.neu.edu


Margaux Malyshev

Hello! My name is Margaux Malyshev and I am a senior at Northeastern pursuing a degree in Organizational Communications with a minor in Sociology. However, I have a new found passion for entrepreneurship and I hope to explore the subject more thoroughly as my final semester approaches.

I currently work at The Boston Consulting Group where I assist the Email Marketing and Online Communications team. I absolutely love it and feel so blessed to be working in such an energizing and supportive environment. I hope that every student at Northeastern finds a co-op they love so I am here to encourage and inspire those who are searching.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. I am always willing to consult - except this will be for free! I look forward to hearing from you!


Runxuan Xiao

Hi, my name is Runxuan Xiao. I'm a graduate student at Northeastern University, majoring in computer science. I'm doing my internship in Charles River Development for fall 2013. I am from China and just came to US one year ago. This is my first co-op and I'm excited about it.




Youming Jin

Greetings! This is Youming Jin (just call me “Brown”) and I am a middler at Northeastern majoring BSBA- Supply Chain Management. I am currently working on my first Co-op at Harvard University Graduate School of Design as a Helpdesk Technician, which is a pretty fun job because I meet so much interesting people (mainly students) everyday and it feels really awesome when they get their computers (or other problems) fixed and leave happily.

As an international student, I deeply understand how challenging it could be to find a fair Co-op due to the lack of networking and inferiority of language, and I believe Co-op Connections can provide a platform for all the students to share the resources and experiences, which will benefit a lot for the future career development. Email me if you have any concerns or ideas for planning events: jin.yo@husky.neu.edu. Cheers, Brown (the “thumb-up” guy is me!)



Andrew Rota

I am originally from the scenic Berkshire Hills region of Massachusetts. I moved to Boston in 2010 to attend Northeastern, I now live in the Jamaica Plain area. I am currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. I recently added a minor in Art + Design to incorporate a little more creativity to my schedule.

I completed my first co-op working in Merchandising as a Strategic Analysis at Wayfair.com, a home supply company headquartered in Boston.

I am currently co-oping at the Graduate campus here in Seattle as the Marketing/Social Media Manager. I am living in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. I am enjoying the vibrant and unique environment that Seattle has to offer. It is an interesting change compared to a more classic and historic Boston culture.

The summer was beautiful and I pursued one of my main interest travel and nature often. I have some exciting trips coming up to California and Canada.


Lori Monteleone

Hi all, I'm Lori, a senior Computer Science major, currently over here around Seattle (Bellevue, really) for my third and - sadly - final co-op. This term I'm working with the Halo test team at Microsoft Studios, and needless to say, really excited about it.

Originally, I'm from upstate-ish New York, but over the last four years or so at NU I've been able to bounce around between Boston, Japan, Scotland and now the gorgeous pacific Northwest.

When I'm not being a code monkey, I tend to spend my time playing games (of the board, video *and* card varieties), folk dancing, exploring and doing generally fun and exciting things.

I'm looking forward to getting to know all of the awesome NU students in the area for this co-op round, and of course planning lots of fun adventures for us all!


Northern California/Bay Area

Davide Fikri Kamel

CIAO! My name is Davide Fikri Kamel and I am a Senior International Business major with a concentration in Marketing. As required by the Dual Degree program, I have studied for two year in Italy (where I am from) and I am currently doing a co-op at Adobe Systems Inc. in San Jose, CA. The city is amazing and there are tons of places to visit all over the Bay Area. I love hiking in the open air, playing beach volleyball, and I have a huge passion for food! I look forward to meeting you all guys...we will have so much fun!


Bryce Wilson

I'm Bryce, I am a 5th year Industrial Engineering student, and for my third co-op opportunity I'm working at Apple in Cupertino. I grew up here in Silicon Valley, so I know the area really well and I absolutely love to show people around the area! I am heavy in to the great outdoors and spend my free time backpacking, running, biking, and snowboarding. Another passion of mine is cooking, and eating really good food. I'm excited to get all the Silicon Valley co-ops together for cookouts, camping trips, excursions to see California's beauty, and any event suggestions from all of you. Shoot me an email if you have any event ideas!



Chris LaColla

Hi everyone! My name is Chris LaColla and I am a fifth year Industrial Engineering student. I'm currently on co-op at United Airlines' corporate headquarters in the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower. This is my third co-op and my second time with United. While my job takes me all around the world (literally!), I love Chicago and am excited to call it home once again. I'm looking forward to spending another six months in Chicago and connecting with everyone else co-oping in Chicagoland.


New York City

Jake Rosenthal

My name is Jake Rosenthal and I am going to be a Middler at Northeastern. I am majoring in Psychology with a minor is Business. I am currently doing my first co-op at a company called Booker Software in Manhattan. I love to exercise, play sports, watch sports, read, cook, and hang out with friends. I am a huge Red Sox and Patriots fan (which doesn't go over too well in New York!) I am excited to embark on this new adventure in NYC.



Anthony Chandler

Hey my name's Anthony I'm going to be a fourth year Finance/MIS student and I'm working at Morgan Stanley this fall. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you in New York and doing some cool stuff in such an awesome city. I'm into sports (especially Hockey) and good music and I'm pretty much down to do whatever is fun. See you guys soon!



Emily Miles

Hi Friends! I'm Emily Miles and I'm entering my fifth year at Northeastern as a Business Major and Social Entrepreneurship and Management minor. Since this will be my third, and final, co-op, I figured why not move to NYC! By day I'll be working at Rapp Collins as an Intern on their HP Client Services team, but by night I'll be planning super fun activities for you cool cats to attend. But to make this an amazing semester, I'll need your help! Feel free to email me at miles.em@husky.neu.edu with any cool suggestions or if you just want to hang out with me, my roommate, my cat, and maybe some bacon.


Rachel Jermansky

Hey, I’m Rachel and I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I’m a senior communication major and a business minor. I am currently co-oping at Herman-Almonte Public Relations in New York City. I’m a huge sports fan, Yankees and the Giants are my two favorite teams in the world, so a sports game would probably be an event I would look into planning. I’m also a sister of Alpha Epsilon Phi, and obsessed with any cute furry animals. I just turned 21, so I spend practically all my free time on weekends going out. If you want to join, just contact me!


Hunter Schneider

Hi! My name is Hunter Schneider and I'm in my senior year at Northeastern majoring in digital art and cinema studies. For the summer I'll be working in the marketing department at Souvenirs from Earth, an international art television station. I've done two co-ops in NY already and know how exciting New York can be this time of year. I made some life-long friends at the co-op events both years and cant wait to do the same this cycle! Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for events or even if you're just looking for someone to explore the city with. My email is schneider.cha@husky.neu.edu. Cant wait to meet all of you!



Matthew Mitchell

Hi everyone! I am Matthew Mitchell, an accounting and finance senior who is co-oping at the Jiahua Language School in Shenzhen, China. I have been to China once before, but not to Shenzhen. I would love to meet up with my fellow Huskies who are also co-oping in Shenzhen so that we can explore this dynamic city together! Feel free to contact me at mitchell.mat@husky.neu.edu if you are interested! 加油!


Geneva, Switzerland

Aditi Giri

Hello fellow Geneva co-opers!  My name is Aditi Giri and I will be your Co-Op connector! Somethings you should know about me are that I love spicy food, Suits (the TV series), and find any excuse to dance. I was born in Kathmandu, Nepal and came to the U.S.A in 2001. I can speak 3 languages fluently (Nepali, Hindi, and English), conversation Italian, and am hoping to learn French for Geneva A fun fact about me is that I love Beyonce, and quote her songs whenever possible. The most listened to station on Pandora for me is Stevie Wonder Station, as I love me some RnB and old school hip hop

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I really am looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing some laughs in our months abroad! See you soon!


Washington DC

Melanie Shark

Hi Guys, my name is Melanie Shark and I am a senior music industry student. I will be working in DC at a music company called SoundExchange for my last co-op. I am really excited to plan events and explore the city! I'm originally from Geneva, Switzerland and have been on the search for the perfect US city to start my life in once I graduate.



New Jersey

Amber Blum

Hello! My name is Amber Blum. I’m a fourth year Business major with dual concentration in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. This co-op cycle I’ll be working in a consumer sales position at Johnson and Johnson in Morris Plains New Jersey.

I’ve never lived in any other area besides Massachusetts so I'm really excited to explore New Jersey and New York. I love to find new and exciting activities to try. I look forward to meeting everyone and please feel free to e-mail me at blum.am@husky.neu.edu with any suggestions for activities.


Los Angeles

Paige Burns

Hi I’m Paige, the co-op connector for Los Angeles this semester! I’m a fifth year communications major concentrating in media studies and minoring in both media production and writing. I am also a member, dancer, and choreographer of No Limits Dance Crew at Northeastern. My interests include, but are (of course) not limited to, dance, photography, cinematography, art, cooking, and writing. Although I will not be joining you all until September (my co-op doesn’t start until then) I would be more than happy to receive suggestions for events and to start planning ahead. I have only been to LA once, for less than a week, so I am truly excited to set up some awesome events and to get exploring the city with fellow Northeastern co-ops.


San Diego

Dorian Kersch

My name is Dorian Kersch. I am from Florida and grew up in St Maarten. I am a 5th year Information Science Major. I will be working for Intuit out in San Diego for the fall of 2013. In my years at Northeastern,  I became a founding father of Phi Delta Theta and a Resident Assistant. In more important news, I am a huge sports advocate. I love going to sport games and throwing superbowl parties each year! My favorite sport to play is volleyball and favorite sport to watch is football. I am extremely outgoing. I have traveled a lot during my Northeastern time, including Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and North Carolina. As you can see, I love going to new places and trying new things. For example, I went swing dancing for the first time this year. I have planned events in the past for multiple student organizations and I am excited to plan awesome events for the co-ops in San Diego.