Fall 2011 Co-op Connectors




Hello!  My name is Anya Rose, and I am currently in my third year at Northeastern University, where I am studying International Affairs and Economics.  I will be with my first Co-op at East Somerville Main Streets until the end of December 2011.  There, I am helping to develop the area of East Somerville, through a multilateral approach to community involvement.  This includes creating a platform for businesses, residents, and governmental officials to communicate and work towards widely supported goals.  I strongly believes that people are not just one thing, which is made obvious by the variety in my interests, including music, art, math, health care, and international traveling.  As Jason Russell from Invisible Children once said, "It is the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, who do."  So, I hope my experiences at Northeastern University help me prepare for a future that is both successful, and a little crazy.   You can email me at rose.an@husky.neu.edu with any questions or ideas you have!


Hi, my name is Marisa Ortiz and I am a fourth year here at Northeastern. I am a Business Major concentrating in marketing and entrepreneurship and am currently on my second co-op at Grant Thornton. On my co-op I get to work with the Marketing and Sales departments to assist with the Boston office's business development needs. I get exposure to several aspects of marketing including event planning, lead generation, brand management, presentation development, and much more.

I am originally from New Jersey and have enjoyed being in Boston so much that I have not been able to tear myself away from here for a co-op. However, I understand how students on co-op in the Boston area can still feel disconnected from campus, which is exactly why I became a Connector! Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or ideas! ortiz.ma@husky.neu.edu


Hey Huskies! My name is Michele Richinick and I am a senior journalism major and international affairs minor. I am currently employed with my third and final co-op in the news department at Boston.com. For my second co-op, I worked last spring at NBC in New York City, where I was also a Co-op Connector. After living there for an entire semester, I realized the importance of staying connected with a network of students and representatives from campus. Although most of Boston is familiar to us at this point in our college careers, I think it is important to remain involved with Co-op Connections while on co-op in the city because of the office’s resources and social activities and events. There are hidden gems all around the city, and sometimes students need a boost or motivation to experience them. I want to see as much of Boston as I can before I graduate in May.  I am looking forward to experiencing the city with you!

Besides writing, I enjoy traveling, watching the Red Sox beat the Yankees, taking photographs, scrapbooking, and running. My dream job is to write for a news or lifestyle magazine in New York City.  If you have any ideas, questions, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at richinick.m@husky.neu.edu.


My name is Monika and I am a Communications major and Psychology minor. I am a fourth-year senior and I am currently on co-op as an account coordinator at Feinstein Kean Healthcare. Originally from Warsaw, Poland I love traveling and exploring different parts of the world. I have been to Australia, Africa, most of Europe, parts of North America and would really love to explore South America in the near future. I am also Recruitment Chair for UpTilDawn which raises money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Feel free to send me any questions or ideas you might have about events in Boston! kolodziejczyk.m@husky.neu.edu


Washington DC


Hello! My name is Sara Angelosanto. I'm a Criminal Justice major finally graduating in the spring! I'm from New Hampshire so living in Boston wasn't much of a change, but moving to DC last year was very different. The beach weather was warmer and Stop and Shop was Giant! I'm returning to DC again for second co-op at Immigration and Customs Enforcement.The Washington D.C. area has so much to offer. The Smithsonian museums contain some of the most fascinating historic pieces and the zoo is home to rare pandas. The DC Metro has five different lines and about 86 stations that can get you to many destinations in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

Leaving the Northeastern campus with all its activities and your friends can be difficult, but I'm excited to bring everyone together for our own DC activities! I would like to work with the DC alumni chapter to keep everyone informed of their events, as well as create our own events! If anyone has any questions about the area or needs advice on something as simple as where to go grocery shopping feel free to email me at angelosanto.s@husky.neu.edu or find me on Facebook. Also, if you have a suggestion for a fun event for your fellow DC co-opers or perfect apartment amenities for a cookout let me know!


New York City


Hi, My name is Margo Henderson and I am originally from Delray Beach, FL. I am a middler music industry major on my first co-op at Red Light Management and ATO Records. I am very excited to be in NYC and to explore all the fun activities and events. From museums to concerts and TONS of free events the city can be pretty overwhelming, but I am very excited to help plan fun activities for us- making the most of the co-op experience in NYC!

Please email me at Henderson.m@husky.neu.edu, or find me on Facebook if you have any activities or ideas you are interested in! I can't wait to meet you all and have tons of fun!


Hi, my name is Roxanne and I’m a fourth year marketing major doing my co-op at AOL Advertising.  I’m originally from a small town in Massachusetts, but I consider myself more of a city person, which is why I love Boston and am excited to move to NYC.  I’ve been to New York many times, but never for an extended period, so I’m excited to get to know the city well during the next six months.  I hope that other Northeastern students doing their co-ops in the NYC area will want to join me in exploring the city!

One of the most interesting things about New York is that it feels like every country of the world is represented there.  I would love to visit all the different cultural neighborhoods of NYC.  I find that one of the best ways to learn about a culture is through its food, so a culinary tour of the city is just one of the ideas I have for this co-op cycle.

I would love to hear your ideas for events as well so don’t hesitate to contact me at leslie.r@husky.neu.edu.


Hi, My name is Hunter Schneider. I'm a Digital Arts major and will now be a middler. I'm going to be doing my co-op with Mimi Crawford Photography and possibly another photographer (depending on how my interview goes this week). I'm on the club wrestling and swim team at Northeastern and contribute to Tastemakers Magazine and Spectrum Art Magazine. I'm really excited to explore the city. I've started reading GQ a lot and there are a ton of trendy places the magazine says to check out to really experience NY. Visiting those and all the art museums are at the top of my priority list once I start working. I'm looking forward to meeting the other NY co-ops and enjoying the next Summer 2 and Fall semester.


San Diego


My name is Shivansh Singh and I am a Graduate Student at college of Computer and Information Science. I was the Student Representative of Master Students of College of Computer and Information Science for Spring 2011 semester and also the Orientation leader at ISSI. I just moved to San Diego to begin my Co-op at Intuit.

This is the first time I came to west coast. Its a completely unfamiliar setting. I realized how important it is to have a familiar group of people around you in a starnge and new place. San Diego looks like a very beautiful city with lot of places to check out. I love hanging out in my leisure time with friends and explore new places so I have already made a list of places which I am planning to visit. Few of it are San Diego Zoo, Old town San Diego, Sea world, US Olympic Training Center, Air and Space Museum, and beautiful beaches.  I am also planning to visit places near San Diego like LA, Las Vegas, and Grand Canyon.

Add me on facebook and feel free to reach me on my email singh.shi@husky.neu.edu with questions and suggestions.


Hi! My name is Leslie Montag. I am a middler International Business major with a concentration in finance. I am currently doing my first co-op at the Military Sealift Command at the Point Loma Naval Station. Being involved in the Student Alumni Association I have learned the importance of establishing a network and staying connected to the university. Therefore, I want to created that connection here in San Diego.

I am from San Diego and “rep” my city whenever possible. I have some great ideas for activities to do such as Balboa Park, SeaWorld, etc. Also, if people are interested in doing day trips on the weekends (to Disneyland, Six Flags, etc.) I would love to set that up.

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact me through facebook or e-mail me at montag.L@husky.neu.edu. I cannot wait for the exciting events ahead!


Los Angeles


Hey, my name is Ali Abdelmaksoud. I am a third year student with dual majors in Communications and Cinema Studies. I was raised in sunny Jacksonville, Florida, and just moved to Los Angeles for my first co-op with Allied Integrated Marketing. This is only my second time in LA, so it is pretty exciting to have an entirely new city at my disposal. There is so much to do here (more than I could ever do in my brief six months here) and I hope to work closely with the NU co-ops and alumni in the area to set up some amazing events.

Feel free to email me at abdelmaksoud.a@husky.neu.edu, or find me on Facebook if you would like to introduce yourself or discuss some potential events. I can't wait to meet my fellow Huskies and explore all that LA has to offer!