Fall 2012 Co-op Connectors




Rachel Rappe

Oh hi there. My name is Rachel Rappe and I am in my third year at Northeastern University. I am currently on Co-op at the Boston Red Sox in their accounting and finance department. I was a nursing student my first year and then made the transition to accounting and information systems where I am now. If that transition is not random enough, I am born and raised in Wisconsin before I resided here. Love that state to death and yes I am a cheesehead (Go Pack Go!). Being the only person from my area to come to school in Boston, I know the importance of feeling connected to the area you are in and reaching out to those around you. Please find me on Facebook or email me at rappe.r@husky.neu.edu to learn more about what Co-op connectors are about or just to chat. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the events!



My name is Isabella Agbaje. I am from Lagos, Nigeria. I am in my third year at Northeastern University and currently doing my first co-op at Lexington Insurance Company. I am 18 years of age and a fun fact is I came to college when I was 16. I enjoy meeting new people and believe the connector’s events would be a great way to get in touch with other students, network and generally have a fantastic time.



Hey! My name is Nikita. I am a middler originally from Houston, TX. I am a mechanical engineering major and currently co-oping at Boston Scientific. I enjoy traveling, shopping and watching football. I am also involved in Peace Through Play here at Northeastern. You can email me at shah.nikit@husky.neu.edu with questions or suggestions!



My name is Morgan Bevil and I am a Middler at Northeastern. Currently I'm doing my coop at Mayor Menino's Office, and this is my first coop. I'm an international affairs major with a double minor in history and law and public policy. I'm involved in the international affairs society, french club, human services organization, and club running. Originally  from Westchester New York, and yes, I am a Yankee fan. I'm a big traveler and am planning to go abroad in the spring.  I also love running as I just finished my first half marathon this past May in Pittsburgh.



Hi!  My name is Roger and I am a 3rd year Health Science Premed Major from Poughkeepsie, New York. I am currently employed at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard where I work in the Cancer Department



My name Ivon Indira Alvarez, but most people call me Indy. I am originally from Honduras but have lived in Boston for 10 years. I am an International Affairs and Economics major. I am currently attending my Coop at the Mayor's Office as a constituent Advocate. I am a foodie. I love food; it is a great and delicious form of learning about cultures.  I also love to write; I believe words have powers. They can influence people in so many different ways, so we must use them wisely.



Hey, I’m Tom Backus – a senior behavioral neuroscience major, environmental science minor. For summer 2/fall I’m on co-op at Biogen Idec, a biotechnology company in Cambridge, working on neurology research developing new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like MS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease. I’m originally from New York, but I love the Boston area and all it has to offer (especially the Red Sox). I’m really looking forward to this fall and helping plan some awesome events for my fellow Boston co-ops! Shoot me an email with any ideas/suggestions or just to say hi! backus.t@husky.neu.edu

Bianca I.

Bianca I.

Hey there! My name is Bianca Illion and I am a third year Communication Studies major with a concentration in Organizational Communication. I am currently on my first co-op at Pioneer Investments in downtown Boston working in the Corporate Communications department. Although a Jersey girl at heart, I love everything Northeastern and Boston have to offer. Even after living here for two years I continue to find new and interesting people, places and things to explore each day. In my free time I enjoy cooking, taking group fitness classes at Marino and sitting down with a great book (when I can find the time). I look forward to planning some amazing events with my fellow classmates for the upcoming fall semester.



Hi, my name is Audrey Lang and I am a third year business student at Northeastern majoring in marketing and finance with a minor in french. I am event coordinator for Northeastern's African Student Organization and a member of various Northeastern clubs such as NBSA, NUMA, and Woman in Business. Currently, I am in coop at Wayfair as a Merchandising associate. I love art history, philosophy, travel, film, music, fashion, as well as the opportunity to immerse myself in new things. I look forward to forging a great path for myself here at Northeastern.

Bianca M.


Hola! My name is Bianca Millien and I am a Middler at NU studying International Business with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Spanish. I am currently co-oping at The Warren Center Conference and Inn in Ashland, Ma. I am working on their digital marketing and I am really excited about it. I love to be involved and I cannot wait to help plan events this co-op connector term. I think it's really important to make sure that we stay involved in student life, because thats what the college experience is all about. If you have any questions or suggestions for great events please feel free to email me at millien.b@husky.neu.edu! Hope to see you soon!



I'm Sarah Trotman from Cambridge, Mass. originally from Barbados. I am currently a senior, expecting to graduate in May 2013 with a degree in Human Services. I was a student-athlete for four consecutive years as a member of the Women's Track and Field team. I love sports, traveling, and having fun! I love to stay active and I have a strong interest in event planning. As a member of the Co-op Connectors Committee, I hope to gain plenty of knowledge from this opportunity and contribute to an unforgettable Boston Co-op experience!



Hi everyone! My name is Marian Nsia. I am in my third year at Northeastern as a dual major in Political Science and Economics with a minor in Business Adminstration. For the summer and fall, I am working at ISG in all kinds of areas ranging from medical management to business and even some law. I am really excited to be a co-op connector. I can't wait to meet new people and have loads of fun. Feel free to e-mail me anytime if you questions, ideas, want to hang out, or just want to say hello : )     nsia.m@husky.neu.edu   Can't wait to meet you !



Hello! My name is Camille Schiff but please call me Cam. Hailing from the Hawaii I ended up at Northeastern University by a trick of fate. Double Majoring in Business: Supply Chain and Environmental Science I’m currently on co-op with Staples Corporate as a Product Developer.

Even though I’m on co-op being an active member of the NU community is important and look forward to providing and joining in activities that allow me to stay connected


Stepahie Stoops

Hi! My name is Stephanie Stoops and I’m a 3rd year Communications and Cinema Studies dual major. I’m currently doing my first co-op at Practically Green, a start-up in Cambridge, MA. Originally from Northern Virginia, I came to Boston to experience an entirely new place and I’ve loved it every single day since! I love film and music, and spending money on both of those things. If there’s an awesome band or artist playing in Boston, I definitely want to be there! The same goes for film. Why else would I be a Cinema major, right? I love bringing all my friends to those concerts and movies with me, so hopefully that will translate into me bring everyone together for Co-Op Connectors!"


Ryan Seagren

Hey Everybody! My name is Ryan Seagren. I am currently a 4th year pharmacy student originally from Hyde Park, New York. On my free time I love to swim and play the piano. I am really excited to be joining Co-op Connectors this fall while I work at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute! I cannot wait to plan a great semester for everybody who is off campus to make great connections and friends. If you have any questions or ideas, always feel free to email me at seagren.r@husky.neu.edu


Meghan Supple

Hi! My name is Megan Supple and I’m starting my 4th year at Northeastern.  I’m a Pharmacy major, originally from upstate New York. In my free time, I love to travel, read and work out. My 3rd co-op is at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and I’m very excited to be joining Co-op Connector for the first time this semester!

New York City


Margo Henderson

Hi! My name is Margo Henderson and a fourth year Music Industry Major. I am currently co-oping at Superfly Presents working on music festivals such as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. This is my second co-op in New York and I am really excited to be back again. New York has lots to offer and can be a little overwhelming sometimes. I am really excited to plan fun events and get everyone together. Please let me know if you have any ideas for an event or an activity. I can't wait to meet you all! Please email me if you have any suggestions at henderson.m@husky.neu.edu.


Hunter NEW

Hi! My name is Hunter Schneider and I'm in my fourth year at Northeastern majoring in digital art and cinema studies. For the summer and fall I'll be working at NBC as a photo producer and editor. I was a Co-op Connector last summer 2 and fall and know how exciting New York can be this time of year. I made some life-long friends at the co-op events last year 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!

San Diego


Julie Riggert

Hi! I'm in my 5th year at Northeastern majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Digital Art. I just moved to San Diego to start my second co-op doing marketing and PR for BAM Communications. I'm new to co-op connections and looking forward to planning some fun events!


Nathan Heaps

Hi! My name is Nathan and I'm a middler at Northeastern, studying Computer Science and Information Science. In July, I'll be starting my co-op at Intuit in San Diego doing software development. Previously, I co-oped at Smarter Travel Media in Charleston, MA doing web development as well as interned at TripAdvisor in Newton, MA doing corporate IT support. I'm originally from New York (just north of New York City) but have no team affiliation. Go <insert winning team here>!

I can't wait to meet all of you!

San Francisco


Roxanne Leslie

Hi, my name is Roxanne and I'm excited to be the Bay Area connector for this co-op cycle! A little about me - I'm a business major with marketing and finance concentrations. This is my last co-op, I will be working at Bluewolf in downtown San Francisco.

I'm from the suburbs of Boston but have Ecuadorian/Irish/Scottish roots. My favorite things include traveling, running, and trying new ethnic foods :) I will definitely plan a restaurant outing - I've heard there's a lot of good places to try here.

I hope that some of you will join me in exploring all that this area has to offer - it's my first time in California so there's a lot I want to do! I'll be organizing a few events while we're here, but feel free to reach out to me if you have an idea for an event as well.

Washington D.C.


Abby Lance

Hi! My name is Abby Lance and I'm starting my 4th year at Northeastern. I'm a sociology major doing my second coop at the International Center for Journalists in Washington DC. Before that I did  development (which includes event coordination, among other things) for ACCESS, a college affordability non-profit. I'm really exciting to be living in a city with so many great things going on. I'm really looking forward to planning some fun activities! I'd love to hear any suggestions you may have, so don't hesitate to email me (abigail.r.lance@gmail.com) with ideas - or if you just want to introduce yourself.

 Los Angeles


Sara Price

Hey :) My name is Sara Price, I'm a junior Music Industry/Business double major at NEU. I'm originally from Long Island, New York. Currently I'm working two part-time co-ops in LA at Bill Silva Management and AEG. This is my second co-op; for my first co-op I worked at Glassnote Music in New York. I like to travel, bake and take long walks on the beach. Looking forward to meeting everyone!