Fall 2015 Co-op Connectors

Mandy Woo – Chicago Connector

Mandy - Pro Pic Hi! My name is Mandy and I'm a senior Business major, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in International Affairs. I'm currently on my third co-op at Bluewolf as a Business Analyst in Chicago. My previous co-ops include Johnson & Johnson (NJ) and Bose Corporation. I'm from San Francisco, CA and enjoy dancing, traveling, and trying new foods. Looking forward to meeting you all! Feel free to contact me at woo.a@husky.neu.edu with any suggestions for events!

Cullen Rose – Boston Connector Committee

picture of CullenMy name is Cullen Rose. I was born in California and raised in Vermont. I am going into my 3rd year at Northeastern majoring in Finance and following the pre-medicine track. I am currently at my first co-op at BNY Mellon in Boston.

Sahil Jain – Boston Connector Committee

IMG_20150318_140031 (1)Hey, I am Sahil Jain, a Master's student at Northeastern University in Boston. I am doing my first co-op at Akamai as a Solutions Architect. I would love to be a part of the Northeastern family and share my knowledge with others.

Harshad Sathe – Boston Connector Committee

Harshad - Pro Pic I am a Northeastern University-Seattle graduate student currently in Boston for my co-op. Working as a member of the Co-op Committee is very exciting for me, as we share the same goals -- connect with students and explore the city of Boston. Hoping to enrich my experience with the Northeastern Family. As they say -- get "Connected with Life".

Sidharth Pandey – Boston Connector Committee

Sidharth - Pro Pic Hi there, my name is Sidharth Pandey. I am a graduate student in civil engineering and specializing in construction management. I am currently on my first co-op with Turner constructions. I am originally from Mumbai, India and love to explore new places and people. I am also a graduate student government senator and really looking forward to meeting everyone in the Co-op Connector program.

Jenny Arnold – Boston Connector Committee

Jenny - Pro Pic Hi! i'm Jenny Arnold, a fourth year nursing major. I am currently on my second co-op in the emergency department at Mass General. I am from New Hampshire and love every outdoors activity, especially skiing and hiking. I also enjoy playing tennis, reading, and trying new things.

Rutvik Pradham – Boston Connector Committee

Rutvik - Pro Pic Hi everyone, I am Rutvik Pradhan and I am currently studying MS in Energy Systems. I am serving as a co-op at Eversource Energy. I am a highly enthusiastic person and a big time foodie. I love traveling for food and exploring different cuisines! I look forward to becoming a co-op connector and meeting new people.

Christine Wong – Boston Connector Committee

Christine - Pro Pic Hi everyone! My name is Christine, and I am a middler Business major with a concentration in marketing and management. I am currently doing my first co-op at The Boston Consulting Group as a Recruiting Assistant! I am originally from Boston (I went to high school just up the street from Northeastern), and clearly I love this city so much that I am still here! In my free time, I love watching movies, walking along the harbor, and baking!

Nicole Dolan – Boston Connector Committee

Nicole - Pro PIc My name is Nicole and I'm a fifth year Marketing and Entrepreneurship major at Northeastern. I was born in New York but grew up abroad where I graduated high school in Hong Kong. I am currently on my third (and final co-op) at Sam Adams!

Shreyas Mahimkar – Boston Connector Committee

Shreyas M - Pro Pic Hi! My name is Shreyas Mahimkar. I'm a student in Computer Science at Northeastern. I came to Boston in Fall of 2013 and completed two semesters before joining Novartis as a co-op. I work as a Data scientists and I am liking the learning experience. I'm looking forward to being a part of the Co-op Connector Committee to meet more people and explore new things with them. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions at mahimkar.s@husky.neu.edu

Louisa Gorbatov – Boston Connector Committee

Louisa - Pro PIc Hey! My name is Louisa Gorbatov and I'm a fifth year Finance & Management major with a Spanish minor. I'm currently working at my third co-op at Rue La La in Boston. I'm originally from Newton, MA and love being in the Boston area. I'm active on campus through several groups such as the Ballroom Dancing Club, TAMID Investment Group, and Huskies for Israel. I love traveling to different parts of the world and learning about cultures. I also enjoy all types of dance such as modern, Bollywood, and Ballroom.

Vinoth Kumar Sekar – Boston Connector Committee

Vinoth - Pro Pic Vinoth holds a bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Anna University, India and is pursuing his Masters in Energy Systems at Northeastern University. He is currently in his co-op with Eversource Energy -- a utility company, working in the Energy Efficiency department. He is intersted in working towards a clean energy future and loves making new friends!

XiaoJun Dong – Boston Connector Committee

XiaoJun - Pro Pic My name is XiaoJun, I'm majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. I'm currently doing my co-op at Brown Brothers Harriman as a fund accountant. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and catching up on TV shows.

Emily Lew – Seoul, Korea

Emily - Pro Pic Hi everyone! My name is Emily Lew and I'm currently a rising senior doing my last co-op in Seoul, Korea! I am originally from NYC but throughout my time at Northeastern I've traveled to many different countries through two dialogues and a study abroad prior to this international co-op. That's why I really love the idea of having a Northeastern community outside of Boston, because I felt that I was really missing the college community as I was away at all these places. I'm so excited to be a Beyond Boston Co-op Connector and really explore this country together with other NEU co-ops!

Peter Madden – Florida Connector

Peter - Pro Pic My name is Peter Madden and I am currently on Co-op in Tampa, FL. I am on my third Co-op at Northeastern and going into my senior year. I am from upstate New York and enjoy hiking, skiing, and just about any outdoor activity. At Northeastern I am on the rugby team and enjoy spending my Thursday nights at Howl. I look forward to meeting the other Bostonians that are down here in Florida and planning some great events!

Kevin Ngyuen – Seattle Connector

Kevin - Pro Pic Hey guys! I'm Kevin and I am happy to be one of your Co-op Connectors for this fall term. I am currently working as a Financial Analyst co-op at Amazon for my third co-op. Coming from Maryland, I have never had the chance to fully experience the West Coast until now. I plan on exploring Seattle and the surrounding areas while I am here, and hopefully with the rest of you! Some fun facts about me: I am a rubik's cube enthusiast and my favorite animal is the aardvark.

Patrick Harrington – Seattle Connector

Patrick - Pro Pic My name is Patrick Harrington and I was born and raised in a small suburb north of Boston called North Reading. I love to travel and I have spent significant amounts of time over the past few years in Hong Kong, Korea, and mainland China. I am always open to new experiences and would love suggestions on events that would be fun for you. I have been lucky to have met the majority of you all and hope we can continue rolling through things like we have already done! Everyone I haven't had the opportunity to meet or talk to, I can't wait to meet you too and find events that we all want to do!

AJ Horst – San Jose Connector

AJ - Pro Pic I'm AJ Horst, a senior CS/Business student living in Santa Clara and currently on co-op as a Software Engineer with Intuit. I enjoy hiking and riding bikes, and I'm excited to be living in a city with so much nature to explore. I'm also kind of a foodie and I'm looking forward to checking out the restaurant scene in the south Bay Area.

Jackie Peszynski – San Francisco Connector

Jackie - Pro Pic Hello! My name is Jackie Peszynski and I'm a fourth year dual Political Science and Business major with minors in International Affairs and History. Concentrating in marketing, my first co-op was in Performance Footwear Merchandising at Puma's North American headquarters. Now I'm embarking on a co-op in San Francisco with a peer to peer car rental startup called RelayRides in SoMa. I'm a fan of traveling, kayaking, women's soccer, and playing guitar. Potrero Hill will be my home for the next six months and I can't wait to adventure on the West Coast!

Tanya Welch – San Francisco Connector

Tanya - Pro PIc Hi, my name is Tanya. I am in my fifth year of studying Civil Engineering with a focus in transportation. I have worked for the MBTA Commuter Rail, VHB Transportation Planning, and am now working for Kimley-Horn Intelligent Transportation Systems. I studied in Melbourne last spring and have been addicted to traveling ever since. I like in Potrero Hill and am loving exploring San Francisco! I enjoy playing tennis, walking, hiking, and traveling/talking about traveling. I'm looking forward to meeting other co-ops in the area!

Oleg Vaskevich – San Francisco Connector

Oleg - Pro Pic My name is Oleg and I'm a rising senior at NU studying Computer Engineering and Music Performance. I'm currently living in downtown San Francisco and commuting by Caltrain to Mountain View for an internship at Shape Security, as part of the KPCB Fellows program. There is a lot to do out here, and I'm stoked to plan some events and help us all get a feel for life, culture, history, and entertainment in the city and across the Bay Area.

Jasper McCoy – San Diego Connector

Jasper - Pro Pic Hi, my name is Jasper McCoy. I am in my fourth year studying architecture. I was born in Buff Bay, Portland Jamaica. I'm working on my second Co-op for Delawie, an architecture firm close to Pacific Beach. I enjoy everything San Diego has to offer and am extremely fond of the beach, live music, and dancing! I work hard and play harder. I've got some of the best spots mapped out already. I'm excited to share them all with you!

Julian Scherding – Paris Connector

Julian - Pro Pic I am a 21 year old student at Northeastern University dual majoring in Political Science and Economics. I was raised in Woodstock, Vermont and attended an Olympic preparatory ski academy at Killington Mountain as an alpine ski racer. At Northeastern, in addition to my studies and my research work with my mentor, I am a member of the Alpine Ski Team and the Student Alumni Association. I spent 6 weeks in Geneva, Switzerland in the summer of 2013 in a short term study abroad program at the UN that focused on disarmament diplomacy and also completed a 10 month co-op in 2014-2015 at a Boston-based investment management firm GMO. I speak conversational French and am looking to attain fluency. In my own time, I enjoy travel, reading, oceans, and bodies of water, urbanism, news/current events, and trying new things.

Lucie Moore – Paris Connector

Lucie - Pro PicMy name is Lucie, I'm from Santa Fe, New Mexico and am a Journalism and French studies major in my last year. For my co-op, I'm working as an assistant translator/English coach in Paris art business. While at Northeastern, I managed to do a fair amount of study in France (one year in Paris, a semester in Provence, and a summer dialogue in Lyon) so I have a decent amount of familiarity with France. Please feel free to consult me for a weekend trip inspiration! In terms of what you might like to know about me, I'm really into yoga, doing photography, heading out for impromptu city wanderings, and visiting museums (I prefer for a short but intense duration, i.e. focusing on a room) I am passionate about tea and going out for apertif in Paris. But beyond anything else, I like experiencing new things and hope to bring as much of that into my semester here as I can.

Hannah Gorelik – Palo Alto Connector

Hannah - Pic Hello fellow Huskies! My name is Hannah Gorelik, and I'm on my first co-op and my third year at Northeastern, studying International Business. I was born and raised in the Bay Area -- 12 years in the East Bay, 8 years in Palo Alto, and now San Francisco -- and I'm so excited to be back! I am open to any and all questions if you need a local perspective, and am happy to be a resource. I enjoy long walks at the Stanford Dish, biking at Shoreline, thrift shopping on the Haight, driving down Highway 1 with the windows open and music blasting, and In N Out anywhere, anytime. I look forward to meeting everyone!

Jessica Grill – New York City Connector

Jessica - Pro Pic Hi! My name is Jessica, I'm a Junior studying Communication Studies and Psychology and I'm currently on my first co-op at Meredith Xcelerated Marketing. I live on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and some of my favorite things to do in the city include going to comedy shows at Upright Citizens Brigade, wandering around parks and outdoor markets, and jogging along the East River. New York is a great place to live, work, and explore and I can't wait to help plan exciting events for the Northeastern community!

Julia Le – New York City Connector

Julia - Pro Pic Hey! I'm Julia Le, a third year international business major from southern Massachusetts. I am currently at my first co-op at Donna Morgan,a bridal and ready-to-wear fashion company working as a PR/Social Media intern on their eCommerce team. On campus I have been heavily involved in the Fashion & Retail Society previously serving as VP of the club and art director of our magazine The Avenue. Beyond fashion, my interests lie in art, photography, music, travel, food, and fitness.

Eftina Gjikuria – New York City Connector

Eftina - Pro Pic Hi, my name is Eftina Gjikuria. I am originally from Albania but have lived in Boston for the past 10+ years. I'm a fifth year student majoring in Marketing with a minor in Psychology. I am currently on my 3rd co-op at Adobe in their Digital Marketing department. My past two co-ops were at BJ's Wholesale Club and Johnson & Johnson. I love food, impromptu dance parties, coffee, and Buzzfeed.

Ying Ying Kuang – New York City Connector

Ying Ying - Pro Pic Hi! My name is Ying Ying and I'm a fourth year Business Major concentrating in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. I am currently working at my second co-op at Donna Morgan. I am a sister of the Kappa Omega chapter of Sigma Kappa. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, trying out new restaurants, spin classes, and watching sports. I have always wanted to live in New York so I am so excited to explore the city through restaurants, Broadway shows, cafes, and walking tours. Feel free to reach out to me with any ideas and suggestions, I can't wait to meet all of you and explore the city together!

Julianet Gonzalez – Connecticut Connector

Julianet - Pro Pic My name is Julianet Gonzalez. I'm a third year Chemical Engineering major with a minor in Spanish. I'm currently co-oping at Alexion Pharmaceuticals. I love corgis, dark chocolate, and stand-up comedy. I like exploring new places and trying new things (mostly as a way to stop myself from watching Netflix all day). I can't wait to meet all of you and have a whole lot of Connecticut fun!

Amélie Desrosiers – London Connector

Amelie - Pro Pic Hello and welcome to London! My name is Amélie and I am a 23 year old BSBA Finance student graduating in SP 2016. I am currently on my second co-op as an analyst at State Street Global Markets in Canary Wharf. I am so happy to be here and I look forward to getting everyone together for dinners, small trips, activities, and any other event ideas from you guys! "Cheers!"

Demetri Lemonias – Washington, D.C. Connector

Demetri - Pro Pic My name is Demetri Lemonias (Greek not Russian!). I am a Northeastern Industrial Engineering student currently on my third co-op and will be graduating this upcoming Spring semester. I have a minor in Math and also really enjoy politics and the news. On a way less intellectual side of things, I'm a big fan of fishing and being outdoors. I love to go camping and boating and am a big fan of just relaxing and going with the flow. I plan on getting my hunting license in MA after this co-op is over so I can hopefully add another hobby to enjoy and get much cheaper dinners!

Kendall Donohoe – Cape Town, South Africa Connector

Kendall - Pro PIc

Hi! I'm Kendall Donohoe, a 4th-year pharmacy major from Meredith, New Hampshire. I'm spending three months in Cape Town this fall as a cardiothoracics intern at Groote Shuur Hospital, where I will be helping with research on hearth valve replacement surgery and learning more about SA's healthcare system. In addition to my interests in pharmacy and healthcare, I love animals and I used to ride horses competitively. I can't wait to start planning events and to meet you all.

Neil Suttora – Beijing, China Connector

Neil - Pro PicHey fellow Huskies, the name's Neil and I am here to introduce you to the wonderful Beijing. I love anything to do with the outdoors and my specialty is uni-cycling. I want to make sure you guys have the best experience while working in Beijing. I have already been here for 6 months on a study abroad so if you have any questions about the city don't hesitate. I am also pretty much fluent in Chinese and I can't wait to meet you all.