Spring 2015 Co-op Connectors

Emily - Boston Connector Committee

Emily White

Hi my name is Emily White and I'm a second year International Affairs Major. I'm currently working at my first coop at the AES World Languages and Cultures Institute here in Boston. I'm originally from Texas, so I'm really trying to get used to the cold Boston weather. I'm in Alpha Epsilon Phi and have gotten a lot more active on campus because of it, but I think the connectors committee can help even more!

In my free time I love photography, traveling, playing with puppies, and watching trashy TV. I can't wait to get to know even more people on campus!


Abby Walker - Boston Connector Committee

Abby Walker


Hey! I'm Abby Walker, a third year International Affairs major with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. I'm currently on my first coop at PUMA. I'm from Massachusetts, but I've traveled all over the world and it's one of my greatest passions.  Other than that I love art, soccer, swimming, photography & videography, scuba diving, hiking, and trying new things. I'm also an ambassador for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. I look forward to meeting everyone and making this the best coop semester yet!


Lauren Carle - Boston Connector Committee

Lauren Carle

I am a biochemistry major here at Northeastern pursuing my interest in science and healthcare. Currently I am on co-op at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in the Global Medical Affairs department. Growing up in Southern New Hampshire, I developed a love to ski in the winter and surf during the summer. I enjoy traveling and meeting new people, so I am very excited to incorporate my passions with the Co-op Connector program.


Vera Lee - Boston Connector Committee

Vera Lee


I'm a second year pursuing a communications major and international affairs and Spanish minors. I am currently co-oping at Constant Contact in Waltham on their Public Relations team. I love meeting new people and spending time with others; I'm from New Hampshire and so I enjoy my time outside but am am also obsessed with watching movies. I love animals and trying new foods!


Serena Dao - Boston Connector Committee

Serena Dao


Serena Dao has a love for food, a passion for electric cars, and still has no idea what she wants to do with her degree. A fourth year Chemistry major, Serena is currently on her second co-op after spending her winter break in Austria skiing on the Alps. She is also from Freeport, Maine; known for being the hometown of L.L. Bean and delicious lobster rolls.


Tammy Huynh - Boston Connector Committee (Graphic Designer)

Hello! My name is Tammy, and I'm a third year computer engineering major. I'm currently enjoying my second co-op at Novartis as a software developer. I'm pretty shy, but I look forward to meeting everyone! If you have some great ideas, feel free to contact me at huynh.ta@husky.neu.edu!


Josh Zhu - Boston Connector Committee

Josh Zhu


I am Josh, a second year graduate student from college of engineering. Currently I am doing coop at NSTAR.

I enjoy photograph and design things. I am also a big fan of tennis and cooking. I believe the dishes I cook taste better than most mandarin restaurants in Boston.



Maya Porter - Boston Connector Committee (Social Media Coordinator)

Maya Porter


Hi, my name is Maya Porter. I’m a second year Business major concentrating in Marketing and minoring in Social Entrepreneurship. I am currently working at my first co-op at John Hancock/ Manulife as a Project Coordinator. I really enjoy planning and organizing events. In my free time, I like to volunteer in the community and be involved on campus!



Katherine Gilmore - Boston Connector Committee

Katherine Gilmore


Hi! My name is Katherine and I'm a sophomore Communications major with minors in History and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies. I'm currently on my first co-op in Northeastern's Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Programs. I love reading, getting lost in museums, and learning how to cook things that aren't just Mac n' Cheese.


Paulina Misiorek - Boston Connector Committee (Research/Creative Direction Assistant)



Hello! I am a third year student and currently in my first year of pharmacy school. Even though I spend a lot of time doing intense science things I absolutely love crafting and doing art projects! I am so excited to be able to be a part of this committee because even though co-op is hard you have time to do awesome things in Boston and meet new people.



Carrie Pan - Beijing, China Connector

Carrie Pan


Carrie is a second year business student concentration on accounting and management information system. She is actively involved in various extra-curricular activities in Boston campus, such as Entrepreneurs Club and Language Partner Program Speaking . This is the second time Carrie has been in Beijing since last summer and she knows what places are fun to visit while she is  still exploring more interesting sites. Other than taking city trip on either bus or by walk, she likes to play badminton on the weekends and going to local library to  borrow book, but mostly take steps on different area of Beijing. She also love singing, eating traditional Chinese food and ice-skating. Since she is working on a project with her audit team, she lives around An'he Bridge North on weekdays and move back to her apartment near Chaoyang park on weekends. If you want to explore the city or connect with her, you can reach her through email:carriepan@sina.com   cell phone:13808804009 or Wechat: 550835066.


Andrew Bloy - Bremen, Germany Connector

Andrew Bloy

Andrew Bloy is a 3rd year biology major from New Jersey. Currently, he is on his first co-op at the International School of Bremen in the German city of Bremen. At Northeastern, Andrew is an editor at NUSci, the campus science magazine. After graduating Northeastern, Andrew plans to attend medical school to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys soccer, travelling and going to concerts.


Janine Eduljee - Chicago Connector

Janine Eduljee


My name is Janine Eduljee, and I'm originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I'm currently a sophomore student at Northeastern, majoring in journalism with a minor in political science. I love to figure skate, dance, bake, and explore new cities (hence the move to Chicago for my first co-op). I am so thrilled to be in the Windy City and I look forward to meeting all my fellow co-ops at some awesome events!


Tess Gildea - D.C. Connector

Tess Gildea


Hello my name is Tess Gildea and I am a middler from Milford, Connecticut majoring in international affairs and political science.  I am currently doing my second coop at Interpol in Washington, D.C.  I did my first coop at an NGO working to fight organized crime and human trafficking in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  I love to travel and take part in new experiences whether it be adventuring through strange cities, getting to know new people, or sampling new foods.  I am excited to enjoy all D.C. has to offer, especially warm weather once spring comes!


Gary (Dongming) Lu - D.C. Connector

Dongming Lu


I am a junior student from China with business admiration, accounting concentration in D’Amore-McKim School of Business. I did my first coop at The MENTOR Network as Accounting Assistant and going to Rose McKenna for my second coop as a tax intern in Washington DC. During my free time, I like to go to some student events to expand my network, and do something I never did. Furthermore, I am a huge sports fan. I like watching sports, especially soccer, and Manchester United is my favorite team. I also like running, swimming and playing soccer; and I want to finish a triathlon in the future.


Danielle Rosenbaum - Dublin Connector

Danielle Rosenbaum


Danielle Rosenbaum is a third year student at NU with a double concentration in Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship. She is currently working at a small company in North Dublin importing and selling fitness and catering equipment. In her free time, Danielle likes hiking, writing, and watching Netflix documentaries in her pajamas. She has two fluffy cats back home and will share photos of them upon request and sometimes even when you don't want to see them.


Kate Chandley - London Connector

Kate Chandley

Hi Everyone! I'm Kate, a fourth year Political Science and International Affairs major. I'm in London working for the British American Security Information Council, a think tank that works on nuclear weapons policy. When on campus, I'm an RA, a member of the Student Involvement Board and a member of the Homecoming Committee (so yes, I did get to meet Kevin Spacey this year!).  I'm excited to get to meet everyone co-oping around here, so I hope you all want to meet me as well!


Deane Kenny - Madrid Connector

Deane Kenny


Hi there! My name is Deane; I'm a second year Behavioral Neuroscience Major. In Madrid, I will be working with Dr. Enrique Rojas, a psychiatrist who specializes in personality disorders, anxiety and depression. I love walking around and exploring new places, especially parks and flea markets. I'm excited to finding great programs for all of us to do, please let me know if you have any suggestions!


Thayse Mendonca - Madrid Connector



Hola!!  I am Thayse Mendonca a fourth year Criminal Justice and International Relations major, originally from Brazil but I have lived in Boston for most of my life. Currently I work for Duguech & Dip Worldwide Legal Services in Madrid. On my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, friends, traveling and catching up on TV shows. I am very excited to start planning events and meeting all of you!


Megan Durning - New York City Connector

Megan Durning


Hi! My name is Megan Durning and I am a second year Criminal Justice and Psychology major with a probable Arabic minor. I am currently co-oping for my first time at The Bronx Defenders (public defenders firm) as an Investigator and Community Outreach intern and it is quite an experience! I traveled to Jordan on a Dialogue of Civilizations this past summer and loved learning about the culture. I'm looking forward to seeing some new sights in the Big Apple this spring. Hope to see you there!


Matt Fothergill - New York City Connector

Matt Fothergill


My name is Matt Fothergill.  I am a 4th year PT student from Arlington, MA. My whole life, I've been excited by adventure and new things.  Whenever I can I try something I have never done before.  For my first co-op, I tried something new that was really huge.  I went to Hawaii! I learned so much about culture, I ate tons of great food, went surfing and spear diving, hiked as many mountains as I could find in Oahu, swam under waterfalls, and so much more!  I look forward to having a wildly different, but uniquely amazing experience while on co-op in New York City.  And sharing that experience, with many other Northeastern students!


Cali Lavey - New York City Connector

Cali Lavey


Hi guys!  My name's Cali and I'm currently a fourth year, marketing major at Northeastern.  I'm originally from Long Island, NY and am currently completing my third and final coop on the integrated marketing team at Travel+Leisure, TIME Inc.  Ideally, I am seeking a future career in event coordination & marketing. With only six months here, I don't want to waste a minute sitting around.  I plan on exploring the city through new restaurants, shows and sporting events, taking tours and through outdoor fitness groups and am looking forward to creating fun and exciting ways for all of the NU coops to experience this great city together!


Tom Minieri - New York City Connector

Tom Minieri


What's up guys. As my photo suggests, I'm from the New York City area and am an avid sports fan. Also, I'm a junior architecture major and a brother of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. My co-op is at Studios Architecture down in SoHo. Looking forward to meeting all of you!



Ben Yu - New York City Connector

Zhenghao Yu


My name is Zhenghao Yu, and you can call me Ben. I’m a junior student major in Accounting and Finance. I’m currently co-op in Bank of America Merrill Lynch at New York City. I’m an outgoing and helpful person so if you have any concerns and ideas you want to talk about, I’m right here for you. I also live in the city and I’d like to meet diverse people within and without NU community. I love play basketball and am a crazy basketball fan. If there is someone also interested in sporting events, we can figure something out together.


Megan O'Hara - New York City Connector

Megan Ohara


Hi I'm Megan O'Hara. I am a fourth year business student studying accounting and finance. I am currently on my third co-op at Ernst & Young in Manhattan. Previous coops were at Feeley & Driscoll in Boston and Merrill Lynch in New York. I studied at the London School of Economics, and love to travel. My favorite city is New York, so I am excited to continue exploring it!


James Lambert - Northern California Connector

James Lambert NEW

Hi! I am James Lambert.  I am from Ireland. I love travelling and meeting new people.  Currently I work in the finance industry.  I am excited to get to know the other co-ops in the area and organize events!




Nick Newhart - Northern California Connector



My name is Nick Newhart and I am a 4th year Electrical Engineering major. I am currently on my 3rd co-op with Basis, an Intel Company as a hardware engineer. I enjoy long walks on the beach and nearly any kind of food (except chicken feet). This is my second co-op in Northern California, so I have some great ideas for awesome events over the next 6 months!


Ariel Winton - Northern California Connector

Ariel Winton


Ariel is a rising senior studying Computer Science and Marketing. For her co-op, she is working as a Product Manager at Boston-based software company Yesware's west coast office in the Financial District. She is super excited to explore the west coast, integrate herself in the Bay Area startup community, and meet tons of new people over the next eight months.


Philip Zeng - Singapore Connector

Phil Zeng

Hey everyone! I'm Phil Zeng, a third-year studying the field of mechanical engineering. I'm currently doing my second co-op at Faithful+Gould here in Singapore, learning about the ins and outs about project management and construction planning. Though I grew up pretty much in the Boston area (originally from Quincy, MA), Northeastern University has introduced me to a whole spectrum of cool friends and experiences thus far. I enjoy learning and trying new things that catch my interest, watching movies, eating lots of food and the occasional walk in the city/beach (of course).

I'm super down to plan out some cool (and free/discounted) events to do in Singapore during our time here, so feel free to shoot me a message!


Ann Tarbetsky - Sydney, Australia Connector

Ana Tarbetsky


I am a third year Sociology major with minors in Psychology, Linguistics, and Spanish. In my time so far at Northeastern, I have gone to Turkey and Germany on a Dialogue of Civilizations and also studied abroad in Sydney, Australia. I have returned to Australia for a self-developed international co-op. On campus, I am a Service-Learning Teaching Assistant, NU Club volleyball player, and also worked as a study abroad ambassador. I am a rather easy going person and am always looking for something new to see.


Cassandra Middlemist - Seattle Connector

Cassie Middlemist


Cassie is originally from Broomfield, Colorado and is now a middler, studying Communication Studies and Chinese back in Boston. She is currently the Marketing and Social Media manager at Northeastern's Seattle campus but started off her career at NU as a NU in student in London. She has gone on Dialogue to China as well as completed one other co-op at iRobot Corporation as a Corporate PR Assisstant prior to moving out to Seattle. She has obviously loved Northeastern enough to now work for  them on co-op! When she is not working or studying she is a sister of the Eta Kappa chapter of Kappa Delta as well as a performing member and e-board member of the NU Stage Musical Theater Company. Out here in Seattle you can find her attempting to navigate the bus system or escaping the rain in various coffee shops.


Samantha Crespi - Seattle Connector

Samantha Crespi


My name is Samantha Crespi and I am a third year at Northeastern University. I am studying Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and minor in Law and Public Policy. I have studied abroad twice, spending time in Rouen, France and at the London School of Economics in England. I am a huge sports fan (especially for Boston teams) and my last co-op was at a software group in the seaport district of Boston. I love to travel and try new experiences, and I am excited for the opportunities that await us in Seattle! I will be working at Amazon as a Financial Analyst in the Media department. Feel free to reach out to me with ideas and suggestions you may have as to places for us to explore in this new city! Looking forward to meeting you all…


Sean Burris - Shanghai Connector



I’m Sean Burris and I am excited to be serving as Co-op Connector for Shanghai, China.  Originally from Sacramento, California, I am a second-year student in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business concentrating in Entrepreneurship and Marketing and minoring in International Affairs.  I am completing my first co-op as a Management Trainee with Interstate Hotels at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Shanghai-Pudong.  I have traveled throughout Asia on my own and with friends and have enjoyed every minute of it.  Needless to say, I am excited to return and explore with my fellow co-ops!