Spring 2016 Co-op Connectors

Sami Bartlett – Boston Connector Committee – Graphic Designer

Sami Bartlett

Hi! I'm Sami Bartlett and I'm a 3rd year Business Major studying Marketing and Management Information Systems with a minor in Mathematics. I am currently co-oping at Rapid7 as a Marketing Operations Intern. I'm from San Francisco, California and I love drawing, running and watching movies.

Ximin (Shimmy) Wang – Boston Connector Committee – Social Media Coordinator

Shimmy Wang

Hey guys! My name's Shimmy and I'm currently a middler majoring in Accounting. I'm originally from Livingston, New Jersey and am currently on my second co-op as a Tax Intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Outside of being a business major, I love photography and am always exploring different parts of Boston and New York City in my free time. I also love going to different museums and galleries and trying out at least one new restaurant a week with my friends! I'm super excited to plan some fun and unique events and can't wait to meet all of you guys to finish exploring the city!

Brian Hamp – Boston Connector Committee

Brian Hamp

My name is Brian Hamp and I'm a second year Bioengineering major with minors in Math and Chemistry. I'm currently on my first co-op at ConforMIS, Inc., as a Manufacturing Engineer. I'm originally from Buffalo, NY, but I love the city of Boston and hope to one day make a trip to Europe, especially Germany. My personal interests include running, reading, and cooking.

Lauren Miner – Boston Connector Committee

Lauren Miner

My name is Lauren Miner and I am a second year Behavioral Neuroscience Major. I am originally from Long Island, New York. I am currently on my first Co-op at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School where I study motivation.

Pranav Nayak – Boston Connector Committee


Hey there! My name is Pranav Nayak and I'm a second year Mechanical Engineering student at Northeastern University. I'm currently on my first Co-op with Bond Brothers Inc. as an engineering services Co-op. I'm involved with NUMCAA, WOOF Magazine, and Ballroom Dance on campus and in my free time, I enjoy reading, running, and studying photography.

Mary Chen – Boston Connector Committee – Research Assistant

MAry Chen

Hi! I'm Mary Chen, a 2nd year International Affairs and Criminal Justice student from San Diego, California! I'm currently on first co-op with the Brookline Police Department as an detective's intern. Besides sunshine and ultimate frisbee, I also enjoy baking, card-making, swimming, dancing and going on adventures!

Anna Mun – Boston Connector Committee

Anna Mun

Hi! I am Ann.  I am a Physics and Philosophy student at Northeastern University. I am doing my 2nd co-op at Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC in IT development. I am also a late night gym enthusiast

Kimmy Soong – San Diego Connector


Hi guys, I’m Kimmy. I’m a Junior at Northeastern, studying finance and accounting. Recently I made a big move from the East to West Coast, and currently live in La Jolla, CA where I Co-op at Deloitte and Touche. I love to travel and completed a study abroad in Sydney, Australia last semester! Most likely you can find me tackling your nearest hiking trail, at any and all farmer’s markets, or just relaxing over a big cup of coffee. Beyond excited to meet all of you and can’t wait explore San Diego together!

Anthony Melnick – Seattle Connector

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Anthony Melnick is a junior at Northeastern studying Supply Chain and Finance. He is currently working as a Launch Marketing Analyst at Amazon Web Services. In his free time, Anthony is an avid soccer player, professional DJ, and the president of the Russian-Speaking Club. He has a lot of experience planning events from his Resident Assistant Job and other leadership positions on campus. He is very excited to connect all of the Seattle co-ops!

Anna Dievendorf – Seattle Connector


Hi! My name's Anna and I'm a 4th year Sociology major with a Business minor. I grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York before moving to Boston and going on co-op with the Red Sox Foundation Home Base Program, Liberty Mutual, and now Alert Logic. In my free time I love hiking, camping, kayaking/paddleboarding, watching hockey, baseball and football (I'll bleed black and gold for the Bruins until the day i die), and trying any coffee or dessert that I can get my hands on. Can't wait to try out all these things in Seattle!

Anne-Lise Sharbatian – Silicon Valley Connector


My name’s Anne-Lise Sharbatian. I'm a sophomore double majoring in Econ, Finance and minoring in Maths. At Northeastern, I was involved in the Econ society, ECONPress and Finance club, although the most important things to know about me are that I love football, hiking and finding new places to eat! Currently, I co-op at Hercules Technology as a Portfolio Management Analyst in Palo Alto and look forward to meeting all of you in the Bay Area. Please reach out if you have any activities you think would be cool for all of us to try!

Nick LeClerc – Silicon Valley Connector


Heyo, my name is Nick and I'm a third year Mechanical Engineering major! I'm from a small town north of Boston called Middleton (Richardson's ice cream anyone??). I love everything from computers to hiking to board games to museums and of course all sorts of food. I'm working at Flex for my Spring co-op, and I'm stoked to explore the west coast!

Megan Rustum – San Francisco Connector


Hi I'm Megan, a fourth year business marketing and interactive media major! Currently I'm working as a performance marketing co-op at Adobe and living in downtown San Francisco. I'm really into fitness and food, definitely excited to checkout what the Bay area has to offer! Feel free to reach out to me with event ideas or just to say hey. Always down to walk around the city or grab a drink, let's make the best of the next six months!

Caitlin Pittorie – San Francisco Connector


Hi! My name is Caitlin Pittorie, and I am a 3rd year student at Northeastern. I study Business Administration, with concentrations in both Management Information Systems and Marketing, and I am currently on my second co-op working for Netpulse, a start-up that creates fitness apps for gyms. I am originally from Connecticut, and this is my first time living in San Francisco. Outside of work, I enjoy trying new food at local restaurants, and doing yoga. I am excited to explore the city, and to plan great events for everyone from Northeastern!

Nicole Darrough – San Francisco Connector

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Hi there! I'm Nicole, a forth year student co-oping at Netpulse. I love traveling, photography, fitness, and anything outdoors. More importantly, I've danced with Ellen Degeneres (forever in my bio). Although I'm from San Diego, this is my first time being in San Francisco, and I'm super excited to explore it with you guys!

Elise Harmon – Cape Town, South Africa Connector

Elise Harmon

Hi!  My name is Elise and I am a third-year journalism major pursuing minors in english, geology, and international affairs. In Cape Town, she's working for Spice4Life, an online magazine and marketing firm, helping them start up their podcast and writing editorial content. She enjoys reading, running, cooking, petting dogs, and doing anything outdoors.

Alisha Wolfe – Paris Connector


Hi! My name is Alisha, I'm a fourth year International Business major with a minor in French.  I'm currently doing my coop at a small toy company in Versailles.  I'm originally from Colorado, and I love eating (especially pastries), working out, and exploring new places.

Vivian Hilborne – Dublin Connector

Vivan Hillborne

My name is Vivian and I am a 3rd year chemistry major. This is my second coop (previously at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research). I am from Los Angeles, CA looking forward to exploring Dublin and the surrounding areas. I can't wait to meet everyone and plan some fun events!


Elliot Brewer – Chicago Connector


Hi!  My name is Elliott. I am a middler co-oping for Credit Suisse HOLT in Chicago. I am a Math/Economics major with an Arabic minor. I am a pretty decent juggler and dislikes all red fruits other than the apple.

Melissa Ho – New York City Connector

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My name is Melissa and I'm a 4th year physical therapy student at NEU. Right now I'm doing my co op at the Hospital for Special Surgery. I've lived in Singapore and did my last co-op in Hawaii, but NYC has always been home so I'm excited to plan events for this semester!

Edward Pratt – New York City Connector

Edward Pratt

Hi! I’m a middler CS student studying in the College of Computer Information Sciences, and I am very excited to be a Connector! I can’t wait to meet some amazing people and create some lasting memories!

Janine Eduljee – New York City Connector


Hi! I'm Janine!  I'm a junior journalism major and polysci minor originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I am currently co-oping at 30 Rock with NBC Nightly News. In my spare time I love skating, Netflixing and exploring this wonderful city we're in!


Victoria Liceaga – London Connector

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Hi! I'm Victoria Liceaga, I am a forth year Business major double concentrating in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. I am currently on my third co-op at iRobot's London office in Digital Marketing after working in their Boston location over the past year.  A little about me, on campus, I am very active in my sorority Sigma Kappa where I have served as the VP of New Member Education and VP of Philanthropic Service over the past 2 years. I am also involved as a peer tutor and as a volunteer for the business school. I love to travel! This is my third time going abroad though Northeastern, prior to London I studied in Australia for NUin and did a summer semester in Valencia Spain. So far my favorite thing about London lies in all the amazing food markets (I live by Borough market, it's life changing and full of free samples).