Co-op Connectors

Sofia Catalina – Silicon Valley Co-op Connector

Hi everyone! I'm Sofia, a fourth year chemical engineering student currently on co-op at  Tesla in Palo Alto. I'm most excited about West Coast hiking, skiing, and eating and am looking forward to exploring the Bay Area with all of you.

Shay Bellinger-Slocum – Singapore Co-op Connector

Hello everyone, I am a third year Electrical and Computer Engineering major, and I am currently  completing my second co-op at Arcstone Pte. Ltd. here in Singapore. Back at school, I am a member of Society for Women Engineers and Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, and I participated in a Dialogue of Civilizations in Santiago, Chile. While Boston winter is always enticing, the pull to travel far away was  stronger and I found myself here in Singapore! I am ecstatic to be a connector and hear about what brought each of you to Singapore. Please feel free to reach out of you want to try out some local food, go on nature walks, explore neighborhoods, or anything else!


Saif Billah – San Francisco Co-op Connector

Hey everyone! I'm Saif and I'm going into my final year at Northeastern. I'm studying     computer engineering and I'm currently on   co-op at Synapse in SF. I love photography, ultimate frisbee, and exploring new places. I'm super excited to see what San Francisco and the Bay Area have to offer, and I can't wait to meet you all! 


Pearl Strand – D.C. Co-op Connector

Hello! My name is Pearl Strand and I am a second-year criminal justice and political science major. I was born and raised in DC, so I am super excited to be working a few miles from home. This is my first co-op and I am working at WilmerHale on the Litigation Support team. I love exploring local eateries, museums, and Rock Creek Park, on top of being a huge sports fan. I can't wait to plan some fun events to help you get to know (arguably) one of the best cities in the country!

Kasia Kumor – Seattle Co-op Connector

Hi! My name is Kasia Kumor and I am a third year business marketing and finance major. I am currently on my second co-op at AWS which has been a blast so far as I have met some incredible people, pet countless dogs, and taken in beautiful views of the Seattle skyline. I hope to experience the best-of-both-worlds the city has to offer with its delicious food and various museums within its heart but also its nearby hiking trails, kayaking, and ski mountains. If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to reach out!


Isabella Raghazzi – Sydney, Australia Co-op Connector

Hi everyone! My name is Isabella, and I’m a third year student currently on my second co-op. This semester, I’m working as a  research assistant at the Institute for Economics and Peace here in Sydney. I can’t wait to explore this amazing city with all of you!


Eric Zhang – Philadelphia Co-op Connector

My name is Eric Zhang, I am a second-year Civil Engineering major who’s doing a Co-Op with AeroAggregates in Eddystone, PA (15 minutes outside of Philly!). I am involved with ASCE and Club Swimming on campus and I also volunteer for the College of Engineering. I am very excited to be the Philadelphia Co-Op connector and get to know all of you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your time in Philly even better!


Daniel Melcer – Rome, NY Co-op Connector

My name is Daniel Melcer, and I am a second year Computer Science major and Math/Physics minor from Long Island. In my free time, I enjoy playing board games, cooking and eating food (mostly eating), and attempting to learn some Hungarian. I'm    looking forward to planning some great events with all of you.


Marcella – NYC Co-op Connector

My name is Marcella Kukulka and I am a third year communication studies and music industry major. I’m currently on co-op at LoyalT Management in Brooklyn. It’s my third time living in New York City so I’m really excited to share some of my favorite places with you.  In my spare time I like to take photography walks around the city, watch late night comedy shows, and go out to eat (of course). I’m looking forward to planning some great events and making new friends this semester! Feel free to reach out to me for anything. 


Carlie – NYC Co-op Connector

Hi everyone! My name is Carlie and I am    super excited to be a co-op connector in New York City this semester! I am a second year Political Science major and History minor from Rochester, New York. Currently, I am   co-oping at the US Attorney Southern District of New York in the Criminal Division on my first co-op. I'm really looking forward to    planning some great events for all the    Northeastern students here in NYC! 


Gillian Tahajian – Boston Co-op Connector

Hello! I am a second-year, studying Marketing and Management, from Belmont, MA (5mi away from campus)! My first co-op is at MFS Investment Management as a part of the Event Management team. I am so excited to take what I am learning while on my co-op, and be able bring it back to campus for fellow co-ops. In my free time, I play in the NU Wind Ensemble, take Mandarin classes through NUCALLS, and attend NUMA meetings.

Hannah Phillips – Boston Co-op Connector

Hi, my name is Hannah! My home is Geneva, Switzerland, by I am loving living in Boston and getting connected to new people in the area. I am on the road to becoming a Speech and Language Pathologist, which combines my two greatest passions: psychology and language.

Namrata Patil – Boston Co-op Connector

Hi!! I'm Namrata and I'm excited to be the co-op connector for Boston this term. The is my first co-op with Pegasystems as Project Management Intern. This has been an exciting journey so far. I'm looking forward to meeting new students & help plan exciting events for this co-op cycle.

Guy Ovadia – Boston Co-op Connector

I'm a second-year journalism major from Bergen County, New Jersey. I currently co-op for the T.V. production team of the office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh. I write for the Huntington News and WRBB, which are student-run publications, and I'm involved with the Council for University Programs and Chabad. For fun I like to play video games, snowboard, and cook.

Kudzai Mutembwa – Boston Co-op Connector

My name is Kudzai and I am a masters student in the CSSH studying International Affairs! I am currently on co-op at Indigo Ag here in Boston, which is an ag tech company at the forefront of growth and sustainability.

Megan Hoffman – Boston Co-op Connector

Hi! My name is Megan Hoffman and I am a fourth year Behavioral Neuroscience major with a Criminal Justice minor. I am currently on my third co-op at the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel. On campus, I am a part of the Students to Seniors club, NEURONs club, and a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. In my free time I enjoy reading, exploring Boston and listening to podcasts!

Michelle Heyang – Boston Co-op Connector

Hi! My name is Michelle and I am a fourth year Behavioral Neuroscience major. I am currently on my third co-op as an EMT. Previously, I have done a co-op abroad in Ireland and as research assistant at HMS. I enjoy traveling, trying new things, and meeting new people. I had an amazing time as previous connector.

Laura Flanagan – Boston Co-op Connector

Hi everyone! I’m Laura and I am a third year International Business student. I’m originally from Dublin, Ireland and I’m studying Finance over here for two years as part of the BSIB program. I’m currently doing my second and final co-op in Merrill Lynch, Bank of America. My previous co-op was in Deloitte, Ireland. I love to travel, ski and meet new people and I’m looking forward to planning events and getting to know you all.

Nwabisi Chikwendu – Boston Co-op Connector

Bisi Chikwendu is a fourth year health science student at Northeastern, hoping to pursue a career in the public health field. Bisi is on her second co-op at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement as a Project Assistant; her first co-op was as a Quality Outreach Coordinator at BMC HealthNet Plan. Within Northeastern, she is secretary of the Northeastern African Student Organization and a member of the Student Conduct Board and the Human Services Organization. She loves to travel, read, and spend time in nature.

Jessica Cheng – Boston Co-op Connector

Hi everyone! My name is Jessica Cheng, and I am a third-year bioengineering major. I am currently on my second co-op at SQZ Biotechnologies. On campus, I am heavily involved with BMES. My passions include baking/cooking, trying new foods, and traveling.

Anna Brown – Boston Co-op Connector

Hello! My name is Anna Brown and I am a second year Political Science and International Affairs Major. For my first Co-op I am currently working in the Press office for the Mayor of Boston. I love traveling and exploring Boston. I look forward to meeting all of you!

Phong Bach – Boston Co-op Connector

Hi! I'm Phong "Jim" Bach and I'm a Finance and Accounting junior at Northeastern. I am a movie junkie and I also love ice-skating. I've got a "proprietary" coffee recipe that's gonna make you wanna leave Starbuck and a set of Uno rules, also "proprietary", that's gonna keep you in a game of record 7-hour length. Love to share that with you guys.

Sophia Alegria – Boston Co-op Connector

Hi! My name is Sophia and I am a second-year nursing student. I am currently working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a patient care technician for my first co-op. This has been an amazing experience that has allowed me to immerse myself in the medical world, giving me a great foundation for my future as an RN and PA.