Spring 2013 Co-op Connectors


Darianna Giannobile

Hi! My name is Darianna Giannobile and I’m a sophomore at Northeastern University.  I’m a business major with dual concentrations in Marketing and Management and a minor in Communications.  I’m originally from Cranford, New Jersey.  I am currently working at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in their Field Operations office.  I like to cook and bake, read, and hang out with my friends.

Nicole Makwinski

My name is Nicole Makwinski, I'm a middler (third year) Sociology major at Northeastern University originally from the small town of Cromwell, Connecticut. I'm currently working on my second co-op, this time with Northeastern's Center of Community Service as a Service-Learning Program Assistant. My first co-op was at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield, New Hampshire. My favorite hobbies include baking, crocheting, and running!

Jasmine Labuda

My name is Jasmine Labuda, I'm a second year Biology Major at NEU hoping to graduate with a French Minor as well. I'm on my first Co-op right now at Genzyme in Framingham. I enjoy running, reading, and exploring the city with friends in my free time. I am very excited to get to know everyone on the comittee and plan fun events for all the Co-ops!

Sarah Urbonas

My name is Sarah Urbonas. I’m a sophomore at Northeastern and currently on my first co-op at John Hancock. I’m originally from Wakefield which is right outside of Boston. I’m majoring in Communications with a potential minor in Business Administration. I enjoy singing, eating, cats, the Patriots, hanging out with friends, and watching/participating in Jeopardy. I love to have fun and look forward to what this experience will bring!

Ainsley Price (No Photo)

My name is Ainsley Price and I'm a junior Health Sciences major hoping to go on to Physician Assistant school after I graduate next year! I'm originally from Scarborough, Maine and love going home during the winter to ski and the summer to go hiking and sailing, and I'm also on the sailing team here at Northeastern. I'm currently doing my second co-op on the pediatrics floor at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary right here in Boston, and I worked at New England Pediatric Care in the rehab department last year as my first co-op. I'm really excited to be a part of co-op connectors and I'm looking forward to the semester!

Catherine Erdelyi

Hi, my name is Catherine Erdelyi. I'm from Long Island, NY and I'm a 2nd year at NU. I'm a dual major of Math and Business with a concentration in Finance. I'm on my first co-op this semester at John Hancock as an Actuarial Assistant. I'm involved in several clubs and activities both on and off campus and I'm currently studying for my first Actuarial Exam! I can't wait for a great semester!

Yingkun Zhu

Hey :D   I’m Yingkun Zhu (call me Will if you want, that’s my nickname). I’m a middler Mathematic major and Computer Science minor at NEU. Right now I’m working at State Street Global Advisors as a technical analyst in trading solution team. This is my first co-op and so far I’m feeling so good. I like to travel, cook, and Yoga. And this year since I have lots of free time, I’m also learning German, playing the piano again and read more books. Can’t wait to meet you guys!

Andressa Zelaya

My name is Andressa Zelaya and I am a 4th year Business major with a concentration in Marketing. I was born in Juticalpa, Honduras but I grew up in South Jersey from the time I was 3 ½ until I came to Northeastern University. For my first co-op, I worked at Bicon Dental Implants and then did my second in Cleveland, OH at GE Lighting; I am currently working at the Consulate General of Canada in Boston for my third co-op. I love to meet new people, bake, and just generally be spontaneous! Can’t wait for an awesome semester!

Maya Bechara

Hi! My name is Maya and I am a middler finance student currently on my second co-op doing financial reporting at GMO. I'm from Massachusetts originally (about 20 minutes outside of Boston) and I like art, movies, and baking. I'm excited to start planning events with Co-op Connectors!

Dani Weishoff

Hi! My name is Dani Weishoff and I am a 4th year music industry major from New York City. I am currently working part time at my second co-op at Ralph Jaccodine Management. So far, I have been using my down time from work to cook, craft, and babysit. I spent my first co-op at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina in their Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, working on summer festivals and school-year programming. It was a ton of fun, but I'm really excited to be staying in Boston this time around!

Yuli Wu

Hey, everyone, my name is Yuli Wu. I am a sophomore at Northeastern University, majoring in Finance and Accounting. Currently, I am working full time at Pioneer Investment at Boston. This is my first co-op. I have variety of interests and I like making new friends. I am looking forward to meeting all of you.

Lindsey Galli

Hey everyone! I'm Lindsey Galli and I'm a third year student studying Communication Studies here at Northeastern. I'm originally from Rhode Island and consider the beach my second home. Currently, I am working at Version 2.0 Communications in the South End of Boston, working in the field of Public Relations. I love to travel, go to concerts, and do anything creative. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Nancy Ho

Greetings! My name is Nancy Ho and I’m a sophomore in Chemistry. I’ve lived my whole life in Boston. I’m currently on my first co-op at Arsenal Medical in Watertown, MA. This past Summer 2 I went on a Dialogue of Civilizations to Kunming, China. I hope we plan many successful events and make many awesome memories together!

Jenni Kuntze

My name is Jenni and I am studying International Business as a junior student at Northeastern.

I am originally from Germany, where I already studied for two years. That’s why I will graduate in 2014 with a German-American Double degree. I am currently doing my second co-op at PowerAdvocate in the HR department. For my first co-op I was working in the marketing department of Nescafé at Nestlé in Frankfurt, Germany.

In my spare time I love to dance. I am a huge fan of zumba as well as of jazz dance. I also try to travel as much as possible since I love to get to know new places, new people and different cultures.

Hannah Becker

Hi! My name is Hannah Becker and I’m a fourth-year journalism major with minors in leadership studies and creative industries. I’m currently on my third co-op at Tech Target, having previously co-oped with the Boston Bruins and the Boston Globe. I’m also a proud Husky Ambassador and you can often find me giving campus tours on Saturdays! I love country music (most notably Luke Bryan), running and reading!  :)

Tracie Ehrlich

Hey everyone, I’m Tracie Ehrlich. I’m a sophomore English major and currently working here on campus for co-op at the commencement office. I’m originally from San Francisco, California, and I love cooking, running, road trips, surfing, and anything to do with the beach!

Cassandra Doucet

Hi! My name is Cassandra Doucet and I am a sophomore nursing major here at Northeastern. I am originally from Leominster, Massachusetts, which is only about an hour from Boston. I am currently working my first co-op at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Comprehensive Breast Health Center. My ultimate goal is to become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. I love to read, cook, and spend time with my friends and family.



Christian Shannon

Christian is a senior international business major graduating on co-op in New York with BNY ConvergEx, a small broker-dealer firm.  His previous co-ops were with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Singapore and Eze Castle Software in Boston.  Christian has been involved in a number of things during his time at Northeastern including the Social Enterprise Institute and Office of International Study Programs. New York is his sixth city to live in in the past two years.  Although this is his first time as a co-op connector, he has worked with Co-op Connections in the past and is very excited to plan events in the Big Apple!

Isabelle Palumbo

Hello my name Isabelle Palumbo and I am in my 3rdyear at Northeastern! I am a business major with concentrations in finance and accounting along with a minor in International Affairs. I am currently working for StoneTurn Group LLC (doing consulting and forensic accounting) in New York City. This is my second co-op.

I absolutely love traveling and exploring new cities. I have participated in one traditional study abroad, one summer abroad, and a dialogue. Being away so much I am looking forward to staying connected with other Northeastern student while in this great city!

My favorite meal is brunch and I enjoy wandering around different cities and immersing myself in the culture. I look forward to meeting everyone and planning some great events. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or just want to talk email me at Palumbo.i@husky.neu.edu .



Ryan Brissenden

Bonjour à toutes et à tous! My name is Ryan and I am a junior in the International Business program at Northeastern. I am incredibly excited to be doing my second co-op abroad at L’Oréal Paris, working in the international marketing development department for skin care products.

Aside from work, I am thrilled to have the chance to live in one of the greatest, as well as one of my favorite, cities in the world: Paris! Did you know that its nickname, La Ville-Lumière (the City of Light), does not in fact refer to the many glittering incandescents that illuminate its twenty arrondissements (neighborhoods), but rather the fact that Paris was a center for education and ideas during the Age of Enlightenment (17th and 18th centuries)?


Palo Alto

Lisa Wehmeier

Hi! I am Lisa and I am an International Business junior. Originally, I am from Germany, where I finished my first two years of college and did my first co-op at KPMG Transaction Services. Now I am working at a Venture Capital Fund in Palo Alto and I am looking forward to organising lots of fun events for the co-ops of this area.

Aaron Sorin

My name is Aaron Sorin, I am a senior graduating in December 2013. I am currently doing my third co-op at VMware in Palo Alto, CA. Out of the four years that I have attended Northeastern, only two have been at the school. I have done two study abroads, Rouen, France and Vienna, Austria, respectively. I also worked for Oracle America, both times from the Redwood Shores office. I was born and raised in California, thus I find myself wanting to come back to the west coast after I graduate. I go to the gym everyday and try to do cardio based workouts on weekends. So if anyone is interested in going biking, hiking, walking, skiing, or anything else get in touch with me.


San Francisco

Lisa Foell

Hi! My name is Lisa and I am very excited to be the Coop Connector for San Francisco. I am participating in the BSIB program, which means that I have finished the first two years of my studies in Germany and came to NEU in August to complete the second half of my B.Sc. in International Business.

My Concentration is Marketing and after doing my first Coop as a Brand manager for Eucerin Skin Care, I am now working as a Business Analyst at Bluewolf. I have never been out to the West Coast and I am super excited to see what California has to offer.

I am a very outgoing, fun-loving person. I enjoy traveling, dancing, trying new things (FOOD !!) and meeting new people.  This Coop is a great opportunity for us to explore all that San Francisco has to offer and to get to know your fellow huskies out here. If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas for events, just shoot me an e-mail.

Lexi Barlow

Hi, I'm Lexi! I am a fourth year Civil Engineering major with an Environmental concentration. I was born and raised in Massachusetts so I'm loving my time on the west coast. I'm looking forward to planning events to get together with my fellow NU students. You can reach me at lexlow79@gmail.com.


San Diego

Adam Wigmore

My name is Adam Wigmore and I am currently a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. I am from Westborough, MA, but was born in England. This is my first co-op and I am currently working at Intuit in San Diego.



Leslie Montag

Hi everyone! I'm Leslie a fourth year international business major doing my year abroad in Spain. I grew up in San Diego, Can and love soaking up the sun. I can't wait to plan a bunch of activities so we can all get to know each other and Spanish culture (especially food) better.



Josh Powell

Hi, my name is Josh Powell and I am a fifth year International Business student. I am currently in my last semester and am doing a co-op with GE Lighting here in Cleveland, OH. After returning from a year abroad in Asia, I was a little concerned about moving to Cleveland however I have been spending my time exploring this very 'underrated' city and making a ton of new friends. It really has a lot to offer and I'm excited to be here. I'm a big music fan and a lover of all sports. Since I'm from England, I have been getting used to the lake effect snow and the bitter cold! I'm excited to meet all of you and plan some great events over the coming months.


New Jersey

Jenn Park

Hi! My name is Jenn and I am a Senior at Northeastern majoring in International Business with a concentration in supply chain management and marketing. I am doing my 3rd and final co-op in Hazlet, New Jersey at International Flavors and Fragrances in the Global Procurement department. I am really excited to be the co-op connector in New Jersey and build a Northeastern network in this area. I enjoy travelling and have done 2 study abroad programs and 1 international co-op in Asia during my time at Northeastern. I look forward to meeting everyone and please feel free to e-mail me at park.jun@husky.neu.edu with any suggestions for activities.



James Roselle

Hi guys! My name is James and I’m a third year communication studies major. Back in Boston I am a Husky Ambassador and I am involved with NU Stage. My first co-op was at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL and I sometimes miss being in the “Happiest Place On Earth!” For my second co-op I am currently the Social Media Manager for Northeastern’s brand new satellite campus here in Seattle! I have only visited Seattle when I was younger so I am excited to be able to explore the city as a temporary resident and co-op connector!