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Past Ambassadors

 
William Angell-James

William Angell-James

Class of 2017

Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Hometown: London, England
Will Angell-James graduated with a combined major of Philosophy and Computer Science as well as a Psychology minor. He completed a co-op as Operation Design Manager at the Gallery 360. While at Northeastern, Will was very involved in student life – he was the President of EMNU (Electronic Music at Northeastern University) and committed himself to many other facets of life at Northeastern. These included rowing on the men’s Varsity team (a division one athletic team), playing rugby for the men’s team, writing for Huntington News and DJing from time to time at campus events. In his spare time, Will likes to ski, produce music, write articles and keep on top of political affairs at home and abroad.

Michelle Benz

Michelle Benz

Class of 2017

D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Hometown: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Michelle graduated with a degree in Business with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Psychology. She completed a co-op at Fidelity Investments, as well as another at Imprivata, both in the event planning field. Michelle hopes to one day open her own global event planning corporation. Michelle was involved with many campus activities including as a Husky Ambassador, NUin Ambassador and a Resident Assistant in a freshman residence hall.

She participated in the NUin program and travelled abroad her freshman year to Melbourne, Australia and has a passion for traveling and hopes to be able to travel in her career. Michelle was on a governing board and helped create 3 charter schools while in high school that were devoted to arts and academics and experiential learning. While not busy planning and organizing events, Michelle enjoys going to the ballet, reading true crime novels and volunteering for various nonprofit organizations.

Corinne Bowers

Corinne Bowers

Class of 2018

College of Engineering
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Corinne pursued a degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. She completed her first co-op as an Assistant Engineer with Turner Construction and a second co-op at Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, working in structural engineering and building technology. She is actively involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers, and served as President starting in the fall of 2016. 

She competed nationally with the Women’s Powerlifting Team and conducted research on critical infrastructure resilience at the Northeastern Structural Testing of Resilient and Sustainable Systems (STReSS) Laboratory. Corinne participated in several international programs through Northeastern, including an Alternative Spring Break to Costa Rice and a Dialogue of Civilizations about climate change in India. Corrine was a University Scholar and was activiely involved in both the Honors and Scholars program. In her remaining spare time, she enjoys basketball, whitewater kayaking, and cooking new foods for her roommates.

 

Noah Brown

Noah Brown

Class of 2017

College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Noah graduated with a dual degree in Political Science and International Affairs, with a minor in Global Social Entrepreneurship. A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, he chose to attend Northeastern because of its distinguished faculty and commitment to integrating real world experiences with classroom learning. Noah completed his first co-op at the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, where he provided policy analysis and conducted research to make local government more efficient. He completed his second co-op in rural Peru working for the social enterprise Awamaki, where he evaluated the organization’s social and economic impact on surrounding communities.

He also traveled to South Africa on a Dialogue of Civilizations which focused on social entrepreneurship in the townships surrounding Cape Town, and was given the opportunity to consult for a small business on how to expand its positive impact on the community. When he was a part of the Northeastern community on campus, Noah was a Resident Assistant, Chair of the Student Conduct Board, member of the National Residence Hall Honorary, and held a part-time job at the Office of Events.

Lauren Cataldo

Lauren Cataldo

Class of 2019

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Lauren pursued a dual degree in International Affairs and Political Science with a minor in Spanish. She transferred to Northeastern after her freshman year, seeking a more challenging and immersive educational experience. Since coming to Northeastern, she dedicated her studies to issues of international relations and diplomacy, showing strong interest in public and foreign policy. She completed her first co-op with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund as part of the Jimmy Fund Golf team, helping to raise funds through charitable golf events. On campus, Lauren was involved in the Husky Ambassadors program, the College of Social Sciences and Humanities’ undergraduate research journal, Nuance, and played broomball on the side. She held part-time jobs with Northeastern’s Visitors Center and Center of Student Involvement.

Derek Chen

Derek Chen

Class of 2018

D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Hometown: San Jose, California
Derek graduated with a degree in Business with dual concentrations in Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. He completed co-ops with the Boston Consulting Group and MFS Investment Management, and interned with the Lam Research Corporation and a dating app startup. He also served as a student researcher for the Asian American Center, where he was an At-Large Representative for the Pan Asian-American Council. Derek was active in the Northeastern community through the Delta Sigma Pi professional fraternity, Pep Band and Symphony Orchestra, Club Badminton Team, and EMPOWER Student Initiative. He studied abroad at the London School of Economics and the American College of Thessaloniki and has traveled to over 20 countries. 

Brendan DeVoue

Brendan DeVoue

D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Hometown: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Brendan graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Psychology. He completed his first c0-op at Sanofi Genzyme working on the marketing team in the Multiple Sclerosis business unit. Brendan chose to attend Northeastern because he wanted to learn by immersing himself in different communities and cultures through the school’s local and global opportunities, including the N.U.in Greece program. Within the husky community, Brendan served as an executive board member and player on the Men’s Tennis Team, a mentor in the Legacy Mentoring & Leadership Program, and was involved with the N.U.in Alumni Ambassadors, the Black Student Association, and Fellowship and Manhood. 

Deirdre Dunham

Deirdre Dunham

Class of 2019

College of Engineering
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, New York

Deirdre was a member of the first class of Bioengineers at Northeastern University. She graduated with a degree in Biomechanics with a minor in Computer Science. She completed her first co-op at Farm Design in Hollis, New Hampshire. Deirdre is interested in medical device design, prosthetics, and the field of biomimicry. She performed research at Northeastern with the bomb-detecting biomimetic robotic lobsters in the Ayers Lab, where she designed, fabricated, and tested antennae for the robot to functionally be able to see its surroundings. 

Elisa Figueras

Elisa Figueras

Class of 2020

College of Science
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida

Will Gooley

Will Gooley

Class of 2019

Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Hometown: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Fenna Hasche

Fenna Hasche

Class of 2018

College of Engineering
Hometown: Stade, Germany

Alesandra Hlaing

Alesandra Hlaing

Class of 2017

Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey
Alesandra graduated with a degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Law and Public Policy. She completed her first co-op at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the inpatient pharmacy, and her second co-op at Boston Children’s Hospital working in the department of anesthesiology. In the past, she has also worked as a paralegal for a law firm based in her hometown of Princeton, New Jersey. She hopes to use these experiences to pursue a career in the field of pharmaceutical or health law. Being of both Burmese and Romanian descent, Alesandra chose Northeastern due to the emphasis placed on both diversity and experiential learning.

At Northeastern, Alesandra served as Social Affairs Chairman for Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, and was involved as a Husky Ambassador, senator for the Student Government Association, Advertising Director for IRISE Bouvé Interprofessional Committee, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Northeastern’s chapter of the Odyssey Online. In her spare time, Alesandra likes to explore the various music venues in Boston attending concerts.

Jamie Kotcher

Jamie Kotcher

Class of 2018

College of Science
Hometown: Palo Alto, California

Casey Matsumoto

Casey Matsumoto

Class of 2017

College of Arts, Media and Design
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Casey graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. She completed a co-op at Akamai Technologies in their corporate marketing and communication department, as well as completed a co-op at a high-tech public relations agency.

On campus, Casey served as President of the all-female a cappella group, Pitch, Please!, an opportunity that led to a range of experiences, from partnering with local organizations and non-profits such as Strong Women, Strong Girls, Big Sister Boston, and Boston Children’s Hospital to performing on The View in New York City. In the past, she also served as Event Coordinator on the UNICEF NU e-board. In her free time, she enjoys exploring used bookstores and brunch spots throughout Boston.

Kyle Oberholtzer

Kyle Oberholtzer

Class of 2019

College of Engineering
Hometown: Downington, Pennsylvania

Renee Powell

Renee Powell

Class of 2018

College of Arts, Media, and Design
Hometown: West Hartford, Connecticut

Rowland Robinson

Rowland Robinson

Class of 2017

 
Diego Salas

Diego Salas

Class of 2017

D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Diego graduated with a degree in Business with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Emerging Markets. He completed his first co-op as a Relationship Management Analyst at Brown Brothers Harriman and Co. in Boston and his second co-op working in the Latin America Debt Capital Markets Trading desk at Scotiabank in New York City. Diego’s international experience includes living in 6 different countries and visiting over 20 other ones, which has led to his main focus: speaking 4 languages fluently and understanding life from different cultural perspectives.

At Northeastern, his main extra-curricular accomplishment was co-founding the Venezuelan Student Unity, which now spans over 150 members and has brought in experts over fields ranging from the oil and gas sector, to politics, and to big data scientists.

Patrick Sheedy

Patrick Sheedy

Class of 2019

Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Hometown: Williston, Vermont

Kayla Sledge

Kayla Sledge

Class of 2017

College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Hometown: Yorba Linda, California
Kayla graduated with a dual major in International Affairs and Economics and a minor in East Asian studies. As a dual citizen between the United States and Japan, she explored her interest in culture as a mechanism that influences business. Within the Northeastern community, she participated in NUTells, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, and the CSSH Circle in hopes of bettering herself as well as the Northeastern environment for her peers.

Kayla completed her first co-op as a data analyst for Liberty Mutual Insurance. She took full advantage of the flexibility granted to her by Northeastern by scattering international experiences throughout her undergraduate career.

Alex Viehbacher

Alex Viehbacher

Class of 2018

College of Arts, Media, and Design
Hometown: Paris, France

Nicholas Viviano

Nicholas Viviano

Class of 2017

College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Hometown: Garden City Park, New York
Nick graduated with a dual degree in Political Science and Business Administration.  He completed his first co-op at Foley Hoag LLP, which persuaded him to pursue a career in business law specializing in corporate finance and social responsibility.  At Northeastern, Nick served on the executive board of the Resident Student Association, and was a member of the Husky Ambassadors, Student Alumni Association and National Residence Hall Honorary.

While a resident assistant in a freshman residence hall, Nick was passionate about empowering the youth of Northeastern and opening their eyes to new opportunities and experiences. In his spare time, Nick enjoyed volunteering for various non-profit organizations and trying new restaurants around Boston!