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Alejandro Rovira

Student Helps Mothers, Infants on Puerto Rico Co-op

Earlier this year, behavioral neuroscience major Alejandro Rovira returned home to his native Puerto Rico for a transformative co-op experience. He performed extensive hands-on research to understand environmental health factors that affect pregnant women and their infants after birth. The co-op reinforced his desire to pursue a career in the medical field. “It catalyzed my […]

Kate Murdock

IDEA CEO Focused on Preparing Ventures, and her Organization, for Future Success

For Kate Murdock, it’s entrepreneurship all the time. She is the Altschuler-Meyer CEO of IDEA, in which she leads Northeastern’s student-run venture accelerator and manages a team of 28 students. This week, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, IDEA is holding one of its signature events, NEXPO, which showcases a handful of IDEA ventures. What’s more, Murdock is […]

Danielle Murad Waiss

Student Goes Global to Explore International Security, Government

Danielle Murad Waiss’ interest in exploring and better understanding the world stems from her multicultural background. She was born in Mexico and grew up in a family with a Mexican mother and Canadian father. She came to Northeastern eager to expand her knowledge by taking advantage of global experiences. For the past year, that’s exactly […]

Jay Shome, left, and Andrew Smith,

New Student-Created App Makes “Friending” Easy

“Friending made easy.” That’s the motto of FriendsUp, a new app enabling users to share contact information and connect via Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram in the blink of an eye. It’s the brainchild of Andrew Smith and Jay Shome, both E’18, who launched the app in July and have seen its user base grow into the thousands […]

CGI U 2017 Codeathon

Students Excited to ‘Feed off the Energy’ of CGI U

In high school, Kritika Singh founded Malaria Free World, a nonprofit focused on raising awareness of and supporting research for a disease that claimed 429,000 lives in 2015, according to the World Health Organization. Now a second-year bioengineering major at Northeastern, Singh remains dedicated to the cause. This weekend, Singh will be one of thousands from […]

Ryan in Singapore

2017 SIRF Project Blog Post: Ryan Maia

Singapore—the country where you can be fined for improper disposal of chewing gum—is a democracy. But most Americans would consider Singapore an authoritarian technocracy. And rightfully so; in Singapore, the President appoints heads of each ministry. The ministries enact the majority of the country’s planning and programming. Ministries also have a lot of power to […]

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