Spotlight

December 13, 2016

Spotlight on Laura Sampson, Postdoctoral Fellow with CIERA

Laura Sampson, a postdoctoral fellow with the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA), came to Northwestern after completing her doctorate in physics at Montana State University.

November 7, 2016

Spotlight on Ian Hartman, PhD candidate in Screen Cultures

Ian Hartman, a PhD candidate in Communication Studies, was initially attracted to Northwestern because of its strong commitment to interdisciplinarity. While completing his degree in Cinema Studies and French at New York University, Ian’s mentors encouraged him to continue his education in media studies.

October 6, 2016

Spotlight on the Management for Scientists and Engineers (MSE) program

The Management for Scientists and Engineers Summer Certificate program provides an opportunity for doctoral students from Feinberg, McCormick, Weinberg and the School of Communication to learn business and management practices not frequently taught in the program coursework and research.

August 1, 2016

Emily Sprague-Klein, Spectroscopist and Concert Pianist

Emily Sprague-Klein, a doctoral student in Applied Physics, was interested in science and math from a young age, but she wasn’t immediately drawn to pursing a degree in STEM. It wasn’t until she took an AP Physics class during her junior year of high school that she realized the potential of research as a career.

June 8, 2016

Kenzie A. Cameron, Service Award Winner and Hooding Ceremony Faculty Marshal

Kenzie A. Cameron, PhD, MPH is a Research Associate Professor in the Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a health services researcher, with a background in health communication, persuasion and interpersonal communication.

June 1, 2016

John Brooks: Biologist and Science Club Mentor

John Brooks received a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor prior to attending Northwestern to pursue his PhD in biology. He interviewed all over, but Northwestern stood out for a number of reasons.

May 16, 2016

Emily Curtis Walters: Storyteller and PhD Candidate in History

Emily Curtis Walters was not always passionate about history. She did, however, love hearing stories from the past. As a child, she spent many hours at her grandmother’s house that was filled with memorabilia. “I loved going through all of her stuff and fishing out the things that interested me,” Emily remembers. “My grandmother would tell me the story of each item, who it belonged to, and how it pertained to her life. I didn’t understand how that was history at the time.”

April 26, 2016

Sriram Boothalingam: Postdoctoral Fellow in Communication Sciences and Disorders

For Sriram Boothalingam, postdoctoral fellow in Communication Sciences, the best part about life at Northwestern is the depth of research and the great minds available in his chosen field of Audiology. “Northwestern is the birthplace of Audiology.” He says, “There are legends who I’ve known only from reading their papers and books, so it was an amazing opportunity to come here and interact with them in person."

April 8, 2016

Spotlight on Laura Dassama: Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biosciences and Master Brewer

Laura Dassama integrates science into her life both professionally and recreationally: she is a postdoctoral fellow in Rosenzweig Lab, and she uses her scientific insights to brew beer in her free time.

March 28, 2016

Spotlight on Desiree Weber: Political Theorist and Passionate Educator.

Desiree Weber has spent much of her graduate career improving her teaching abilities through work with the Searle Center and the Teagle Foundation, which helped her secure a faculty position at the College of Wooster beginning in Fall 2016.

March 9, 2016

Spotlight on Ashley Agbasoga: PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Tepoztlán Institute Fellow.

For as long as she can remember, Ashley Agbasoga has been interested in anthropology. “I think since I was young, my soul has told me to do something like anthropology. “ Ashley said, “I feel the need to interrogate structures that are in place now, even if those inquiries are difficult to handle."

February 15, 2016

Spotlight on Ruth Martin Curry: humanist, civically engaged scholar, and dedicated Chicagoan

Ruth Martin Curry is a born and bred Chicagoan who has spent her graduate career working to build connections between students and the greater Chicago community

February 2, 2016

Spotlight on Laurel Childress: Biogeochemist and Aikido practitioner

Laurel is a biogeochemist and a PhD Candidate in Earth and Planetary Sciences

January 13, 2016

Spotlight on Justin Zullo: Educator and Performance Studies Researcher

Justin Zullo, a fifth-year PhD student in the Performance Studies program, has found a way to merge his interests in hip-hop and teaching.

January 5, 2016

Spotlight on Monica Laronda: Northwestern PhD and Postdoc

Laronda is a graduate of Northwestern’s Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences (DGP) and is currently a postdoc in Prof. Teresa Woodruff’s lab. She is also the recipient of one of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s prestigious Career Award at the Scientific Interface (CASI).