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Emily Updegraff

Spotlight on Emily Updegraff, PhD, TGS Chief of Staff

Emily Updegraff, PhD, joined The Graduate School (TGS) in September 2019 as the chief of staff. In this role, she is responsible for the school’s human resources administration, strategic communications, and daily operations. She facilitates communication within TGS and with other Northwestern schools and partners and serves as a strategic adviser to the dean and associate provost for graduate education. Prior to TGS, Emily spent nine years as the director of operations & outreach/assistant chair in Northwestern’s Department of Physics & Astronomy. She has also taught physiology and cell biology courses for the School for Professional Studies since 2011.

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Vadim Shifrin, Esq.

Spotlight on Vadim Shifrin, Esq., TGS Consulting Attorney

Vadim Shifrin, Esq. is the new consulting attorney for The Graduate School (TGS). He is the central point of contact for TGS students seeking legal consultation. In addition to serving TGS students, Vadim is the principal and founder of Shifrin Law Group, a Chicago-based law firm that specializes in a variety of practice areas. He is a respected and entrepreneurial attorney with a history of success representing clients in the personal injury, criminal law, real estate, media, and sports and entertainment fields.

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