October 27, 2017

Spotlight on Lynn Meissner: Bridging the Gap between Academia and the Real World

Lynn Meissner’s passion and energy for facilitating strong connections with people can be seen throughout her tenure at Northwestern. Currently in her fourth year of a Human Development and Social Policy PhD, she works with Jim Rosenbaum to study the transition from high school to higher education and the workforce. Their research focuses specifically on community colleges, occupational certificates, and associate’s degrees that lead to mid-skill careers.

October 3, 2017

Spotlight on Josiah Rosario: Social Psychologist and participant in IGEN and SROP

Josiah Rosario’s interest in psychology started during his senior year of high school in an AP Psychology class. His teacher, a clinician, inspired him to pursue psychology as a career. Read more.

September 11, 2017

Kate Harrington-Rosen: the Equity Outreach and Education Specialist for the Office of Title IX/Equal Opportunity and Access

Kate started her career working in direct support of sexual assault survivors in college at McGill University. Post-graduation, she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she was a case manager for adult survivors of sexual assault and youths in the sex industry, working in direct response and as an advocate at hospitals and police precincts. Although she loved this work, her career shifted slightly after moving to Chicago in 2015.

July 18, 2017

Welltended: Demystifying the plant care experience

This online platform, created by a Kellogg MBA graduate, allows customers to purchase houseplants based on their home, skill level, and style.

June 21, 2017

Science Outside the Lab 2017

Hear from two of our PhD students who are participating in this two-week workshop in Washington D.C.

June 21, 2017

Lawrence Crosby: Science Outside the Lab

Lawrence Crosby is a fifth-year PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering, who studies small metal particles that sit on top of other small particles for applications in catalysis, the process of speeding up chemical reactions. He received funding from TGS Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development to attend Science Outside the Lab.

June 13, 2017

Alicia McGeachy: Finding Balance between Science and Outreach

“Why?” and “how?” are two of Alicia McGeachy’s favorite questions. Her inquisitive mindset was encouraged by her father, who motivated her to consider why things were the way they were at an early age. Her interest in science grew during high school, where she had a chemistry teacher who made the subject engaging and relatable.

March 27, 2017

Spotlight on Garry Cooper: Connecting Scientists across Northwestern and the Greater Chicago Community

Garry Cooper has long been aware of the wasteful practices that inadvertently go on in laboratories across college campuses on a daily basis. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern in 2014, and went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship through Feinberg Medical School. It was during this time that he first identified a potential solution to this problem.

February 7, 2017

Spotlight on Krystal Villanosa, doctoral candidate in Learning Sciences and TGS Diversity & Inclusion Intern

Krystal Villanosa, a doctoral candidate in Learning Sciences, spent six years in the education department at the Field Museum before attending Northwestern for graduate school. While she initially came to Northwestern to study digital learning in museum settings, she realized she also needed to ask more fundamental questions about museum visitors.

January 6, 2017

Spotlight on Lesley Lundeen, Family Resource Liaison for the Office of Work/Life and Family Resources

Lesley is the central point person for graduate student parents at The Graduate School.