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JENNIFER BRITTON | ENGLISH

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Jennifer Britton joined the Weinberg English Department in the winter of 2008 where she is Assistant Director of Creative Writing, managing the administrative aspects of both the undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs.  She holds a BA in International Business from Illinois Wesleyan University. When not at work, Jennifer enjoys traveling with her husband and beagle, Lewis, whenever possible. She is an avid knitter and makes as much of her own winter wardrobe as possible.


Annerys Cano | History

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Annerys began working at Northwestern in July of 2012 as the Graduate Program Assistant in the department of History, and has recently transitioned into the role of Business Administrator. Her background is in Human Resource Management/Organizational Leadership and she thoroughly enjoys working with and helping people. Annerys is also a member of the Weinberg Diversity and Inclusion committee, which aims to cultivate the diverse staff at the college as well as craft new initiatives to become a more inclusive community. She loves spending time with her family, the ocean, pizza and dancing to all things Latin! In case you’re wondering, it’s pronounced a-ner-reese.


Sarah Cushman | Holocaust Educational Foundation

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Sarah Cushman joined Northwestern University as the  Director of the Holocaust Educational Foundation (HEF of NU) in September 2016. Her work centers on strengthening and expanding HEF of NU’s current programs: the biannual Lessons & Legacies Conference, the annual Summer Institute, and annual teaching and research grants. She served as Head of Educational Programming at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University for three years immediately preceding her arrival at Northwestern. From 2007-2013, she was Director of Youth Education at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (New York). While there, she completed her doctoral dissertation, The Women of Birkenau (Clark University, 2010), a social history of the women’s camp in Auschwitz, which she hopes will become a book in the very near future. She is thrilled to be joining the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the SAB.


Crystal Foster | Philosophy

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Crystal has been with Weinberg since February 2005 starting as a temp before joining the Philosophy department as Graduate Program Assistant in August 2005 and later as Department Assistant which is her current role. She has a B.A. in Communication from Chicago State University and a Certificate in Finance and Accounting from Northwestern University, School of Professional Studies. Crystal writes and practices piano in her spare time.


Lexy Gore | MENA

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Lexy Gore graduated from the University of Iowa, majoring in communications and Spanish. She has traveled extensively on the national and international level, including in Morocco and Turkey. Prior to joining Northwestern, she was at WorldChicago, where she hosted hundreds of international visitors from across the world in a variety of professional programs. She then joined the Northwestern community directly following the establishment of the MENA Program in 2013, and worked briefly in the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies before re-joining the MENA Program.

 

 


BIANCA JIMENEZ | International & AREA Studies Program

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Bianca has been at the University since 2006 working with various area studies programs including Asian Studies, International Studies and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. As Asst. Director she oversees the administration of the IAS Weinberg programs and works with the faculty Directors to advise students, manage curricular development, and provide program management. Prior to joining Northwestern she worked for the Environmental and Conservation Program at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago where she worked closely with a local NGO in Peru, CIMA-Cordillera Azul to protect cultural diversity and land security, and to integrate improved quality of life into the management of Cordillera Azul National Park. She also worked with the interactive program expeditions@fieldmuseum™, which follows Field Museum scientists as they conduct groundbreaking scientific research around the world and communicate it to a wider audience through dispatches, interactives and photos.


 

Deavon Mitchell (Co-Chair) | Mathematics

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Deavon joined Weinberg and the Math Department in July 2013 and has been with them ever since. Currently, he is the Financial Assistant (or Financial Whip, as it says on the main office door). Although he spends 37.5 hours a week processing expense reports and reconciling departmental accounts, most of the action takes place before 9am and after 5p. He plays basketball before work on most days and is in 1-2 volleyball leagues every season. He also enjoys playing video games, tailgating at various sporting events, including NU football and watching movies, especially superhero ones. And if you must know, his favorite movie all time is Rush Hour. If you feel the need to judge, just let him know what your favorite is and debate will ensue.


Elizabeth Pugh | Life Sciences Financial Services (LSFS)

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Elizabeth Pugh joined Northwestern University in November 2016 as the Business Administrator for Life Sciences Financial Services (LSFS).  The office supports the grant and contract management, financial, human resources and purchasing needs for the Department of Neurobiology, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program (IBiS), Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) and Program in Biological Sciences (PBS).  She received her MPA and MHA from the University of Illinois at Chicago while working there the last 15 years of her career.  In her spare time she enjoys long distance cycling and motorcycling in the Chicagoland area and on the race track.


Linda Remaker (Co-Chair) | Sociology

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Since 2014, Linda has worked as the Undergraduate Program Assistant in the Department of Sociology. Prior to joining the staff at Northwestern, Linda was a teaching assistant and then a staff member at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she graduated with an M.M. in Musicology in 2013. She became involved with the Weinberg Staff Advisory Board through her role on their Diversity and Inclusion Committee, where she is currently working to raise staff awareness around LGBTQ issues. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin, learning foreign languages, cooking, and watching all of the funny cat videos YouTube has to offer.


benjamin rice | earth and Planetary studies

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Benjamin Rice joined Weinberg’s Earth and Planetary Sciences department in the summer of 2012 as a Financial Assistant. His role includes a logistics aspect which entails shipping/receiving supplies into and from scientific research field sites all over the world. Ben has a background in human resources, finance and information technology. He enjoys hiking, fishing, cooking, biking and watching/attending Chicagoland sporting events. He also has a love for dogs and all animals.


Anthony robinson | spanish & portuguese

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Anthony Robinson has been the Undergraduate Program Assistant for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese since November 2015. Prior to his time at Northwestern, he worked with the ESL community at Northern Virginia Community College, for animal control in the Chicago suburbs, and on testing cellphone videogames. When he is not working on turning the Spanish and Portuguese main office into a botanical garden, he is doing coursework for a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration, riding his bike, or playing drums.



Alison Witt-Janssen | Classics

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Alison Witt-Janssen has worked for Northwestern since 2009 in the Departments of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Classics. Prior to coming to Northwestern, she worked as a Program Director for Ridgeville Park District and produced multimedia for Rand McNally and Encyclopaedia Britannica. In her spare time, she likes to kayak, bike, read, and work in her garden.


Loren Yeager | Chemistry

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Loren was hired in December 2015 to manage the day-to-day operations of the undergraduate organic and inorganic chemistry laboratories. Prior to joining Northwestern she worked in the environmental consulting and management consulting industries. As an environmental consultant she managed the investigation and remediation of contaminants in various media (e.g., soil, air, water), managed large databases of analytical data for Superfund sites, and provided litigation support in cases involving both personal injury and damages to the environment as a result of chemical contamination. Most recently, she assisted in the assessment of natural resource damages as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Loren has a master’s degree in chemistry from Loyola University Chicago and degrees in economics and philosophy from John Carroll University. She is a former downhill ski racer and enjoys other outdoor sports including sailing, kayaking and horseback riding. Before moving to Chicago, she lived on an organic farm, taught therapeutic riding and managed the local farmers’ market.


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