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Amanda Bartosiak (Co-Chair) | Biological Sciences

Amanda BartosiakAmanda Bartosiak joined Northwestern as the Program Assistant for Plant Biology and Conservation in March of 2016. When not at work, Amanda enjoys baking and going on bike rides with her husband. She takes her work home by having a native pollinator friendly wild flower garden and helps raise caterpillars to butterflies every summer.



Gregory Buchanan | Global Health Studies

Greg started at Northwestern in 2006 as a Program Coordinator in the Office of International Program Development.  He became Assistant Director of Global Health Studies in 2017.   He has a BA in History, an MA in International Relations and a graduate certificate in Global Policy.  Last year, he was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators grant for travel to India.  Outside of work, Greg enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three young kids.

oolka dixit | psychology


richard dodd | Earth and planetary sciences


Felicia dominguez | WCAS Administration


Agnes Engstrom (Co-Chair) | WCAS Administration


julie hoather | Psychology


Mel Keiser Art History

Mel Keiser

Mel Keiser joined Northwestern in 2014 as the Program Assistant to the Art History, where she is now the Department Assistant. She has her MFA in Painting and is a practicing artist. In 2016, she received a grant from Northwestern University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts for an art project that included a collaboration with the Segal Design Institute’s Rapid Prototyping lab. In 2017, she received an Individual Artists Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and a forthcoming article, “Mel as Hyperobject,” will be published in 2018 with the peer-reviewed Performance Philosophy Journal. She is also the founder and co-organizer of *between the tongue and the teeth*, an artist writing group run through Wedge Projects. Keiser is a member of the Professional Development Committee. 

Jenima Lyon | Mathematics

Jenima LyonJenima Lyon joined the WCAS Mathematics Department in the winter of 2017 as their Undergraduate Program Assistant.  Prior to Northwestern University she directed food programs at the McGaw YMCA and launched a dog adoption outreach program with the American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse.  For the past twenty years she has taken care of a menagerie of rescued reptiles as well as volunteered as makeup designer for various community theaters and graduate programs.​



Matt Martin Art Theory and Practice

Matt Martin Matt Martin joined the Department of Art Theory and Practice in 2014 where he is the Program Assistant for the graduate and undergraduate programs. He holds a BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A practicing artist, Martin’s work often focuses on the paradoxical way in which objects exist and intrarelate, drawing upon the disparate work of people like Karen Barad, Timothy Morton, Italo Calvino, and Yves Kein, to name a few.


janice perry | life sciences


Cindy Pingry International Studies

Cindy PingryCindy first joined the Weinberg dean’s office in 2012 as a program assistant in the Undergraduate Studies and Advising area. She enjoys working with the students and her colleagues. She worked for Fidelity Investments prior to Northwestern and has a B.A. from Texas A&M University. She enjoys cooking, biking, sailing, dancing, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is also a huge Dallas Cowboys fan!




Alison stoute | Economics


Ilene tokarz | Chemistry


Natalia Zochowski Business Institutions

Natalia ZochowskiNatalia joined Northwestern University in August 2013 as Program Assistant for the Harvey Kapnick Center for Business Institutions. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance, as well as a Master of Management in Higher Education Administration.





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