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Presidential Ambassadors

Founded in 2013, the Northeastern University Presidential Ambassador Corps represents the Office of the President at designated events and related University advancement activities. Members of this group are highly-skilled and experienced student leaders. Through planned interactions with University consitutents, Presidential Ambassadors advance public understanding of the University and our students' role in its growth and success.

By sharing the story of their unique Northeastern University experiences, Presidential Ambassadors validate the philanthropic contributions of donors, alumni, friends, faculty, staff and the student body. A distinguished and one-of-a-kind leadership development opportunity for NU students, the Presidential Ambassadors Corps offers its members a chance to network with important University constituents and enhance their public relations, event planning and professional etiquette skills while engaging in service to the NU community.

If you are interested in applying to become a Presidential Ambassador, please email us at events@neu.edu

Jude Albukhari 
Class of 2015
College of Science
Hometown: Amman, Jordan

Jude is a pursuing a degree in Psychology. Born and raised in Jordan, she chose Northeastern because of the university’s beliefs in experiential learning through co-op and the importance of a global education – two components especially valued by international students. She has completed a co-op at the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Mass. General Hospital and an international co-op at a drug rehabilitation center in Cape Town, South Africa. She has also participated in the Dialogue of Civilizations program to Rome. Jude is a member of the orientation team at Northeastern’s International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) and is involved in planning Carnevale, a two month long celebration of cultural diversity. She is also active in the Honors Program and PsyClub.

Corinne Bowers
Class of 2018
College of Engineering
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

Corinne is pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering, with minors in Mathematics and Graphic Design.  She is actively involved in the Society of Civil Engineers and is serving as secretary during the Fall 2014 semester.  She is a member of the Steel Bridge team as well as the Society of Women Engineers.  She has participated in several international programs through Northeastern, including an Alternative Spring Break to Costa Rica and a Dialogue of Civilizations on climate change in India. Corinne is a University Scholar and is actively involved in both the Honors and the Scholars programs.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing basketball, whitewater kayaking, and exploring the city of Boston. 

Courtney Cowell
Class of 2016
College of Science
Hometown: Schenectady, New York

Courtney is pursuing a degree in Biochemistry, with a minor in American Sign Language. After college she plans to pursue a career in the medical field. She has completed one co-op at the U.S. Army Natick Research, Development, and Engineering Center and has also completed undergraduate research in the Beuning laboratory. She is Vice President of Events for the Student Alumni Association. Outside of Northeastern, Courtney volunteers at Brigham and Women's Hospital as part of their Medical Career Exploration Program, and is a work-study tutor at the Balfour Academy. In her free time, Courtney enjoys running, reading and is currently learning how to snowboard!

Rose DeMaio 
Class of 2015
College of Computer and Information Science

Hometown: Westford, Massachusetts
Rose is pursuing a dual degree in Computer Science and Communications. As a Fellow in the College of Computer and Information Science and a Husky Ambassador, Rose enjoys mentoring and sharing her own unique NU experience with both new and perspective students. In her first three years, Rose worked with an interdisciplinary group of students and professors to publish Realm of Racket, a book that teaches new and experienced computer scientists to program in Racket through a series of games and comics. Rose has completed an internship at IBM and co-ops at Viridian Spark, a tech startup founded by NU alumni, and the successful Boston startup HubSpot. She spent the Fall 2013 semester abroad at Goldsmiths University of London, and upon returning for the Spring 2014 semester, was selected to be a part of Northeastern's Huntington 100. Taking full advantage of her final year at Northeastern, Rose is now researching the professional identity of women in Computer Science, finishing her 3rd co-op, and organizing a CCIS sponsored trip to the Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computer Science.

Terry MacCormack
Class of 2015
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Hometown: Cohasset, Massachusetts

Terry is a pursuing a degree in Political Science with minors in Law and Public Policy and History. He has completed co-ops in both legal and policy environment and is interested in pursuing a career in public policy, research, and communications. At Northeastern, he has been involved with the Student Government Association (as a Vice President and Chief of Staff), Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, a Community Ambassador with the Office of Off Campus Student Services, and the Homecoming committee. As a Student Government Vice President, he worked with administrators and students to implement the first student body referenda questions in the areas of housing policy and sustainability.

Erica Moser 
Class of 2016
College of Arts, Media and Design

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Erica is pursuing a degree in Journalism with minors in Political Communication and Psychology. She completed her first co-op in the press office of Governor Deval Patrick and her second one in South Africa at HaveYouHeard, a word-of-mouth marketing agency. She also participated in the Dialogue of Civilizations program to Greece. In her time at Northeastern, she has served as a staff writer for Tastemakers Magazine and a contributing writer to the Huntington News, as well as a member of the NU Choral Society and a volunteer tutor at 826 Boston through Northeastern’s Civic Engagement Program. Her interests include traveling, exploring Boston and generally trying new things.

Oliver Nilsen
Class of 2018
D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
Oliver is pursuing a degree in International Business with a concentration in marketing and a minor in Portuguese. Born in Norway and raised in Bogota, Colombia, he chose Northeastern because of its competitive International Business program (which allows you to study and graduate from a country of your choice) and for its reputable co-op program. In his spare time, he manages his own clothing line, which was developed as part of a thesis project in high school, and enjoys playing football (soccer) as well as watching it. In the future he hopes to travel the world while doing business in many countries.

Will Riggs
Class of 2016
D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Hometown: Westfield, New Jersey

Will is pursuing a degree in Business with Finance and Management concentrations, with a minor in Italian. He has completed a co-op at Putnam Investments and is working his second co-op at Smartleaf in Cambridge. Will has also completed Dialogue programs in Italy and London, and service trips to Argentina and New Orleans. Currently, he serves as President of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, and has previously been involved in the Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Team, Northeastern Hillel and the Resident Student Association. To date, Will's proudest accomplishment at Northeastern was raising over $7,000 for charity in one semester as his fraternity's head of philanthropy, more than ten times his chapter's previous semester record.

Kayla Sledge
Class of 2017
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Hometown: Yorba Linda, California

Kayla is pursuing a dual major in International Affairs and Economics with a minor in East Asian studies. As a dual citizen between the United States and Japan, she is exploring her interest in culture as a mechanism that influences business. Within the Northeastern community, she participates in NUTells, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, and the CSSH Circle in hopes of bettering herself as well as the Northeastern environment for her peers. Kayla has just completed her first co-op as a data analyst for Liberty Mutual Insurance and is currently applying for her next position for Spring 2015. She hopes to take full advantage of the flexibility granted to her by Northeastern by scattering international experiences throughout her undergraduate career.

Michael Trabold
Class of 2016
College of Arts, Media and Design
Hometown: Garden City, New York

Michael is pursuing a degree in Architecture, with a minor in Urban Studies. Currently on co-op, he is working for renowned architect/engineer Santiago Calatrava on a number of infrastructure development projects, both domestic and foreign. Prior to this placement he held positions at Silverstein Properties, a New York-based real estate development firm, and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he served as a member of 1 WTC (The Freedom Tower) development team. In his time at Northeastern he has also been involved with the University’s Sailing Team and its chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students.

Nicholas Viviano
Class of 2017
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Hometown: Garden City Park, New York

Nick is a pursuing a duel degree in Political Science and Business Administration.  After completing his first co-op at Foley Hoag LLP, Nick hopes to pursue a career in business law specializing in corporate finance and social responsibility.  At Northeastern, Nick currently serves on the executive board of the Resident Student Association, and is a member of the Husky Ambassadors, Student Alumni Association and National Residence Hall Honorary. As a resident assistant in a freshman residence hall, Nick is passionate about empowering the youth of Northeastern and opening their eyes to new opportunities and experiences. In his spare time, Nick enjoys volunteering for various non-profit organizations and trying new restaurants around Boston! 

Clayton Wiggins 
Class of 2015
College of Engineering

Hometown: Sammamish, Washington
Clayton is pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering. Born in California and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Clayton chose to move to Boston and attend Northeastern because of the emphasis placed on real world work experience paired with strong academics. He has completed co-ops working for Johnson and Johnson Consumer Products as a business analyst and Massachusetts General Hospital in a project management role. Clayton has taken advantage of the international experiences offered at Northeastern by participating in the Dialogue of Civilizations programs to Madrid and Valencia in Spain. He has also been involved with a number of student groups and offices on campus including the NU Wind Ensemble, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Office of Off-Campus Student Services, and has been an active member of the Honors program.

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