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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 
Amman, Jordan
Jude is a 3rd year student pursuing a degree in Psychology. Born and raised in Amman, Jordan, Jude 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, plans to go on an international co-op next semester, and has 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
Richmond, Virginia
Corinne is a 1st year student pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering, with minors in Mathematics and Business Administration.  She is actively involved in the Society of Civil Engineers, and will serve as its secretary during the Fall 2014 semester.  She is also a member of the Steel Bridge team and the Society of Women Engineers. She also continues to take advantage of Northeastern’s incredible international opportunities.  She recently returned from Costa Rica on a service trip through the Center of Community Service, and will participate in a Dialogue of Civilizations program to India to learn about climate change. In her spare time, she enjoys playing basketball, whitewater kayaking, and exploring the city of Boston. 

Courtney Cowell
Schenectady, New York
Courtney is a 4th year student 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 
Westford, Massachusetts
Rose is a 4th year student 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 is spending the Fall 2013 semester abroad at Goldsmiths University of London, but still remains active and engaged in the Northeastern community.

Daniel Ivanov
Providence, Rhode Island
Dan is a senior pursuing a degree in Biochemistry. He came to America at age three from St. Petersburg Russia and lived in Providence, Rhode Island before coming to Northeastern. Throughout his studies, Dan has developed a keen interest in working in labs and studying all aspects of biology and chemistry. He has worked as a co-op in physical therapy and is currently interested in pharmaceutical research positions. Ultimately he hopes to attend medical school to become a cosmetic surgeon.  In his spare time Dan enjoys playing and producing music, going to the beach, playing volleyball, trying new food and discovering new places in Boston.

Terry MacCormack
Cohasset, Massachusetts
Terry is a 4th year student 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 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Erica is a 3rd year student 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 hopes to do one co-op internationally and one with the Boston Globe. 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. She enjoys traveling, finding fun things to do around Boston with friends, and generally trying new things.

Oliver Nilsen
Bogota, Colombia
Oliver is a 1st year student 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.

Kayla Sledge
Kayla is a 2nd year student 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 pursuing her interest in culture as a mechanism that influences business.  Kayla is currently exploring the Economics side of her major through her first co-op doing data analytics at Liberty Mutual. She has been active in the Northeastern community through NUTells, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, and nuSERVES. She hopes to take full advantage of the flexibility granted to her by Northeastern with international experiences scattered throughout her undergraduate career.

Nicholas Viviano
Garden City Park, New York

Nick is a 3rd year student 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 
Sammamish, Washington
Clayton is a 4th year student 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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