Civic Engagement Fellows
The Center's undergraduate fellows serve as liaisons between the Center and the student body, actively working to support CCE's programs and help students navigate the many engagement opportunities on campus. Click here to learn about how to apply to be a Civic Engagement Fellow.
Steffany Bahamon is a senior at Northwestern studying Economics and Industrial Engineering. From Miami, Florida, she has grown a love-hate relationship with the Chicago winters. At Northwestern, Steffi is involved with Quest Scholars, a community for low income and first generation students, as well as Institute of Industrial Engineers, the undergraduate student advisory board of the Industrial Engineering department. While Steffany's love and appreciation for the Center for Civic Engagement initially stemmed from working with the AMPED program, it has grown to encompass all the CCE's programs and offerings. While at NU, Steffany has loved exploring Chicago and its many eateries and art shows. She is absolutely thrilled to work alongside a passionate group of students and faculty as a CCE fellow this year!
Simran Chadha is a junior from Orange County, California studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. She was first introduced to CCE her freshman year while working on a community relations project for Associated Student Government, and since then has loved participating in CCE programs like NU in Chicago. On campus, Simran is also involved with Peer Health Exchange, is a member of Greek life, and is a Resident Assistant. After spending her summer teaching underserved urban youth, Simran is excited to use this fellowship as an opportunity engage with social justice issues in Evanston and Chicago. Lastly, she loves exploring the city, and can often be found appreciating murals hidden in viaducts under the “L”.
Jourdan Dorrell is a senior studying Sociology, Legal Studies, and Global Health Studies. Born and raised in Southern California she has been transformed into a Chicagoan with the help of the Center for Civic Engagement! This will be her third year working at the CCE after participating in Engage Chicago in 2014! On campus, Jourdan serves as the current Vice President for Accessibility and Inclusion within ASG and also as a 2016-2017 Buffett Fellow. Outside of school, Jourdan loves to spend her free time as an amateur photographer and foodie exploring the city of Chicago! This past summer, she interned at Google in San Francisco helping clients improve their advertising platforms.
Michael is in the final year of a 5-year dual degree program with civil engineering and percussion performance. A native of Raleigh, NC, he loves ACC sports and southern food. Throughout his Northwestern career he has prioritized service-learning, most notably through the Global Engagement Studies Institute in Uganda and AMPED (Arts and Music Programs for Education in Detention Centers) at CCE. He is also passionate about changing the conversation about mental health at Northwestern and spoke on the Stigma Panel hosted by NU Active Minds. When Michael’s free, he loves to explore Chicago, learn about architecture, and run. He’s excited to be a CCE fellow and looks forward to fostering a more civically engaged Northwestern community this year!
Hayeon Kim is in her final year of college studying American Studies, and also is looking forward to graduating as one of Northwestern's first Asian American Studies major. Although she has many homes around the world, Hayeon considers Bergen County, New Jersey her backyard. From a fairly high Korean-American population, coming to Northwestern was a huge culture shock. Hayeon found her passion in migrant rights, all thanks to the guidance of her many mentors and professors every step of her college career. Hayeon is looking forward to improving and learning from the CCE programs as a fellow.
Shoshi Shapiro is a senior studying Learning and Organizational Change with certificates in design and civic engagement. She was born in New York City and loves the bustle of the city. She found CCE her freshman year for the certificate in Civic Engagement and since then has loved to participate in CCE programs like NU in Chicago. Shoshi is involved with Allowance for Good, the Global Engagement Summit, Hillel and is a youth adviser in Highland Park. Shoshi spent her summer staffing a high school road trip around the country and hit 26 states! Her favorite city is still Chicago, and one of her goals is to go to as many different neighborhoods as possible in her final year.
Joyce Wang is a senior studying Political Science. On campus, she is involved in Project Wildcat, an outdoors backpacking pre-orientation program for new students, the Brady Scholars program and Sustained Dialogue. Joyce first became involved with CCE as an AMPED mentor. From there, she went on to participate in Gesi and intern at a social justice oriented political consulting firm with Chicago Field Studies. Growing up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Joyce is excited to learn more about Chicago while working alongside a team of passionate individuals as a CCE fellow!
Ashley studies political science with a minor in non-fiction creative writing. Her passion for informed voting and engaging with the dynamic city of Chicago led her to the Center for Civic Engagement, previously having interned at Hillary for America and Project Vote Smart. During her senior year, Ashley will serve as a civic engagement fellow during an exciting election year and the vice president of academics for Northwestern's Associated Government. On campus, Ashley has led the collegiate team for Model United Nations, edited for North by Northwestern, and studied abroad in Beijing twice. A native Floridian, she loves exploring the outdoors and museums.