Civically Engaged Alumni Roundtables
On Tuesday, April 23rd, Northwestern will host a student-alumni networking event focused on ways students can build meaningful lives and successful careers for themselves, based on any field of study.
The CIVICALLY ENGAGED ALUMNI ROUNDTABLES event features visiting alumni representing different fields who are all connected by a commitment to integrating social responsibility into their careers and personal lives.
Registration for the event is from 5:30-6:00 pm in Harris 108. The roundtable discussions will begin at 6:00 and will be followed by a reception at 7:30, where attendees can network with one another and the more than 16 inspiring alumni who will have returned to campus for the event.
The undergraduate alumni roundtable discussions will be organized around the following themes, and each student will select one to attend:
- Arts / Culture
- Yong Shu Ling, Diverse Voices in Docs fellow and an Associate Producer at Kartemquin Films
- Nikki Zaleski, Youth Development and Training Coordinator for the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
- Clark Carruth, Viola artist with Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, the New Philharmonic and the DuPage Opera Theatre
- Education / Youth
- Eugenie Alvares, Business and Accounting Instructor at Westinghouse Career Academy
- Kevin Brown, Director of Youth and Young Adult Division for the City of Evanston
- Roel Vivit, Founder of Polaris Charter Academy
- Media / Communication
- Ryan Bank, Founder Social Intelligence Corporation and Emerging Technology Consultant
- Natalie Moore, Reporter for WBEZ’s South Side bureau in Englewood
- Maria Finitzo, two-time Peabody Award winning social issue documentary filmmaker and Associate of Kartemquin Films
- Health / Medicine
- Dana Nickson, Research Coordinator with the South Side Health and Vitality Studies
- Benjamin Harris, QI Analayst Erie Family Health Center
- Rachel Herter, EMR Manager at Lawndale Christian Health Center
- Business / Management
(Sponsored by the Business Institutions Program)
- Allison Lee Levin, Senior Vice President, Managing Director in the Strategic Market of Fidelity’s Workplace Investing group
- Lindsay Wood, Survey Specialist Mathematica Policy Research
- Christy Wistar, Executive Director and Vice President, Clara Abbott Foundation
- Environmental Sustainability
- Dustin Gellman, Chief Executive Officer at GreenPoint Partners
- Samuel Malin, Development Engineer at Invenergy LLC
- Marisa Martin, Attorney at Baker & McKenzie
The Ph.D. alumni panel will engage graduate students interested in careers in social justice and civic responsibility. The lively discussion will feature:
- Martha Tedesci, Deputy Director for Art and Research, Art Institute of Chicago
- Jennifer Schwarz-Ballard, Associate Vice President for Education, Chicago Botanic Garden
- Jim Lewis, Sr. Program Officer, Chicago Community Trust
- Kaleen Healey, Senior Research Analyst, Consortium on Chicago School Research
The event is free and open to the entire Northwestern community, but space is limited.
Civically Engaged Alumni Roundtables is hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement in collaboration with The Graduate School, Northwestern Alumni Association and University Career Services, with additional support from The Business Institutions Program, School of Education and Social Policy, and Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern.
Questions? Contact the Center for Civic Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.