NEU Student Staff

Northeastern University Student Staff

The Center for STEM Education is always looking for work study students to help in the office and at field trips. Work study students will help organize events (STEM Field Trips, Building Bridges, Engineering Expo, Science Fair, etc.) we host and if available, help at these events. A variety of other assignments/tasks are possible, such as website updates, help with writing proposals, clean-up/reset activities from field trips, designing new activities, etc.
If you are interested and available, please apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WS-CfSE

Fall 2023 Work Studies & Part-Time Students

Natasha Zaarour : Student Staff

Natasha Zaarour

Student Staff

Natasha is a Behavioral Neuroscience and Global Health student (2024) on the Pre-Medical track. She loves neuroscience because it combines her love of both biology and psychology to explain the behaviors and thoughts of humans. She found a passion for STEM while participating in her high school's science fair and math team. On campus, Natasha is involved in Global Medical Brigades, NEURONs, and the Arab Student Association. She also tutors high school students in the Greater Boston Area in STEM disciplines. At the Center for STEM Education, Natasha implemented the Young Scholars Program virtually as coordinator in 2020. She also coordinated the first session of Pathways to Science and Engineering in Fall 2020. Outside of the classroom, Natasha enjoys cooking, swimming, and traveling.

Worked @ CfSE: 9 semesters | Last Semester: Spring 2024 | LinkedIn

Lauren De Sousa : Student Staff

Lauren De Sousa

Student Staff

Lauren is currently pursuing a graduate degree in English (2024) through Northeastern's PlusOne Program. She completed her undergraduate degree here -- English with a minor in biology on the pre-Physician Assistant track -- in 2023. Last year, Lauren was involved with the Center for STEM Education as a volunteer for the Friday field trips. They are very involved in club sports on campus as the President of the Women's Water Polo Team and a member of Club Squash. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, playing the NYT's crossword, and hanging out with her roommates dog, Goose.

Worked @ CfSE: 2 semesters | Last Semester: Spring 2024 | LinkedIn

Salima Amiji : Student Staff

Salima Amiji

Student Staff

Salima is a Pharmacy major (2025) at Northeastern University. She became involved with the Center for STEM following her participation in the Young Scholars Program, a six-week high school research program. During the program, Salima worked in Professor Ambika Bajpayee‘s lab, focusing on drug delivery to avascular tissue. During high school, Salima performed research regarding drug delivery for the science fair where she was fortunate to move onto regional and state levels. Salima coordinated the Young Scholars Program in both the Summer of 2019 and 2020. She is currently co-coordinating the Pathways to Science and Engineering Program in Fall 2020. Outside of school, Salima‘s hobbies include running, volunteering in her local community, and traveling to various countries.

Worked @ CfSE: 11 semesters | Last Semester: Spring 2024 | LinkedIn

Landon Wade : Student Program Staff

Landon Wade

Student Program Staff

Landon is 4th-year civil engineering major (2024) from Atlanta Georgia. Landon is a summer bridge Alumni, and S-power Scholar and currently works as a Student Program Staff for the Center for STEM at Northeastern. Landon participates in BESS, ASCE, and Club Frisbee.

Worked @ CfSE: 2 semester | Last Semester: Spring 2024 | LinkedIn

Karen Zhu : Student Staff

Karen Zhu

Student Staff

Karen Zhu was originally a Mechanical Engineering major but made a switch her second year to a Computer Science major (2023). Ever since high school, she was passionate about volunteering and STEM. In college, she joined STEMout, a STEM outreach organization, that allowed her to teach younger students STEM-related activities. Outside of school, Karen enjoys making Spotify playlists and playing games.

Worked @ CfSE: 6 semesters | Last Semester: Spring 2024 | LinkedIn

Oumou Hann : Student Staff

Oumou Hann

Student Staff

Oumou is a Mechanical Engineering and Design Major (2027) at Northeastern. They became involved with the Center of STEM Education through a friend who works there. They’ve always been interested in engineering since middle school, joining various STEM and robotics clubs since then. Outside of school, Oumou likes to skateboard, play video games, and watch shows with friends.

Worked @ CfSE: 2 semesters | Last Semester: Spring 2024

Conor Hampton : Student Staff (on Co-Op)

Conor Hampton

Student Staff (on Co-Op)

Conor is a third-year Civil Engineering major (2026) with a minor in Data Science. They first became involved in Center for STEM in December 2022 as a volunteer. Passionate for designing safer and people-centered streets and cities, Conor is a part of the Northeastern University chapter for the Institute of Transportation Engineers and participated in a Dialogue of Civilizations this past summer on sustainable transportation in The Netherlands. Additionally, they are involved in the NU Symphony orchestra and in the Resident Student Association. Outside of school, they enjoy cooking, playing music, and biking.

Worked @ CfSE: 1 semester | Last Semester: Fall 2023 | LinkedIn

Franklin Ollivierre III : Student Staff (on Co-Op)

Franklin Ollivierre III

Student Staff (on Co-Op)

Franklin is a Civil Engineering major (2026) at Northeastern University. He became involved with the Center for STEM Education following his participation in the Young Scholars Program at Northeastern. During the program, Franklin worked with Dr. Michael Kane in the ABLE Lab, where he optimized multiple battery chemistries to meet the renewable energy demands of remote islands. He then became a Young Scholars Program coordinator in the summers of 2021 and 2022. Franklin was also an UPLIFT scholar and worked with Dr. Jim Chen to explore his unique models for measuring ocean erosion during his first semester. Franklin has always been passionate about the world of transportation, and is involved in Club Running, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and Black Engineering Student Society (BESS) at Northeastern. Outside of the classroom, Franklin enjoys exploring the city, listening to music, and nature photography.

Worked @ CfSE: 5 semesters | Last Semester: Fall 2023 | LinkedIn

Claire Stipp : Student Staff (on Co-Op)

Claire Stipp

Student Staff (on Co-Op)

Claire is a Chemical Engineering major (2027) at Northeastern University. She first connected with the Center for STEM Education by participating in the 2021 Young Scholars Program, a six week summer research program for high school students. During the program, she worked in Dr. Rebecca Willits’ Materials for Tissue Engineering lab, focusing on the directed migration of Schwann cells for peripheral nerve regeneration. When she came to Northeastern in fall 2022, she participated in the Center for STEM’s UPLIFT program, during which she continued her work in Dr. Willits’ lab. Outside of school, Claire enjoys playing tennis, going on walks, trying new foods, and watching movies with friends.

Worked @ CfSE: 2 semesters | Last Semester: Fall 2023 | LinkedIn

Kaitlyne Spring : Student Staff (in UPLIFT)

Kaitlyne Spring

Student Staff (in UPLIFT)

Kaitlyne is a Mechanical Engineering major (2027) who’s debating transferring to a Mechanical Engineering/ Bioengineering combined major at Northeastern University. After completing the Summer Bridge Program, she connected with the Center for STEM Education, where she now works as Student Staff. Kaitlyne has done a lot of hands-on work in precision machining through her vocational high-school robotics club, co-op program, and trade-related competitions such as SkillsUSA, where she earned one gold and two silver medals. Beyond school, Kaitlyne loves to do anything creative like 3D printing, sewing, or painting.

Worked @ CfSE: 1 semesters | Last Semester: Fall 2023 | LinkedIn

Alejandro Baraona : Student Staff (in UPLIFT)

Alejandro Baraona

Student Staff (in UPLIFT)

Alejandro is an Electrical and Computer Engineering combined major (2027) at Northeastern University who became involved with the Center for STEM Education following Northeastern's Summer Bridge program. Prior to joining Northeastern, Alejandro gained valuable experience working part-time at a local medical device company as an Electronic Research Technician, where he focused on the validation of an oral cancer detection algorithm. Outside of school, Alejandro enjoys reading and writing, listening to rock and jazz music, and trying new things.

Worked @ CfSE: 1 semesters | Last Semester: Fall 2023 | LinkedIn

baraona.a@northeastern.edu
Abdulmalik Eniola : Student Staff (in UPLIFT)

Abdulmalik Eniola

Student Staff (in UPLIFT)

My name is Abdulmalik Eniola, but you can call me Abdul or Malik. I am a very outgoing person and I love being outside late at night. A fun fact about me is I will dominate any sport you give me, just give me 1 or two sessions.

Worked @ CfSE: 1 semesters | Last Semester: Fall 2023

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