The Women Who Empower Ambassadors Program 

Our Women Who Empower Ambassador program comprises emerging leaders from diverse, global backgrounds who have shown a passion and commitment for magnifying the mission and values of the university’s Women Who Empower initiative.

Ambassadors listen, learn, and connect with one another by sharing their personal and professional journeys. They amplify the voices and stories within the Northeastern community and lead efforts to elevate Women Who Empower.

By coming together, these individuals effect bold, meaningful change within our network, at the university, and around the world—and encourage and inspire others to do the same.

About our Ambassadors

What does a Women Who Empower Ambassador do?

  • Assists the Women Who Empower team with event programming, development, and execution
  • Represents Northeastern University at special events virtually and in regions across the globe
  • Provides ideas for speakers, social media features, and other valuable connections and establishes new relationships with mission-aligned individuals and organizations
  • Engages with alumni, donors, university leadership, and friends of the university to promote and strengthen Women Who Empower programming
  • Participates in Women Who Empower mentoring, and encourage others to do so as well
  • Participates in fundraising activities for Women Who Empower and related funds such as the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, WISE, Social Justice, Women in Engineering, etc.

Women Who Empower Ambassador Criteria

  • Has a strong and positive affiliation with Northeastern University
  • Embodies the Women Who Empower mission and demonstrates a commitment to advancing the initiative through their personal engagement
  • Understands the unique experiences that have influenced their time at the university and shows a willingness to share their story and encourage others to do so
  • Appreciates the power of philanthropy and contributes to mission-aligned programs and scholarships

Meet the Ambassadors of Women Who Empower

They’re engineers, health professionals, and entrepreneurs.

They’re architects, scientists, and business leaders.

And representing 19 countries, from South Africa to Switzerland, and from Italy to India, they are members of Northeastern’s inaugural cohort of Women Who Empower ambassadors.

Will Young Voters Show Up to the Polls (Or the Mailbox) This Election?

We hear the same refrain every time election season rolls around–This is going to be the most important election of our lifetime.

Yet for all the gravity Americans say they place on voting, and especially lately with all the talk of the Postal Service, people just don’t seem all that interested in their civic duty.

Voter turnout is often anemic, with the United States ranking far behind Belgium, Denmark, South Korea, and other democracies. About 56 percent of the total U.S voting age population filled out a ballot in 2016.

Among young voters the situation is even more worrisome.

Meet our Ambassadors

Elina Agrawal

DMSB'23

Binja Basimike

BHS'12, MPH'14

Kathryn Busemeyer

KCCS'21

Sofia Catalina

E'20

Hansika Chanrai

AMD'20

Connie Dayina

SSH'19

Drishti Dhamani

DMSB'21

Harley Edge

DMSB'20

Nancy Edid

DMSB'20

Alva Gardner-Perez

DMSB'06

Sophie Gechijian

SSH'16

Leila Marie Eid

AMD'04

Rebecca Leeper

E'19

Rose Leopold

SSH'17

Valentina Longcroft

SSH'20

Fernanda Lopez Santos

SSH'20

Elina Mariutsa

DMSB'21

Emiliana Martinez

DMSB'22

Allison Murphy

SSH'18

Miracle Olatunji

DMSB'22

Claire Pettit

SSH'20

Kathryn Platt

AMD'20

Devina Raithatha

DMSB'22

Madison Rifkin

DMSB'21

Lauren Shafik

DMSB'22

Zeena Shehadeh

AMD'21

Annabel Snidow

SSH'21

Natasha Taylor

AMD'17

Jae’da Turner

DMSB'16

Katherine Wilhoit

DMSB'19

Emily White

SSH'05

Leila Zuaiter

DMSB'21
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