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Get a feel for what it's like to be a Northeastern student by reading our Husky Ambassador blogs, checking out the What's NU podcast, and exploring our award-winning news and information site, News@Northeastern

The Official Husky Ambassador Blogs

Our Husky Ambassadors are undergraduate student leaders who provide valuable and diverse perspectives about life at Northeastern through campus tours, welcome events, blogs, and more. Check out some of their student blogs to experience the University through the eyes of a current student.

What's NU?

What's NU?

We created this blog to share our college experiences with the world. Each week, a different Northeastern student shares their perspective on a range of topics—everything from classes to travel to work experiences to student life. With this blog, we hope to give you a glimpse into our lives as Northeastern students. This summer, we are featuring three wonderful Northeastern students, eager to share with you all their experiences in college. Be sure to subscribe for weekly updates, and learn more about our bloggers below.

Andrea Griffin
Chemical Engineering, minor in Consulting

Andrea Griffin

Hey y'all! I'm Andrea, and I'm a second-year Chemical Engineering major with a minor in Consulting. I'm originally from Milwaukee, WI. Aside from being a part of Husky Ambassadors, I'm in the Black Engineering Student Society (BESS), Northeastern Alliance of Civically Engaged Students (NUACES), Sisters in Solidarity (SiS), and the SAIL Student Club. Outside of being involved at Northeastern, I love biking, photography, and finding great food spots! I try to keep my blog quirky and fun, so I hope you enjoy and feel free to reach out with any questions!

Victoria Shen
Pre-Dental Cell and Molecular Biology

Victoria Shen

Hi! My name is Victoria, and I am a third year pre-dental Cell and Molecular Biology major from Clarksville, Maryland (a small town in between DC and Baltimore). I am also pursuing a minor in Business Administration. Besides being an admissions blogger, I also give campus tours to prospective students through Husky Ambassadors. I am also involved with NEU Pre-Dental Association, Peer Tutoring, and Sigma Sigma Sigma. I am currently on my first co-op at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda, MD, and am really excited to explore a different area in the field of dentistry. Outside of school and work, I love trying new restaurants, baking, and hiking. Feel free to visit my blog to read about my experiences at Northeastern. I know how overwhelming the college admissions process can be at times, and would also love to help and answer any questions!

Vivek Kanpa
Data Science and Biology

Vivek Kanpa

Hey there! My name is Vivek and I am a second-year Data Science & Biology combined major from Livingston, NJ. Aside from giving tours and blogging with Husky Ambassadors, I am involved with Green Line Records, Engineers Without Borders, and NU Science Magazine. In my free time I love to play pickup basketball at the Marino Rec Center, explore Boston and New England, and hit up Wagamama for some mean ramen. On campus I work as a Teaching Assistant and assist in research at the Marine Ecological Forecasting Lab, but you can almost always find me at Stetson East Dining Hall by the cookie station. Click the link to read my blog, and please don't hesitate to reach out with questions!

Wendy Zhen
English and History

Wendy Zhen

Hello there! My name is Wendy, a third-year English and History combined major. I was born and raised in Beijing and moved to Seattle when I was 13. I absolutely adore the Pacific Northwest, but I always love coming back to Boston and seeing the leaves change for fall. Being a part of NUin was a great way to satisfy my wanderlust and solidified my love for meeting new people and storytelling. You can find me going for runs by the Charles, rehearsing with the Symphony Orchestra, or editing the NU Historical Review. Check back here for snippets of what will be the best semester yet!

Lindsey Tayne
Civil Engineering

Lindsey Tayne

Hi there! My name is Lindsey and I'm a fifth-year Civil Engineering major from Long Island, NY. Aside from giving tours of campus and blogging with Husky Ambassadors, I’m a peer mentor for the Explore Program and a member of Phi Sigma Rho sorority. In my free time I love cooking, reading, trying new restaurants, and traveling. I’m currently on my third co-op in Boston and I’ll be finishing up the rest of my undergraduate classes in the spring semester before I graduate. Check out my blog to see what I’m up to in my final year in college!

Gretchen Moulton
Health Sciences

Gretchen Moulton

Hellooo! My name is Gretchen Moulton. I am a third-year Northeastern student, studying Health Sciences with a minor in Health Research Methods. On campus, I am involved with the Alliance of Civically Engaged Students, Husky Ambassadors, and Council of University Programs. I spent my first co-op working as an administrative and research aid with the Nutrition and Global Health program at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Read my blog to keep updated on my experience at Northeastern, and I'd love to answer any questions you may have!

Tom Murtha
Political Science and Business with a minor in International Affairs

Tom Murtha

Hi! My name is Tom, and I'm a second-year Political Science and Business major from Wenonah, N.J. (South Jersey—the better part of the state). Besides being an Admissions Blogger, I'm also a Husky Ambassador, a Service-Learning Teaching Assistant, an Ambassador for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, a member of the Alliance of Civically Engaged Students (ACES), and more! When I'm not talking about how much I love Northeastern or studying, I'm probably thinking about the summer camp I work at, looking for the most exciting (or weirdest, depending on who you ask) flavor of hot chocolate, working in the Visitor Center, or looking for a way to mention that I'm from New Jersey in conversation. Stick around to hear about all of this and more! Ask me anything and everything—I'm here to help make the admissions process just a little less scary.

Caterina Wang
Computer Science with a concentration in AI

Caterina Wang

Hi! I'm Caterina, a current second-year studying Computer Science with a concentration in AI. I also have two minors in Interaction Design and Psychology. Apart from giving tours in HA, I am also on the Recruitment Committee, as well as involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life. I am in a sorority on campus, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and also hold a chair position with Northeastern Panhellenic, the governing body of all sororities on campus. I am also a member of NUWIT (Northeastern Women in Technology) and WISE, the Women’s Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship. I am currently looking for my first co-op and am really excited to look into going on a dialogue next summer. To read more about my experiences at Northeastern, please look into my student blog and don’t hesitate to ask me any questions!

News @ Northeastern

Want to learn about our expert faculty and their research? Whether it happens in the classroom, in a laboratory, or on another continent, News @ Northeastern brings you timely stories about every aspect of life, learning and discovery at Northeastern.

You can also check out our new Husky Ambassador podcast, "What's NU," below: