Resource Links

Alumnae Mentors                                                        

WEAA alumnae mentors provide career guidance to current and recently graduated scholars. They are available to answer career related questions. Scholars may reach out to to connect with an alumnae mentor.  

Keyra Boise: Class of  2000 – BS in Radio/TV/Film, Consulting

Monica Peppel: Class of 2016 – BS in Industrial Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science; career experience in consultant and technical program manager

Laquita Brown, MD: Class of 2011 – NU School of WCAS and Stritch School of Medicine

Dr. Brown practices medicine in Columbia, Missouri

Terraia King: Class of 2008 – BS in electrical Engineering and MS in Administration in Engineering Management; work in the field of technology

Renanah Lehner: Class of 1995 – NU school of WCAS dual degree in Psychology and African History; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology; career in mental health services for the Chicago’s Veteran’s Administration; and private practice serving the community

Kristin Jain: Class of  1994: – B.S. NU School of Speech and Tulane University, J.D.

Kristin is an attorney and CEO of her law firm.

Chris McKiernan Castino: Class of 1981 – Education

Chris is available to answer your questions about a career in the field of Education related to assisting children with selective mutism (SM).

Linnea Hubbell: Class of 1971 – BS in Education and an MA in Communications

Linnea is an Apple Award retired teacher who served hearing impaired students in Chicago and the western suburbs.


WEAA Scholar Resources

Academic Advising, Academic Support, and Comprehensive Career Services:

Undergraduate Advising

Advising Links for NU Colleges and Schools

Career Services  

Academic Support and Learning Advancement: Use this to find help with study strategies, course support, and more, and/or for information about becoming a peer mentor.

Health Professions Advising

International Students Office 

Northwestern Resources

Associated Student Government Master Resource List

Promoting the success of first-generation and lower-income students

Student Enrichment Services (SES)

Mental and Physical Health Services

New since Dec 12, 2021: NU Student Health now part of Northwestern Medicine 

Counseling at NU

Medical Leaves of Absence

COVID-19 MD Student Resources 

A Guide to Mental Health and Wellness Resources at NU

Off-Campus Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Resources

 The AFSP is an advocacy organization that funds research to find better ways to prevent suicide and supports those who have been affected by suicide.  Each year AFSP holds the Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk, and offers other opportunities to volunteer.  Click hyperlink to find out more.

Howard Brown Health 

Outreach HIV/STD

Provides screening at Evanston Public Library

1703 Orrington, 4pm-7pm, fourth Thursdays. 

Impact Behavior Health Services Anyone 18 years of age or older who is Medicaid eligible and has received a mental health diagnosis can call the intake line at 847-238-2144 and be connected with a coordinator who will help get their needs met. 

Midwestern Asian Health Association”s Community Mental Health Clinic

Services are covered by Medicaid. Also  the option of self-pay sliding scale fees.

 238 W. Cermak Rd, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60616

Tel: 312-285-2287 (English/Chinese)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide Prevention Resources
 If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).  For resources and information, click link above.

Peer Services

Substance Use Prevention and Treatment for Adolescents and Adults.  

Accepts insurance; also states it does not turn anyone away due to inability to pay.

906 Davis Street, Evanston

Student Financial Matters

SES One Form: Student Enrichment Services – Northwestern University

Student Enrichment Services is the hub for these services. Here are some particularly useful resources:

Emergency Aid Assistance in Financial Aid: Student Enrichment Services – Northwestern University

Top Ten List of Resources for FGLI Students : Student Enrichment Services – Northwestern University

Developing Financial Skills

(requires acquiring a FREE student membership to Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance )

WEAA Scholar Emergency Aid links – coming soon!

Culture, Entertainment, and Getting Off Campus

Museum Partnerships


Local Dining and Shopping

YWCA Evanston/NorthShore

 YWCA Evanston/North Shore “is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.” The website includes many resources (such as consignment shops), opportunities to learn, and opportunities to volunteer.

Legal Resources

NU’s Blum Legal Clinic 

Provides free legal support to the community. 

Legal Assistance Foundation

(312) 341-1070 

Of particular interest to WEAA Scholars, The LAF specializes in areas of poverty law including housing, employment, domestic violence, immigration, public aid, consumer affairs, family law, health and the elderly. 



Details about voter qualifications, registering, voter locations, etc.

For Off-Campus Students 

Includes a wealth of information about matters including trash-pickup, parking, landlord-tenant ordinance and more. 

Off-Campus Recycling

Scholar Appreciation Letters

Many of our scholars send letters expressing gratitude for their scholarships. Current letters are posted here and will b e updated regularly. Letters from 2020 are posted here

STEM undergraduate and for seniors who wish to continue a terminal Master’s degree at NU who are in need of support may contact Carolyn Utech  ( for resource information.

Undergraduate research grants may be accessed through the NU Office of Undergraduate Research.  Carolyn Utech may be contacted to answer questions.

Alumnae resources are available on NU website