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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Advising Links for NU Colleges and Schools
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.
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
COVID-19 MD Student Resources
A Guide to Mental Health and Wellness Resources at NU
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.
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.
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
(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
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.
Provides free legal support to the community.
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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 alumnae.org.