GESI ambassadors are returned GESI students who are on Northwestern's campus, and are great resources for interested students! Ambassadors host events, panels, and talk about the GESI experience. To get connected to a GESI ambassador, send an email to the GESI inbox.

Eric Kim

  • Name: Eric Kim
  • Year: Senior
  • Major/Minor: Biological Sciences
  • Buffett involvement: GESI participant in Uganda
  • Talk to Me About: how GESI has influenced how I understand medicine and healthcare

Stephanie Marin

  • Name: Stephanie Marin
  • Year: Senior
  • Major/Minor: Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Buffett involvementGESI student in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Supplemental Undergraduate Research and Travel Grant to do research for a Spanish and Portuguese Departmental Honor's Thesis on the bilingualism of Quechua and Spanish in "Poemario el Provinciano: Poesía, Lenguaje del Alma" as a strategic literary representation of the "espíritu del pueblo" and continual indigenous presence in Capinota, Cochabamba Department Bolivia.
  • Talk to Me About: Language and culture immersion, discovering potential research topics, finding and obtaining funding from the University.

Brittany Owens

  • Name: Brittany Owens
  • Year: Junior
  • Major/Minor: Political Science and Sociology/Environmental Policy & Culture 
  • Buffett involvement GESI Summer 2017 in the Dominican Republic
  • Talk to Me About: finding scholarships to fund study abroad, being a first-generation, low-income and first time abroad student, mental health abroad

Christina Parker

  • Name: Christina Parker
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major/Minor: Social Policy and Global Health
  • Buffett involvementGESI participant in the Dominican Republic, working alongside community members to increase access to clean drinking water
  • Talk to Me About: Interning abroad at an NGO and sustainable community development

Halla Reed

  • Name: Halla Reed
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major/Minor: Chemical Engineering, Institute for Sustainability and Energy Certificate
  • Buffett involvement:  GESI in Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • Talk to Me About: studying abroad as an engineer, affording study abroad