Brian Hanson | Director of Programs, Operations, and Research at the Buffett Center | email@example.com
Brian Hanson is the Director of Programs, Operations, and Research at the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern.The Buffett Center is also home to the Center for Global Engagement, which runs the GESI program. Hanson, a lecturer in political science, is also thefaculty advisor to nine co-curricular student groups focused on world affairs. Hanson is active in international philanthropy: he serves as Director and ViceChair for programming at the Stanley Foundation; sits on the board of the Chicago Global Donors Network; advises the Holtues Trust; and is director of the TNH Foundation. Hanson also serves as board Chair for GlobeMed, a national organization building a new generation of global health leaders throughundergraduate involvement. Hanson is also on the board of the Foundation for Sustainable Development. Previously, Hanson was a foreign policy advisor toUS Senator Alan Dixon, a government affairs representative for John Deere & Company, and a research analyst for the US Information Agency. The Hansonfamily has a four-legged bundle of joy named Quinn who seeks Puperoni treats and globally engaged office environments.
Paul Arntson | Professor, School of Communication Studies | firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Paul Arntson is the Alumnae of Northwestern University Teaching Professor of Speech Communication Studies, fellow at the Buehler Center onAging at Northwestern's McGaw Medical Center,and faculty associate at the University's Institute for Policy Research. Arntson serves on the faculty of theAsset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) and is on the steering committee of the Center for Civic Engagement, an organization he helpedfound. Arntson also founded the Northwestern Undergraduate Leadership Program and helped found the Northwestern PublicInterest Program, whichplaces graduating seniors in public interest fellowships each year. Arntson’s research includes understanding communities, civic responsibility and theconnections between organizations. He has conducted research and training programs in British, Australian, and American primary care contexts, with self help groups, and with neighborhood associations in order to improve citizens’ decision making competencies concerning their health and the well-being of their communities. He is a founding faculty of the Center for Global Engagement as well. (Oh, and GQ Magazine recently awarded him the Faculty Fashionaward. Be sure to congratulate him!)
Patrick Eccles | Assistant Director, Center for Global Engagement |email@example.com| 312.282.4508
Patrick Eccles joined the staff of the Center for Global Engagement as Assistant Director during the fall quarter of 2012. Prior to joining CGE, Patrick spentseven years working to expand and deepen experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students while coordinating local, domestic andinternational immersion experiences at Loyola University Chicago. Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern, majoring in political sciencewith minors in international and environmental studies. During his college years, Patrick spent a year volunteering on a reforestation project and assistingwith various community development efforts in the western highlands of Guatemala. He earned his Master’s degree in Latin American and CaribbeanStudies from the University of Chicago. In his Master’s thesis and ﬁeldwork, Patrick pursued overlapping research interests in trade, human rights and theenvironment through a critique and comparison of fair trade arrangements in coffee production as a sustainable development approach in Guatemala andMexico. He speaks ﬂuent Spanish and limited Portuguese.
Meghan Ozaroski | Program Manager, Center for Global Engagement | firstname.lastname@example.org | 319.389.0380
Meghan Ozaroski joined CGE as program manager in July 2011, and previously spent three years working at the
, where she managed facultyand fellows programming, events, and communications and outreach across the university. Meghan also created and now administers the NorthwesternUniversity Global Opportunities
, which maps out all of the global opportunities provided by Northwestern for faculty, graduate andundergraduate students. She also founded and chairs AHEAD@NU: the Association for Higher Education Administrators’ Development, a professionaldevelopment group for employees of the University. Before coming to Northwestern, Meghan worked at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM),coordinating study abroad programs in Tanzania, Botswana, India, Japan, and Chicago. Meghan has a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration andPolicy from Northwestern, and as an undergraduate at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she majored in Psychology and Music.
Karina Walker | Program Coordinator, Center for Global Engagement | email@example.com | 509.590.8795
Karina Walker joined the CGE team as program coordinator in June 2011. Prior, she worked in scholarship management with Chicago Public Schools, afterﬁnishing her yearlong Northwestern Public Interest Program fellowship at Cabrini Connections, a mentoring program for 7th-12th grade students. Karinastudied abroad in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2008 and volunteered with an organization teaching performing arts to youth living and working on the streets. Ayear later, she returned to Cochabamba with a research grant to conduct ethnographic research exploring the dynamic relationships between street youthand their service providers. She helped found an organization called “Kids Books Bolivia” which publishes multilingual children’s books celebrating Bolivianculture and raising awareness about the country’s pressing social issues. Karina graduated from Northwestern University in June 2010 with a bachelor’s inCultural Anthropology and International Studies with a Latin America concentration.
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