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New Staff Introductions

To all of our new colleagues, welcome to Northwestern Information Technology. You have joined a community that is built upon a culture of collaboration and service excellence, and we are excited you are here!

To submit a new staff introduction, email Northwestern IT Communications.


Isa Hernandez

June 14, 2021 | AV Systems Engineer Associate, Media and Technology Innovation, IT Services and Support

Isa Hernandez joined Northwestern IT on Monday, June 14, as an AV systems engineer associate on the Media and Technology Innovation team. Isa will support Zoom and a wide array of virtual and hybrid events across campus. Isa joins Northwestern after 10 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where they graduated with a bachelor's in history in 2012.

From their time as a student worker in the IT/AV department to being promoted to a senior academic technologist, Isa brings a vast degree of experience in all facets of AV and IT technology, working with and training faculty and students, managing projects, and supporting events at UIC. Please welcome Isa to Northwestern.



Abhisekh Adhikari

May 24, 2021 | Associate Developer, Data Management and Analytics, Administrative Systems

Abhisekh joined Northwestern IT on Monday, May 24, as an associate developer on the Data Management and Analytics team. Before joining the University, Abhisekh was a junior data engineer at Wavicle Data Solutions and data analytics specialist at ClearSky Technologies. He also served as a program assistant in the Kellogg School of Management from 2006–17. He is a double Northwestern alumnus with a master's in predictive analysis and a bachelor's degree in psychology. Please welcome Abhisekh back to Northwestern.



Michelle Stecko

May 24, 2021 | ITSM Developer, Technology Support Services, IT Services and Support

Michelle joined Northwestern IT on Monday, May 24, as an ITSM developer on the Technology Support Services IT service management team. Michelle will work on various software development and integration projects related to our IT service management platform.

Before joining Northwestern, Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Information and Decision Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She also worked for nearly five years at UIC as a full stack web developer. She has an impressive background in software development technologies, relational database management systems, and higher ed information technology. Michelle enjoys creative coding when she is not working and is learning programs such as Blender and Unity in her free time. Please welcome Michelle to the team.



Anna Zorn

May 13, 2021 | Digital Media Specialist, Media and Technology Innovation, IT Services and Support

Anna joined Northwestern IT on Thursday, May 13, as a digital media specialist on the Media and Technology Innovation’s media production team. While joining the production team primarily as a director of photography, she will also support post-production work, equipment management, and innovation research development. Before joining Northwestern, she worked as a freelance director of photography on commercials for broadcast and as production studio manager at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Anna is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has training in writing and improvisation from The Second City. Please welcome Anna to Northwestern.



Brandon Grill

May 1, 2021 | Senior Director of Technology Planning and Security, Information Security Office

Brandon joined Northwestern IT on May 1 as senior director of technology planning and security. He has more than 18 years of experience in progressive technology roles at Northwestern. Brandon will lead the Information Security Office team and oversee central and distributed IT initiatives, projects, and processes with a focus on improving the adoption of information security practices and fostering collaboration with technology leaders across campus. Before joining Northwestern IT, Brandon served as the director of information technology for Northwestern's School of Communication. He holds dual degrees from Northwestern, a bachelor's in computer science and a master's in communication, specializing in technology systems strategy and management.



Tiffany Simons Chan

March 22, 2021 | Systems Analyst, Enterprise Systems Alumni and Financials, Administrative Systems

Tiffany joined Northwestern IT on Monday, March 22, as a systems analyst on the Enterprise Systems Alumni and Financials team. In her role, she will focus primarily on the Facilities Management System. Before joining Northwestern, Tiffany served as a system analyst associate within the Kellogg School of Management's admissions office, where she focused on managing and enhancing a CRM system (Slate) and implemented an MBAi application. She was also recently certified with her PMP through the Project Management Institute. Please welcome Tiffany to Northwestern IT.



Poojitha Yathiraju

March 8, 2021 | IT Service Management Analyst, Technology Support Services, IT Services and Support

Poojitha (Pooja for short) joined Northwestern IT on Monday, March 8, as IT service management analyst on Technology Support Services's IT Service Management team. She will be involved in various functions, including change management, running Change Advisory Board (CAB) meetings, and developing reports and dashboards to drive continual service and process improvements. Pooja is originally from India and has called the United States home since 2018.

Before coming to Northwestern, Pooja earned an MBA at the University of New Haven. She is ITIL certified and has five years of experience in the information technology field. She has worked as an IT service management analyst for TATA Consultancy Services, and more recently, as an account manager at FEI Systems. An interesting fact about Pooja is that she can speak five languages fluently. She enjoys being in nature, listening to music, painting, and cooking, among other hobbies. Please join us in welcoming Pooja to Northwestern IT.



Paul Hinds

March 4, 2021 | Security and Privacy Advisor, Office of the VP and CIO

Paul Hinds joined Northwestern in January as Security and Privacy Advisor. Paul is leading efforts to advance the critical IT security program at the University. This transformational effort will better guide Northwestern IT and security partners in strengthening our security environment and evolving our program using internationally accepted standards frameworks to protect University systems and information. Current areas of attention and priorities include focusing on furthering our IT risk assessment and security prioritization efforts, redesigning the IT security policy framework, and coordinating the risk assessment and audit planning process with the internal audit team.

Paul joins us from PwC, where he spent 23 years in their cybersecurity, IT audit, and risk management practices. He offers a wealth of experience with HIPAA, privacy, GDPR, CMMC, and other critical regulatory requirement areas. He also previously led PwC IT cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance audits for Northwestern, The University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University, Saint Louis University, and others.



Bethany Tacoma

February 1, 2021 | System Analyst Associate, Enterprise Systems Alumni and Financials, Administrative Systems

Bethany joined Northwestern IT on Monday, February 1, as a system analyst associate on the Enterprise Systems Alumni and Financials team. In her role, she will focus primarily on the Facilities Management System. Before joining Northwestern, Bethany worked as a business system analyst at Spectrum Health, focusing on its incident and problem management processes and system.

Bethany attended Central Michigan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts with majors in health administration and psychology. Please welcome Bethany to the team.



Scott "Scotty" Coughlin

January 11, 2021 | Computational Specialist, Research Computing Services, IT Services and Support

Scotty joined Northwestern IT on Monday, January 11, as a computational specialist on the Research Computing Services team. Scotty has served as a part-time member of the team for approximately a year, assisting researchers with computational requests and participating in other Northwestern IT projects and tasks, including the downtime 2020 project and some Quest incidents. He has also served as the computational specialist at the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern. Scotty has a PhD in physics and astronomy from Cardiff University in Wales, and he is a Northwestern alumnus.



Krista Burris

January 4, 2021 | Digital Media Specialist, Media and Technology Innovation, IT Services and Support

Krista joined Northwestern IT on Monday, January 4, as a digital media specialist on the Media and Technology Innovation's media production team. Krista graduated from the University of Illinois at Springfield and Southern Illinois University with an MA in Public Affairs Reporting and a BA in Radio-Television. Before joining Northwestern, she freelanced, creating documentary-style content, and worked as a communication specialist for the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus. She will support all of our production and post-production work, including MOOCs, promotional content, research projects, and events. Please welcome Krista to Northwestern.



Andrew Mack

December 21, 2020 | System Administrator, Platform Services, Cyberinfrastructure

Andrew “Drew” joined Northwestern IT on Monday, December 21, as a system administrator on the Cyberinfrastructure Platform Services team. In this role, Drew is working with DAPS Team members to continue our journey to strengthen relationships and enhance technology services in conjunction with our business partners across the University. Over the next several weeks, Drew will shadow several DAPS team members to acquaint himself with the various platforms and applications under the DAPS purview, initially working on operational support and project-based activities.

A graduate from Loyola University Chicago, Drew quickly immersed himself in the financial services industry, supporting and developing for Belvedere Trading on their flagship, high-frequency trading application. Before that, Drew’s experience in Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) on Linux OS environments and technical support for University employees and students at Loyola allowed him to rapidly gain exposure to various coding languages and understand the benefits of processes, all of which will serve him and the team well in this new role. Please welcome Drew to the team.



Michael Campbell

December 14, 2020 | Associate Developer, Application Development and Operations, Administrative Systems

Michael joined Northwestern IT on Monday, December 14, as an associate developer on the Application Development and Operations team.

Michael is a Northwestern graduate and holds a BA in Earth and Planetary Sciences. He recently served as a full-stack software developer at Cognizant, where he worked with Java-based microservices deployed in AWS. When we return to the office, Michael will join the team on the southwest side of 1800 Sherman's second floor. Please welcome Michael to the team.



David Gracey

December 7, 2020 | Manager of IT Service Management, Technology Support Services, IT Services and Support

David joined Northwestern IT on Monday, December 7, as the manager of IT Service Management. David brings a wealth of experience, most recently from the University of California, Riverside, where he recently held the position of interim CIO and held senior positions in the enterprise solutions area. He has many years of experience in higher education and has also worked in various industry positions. His breadth of expertise and leadership in service and systems development will serve us well as he provides thought leadership in campus service delivery and as we look ahead to the future of our ITSM processes and technology.

After being a regular visitor to our fine city for several years, David, a lifelong California resident, is moving here into the snow in early 2021. Please pop in and say hello to him via Teams, Zoom, or however you choose.



Stephanie Vaccaro

November 30, 2020 | Associate Developer, Application Development and Operations, Administrative Systems

Stephanie joined Northwestern IT on Monday, November 30, as an associate developer on the Application Development and Operations team. Stephanie graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) with a bachelor's and master's in computer science (Co-Terminal Program).

Before joining Northwestern, Stephanie worked on developing an application framework and internal software applications at Accenture. While at IIT, she researched software-defined radio and developed a Prolog. She has also created a simulation that demonstrated airplane flight patterns and completed an AWS Cloud Practitioner certification.



Naveed Ganjani

November 2, 2020 | Associate Developer, Application Development and Operations, Administrative Systems

Naveed joined Northwestern IT on Monday, November 2, as an associate developer on the Application Development and Operations team. Naveed holds a BA in Philosophy from Elmhurst College. Recently, he completed a software engineering boot camp and was awarded a merit scholarship. Before joining Northwestern, Naveed interned at AVIA Health Innovation, where he implemented features for an online collaboration and knowledge-sharing platform to accelerate digital innovation in healthcare.



David Wolff

October 19, 2020 | Associate Developer, Application Development and Operations, Administrative Systems

David joined Northwestern IT on Monday, October 19, as an associate developer on the Application Development and Operations team. David recently graduated from Northwestern with a BS in Computer Science. As a student, he worked for the McCormick School of Engineering, building out web applications for faculty and staff using Ruby on Rails and JavaScript. David also interned at TIBCO Software, where he built a CLI integration tool that optimized workflow efficiency for users to manage TIBCO Active Spaces.



Allen Zeitler

October 12, 2020 | Developer, Identity Services, Administrative Systems

Allen joined Northwestern IT on Monday, October 12, as a developer on the Identity Services team. Previously, Allen assisted the identity team with active directory work as a consultant in 2019 and was instrumental in the initial build-out of Shibboleth AWS. He has partnered with Cyberinfrastructure, as well as with other units in Northwestern IT.

Before joining Northwestern, Allen worked at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years implementing and supporting enterprise-wide infrastructure and systems. He worked with Microsoft and Palantir to upgrade the criminal apprehension and booking system. He also implemented data analytics for CompStat, along with deploying Microsoft Dynamic CRM, to help manage the nation’s third-largest sheriff’s office.



Ryann Austin Green

September 28, 2020 | Systems Analyst Associate, Enterprise Systems Human Resources and Student, Administrative Systems

Ryann joined Northwestern IT on Monday, September 28, as a systems analyst associate on the Enterprise Systems Human Resources and Student, Student Functional Team.

Ryann's career started in athletics with a business operations role at Georgia State University, and he later transitioned to a similar role at Northwestern. In these positions, he focused on making the departments more efficient by leveraging budget-friendly programs and software. In Northwestern Athletics, he also served as the lead administrator for camps and clinics operations and led Power BI infrastructure development. Ryann is pursuing a certificate in Data Science & Analysis from Northwestern and will complete the Boot camp in November.

He graduated from Georgia State University with an undergraduate degree in finance and a graduate degree in sports administration.



Paula DaVault

September 8, 2020 | Systems Engineer, Collaboration Services, Cyberinfrastructure

Paula joined Northwestern IT on Tuesday, September 8, as a systems engineer on the Collaboration Services team. Paula previously worked at BMO Harris and brings more than 15 years of experience in project management, solutions delivery, and systems administration. In her new role, she will focus on the implementation, operation, support, and deployment of collaboration services software.

Paula has a BA in Business Administration from Ashford University and a graduate certificate in project management from George Washington University. She is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.



Dan Hoefler

August 31, 2020 | Learning Technologist, Teaching and Learning Technologies, IT Services and Support

Dan rejoined the Teaching and Learning Technologies team as a learning technologist on Monday, August 31. Dan returned to Northwestern after spending a year at The Poetry Foundation, where he served as a product and project manager. In his previous years with Northwestern, Dan held multiple roles in Northwestern IT, the Media Management Center, and the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. He also managed the Digital Learning website and guided the service rollouts for BlueJeans and Panopto.



Beatriz Jimenez

August 24, 2020 | Learning Engineer, Teaching and Learning Technologies, IT Services and Support

Bea joined Northwestern IT's Teaching and Learning Technologies team as a learning engineer on Monday, August 24. Before joining Northwestern, she worked for the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology.



Jeremy Hunsucker

August 17, 2020 | Manager, Enterprise Systems Alumni and Financials, Administrative Systems

Jeremy returned to Northwestern IT as a manager on the Enterprise Systems Alumni and Financials team on Monday, August 17. Jeremy recently worked in a leadership role implementing a common human resources system for 20 schools, medical centers, and national labs in the California state system. Prior to that experience, Jeremy spent 10 years with Northwestern in escalating positions of responsibility, including post-award financial grants management, systems analysis with IT, and directing the Office of Program Review. He brings a wealth of experience to the manager position.



Rachel Goc

August 17, 2020 | Learning Engineer, Teaching and Learning Technologies, IT Services and Support

Rachel took on a new role as learning engineer on Monday, August 17. Rachel has been an integral member of the Teaching and Learning Technologies team since joining as a learning technologist last year. Before joining Northwestern IT, she previously worked for Northwestern's Weinberg College IT Solutions.



Blake Chambliss

June 22, 2020 | Associate Developer, Data Management and Analytics, Administrative Systems

Blake joined Northwestern IT as an associate developer on the Data Management and Analytics Extract, Transform, and Load team on Monday, June 22. Before joining Northwestern, Blake served as a senior academic advisor for Loyola University Chicago. He holds a business management bachelor's degree from Florida State University and a master's in education administration from the University of Tennessee. He also completed his master's in software engineering from Loyola University Chicago this spring.



Russell Sorin

May 18, 2020 | Associate Developer, Application Development and Operations, Administrative Systems

Russell joined Northwestern IT's Application Development and Operations team as an associate developer on Monday, May 18. Russell is a full stack developer and is passionate about application design and development. Previously, Russell served as an instructional staff member at Northwestern's Coding Bootcamp for Full Stack Web Development and trained dozens of diverse professionals and students with modern technologies. He also has extensive freelance experience in web and game development.



Christine Hardt

April 13, 2020 | Information Security Analyst, Information Security Office

Christine joined Northwestern IT in April 2020 as an Information Security Analyst. To the Information Security Office, she brings experience in a defense contractor setting, focusing primarily on compliance and the maintenance, certification, and accreditation of computer networks. She has worked as a cryptologic technician in the United States Navy Reserve since 2012, an experience that includes targeting advanced persistent threats and providing timely, actionable intelligence.



Sarah Dillard

April 6, 2020 | Associate Developer, Application Development and Operations , Administrative Systems

Sarah Dillard joined Application Development and Operations (ADO) as an Associate Developer on Monday, April 6. She has been with Northwestern since 2014. Over the past three years, Sarah served as a business analysis in ARD where she developed OnBase solutions and managed the department's SharePoint site.

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from William and Mary, and completed Northwestern's Coding Bootcamp for Full Stack Web Development earlier this Spring.



Serena Simpson

March 2, 2020 | Communications Specialist, IT Communications, IT Services and Support

Serena joined Northwestern IT's communications team as a communications specialist on Monday, March 2. She brings more than a decade of experience in strategic communication, writing and editing, project management, and more. In this role, she will focus on content development for our various communication channels, guiding the editorial direction of the Digital Learning site, project communication, and leading our social media efforts.

Most recently, Serena served as a communications consultant for the Susan Crown Exchange and Two Rivers Public Charter School. She also managed IT communication and change management at Chicago Public Schools and was Editor-in-Chief of SET Magazine.

At present, Serena is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and English literature at Northwestern. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Spelman College, a Master of Arts in writing and publishing from DePaul University, and an executive scholar certificate in nonprofit management from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.



Damir Krstic

December 2, 2019 | Manager of Research Computing Infrastructure, Cyber Processing and Information Platform Services, Cyberinfrastructure

Damir returned to Northwestern IT as manager of research computing infrastructure on Monday, December 2. In his role, Damir will focus on leading the team responsible for the research computing infrastructure, and he will also participate in ongoing initiatives related to Cloud governance.



Saumit Sheth

November 25, 2019 | Developer, Application Development and Operations, Administrative Systems

Saumit joined Northwestern IT as a developer on Monday, November 25, and is working with the EACD team within Application Development and Operations. Saumit holds an MS from Marquette University and has worked for several years in application development, bringing a comprehensive range of knowledge and practice in web, unit testing, and API development. In his role, Saumit will work to support the custom-developed applications in the student and human resources areas.



Kevin Luu

November 18, 2019 | Data Center Technician, Cyberinfrastructure Service Operation

Kevin joined Northwestern IT as a data center technician on Monday, November 18, and is working with the 24/7 Service Operation Center (SOC). Kevin graduated in May 2019 from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science and Minor in Global Asian Studies. Kevin joins the 24/7 SOC providing onsite support for day-to-day delivery of cyberinfrastructure services.



Colby Witherup Wood

October 1, 2019 | Data Scientist, Research Computing Services, IT Services and Support

Colby joined Northwestern IT as a data scientist on Tuesday, October 1. She is a member of Research Computing Services, where she most recently served as a graduate student data science consultant. Now a full-time staff member, Colby is expanding the work she started in her previous role. She will help researchers solve their data collection, analysis, visualization, and programming problems through consultations and project collaborations. She will also develop and teach workshops for our research community to help researchers expand their data science skillsets.



Don Jeske

September 23, 2019 | Senior Network Engineer, Telecommunications and Network Services, Cyberinfrastructure

Don joined Northwestern IT as a senior network engineer on Monday, September 23, and is working on the Telecommunications and Network Services team. He has more than 20 years of networking experience and brings expertise in a number of critical technologies, including firewalls, load balancers, and data center networking.



Natelle Ziegler

September 3, 2019 | Developer, Application Development and Operations, Administrative Systems

Natelle joined Northwestern IT as a developer on Tuesday, September 3, and is working with the EACD team within Application Development and Operations. Natelle recently relocated to Chicago from Pittsburgh, where she held several positions leveraging her skills in PL/SQL, Java, PHP, and JavaScript. She holds a BA in film studies from the University of Pittsburgh, in addition to her computer science coursework.



Colom Boyle

August 26, 2019 | Developer Associate, Application Development and Operations, Administrative Systems

Colom joined Northwestern IT as a developer associate on Monday, August 26. He is working with the ESAF-Technical team within Application Development and Operations and shadowing finance technical team members across all functional and technical areas, working on both production support and project work. Colom graduated from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, with a degree in computer science. Before joining Northwestern, he worked in Java, Spring, Hibernate, JavaScript, AJAX, SCSS, and Bootstrap in his capstone project.



Rachel Goc

August 19, 2019 | Learning Technologist, Teaching and Learning Technologies, IT Services and Support

Rachel joined Northwestern IT's Teaching and Learning Technologies team as a learning technologist on Monday, August 19. In her role, she will work with the learning technology team and focus on Canvas, specifically training, documentation, and troubleshooting. She will also participate in Teaching & Learning Technologies activities intended to engage faculty in learning about teaching with technology, including a speaker series and TEACHx.

Rachel joins the team from Weinberg IT. She has a background in communication and a wide range of project management, documentation, workshop, event planning, and assessment skills. She joined the IT industry after finishing a PhD in ethnomusicology at the University of Wisconsin.



Anna Luce

August 19, 2019 | Learning Engineer, Teaching and Learning Technologies, IT Services and Support

Anna joined Northwestern IT's Teaching and Learning Technologies team as a learning engineer on Monday, August 19. Anna is working with faculty to perfect their blended and online courses and programs. She most recently served as the sole instructional designer for the professional master's program at Loyola University Chicago's School of Law. Before joining Loyola, she worked in the instructional technology area at DePaul University, assisting faculty with their face-to-face, blended, and online courses.

Coming to Northwestern is a homecoming for Anna, as she started in the Human Resources area as a learning and organizational development specialist.



Aline Munyansanga

August 12, 2019 | Program Administrator, Research Computing Services, IT Services and Support

Aline joined Northwestern IT as a program administrator in Research Computing Services (RCS) on Monday, August 12. Aline will support the effective delivery of research computing services and training through engagement and ensuring alignment within IT and across our broader community. She will also provide support and guidance for maturing project management and resourcing methods and will be identifying opportunities for operational efficiency. Aline is responsible for overseeing strategic planning processes, budget processes, ensuring RCS delivers against its stated goals, and she will also oversee community engagement efforts like Computational Research Day.

Before joining Northwestern, Aline worked as a capital manager and business continuity coordinator at CVS. Prior to that, she served as a program coordinator within the School of Communications’s External Programs, Internships, and Career Services (EPICS) team at Northwestern.



Kevin Green

August 12, 2019 | Associate Developer, Data Management and Analytics, Administrative Systems

Kevin joined Northwestern IT as an associate developer on Monday, August 12 and is working with the Extract, Transform, and Load team. Kevin joins us from e-Con Solutions where he served as a software consultant. He has also worked with Oracle and Northshore University Health System and is an Oracle and Cisco Certified Associate.



Maxwell Krueger

August 5, 2019 | Associate Developer, Data Management and Analytics, Administrative Systems

Maxwell (Max) joined Northwestern IT as an associate developer on Monday, August 5 and is working on the Data Management and Analytics Extract, Transform, and Load technical team. Before joining Northwestern IT, Max worked for the Feinberg School of Medicine's Department of Medical Social Sciences. He has also served as assistant to the capital accountant and as a financial assistant for other Northwestern units. Max possesses knowledge of project management, database management, customer relationship management, and web-based applications.



Haroon Rashid

August 1, 2019 | Developer, Application Development and Operations, Administrative Systems

Haroon joined Northwestern IT as a developer on Thursday, August 1, within Application Development and Operations. His work is centered on the CAESAR financial aid system. Before joining Northwestern, Haroon worked as an application developer for the PeopleSoft Financials system at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City. He also has experience developing, testing, and implementing ongoing enhancements and maintenance for PeopleSoft.



Evett Marban

July 29, 2019 | Systems Analyst Associate, Enterprise Systems Human Resources and Student, Administrative Systems

Evett joined Northwestern IT as a systems analyst associate on Monday, July 29. She comes from DePaul University, where she served as an HR central specialist and a subject-matter expert on human resources end-to-end functional processes. Evett has experience working with PeopleSoft modules, including core human resources transactions, talent acquisition, help desk, and other areas. She also worked closely with DePaul's HRIS and IT groups related to requirements definition, configuration, testing, and troubleshooting of their PeopleSoft system.



Julian Lara Mendez

July 29, 2019 | Student Worker, Information Security Office

Julian joined Northwestern IT as a student worker in the Information Security Office on Monday, July 29. He will assist the team in their use of Splunk to detect malicious activity and Qualys, part of the office's vulnerability assessment program. Julian comes to Northwestern from Year Up Chicago, where he is enrolled in the cybersecurity track.

Julian's passion for technology and programming originates from his passion for environmental work. He completed multiple internships in which he researched city-wide environmental issues, collected responses and data, and then organized that data. Because of that experience, he realizes the importance of data integrity and security risks worth addressing. His professional goal is to strengthen security fundamentals and make it easier for organizations and individuals to secure confidential data and prevent unauthorized access from attackers.



Ann Anderson

July 22, 2019 | Systems Analyst, Enterprise Systems Human Resources and Student, Administrative Systems

Ann joined Northwestern IT as a systems analyst on Monday, July 22. While new to Northwestern IT, Ann has been with the University since 2013. Before joining us, Ann worked in the Feinberg School of Medicine, and most recently in McCormick's Office of Undergraduate Engineering as the lead for human resources, operations, and event management. She has experience with myHR, Kronos, CAESAR, NUFinancials, AdviseStream, OnBase, and other systems. She also participated in the design and implementation of the undergraduate online catalog with the Office of the Registrar and its vendor, Leepfrog Technologies.



Ashley Xu

July 15, 2019 | Developer Associate, Application Development and Operations, Administrative Systems

Ashley joined Northwestern IT as a developer associate on Monday, July 15. Before joining Northwestern, she worked as an application developer at Do it Best Corp. A graduate of Purdue University Fort Wayne, Ashley will shadow the myHR technical team members across all functional and technical areas, working on both production support and project work.

Last Updated: 15 June 2021

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