About the Undergraduate Admission Student Bloggers

Current Student Bloggers

Kendyl Counts 

Kendyl is a second-year student at Northwestern, coming to Evanston from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She is pursuing a major in Communication Studies, with the hope of double majoring or minoring in Psychology. In addition to being a part of the #SocialSquad, Kendyl is a member of Form & Function, a student-run marketing organization, and she is an active member of Willard Residential College. In her free time, Kendyl’s favorite activities include treating herself to coffee in Evanston, exploring Downtown Chicago with friends, and retreating to her room with a good book or movie.

Alyssa Johnson

Alyssa is a third-year student at Northwestern. She is currently majoring in journalism and is planning to pursue a minor in Spanish and the IMC program. Alyssa is a Northwestern cheerleader and a member of For Members Only (FMO) at Northwestern. She’s originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but considers Chicago as her second home. Her interests include sports, music, movies, and trying out restaurants in Evanston and Chicago with her friends.

Carter Liebman

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Carter is a third-year student pursuing a degree in Theatre and Computer Science within the School of Communication. On campus, he is active in Northwestern Hillel, Chapin Residential College, Lovers & Madmen, the Dolphin Show, Student Affairs Marketing, and is obsessed with finding the best cup of coffee. His interests include graphic and web design in and out of the theatre world.

Danny Rodriguez

Danny is a second-year student, coming from Chicago, Illinois. He is pursing a degree in Social Policy and French with a minor in Legal Studies. On campus, he is active as a Vice Chair in Northwestern Model UN, safety officer for the Northwestern Club field hockey team, CCS’s (his residential college) Vice President of Faculty Relations and Dance Marathon chair for his fraternity. Daniel’s interest includes politics, films, and making art in his free time.

Rey Tang

Born and raised in New Jersey, Rey is a third-year student pursuing a Radio/Television/Film and Economics double major, with a Computer Science minor. She hopes to one day write for TV, and provide a platform for more POC/Queer voices in her work. On campus, Rey is the recording director for Northwestern’s Late Night Comedy Shot The Blackout, as well as the writer/director of Noodles & Incense – a short film which had won Studio 22’s Bindley Grant. Outside of film, you can catch her on the fields playing Ultimate Frisbee, or in Chicago embarking on food adventures.

Nolan Robinson

Nolan is a third-year student at Northwestern. He is currently majoring in Theatre and Computer
Science, with a certificate in Music Theatre and a minor in Dance. Born in Baltimore, Maryland,
Nolan grew up in Evanston and has been a resident for two decades, feeling even more at
home on Northwestern’s campus. On campus, he is an active performer in the Wirtz department,
a member of the Dean of the School of Communication’s Advisory Council, and the producer,
creator, and star of his semi-autobiographical web series, “Where’s Noah?” His interests include
performing, writing, and trying to solve New York Times Crossword Puzzles.

Student Blog Alumni

Tomas Sandoval

Tomas studied economics and international Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Tomas is originally from Chile; however, he graduated from UWC-USA in 2015. He likes to travel and meet people from around the world. In the summer of 2016 Tomas studied abroad in Berlin and also studied abroad at the National University of Singapore during his third year. On campus he was involved with the International Students Association and the Globalia magazine. Tomas loves sports especially swimming, surfing and running.

Teresa DePintodepinto

Teresa is a recent alumna and studied communication studies major at Northwestern. She enjoys talking to strangers at Norris, singing with her a cappella group, and getting overly excited about integrated marketing. As she finished up her schooling at Northwestern, you could find Teresa photographing the campus for insta gold and strategically hammocking on the lakefill.


Nicole Fallert

Nicole is a recent graduate with her degree in journalism and international studies and also pursued an integrated marketing communications certificate. She enjoys representing Northwestern to prospective students, editing the campus literary magazine and attending lectures on campus by visiting speakers. If she’s not in Deering Library studying, you can find Nicole taking the free intercampus shuttle downtown to explore local art museums.

Jacquelyn Guillen

Jacquelyn is a recent alumna of Northwestern. She studied journalism and completed the integrated marketing communications certificate. After traveling for most of her third year, (she was in Madrid, Spain in the Fall and Johannesburg, South Africa in the Spring!), she returned to campus for her last year and spent it completing her NU bucket-list. On campus, she was involved in Greek Life, Best Buddies and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).

norlinCasey Norlin

Casey is a recent alumna of Northwestern who studied neuroscience on the pre-medical track, and she hopes to someday become a trauma surgeon. Casey also pursued a theatre minor at NU and was the business manager of a student-run theatre company, Lovers&Madmen. On campus, Casey also worked in the Infant Cognition Lab doing research, gave tours to prospective students, participated in a variety of student theatre productions, and continues to search for the best caramel latte.

Faith Ogungbe

Faith is a recent alumna of Northwestern. While at Northwestern, she was pre-med and studied anthropology and business institutions. She was involved in many clubs and activities during her time at Northwestern and is excited to share those experiences via blog posts. Up next for Faith includes staying at Northwestern (of course!) to pursue further graduate study. Her favorite color is yellow and her favorite foods include most things Nigerian, mint chocolate chip ice cream, vegetable pizza, and French fries.

Avery Powell 

Avery is a fourth year Communication Studies student from Dallas, Texas. Outside of his major, he also takes courses in Integrated Marketing Communications and Film Studies. On campus, Avery has become quite involved in improv and comedy groups such as Out Da Box The Titanic Players, and The Blackout, and also serves on the speakers committee of A&O Productions. Avery loves to write whenever he can, but also enjoys graphic design as a small hobby.


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