This week's Wildcat of the Week spotlight features Eleanor (Ellie) Burgess '15, a School of Communication major from Tuscon, Arizona.


Eleanor Burgess is a Communication Studies major and Global Health minor. She loves Northwestern because of the multiple opportunities of which she has been able to take full advantage, culminating in her Fulbright award to the UK for next year. She developed her Fulbright proposal through student entrepreneurship experiences within the Institute for Student Business Education (ISBE) where she was CEO of student startup VeNU. Her project research methodologies are shaped by her Independent Research with the local fire department to test her peer production platform for fire fighter health and safety information called FireCrowd.


Ellie currently works as a Resident Assistant in Bobb-McCulloch Hall and is the Marketing & Communications Assistant at the International Program Development and Global Health Office. She also was the Annual Giving intern in Alumni Relations & Development last summer where she worked on projects for Reunions and for Young Alumni.


Eleanor is sad to be saying goodbye to Northwestern after only three years, but she is thankful for all she has learned from her classes, her friends, and her Evanston community partners. Half of her wardrobe is now purple, and she will wear it with pride in London next year. In her last few months on campus, she hopes to cross off a few more items on her Northwestern bucket list: Painting the Rock, going to see the Chicago Opera, getting her research published, making a bonfire on the Lakefill, and, of course, playing some pick-up Ultimate Frisbee.


Eleanor has made lifelong friends at Northwestern, and she knows that graduating in June will be bittersweet. She is already planning on returning to campus for future reunions. She will forever bleed purple, and would like to specifically thank her Communication Studies faculty, the International Program Development and Global Health Office, Northwestern Alumni Relations and Development, and the Office of Fellowships for guiding her on her path to success.


In addition to her outstanding professional and academic record, Ellie supports NU through the class gift program. More on the Class of 2015 Gift. >>





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