Political Science Undergraduate Council
The Political Science Undergraduate Council consists of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Laurel Harbridge, Undergraduate Program Assistant Pamela Straw, our departmental Student Advisory Board (SAB) Representatives and select self-nominated students. The SAB representatives Co-chair the Political Science Undergraduate Council and lead the initiatives. Together, the Council works to plan events to facilitate faculty-student interaction, solicit student feedback and promote and improve Undergraduate student engagement and community in the department.
Please contact your Political Science Undergraduate Council with suggested events you would like to see in the department. Any suggestions and questions are welcome!
2018-2019 Political Science Undergraduate Council Members & Student Advisory Board Representatives:
Jonathan Goldberg is a rising junior in Political Science. He is interested in counter-terrorism policy as well as United States politics and domestic law. In addition to his research experience as an Northwestern Undergraduate Research Grant Recipient, Jonathan has interned for the Hudson Institute’s Center for Political Military-Analysis. He hopes to pursue a career in law after graduation.
Brianna Willis is a senior majoring in Political Science with hopes of becoming a speechwriter. She is particularly interested in American politics and voting behavior amongst different racial and socioeconomic groups. Brianna recently interned at the 43rd Ward of Chicago for Alderman Michele Smith in 2017 and at West Wing Writers in 2018. She is also a member of the Speech team and co-president of Nerf-western.
2018-2019 Political Science Undergraduate Council Representatives:
Netta Keesom is majoring in political science and history, with a particular interest in the intersection of cultural history and politics. She works as a research assistant studying international relations and the politics of conflict, and hopes to continue learning from others and expanding her worldview in graduate school.
Henry Molnar is a rising junior from Lincoln, Nebraska, majoring in Political Science with interests in national security, international relations, and the legal field. He has recently interned Congressman Jeff Fortenberry and has worked as a Farrell Fellow with the Northwestern Political Science department where he conducted research into EU member-state compliance. At Northwestern, he also serves on the Executive Board of the Associated Student Government as Parliamentarian, and is the president of Northwestern’s pre-law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. He hopes to graduate law school with concentrations in international, constitutional and civil law.
Mary Pedraza is interested in international politics with a focus on Germany and central Europe, she is also an international studies major. On campus, she plays tenor saxophone in the Northwestern University "Wildcat" Marching Band, serves on the executive board of her fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, and works at the University Archives as well as Norris University Center. She loves politics, music, and all things Cubs baseball.
Political Science Representatives to the Weinberg College Student Advisory Board
The Weinberg College Student Advisory Board (SAB) is the primary source of student advice to the Dean of the College and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. In the department of Political Science, the SAB representatives are also responsible for co-chairing the Political Science Undergraduate Council.
The SAB plays a central role in the College by:
- Helping nominate faculty and TAs for Weinberg College Outstanding Teaching awards;
- Selecting Weinberg College students to serve on several vital committees; and
- Recommending a speaker for Weinberg College's Senior Convocation to the Dean.
The political science department has two SAB representatives, selected by the undergraduate committee. The SAB elects its own officers.
The SAB welcomes your input
- Email your comments, questions, or concerns about your major/minor, political science classes, or the College to your SAB representative.
- Recommend outstanding professors or TAs for Weinberg teaching awards. Nomination guildelines are available online.