Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are our campus student leaders. They help build to community, lead events, and represent the student voice. Do you have ideas for how to make our campuses better? Are there events you want us to have? Let your Student Ambassadors know!
Aishwarya Pillai
K Aishwarya Pillai

Name : K Aishwarya Pillai

Email Address :

Program of Study : College of Professional Studies, Project Management

Intro: I’m a graduate student pursuing MS in Project Management and aspire to become a Product Manager. I was born in India, a culturally rich country and can speak 6 Indian languages. Apart from academics, I love painting, traveling, and hiking with my dog. My goal is to be the voice of students and provide necessary support with the help of our amazing Student Services Team. Please feel free to reach out with any concerns, I’m here to help. Go Huskies!

Xi "Cici" Hou
Xi (Cici) Hou

Name: Xi (Cici) Hou

Email Address:

Program of Study: College of Engineering, Information Systems

Intro: Xi is in the M.S. of Information Systems and aspires to become a software engineer. She comes from China and enjoys a lot of traveling. She was a software engineer in big data industry and a translator of three books before. Some of her hobbies include hiking, fitness, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. She hopes to know and help fellow Huskies with as part of the awesome Student Service team.

Maple Zhu
Maple Zhu

Name: Maple Zhu


Program of Study: Khoury College, CS Align

Intro: Maple is from Shanghai, China, Maple is a CS Align student with a background in healthcare & clinical nutrition in her undergrad. She enjoys trying different “Efficient LifeStyle” kinds of stuff on Youtube to avoid procrastination. Maple is not aiming to be the most successful Husky but one of the happiest. Her goal is to provide support for students when they have anxiety and need to be heard or someone to talk with.

Haoran Zhang
Haoran Zhang

Name: Haoran Zhang


Program of Study: Khoury College, CS Align

Intro: Haoran is an aspiring software engineer in the Align MSCS program, and he knows how to stand out in SDE interviews by showing prior experience in consulting and marketing. Apart from work and study, Haoran is learning to cook Southeast Asian and Japanese cuisine. He spends lots of living expense on exotic ingredients.

Haoran makes his commitment to diversity and inclusion across Bay Area campuses, and he is willing to share related information with and offer help to students who need it!

Priyanka Chandak
Priyanka Chandak

Name: Priyanka Chandak


Program of Study: College of Professional Studies, Analytics

Intro: Priyanka is an aspiring Data Scientist. She loves to explore new places, cuisines and learn about different cultures and art. Previously, she has worked as a fitness consultant and is a big fitness enthusiast who holds certification in yoga, personal training and sports nutrition. She also likes to cook, sketch, and read (mostly non-fiction). Please feel free to reach out to her. Priyanka is always there to support and help you along with the amazing Student Services team.

Yaqun Deng
Yaqun Deng

Name: Yaqun Deng


Program of Study: Khoury College, CS Align

Intro: Originally from China, Yaqun spent four years in a beautiful little town in Lancaster, Pennsylvania before she joined the Student Services team at Northeastern University. Yaqun used to live in an international house with students studying in the U.S. When she’s feeling in the mood, you may find her whipping up a delicious treat with a couple of friends, and those are her favorite moments.

Fall 2022 Welcome Week Desk Hours

Come connect with your Student Ambassadors who can help answer your questions, take you on a campus tour, share with you university resources and help you learn different ways to get involved on campus.

Silicon Valley Campus

Hours to be determined.

San Francisco Campus (600 California Street)

Hours to be determined.

Apply to be a Student Ambassador

Student Ambassadors are paid student employment positions that run one calendar year. In late October – early November, the Student Services office will open applications for the next year’s cohort of Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors work directly with the Student Services team to fulfill our mission of providing an exemplary student experience. Please note that the commitment is for one calendar year; no exceptions.

Check back later for application information.

Position Description

Student Ambassadors are student leaders and vital members of the Student Services team at the Silicon Valley and San Francisco campuses.  The role of Student Ambassadors is to build community and serve as a voice for all students in the region.  Student Ambassadors will assist with and lead co-curricular educational programs, personal and professional development opportunities, and cultural and diversity experiences on and off campus. They will also assist in  connecting students to regional campus resources as well as Northeastern University resources across the network. Please read the full Student Ambassadors job description and apply through the Student Employment website.


There are a total of six (6) Student Ambassadors supporting students at Silicon Valley and San Francisco campuses.

Application Questions & Required Documents
  • Resume
  • On a separate document, please answer both of the following questions in 2-3 paragraphs:
    • What leadership qualities do you think a Student Ambassador should have to support their peers?
    • Please describe how you organize your schedule to ensure you meet multiple deadlines and competing priorities, such as a job/internship searching, academic coursework, on-campus employment, personal responsibilities and your overall health and wellness.

If unable to submit application packet through the Student Employment website, please email your completed application packet to Hing Potter at

Questions & Inquiries

Email Hing Potter (he/him/his), Assistant Director of Student Services, at

Applications on the Student Employment Website are currently closed.