Class of 2024
Armaan Ajani (he/him/his) is a SESP second-year double majoring in social policy and American Studies and minoring in economics. With his American Studies major, Armaan hopes to study the experiences of members of marginalized communities in the entertainment industry and their abilities to advocate and mobilize using their platforms. Aside from academics, Armaan spends his time serving on Mayfest Productions' booking committee and as the Policy Research Committee Chair of Northwestern's Associated Student Government.
Olivia Alexander is an American Studies and journalism double major from Little Rock, Arkansas. Her research interests are in K-12 education, religious communities and media agenda setting in the United States. On campus, Olivia is a Peer Adviser for Wildcat Welcome, holds an editor position at The Daily Northwestern, and is a member of Canterbury Northwestern, the University’s Episcopal Campus Ministry.
Jane Clarke is an American Studies and history double major and political science minor from Chicago, Illinois. Her academic interests are primarily focused on Americans' interaction with the world, American exceptionalism, and social movements. On campus she is a Leopold Fellow with the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, a consultant at the Writing Place, and a supervisor at ARTica Studios. She has also served as a committee chair for Northwestern Model UN, and as the social chair for Willard Residential College. In her free time you can find her reading, cooking, or making pottery.
Jordan Muhammad is an American Studies and theatre double major in the civic engagement certificate program. Kis American Studies focus is studying how systems of oppression can be dismantled and replaced in America by looking at domestic and foreign case studies. On campus, ki is a Tour Guide, Peer Adviser and an active member of Fossil Free NU, DefaultVegNU, University Christian Ministry, SOLR, BMP, and the Books and Breakfast Program. Jordan also enjoys performance, directing and dancing opportunities when possible.
Isabel Podolsky is an American Studies major pursuing additional study in economics and data science. A New York City native, her love of city life informs her academic and career aspirations. Her concentration explores interdisciplinary approaches to urban spaces in theory and practice, with a focus on housing, community, and economic development. Organizations she’s involved with on campus include Northwestern Model UN, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity. Whenever she can, she loves to go to concerts and museums, and she spends a lot of time on the Lakefill or in Chicago.
Lauren Walcott is a social policy and American Studies double-major pursuing a certificate in civic engagement. Lauren is from Metro Atlanta, and she hopes to study education inequality and community building. Aside from academics, she is an organizer for DefaultVeg, a member of Christians on campus, NU Archery Club, and enjoys attending plays, dance shows, and any other type of performance.
Emily Zou (she/her) is interested in learning about technology through the humanities and the humanities through technology. She's always on the lookout for humans that 1) are thinking about similar questions and 2) are willing to humor her. At this moment, she's probably bottom-fragging in Valorant or doing crossword puzzles.