Faces of CAMD

Faces of CAMD

Discover the many unique voices that make up our (CAMD) community

Shantavia Craigg

Marketing and Supply Chain with a Global Fashion Studies Minor

My favorite CAMD memory was the Cuba Photography Dialogue. It really was a once in a lifetime chance to genuinely interact with locals my age and race which is an experience most tourists nor students abroad get to do.

Ryan Lewis

Graphic Design

I'm always amazed by the ability of classes in CAMD to be applicable beyond the classroom. The skills taught in them help students understand the world around them as it is designed, so that they can better design the world of the future.

Victoria Verrecchia

Communication Studies and Graphic and Information Design

My most valuable take away from co-op was learning how to design in a creative and unique way while also sticking to brand guidelines. I learned to approach design as more of an experience than just something someone sees. It forced me to make more deliberate and purposeful design decisions.

Jennifer Seabolt

Communication Studies

My most valuable take away from co-op was after I completed my second co-op at iRobot where I did Global Social Media Marketing. This position really affirmed that this is the field I want to enter after I graduate, which was really assuaged a lot of the stress that I felt regarding post Northeastern. I also took away the fact that I was ready to excel in whatever company or position I put my mind to because I gained so many valuable professional skills while on co-op.

Felisha Cabral

Music Industry and Communication Studies

I'm currently working on recording an EP! I have a lot of songs I love that I've just been sitting on and now that I'm at Northeastern I feel like I finally have the resources and the team to put it all together! Be on the lookout!

Ashley Wong

Business Marketing with a Graphic Design Minor

My favorite thing to do in Boston is walk down Newbury Street!

Arun Venugopal

Physics and Music Composition and Technology

I am launching a non-profit that will connect American musicians of South Asian descent. It’s called the Desi-American Music Network, or DAMN. The goal is to promote and support the growing community of artists, and provide a platform for mainstream recognition.

Brenda Velez

Media and Screen Studies

All experiences, including those that may seem distant from where you see yourself in the near future, are lifelong lessons that you take with you in any industry. While I found myself aspiring to enter a world of marketing or advertising, my co-ops allowed me to find a hidden passion for writing and working within the legal industry. I was able to take what I learned from my previous experiences and incorporate those skills in another team. Strong work ethic can be fostered in any setting.

Sarah Chou

Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology with an Interaction Design Minor

Going on Dialogue to Vienna, Austria to do screen printing and creative coding was a defining moment in my Northeastern experience. I met so many new friends and also found new passions for different art mediums. It was also my first time in Europe, and I loved it!

Katrina Gunara

Business Administration Entrepreneurship and Communication Studies

The community and faculty at CAMD have been a welcoming group of people that have shaped my Northeastern experience. Surrounded by fellow creatives, intellectuals, and leaders, I take away valuable knowledge, relationships, and fond memories as I graduate this semester.

Leah Novelli


I'm a part of Spark, Northeastern's contemporary art collective, and we're in the process of becoming an official club! We're hoping to get our Student Art Sales department up and running soon so we can help Northeastern artists get their work into the community!

Marcella Kukulka

Communication Studies and Music Industry

I recently finished a Capstone project on the concept of separating art from artistry in the era of #MeToo in the Music and Entertainment Industry.

Christian Gomez

Communication Studies and Business Administration

I am working as the Photo Director for Northeastern University's Student Athletics Magazine, “The Red and Black.” I love what I do: taking pictures of our huskies in action, meeting other photographers within the community, and contributing to a magazine that tells amazing stories.

Yasmeen Masri

Interaction Design

In the club SCOUT, we are planning and designing the brand of our 3rd annual design conference at NU. In another club, C4C, we are designing, prototyping, and testing software for two non-profits in Boston!

Ariana Matos

Communication Studies

CAMD has allowed me to become the interdisciplinary student that I am today. Through study abroad, co-op, classes, and connections that I have made in and out of CAMD, I can identify what my passions are and how I was able to turn them into a future profession after graduation.

Gretchen Elder

Communication Studies

I was surprised by how many of my interests I got to pursue in CAMD. Throughout my time at NU, I've taken classes in photography, communications, law, vocal performance, and fashion. Each of these are quite different, but I've been able to explore them all!

Emma Ledesma

Communication Studies and Political Science

I researched how toxin exposure in ambient air affects commercial grade products.

Nathan Caldwell

Communication Studies

I’m working on an independent study documentary about changing neighborhoods in Boston, specifically the now defunct Combat Zone by downtown crossing.

Kelsey Powers

Mechanical Engineering with a Theatre Minor

I got to work for my dream company, Walt Disney Imagineering, and was reassured that my strange combination of engineering and design was in fact valued and needed within the entertainment industry!

Celine Yan

Computer Science and Design

The integration of CAMD design courses in my combined major kickstarted a huge personal career transition—I initially envisioned Software Engineering as my ideal career, but taking courses in Experience Design and Interaction Design shifted my interests towards a Product Design role. It was taking these design opportunities and my professors that I was able to land amazing design co-ops and internships at Zipcar, Drift, Microsoft, and Facebook.

Makayla Virdi

Business and Communication Studies

I am currently producing a podcast with my roommate and a short-form comedy show for NUTV.

Sarah Garey

Communication Studies

While abroad, NU.in taught me that travel changes our mindsets and motivations and exposes us to a diversity of talent and a diversity of thought.

Carla McDonough


I love aimlessly wandering around Boston with close friends, particularly when we somehow find ourselves at the Brattle Book Shop or Bova's Bakery in the North End.

Rachel Erwin


I was surprised with how many opportunities there are for research even within the theatre department. Theatre is not normally associated with academic research, but here at Northeastern the limits are boundless.

Andrea Guariguata

Music Industry

I collaborated on an amazing project with some students from the songwriting department, recording class, and mixing and mastering class. I was given the opportunity to record in the studio with my violin and add a new musical touch to the song.

Ellie Johnson

BFA in Design

I could spend hours in the MFA. I love wandering around and taking in the exhibits, and it’s close enough to campus that I can stop by anytime (for free).

Donovan Griffin

Media and Screen Studies

I've been passionate about film ever since I can remember. I am currently working on editing a music video that I directed for another CAMD student! Also, co-op gave me the work experience I needed to verify my desire to pursue filmmaking as a career.

Jamie Camera

Computer Science and Game Development

I love making games at Game Jams! I have a strong passion for making video games, and I love the opportunity the lab gives me!

Soraya Pierre-Louis

Biology with a Professional Presentation Minor

In my CAMD classes, I was surprised to meet so many people from so many disciplines. From communication to theater classes, the people I met were so committed to their work even if CAMD was not their host college, like myself.

Jullian Nazzaro

Biology with an Art Minor

I was a TA in a dialogue to Japan! I had the privilege of working with a seriously talented group of students and faculty. I am so grateful for the adventures we went on, the challenges that were presented, and most importantly, the relationships that were fostered during our time abroad.

Alexandre Choueiry

Music Industry

I'm working on an album, and I love making music with like-minded individuals from different backgrounds. My experience in a recording class changed my life. It paved the way for a career.

Gabi Homonoff

Graphic Design

Co-op taught me that whether you're at a company for six months or six years, you can do real work and make an impact. Even though I was less experienced than the rest of the team, I was treated with just as much respect and value for my work.

Pranita Lokinendi

Interaction Design

When I was a sophomore, I was the runner up in the University's Holiday Card Design Contest. They put my design on the side of a recycling bin in the Snell Quad, and it was really cool to see people pass by my artwork everyday!

Tess MacCurdy

Communication Studies

The organization that has defined my Northeastern experience the most has been Peace Through Play. We create mutual empowerment between college students and the PreK through 5th grade Boston Public School students that we work with. Each week we send volunteers to over nine different schools and thirteen classrooms. I have not only been able to have formative experiences within the Boston community but also establish lifelong connections within the Northeastern student body.

Nicole Kraemer

Communication Studies and Media and Screen Studies

I was most surprised with how tight knit the CAMD community is. I felt so welcomed by the faculty, staff, and students when I got here even as a kid that was really hesitant about her major. The overwhelming support helped me figure out where I was meant to be. I continue to feel supported in anything I do or want to pursue whether it's in classes, co-op search, or in general life.

Gianna Barberia


CAMD is a tight-knit and deeply supportive community. Everyone, whether it be professors or fellow students, go out of their way to help you learn and find incredible opportunities to advance your career.

Pavithra Rajesh


Nothing stands in the way of me training and experiencing whatever I want, even if it has nothing to do with my major. CAMD is ready to help you forge your own path.

Cameron Perry

Computer Science and Game Development

My most valuable take away has been proving to myself that I am a capable programmer and game designer. When you're in classes, everything you do is graded, but on co-op you have more freedom and less pressure to get everything 100% right.

Sarah Gordon

English and Graphic and Information Design

I was pleasantly surprised by how strong close-knit the CAMD community is, and how many fun events and organizations we have! It’s like being part of a small art school even at a huge university.

Ritika Iyer


My bullet journal (a make as you go planner system) is a project that I am working on outside of my academics. I enjoy creatively organizing my schedule and practicing calligraphy.

Emily Cullitan

Graphic Design

I run a food account (@whatemeats_) where I post recipes that I make, meal prep ideas, and step-by-step videos.

Madison Xagoraris

Communication Studies and Media and Screen Studies

I chose Northeastern because of the diverse student body. Through welcome events, I met my closest friends who all come from different countries and experiences. In classes, I continue to meet students from all around the world who bring unique contributions to the classroom.

Gloria Mobolaji

Architecture Studies

I am very excited about documenting the Afro-Diasporic visual language and using said language to create and/or enhance spaces that feel like a home for people who are victims of generational displacement.

Samantha Carleton

Pharmacy with an Art Minor

I love remembering the early days of my pharmacy curriculum back when I had abundant room for electives. Naturally, I enrolled in five different art electives within my freshman year! I lived in the Bouvé LLC, and I'll never forget the looks on the faces of my peers as I spent my time in the common rooms working on paintings instead of math homework and sculptures instead of research papers! I'll always be grateful for the fact that I chose a university that could support all of my endeavors, creative or otherwise.