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Jan Wong

Academic Advisors

Ja.Wong@northeastern.edu / ext: 617.373.3564

Jan is very excited to join the College of Social Sciences and Humanities advising team as the academic advisor for Political Science (last names G-N), Economics (last names K-O), and Human Services. He comes to us from Minnesota where he worked as an area coordinator for St. Olaf College but is originally from the Boston area and happy to be back home. He attended Boston College for undergraduate and graduate school and took a gap year in between to do a year of AmeriCorps. He has experiences in residence life, TRiO, and non-profit. He is passionate about mentoring students holistically to ensure they have a supportive college experience and are prepared for the next steps in their lifelong journeys.

Natalia Stone

Program Coordinator

N.Stone@northeastern.edu / ext: 617.373.2624

“Triple Husky,” having earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Northeastern as well as working for the Human Services Program for more than a decade. She is a champion of the Human Services program and has a rich knowledge of the university and the surrounding community. Her work reflects a commitment to students and the program she serves. She strives to be a true ambassador of the high impact work of the program. She is student-centered and is always available to help students. She has wide set of talents that range from budgeting to public relations, from academic planning and evaluation to event planning. Natalia supports the Programs’s Dialogue of Civilizations, which are project-based service-learning capacity building programs with nonprofits in Benin, Costa Rica, India, London, Mexico, and Zambia. Natalia provides administrative support to The Social Impact Lab housed within the Human Services Program, which includes Northeastern Students4Giving (NS4G), an experiential philanthropy education program. She helps advise the Human Services Organization the student club whose mission is to maximize student impact in the community.

Lisa Worsh

Co-op Coordinator

L.Worsh@northeastern.edu / ext: 617.373.4773

Lisa has supported human services majors (as well as cultural anthropology and sociology) with co-op since 2003. She has over 15 years of experience working with experiential learning in higher education, has a bachelors degree in sociology, and a masters of education in counseling. She is dedicated to helping prepare students for the world of work. She has more than doubled the number of employers and therefore, offers our students excellent co-op opportunities.

Lisa has a vast knowledge of universities and colleges and has worked both locally at Bridgewater State College and Massachusetts Bay Community College as well as across the country at Beloit College (in Wisconsin) and Portland State University (in Oregon). In her former positions, she worked with students, organizations, and corporations from various university offices of student activities. She has worked in both private and public institutions, with traditional and non-traditional college populations, graduate students, and large international populations.

Lisa’s diverse background and high energy has been translated into a drive to create innovative jobs and personal relationships with students, companies, and the Human Services Program. This is illustrated in the recognition of Lisa as the Outstanding Co-op Faculty Coordinator in 2010.

Stephanie DeCandia


SDecandia@barcc.org / ext: 617.373.2624

Stephanie DeCandia’s areas of specialization include: Sexual Assault Related Legal Issues, Rape Crisis Intervention Counseling, Policy Development, and Legislative Advocacy.

Work History includes: Aid to Incarcerated Mothers, Boston MA as a Staff Attorney; Victim Rights Law Center, Boston, MA as a Supervising Staff Attorney; and Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) as a Manager of System Advocacy and Policy Development.

Ruth Economou



Ruth Economou, LICSW has been a Clinical Social Worker in the Boston area for 20 years. Her areas of specialization include Adolescent Mental Health, Mindfulness Based Clinical Care, Community Mental Health, Trauma Informed Care and Clinician Self Care. She has a longstanding commitment to a Social Equity Empowerment approach in the clinical setting.

Work History includes, Geriatric and End of Life Care at PACE in Dorchester, MA, Adolescent Social Worker at Boston Medical Center, and Clinician at Brookline Community Mental Health. She currently works at the Young Parents Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, a primary care center which serves Adolescent Parents and their young children.