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Co-op Coordinators

International affairs students work on an individual basis with one of two cooperative education faculty coordinators, who will help them with the development of career goals, job search skills, and the professional behavior essential to success. Co-op coordinators provide guidance and oversight to students during job searches. Following the co-op experience, co-op coordinators guide students in identifying activities and experiences in which they have participated and in reflecting upon what they have accomplished, how accomplishments connect to undergraduate studies, and how the activities or experiences have added to their intellectual growth.

Joani LaMachia works with international affairs students whose last names begin with the letters A-G.

Jonathan Andrew works with international affairs students whose last names begin with H-Q.

Rebecca Westerling works with international affairs students whose last names begin with R-Z.

Co-op coordinators may be reached by first dialing 617-373 and then their individual extensions.

International Affairs Co-op Coordinators

Joani Lamachia

j.lamachia@northeastern.edu / ext: x8158 / 180D Renaissance Park

OFFICE HOURS:By online appointment

EDUCATION:

M.Ed. from Boston College in Education Administration

M.A. from the University of Massachusetts in Bilingual Education


COURSES TAUGHT:


EXED 2000 Professional Development for Co-op Course

Co-leader, Northern Ireland Dialogue of Civilizations


Joani LaMachia is a co-op coordinator in the international affairs program. Joani teaches the "Professional Development for Co-op" course for international affairs students. She is a primary co-op coordinator for international affairs students and, in so doing, engages students in thoughtful preparation for work opportunities that align with their interests and academic studies. Her area of passion and interest is preparing students to engage actively in the world as global citizens by drawing upon their academic and co-op experiences while here at Northeastern.


Joani LaMachia has taught as a graduate lecturer at Northeastern University, teaching graduate-level courses in "Education and Global Studies" in the College of Professional Studies. In addition, Ms. LaMachia is a faculty co-leader for Northeastern University's Dialogue of Civilizations Program in Northern Ireland through the Office of International Studies Program. Ms. LaMachia has over twenty-five years’ experience working within international affairs, mainly developing and implementing multi-cultural and literacy education programs. She has been awarded fellowships in China, Australia, and Northern Ireland and received a Massachusetts Department of Education Award for her Commitment and Dedication to Literacy Education. Her publications include Ideas in Action - Participatory Health and Literacy Education with Adults and articles for Currents in Literacy at Lesley University.

Jon Andrew

j.andrew@northeastern.edu / ext: x3453 / 180E Renaissance Park

OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment, (please see online calendar in "MyNEU")

EDUCATION:

M.A. International Education, SIT Graduate Institute

COURSES TAUGHT:


INTL1000: International Affairs at Northeastern

EESH2000: Professional Development for Co-op

Co-Leader Istanbul/Berlin Dialogue of Civilizations Program (2012)

PUBLICATIONS:

Andrew, Jonathan, "Fine Tuning the Faculty-Led Consortium Program Model: An Administrative Proposal for Creating Stability and Sustainability for the New York State Independent College Consortium for Study in India (NYSICCSI) Program" (2010). SIT Graduate Institute Capstone Collection. Paper 1434.

Rebecca Westerling

r.westerling@northeastern.edu / ext: x7488 / 180E Renaissance Park

OFFICE HOURS:

By appointment

EDUCATION:

M.Ed. from Boston College in Higher Education Administration

M.A. from the University of Rochester in Psychology & Religion

COURSES TAUGHT:

EXED 2000 Professional Development for Co-op Course

Rebecca Westerling is a co-op coordinator in the international affairs program. Rebecca teaches the "Professional Development for Co-op" course for international affairs students. Rebecca is excited to work with students to provide them the tools, skills, and opportunities to learn, grow, and explore during their time at Northeastern.

Rebecca Westerling has worked previously in international experiential education programming as well as career services, at Harvard Business School. She has been a part of organizing international programs including programs in India where students focused on microfinance organizations, in China where students learned about business topics, in Malaysia where students created new product or service concepts, and in New Orleans where students were dedicated to post-Katrina relief and recovery efforts. In addition, she has worked in career services with companies from a wide variety of industries, including everything from consulting to healthcare, and finance to education. Prior to her work in higher education, Rebecca taught middle school science as a part of Teach for America in St. Louis.