November Staff Spotlight: Student Workers

by Loren Guay

Staff Spotlight: Distance Learning Student Workers

This month, we’re spotlighting our amazing student workers! Below, four of our student staff members share about their work with Distance Learning, favorite spots around campus, and more.

Sia Cho 

Year / Major: Junior, Neuroscience; with Data Science minor
How long have you worked with Distance Learning?: A little over a year.
What’s your favorite part of your job?: Helping to increase accessibility for Canvas courses!
What’s something you do for fun?: Boxing
Favorite place on campus: Lakefill

Aerial view of lakefill surrounded by the water of Lake Michigan

Photo of lakefill by Joshua Sukoff on Unsplash

Annarose Jones 

Year / Major: Class of 2025; Computer Science
How long have you worked with Distance Learning?: A little bit under a month.
What’s your favorite part of your job?: The satisfaction of completing little page editing tasks.
Favorite class at NU: Gender Studies 220. The readings are very interesting and offer a lot of new perspectives on how society has shaped gender.
Favorite place on campus: Shakespeare Garden.

A secluded garden in bloom with flowers and greenery

Photo by Zinya Safiti for The Daily Northwestern 

Grace Wu

Year / Major: Fourth-year majoring in journalism and art history, minoring in economics and legal studies.
How long have you worked with Distance Learning?: This is my second academic year working with Distance Learning.
What’s your favorite part of your job?: The phenomenal people I work with (special shout-out to David [Noffs]!).
Favorite place on campus: I enjoy studying in the Media and Design Studio in Kresge Hall.

Front of Kresge Hall

Photo of Kresge Hall by Mariana Alfaro for The Daily Northwestern

Savannah Zhou

Year/Major: Third-year majoring in Mathematics, Economics, and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences
How long have you worked with Distance Learning?: I have been working with the Distance Learning team for about a month now, and it’s been wonderful!
What’s your favorite part of your job? Getting to meet and work with everyone on the team! Everyone has been so friendly and fun to work with, I always look forward to my shifts! The work and projects I’m able to help with are also very meaningful and impactful, which is also one of my favorite aspects. 
Favorite place on campus: Definitely the lakefill area. During the day, when the sun shines and glimmers over the lake, it’s a wonderful place to exercise and hang out with friends. In the evening, hearing the sounds of the waves, the lakefill is a place I can truly think, immerse myself in my thoughts, and reflect. 
What’s something you do for fun?: One of my favorite things to do is to take photographs of the various sights and wonders throughout the day. It can be a beautiful flower, the sunset, the lake, train tracks, fruit that has a slight glimmer when the sun shines on it…I find that photography is great at capturing our life and preserving our memories. 

Weber Arch at sunset

Savannah’s photograph of the Weber Arch (©Savannah Zhou, 2022)

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