We Are Scout

We are all about an inclusive, supportive design community at Northeastern.

Scout is passionate about Design

We see design as a way of learning, solving problems and bringing people from different disciplines together. Our four programs—Scout Studio, Scout Events, Club Scout and Scout Labs — offer different touch points and access to design.


To foster the design community at Northeastern

Everyone can find their place in the design community at Northeastern. Whether students are part of the Scout studio or labs teams, attend Scout events, or drop by Club Scout, we are all here to learn as much as we possibly can. Having these spaces and opportunities to collaborate with people who have different skill sets and areas of expertise is essential for better ideas and more meaningful connections across campus.

To become better designers

We believe that the most valuable learning comes when you take the brave plunge into something you have little or no previous experience in. The design community can provide mentorship and guidance when students need help navigating uncharted territories. Designers and creative thinkers can share things they have learned in higher level classes, on co-op, and from each other. No one can go at it alone and we are all eager to learn more and do more through practice.

To build better solutions through Design.

Northeastern’s strong entrepreneurial spirit fuels Scout. We collaborate with other organizations in the entrepreneurship ecosystem to contribute insight and create value through design. We help bridge the gap between creative makers and thinkers, making design accessible to our peers from all disciplines, age groups, and experience levels. We promote and utilize the design thinking process—critique, testing, iteration and implementation—as an effective way to approach problems in any industry.

The Team Fall 2018

Management Team

Vanessa Gregorchik

Executive Director

Sawyer Hammond

Operations Director

Colleen Curtis

Design Director

Joe Wang

Technology Director

Mina Iskarous

Labs Director

Caroline Hegg

Marketing + Events Director

Christina Allan

Conference Director

Scout Studio

Aarti Amalean

Project Lead

Josh Pensky

Project Lead

Gabi Homonoff

Project Lead

Katherine Chao

Project Lead

Camaryn McKenzie


Jamie D'Amato

IDEA Designer

Melvin Chen

Studio Designer

Haley Stiel

Studio Designer

Jack Mastrangelo

Studio Developer

Sukanya Ray

Studio Designer

Rheisen Dennis

Studio Developer

Marie Yatsyk

Studio Developer

Stephanie Miano

IDEA Designer

Natalya Jean

Studio Designer

Fiona Gridley

Studio Developer

Judy Wong

Studio Developer

Nola Chen

Internal Developer

Jenny Zhou

Studio Developer

Cui-Lyn Huang

Studio Designer

Sabrina Kantor

Studio Designer

Kyle Bianchi

Studio Designer

Jena Goldman

Studio Designer

Liz Pratusevich

Studio Designer

Amy Luo

Studio Developer

Marketing + Events

Jessica Tabor

Social Media Manager

Emma Kanchanawat

Photographer + Videographer

Casey Martin

Blog Manager

Brenda Velez

Events Coordinator

Sarah Porter

Collateral Designer

Scout Labs

Dilara Sisman

Design Strategist

Silvia Diaz

Design Strategist

Shannon Reilly

Design Strategist

Kate Lau

Design Strategist

Sam Haas

Design Strategist


Raymond Huang

Conference Developer

Xoee Margolis

Conference Designer

Madisen Hackley

Conference Designer

Karisa Tzeng

Logistics Coordinator