Executive Board

The executive board of Slivka is a group of students that plans events for current residents, alumni, and faculty fellows. They are in charge of most events in the dorm, from the smaller daily events to the larger events like Slivka Formal. They are always happy to answer any questions you have about Slivka or anything else!

2019-2020

President: Brandon Scott

The President serves as the leader of the executive board and of Slivka in general. This means running both exec board meetings and house meetings, as well as generally being involved with most of the things Slivka does. Further, the President serves as the public face of the dorm. They are involved with the Residential College Board, which includes attending RCB meetings with the other 10 RC Presidents and representing Slivka there.

Brandon Scott

HEY FAM! My name is Brandon Scott and I am a senior attempting to major in Psychology with a double minor in Human Communication Science and Theatre. My current musical aesthetic is a combination of Logic, Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, mid 2000’s Kanye, Daft Punk, and anything in between, if you mess with that lemme know, we can talk. Did I mention I am from Evanston? I was born in Chicago though, Presence Resurrection Medical Center (7435 W Talcott Ave, CHICAGO, IL 60631), CoMe At mE bRO. When I’m not being told, “Bruh, you’re from Evanston,” I can be found in the Rec Lounge ending (virtual) lives in SMASH, blasting some dope tunes in my suite, re-watching Young Justice episodes in my room, or writing some AmAziNG emails. So yeah, lemme know if you wanna mess around and get DUNKED in Smash.

#Pichu4Lyfe

Contact: BrandonScott2020@u.northwestern.edu


Vice President: Conrad Burghardt

The Vice President oversees the Committees of Slivka, collects and maintains records of housing points, coordinates the non-resident membership system, communicates with the University regarding matters concerning non-residents and prospective students, and is second in the line of command should anything happen to the President.

Conrad Burghardt

Hi Friendos, I’m Conrad, class of 2021, and studying for a major in Sociology and a minor in Psychology within Weinberg. I was born and raised in Evanston, less than 2 blocks from campus, so if you ever need advice regarding our town, I’m your guy. I’m our VP, so I handle our housing points system, non-residents, and make sure we don’t break our constitution. Outside of my exec position, I can be found making some “special” brownies in the Rec Lounge (the secret ingredient is self-hatred [Editor’s note: Pretty sure he meant self-love]), telling my A Capella group “I’m a genetic freak, but some notes are just too low”, or going into an existential crisis over memes. Whether it’s good restaurants in Evanston, navigating Main Library, Hollow Knight lore speculation, managing the stresses of college life, or anything else at all, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Contact: ConradBurghardt2021@u.northwestern.edu


Treasurer: Caryl Henry

The Treasurer’s primary role is to oversee the budgets of Slivka’s various committees and of the College as a whole. The Treasurer is responsible for disbursing all College funds through the appropriate channels, documenting the College’s debits and credits, and balancing the College’s accounts on a quarterly basis. Additionally, the Treasurer is often called upon to help draw up contracts for services to the College. The Treasurer’s job is a demanding one, requiring careful balance between the needs of Slivkans and the University’s rules and regulations.

Hey, everyone! My name is Caryl Henry and I’m part of the class of 2021 studying computer science in McCormick. I was born in Chicago, IL and raised 20 minutes away from Northwestern in Winnetka, so feel free to ask me any questions about the area. Also, if you’re into photography, are a bit of a weeb, and have a passion for music that was cool in the late 2000s, definitely hit me up for a chat!

Contact: Removed because I was getting emails from fake Brandon asking for money :(


Academic Chair: Nate Coirier

The Academic Committee plans a variety of firesides, ranging from science and engineering to philosophy and art to karate and dance. These are led most of the time by student groups or professors, but some individual Slivkans have also helped host. Recently, the Committee has also tried to host more inter-RC firesides, through which students from various RCs can get to know each other. In addition to the firesides, the Committee organizes fun and educational trips (e.g. to museums).

Nate Coirier

Henlo! My name is Nate Coirier and I am a BS/MS student in Electrical Engineering (Class of 2021) from Lake Zurich, IL. As a solid state electrical engineer, I mostly specialize in crystal magic and funneling lightning into rocks. In my “free time” I design semiconductor lasers and cameras in the Center for Quantum Devices on campus, build circuits for a custom electric car in NUSolar, and work to help Northwestern IT maintain the campus supercomputer, Quest. My schedule is often a total dumpster fire, but I’m used to it at this point. Please don’t follow in my footsteps. Don’t die. I was trained in classic French cooking by my father and in a restaurant near where I lived, and love both teaching and learning about different cultures’ cuisines. Please come talk to me if you need some support! I can offer ~academic~ assistance if need be and can’t wait to have incredibly strange conversations with all of you.

Contact: H5U5I6@u.northwestern.edu


Fellows Chair: Willa Ostroff

The Fellows Committee plans fun events that encourage Slivka residents to interact with Fellows. These events include Professor-2-Peer lunches, the Student/Faculty Reception, Saturday brunches, and small off-campus dinners with faculty. The Fellow-Liaison program is also implemented every quarter, where Slivkans have the opportunity to meet and form lasting friendships with the Fellows.

Willa Ostroff

My name is Willa Ostroff, and I am a Mechanical Engineering major in the class of 2021. I am from Glen Ellyn, Illinois. In my free time, when I’m not in Ford, I like to bake, read, and play field hockey. Feel free to come talk to me any time, especially if you share my love of the Great British Bake Off!

Contact: WillaOstroff2021@u.northwestern.edu


Social Chair: Jack Wiig

The Social Committee is responsible for planning various types of activities for Slivkans to participate in. These activities range from board game nights to BBQs to karaoke to movie munchies. The Committee also teams up with the Treasurer to plan a Slivka formal, where Slivkans gather for a nice meal and dancing. The Committee’s main goal is to get Slivkans together to have a good time.

Hey! My name is Jack Wiig. I’m a junior currently majoring in computer science. While my home is in Southport, CT, my home away from home has been Slivka for the last two years. I grew up playing hockey and just about every Mario game released. Since the age of 15, I’ve been big into electronic music, especially the artists Conro, Porter Robinson, and Tristam. If you happen to need help at 5:00 AM, I will probably be awake because I always find a way to screw up my sleep schedule. When I’m not watching the sunrise, you can find me eating way too much Andy’s and Kilwins or bugging the old social chairs to do my dirty work.

Contact: JohnWiig2021@u.northwestern.edu


Philanthropy Chair: Christy Parzyszek

The Philanthropy Committee organizes and plans philanthropic events for Slivkans. Though the primary events focus on fundraising for NU’s Dance Marathon and The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Slivkans have many opportunities to get involved with the community, whether that means making sandwiches, assembling care packages, helping out at the community garden, or visiting the children’s hospital. The Committee’s most popular event is Bachelor Auction, which takes place each winter quarter and gives students a chance to share their talents and raise money for Northwestern’s Dance Marathon team.

 Christy

Hey beautiful people! My name is Christy and I’m a member of the class of 2021 majoring in Biology, Sociology, and Science in Human Culture! I’m from Bolingbrook, IL, which is an hour or so from NU, but I’m guilty of claiming I’m from Chicago. I love baking, binging Netflix, dark chocolate, purple (Go ‘Cats!), crafting, and of course, cats. I’m normally hanging out in my suite or the DR, and I love procrastinating, so feel free to come hang out or see pictures of my beautiful kitties to brighten your day!

Contact: ChristyParzyszek2021@u.northwestern.edu


Facilities Chair: Andreas Bugler

The Facilities Committee is responsible for setting up events. The Committee cares for the public areas of Slivka, including the music room, discovery room, kitchens, study areas, and recreation lounge. The Committee is also in charge of organizing events like pool and ping pong tournaments. Feel free to contact the Chair if you have any questions about how to use something or would like to see some new games on Slivka’s shelves!

Andreas Bugler

Henlo friends! I am Andreas Bugler, a Computer Science and Cognitive Science major with an emphasis in Artificial Intelligence in the class of 2022 (what a mouthful). I was born right here in Evanston and lived in Lincolnshire, a suburb of Chicago about 25 minutes northwest of Northwestern, for the last 7 years of my life before coming here. If you have any questions about the surrounding area, preferably to the north, I’m your guy! When I’m not banging my head on my keyboard working on code, you can find me playing Fire Emblem or Smash, listening to heavy metal, taking walks around campus, or just being a fool in the Rec Lounge. Feel free to reach out to me anytime for any reason, no matter how small!

Contact: Andreas@u.northwestern.edu


IT Chair: Dana Lurie

The IT Committee has a number of responsibilities. In addition to maintaining Slivka’s technology (both hardware and software), listservs, and online presence, IT hosts quirky events like fruit exploding, Rube Goldberg machine construction, and gnome-themed treasure hunts. The Committee has also hosted speakers who discuss the future of technology and how it will affect society.

Dana Lurie

Hi, y’all! I’m Dana Lurie: junior, IT chair extraordinaire, and (probably) the only SESP student in this dorm. Don’t let the “y’all” fool you, I’m actually from Connecticut. I’m majoring in Social Policy and minoring in Legal Studies and Computer Science, which means my future plans are “be angry all the time” and “idk maybe actually learn Python??”. I also cut my hair short recently (no good photo yet, sorry), but you can recognize me by my inability to stop talking and my insane number of laptop stickers. I spend most of my time in the Rec Lounge listening to video game music and reading for class, but feel free to interrupt at any time and say hello – I guarantee you’re more interesting than my essays!

Contact: DanaLurie2021@u.northwestern.edu


Director of Publications: Miranda Brodsky

The Director of Publications is responsible for maintaining records and archives, taking minutes of executive committee and house meetings, photographing events, and publishing the notoriously hilarious Bathroom Reader. As with all other members of the executive committee, the Director of Publications is a representative of Slivka and a role model for the residents therein.

Hey fellow kids, my name is Miranda and I’m from Swarthmore, PA, studying Mechanical Engineering in the class of 2022. If I’m not spending time transcribing my homework in LaTeX, you can find me in the music room practicing violin, in the rec lounge “practicing” “guitar,” or making hot chocolate with my personal stash of almond milk. If you also love classical music, watching terrible teen comedies semi-ironically, inventing foods in Sargent, and/or miss Wawa hoagies, hmu!

Contact: MirandaBrodsky2022@u.northwestern.edu