Student Advisory Board

The Weinberg College Student Advisory Board (SAB) is the primary source of student advice to the Dean of the College and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies.

The SAB plays a central role in the College by:

  • Helping nominate faculty and TAs for Weinberg College Outstanding Teaching awards;
  • Selecting Weinberg College students to serve on several vital committees; and
  • Recommending a speaker for Weinberg College's Senior Convocation to the Dean.

Each year, the International Studies program nominates two of our majors/minors to join the board.

2017-2018 SAB representatives


Dominic Balestrieri-Fox
Double major in International Studies and Political Science

I was born in Palo Alto, CA and moved to Iowa City, Iowa when I was three. I grew up loving dinosaurs, snakes, and machines, but by the end of high school, I was interested in just one thing - political science. Here at Northwestern I take every opportunity to enroll in the coolest Political Science and International Studies courses I can, with the hope that one day I can help people around the world. I'm all about international security, the Middle East, conflict resolution, and learning foreign languages like German and Turkish. My other passions include coffee and spicy food.



Emily Kuttner
Double major in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in Spanish and is pursuing the Civic Engagement Certificate.

I wanted to major in International Studies from the start of my time at Northwestern. I was interested in human rights and international development, I wanted to study and do research abroad, and I wanted to have a career that addressed questions at a global level, so the International Studies program seemed like a perfect fit. I really liked that the major is set up to provide a wide lens of macro-level systems and historical patterns with the core classes, but also lets students zone in on their interests at a very detailed level within a theme and region. 

Email your comments, questions, or concerns about your IS major/minor, or the College to our SAB reps.

To Apply for the 2018-2019AY:

  1. You must be a Weinberg student declared as an Intl Studies major or minor
  2. You must not be away from campus (study abroad, internship, etc. ) during the 3 quarters of your service year
  3. You must submit a completed application & resume
Applications are accepted in April of each year.