Hi, my name is Gabriella Sanchez. I am a double major in Corporate Communications and Psychology. As a northern lights ambassador, I work in the communications and new initiatives committee. I am from Oswego Illinois, which is 40 minutes from DeKalb. I come from a larger family. I am the middle of five children.


In my free time I like to spend time with my family and friends. I am so involved on campus, that I view my involvement also as hobbies. My activities keep me engaged on campus, which is great!

I am involved in Pi Sigma Epsilon. This is a co-ed business fraternity that has helped me to get real life business experience. I also hold a couple campus jobs which are a fun way to make some extra money at school!

I chose NIU because it was a home away from home. As soon as I visited NIU I felt welcomed. It was extremely important to me to have a “homey” feeling with the university I chose.


I chose to be an NLA to help reach out to all students at NIU. I know the importance of involvement and would love to share it with others. I have a strong pride for NIU and also want to share that with many students. I am most excited to share my passion for NIU and involvement.

There are many experiences that have stood out to me while here on campus. One of the most memorable ones was joining Lambda Sigma sophomore honor society. This was the first time that I join an organization on campus, so it really showed me what it meant to be involved. I believe that this opened the door for me to join many more organizations on campus. Joining organizations has led to friendships and relationships that will last a life time. Going to college means getting a degree, but it also means so much more than that. It means developing yourself and others, gaining long lasting friendships, learning life lessons and so much more.


So make the most of this precious time, it only comes once!


Welcome home huskies!